Temple Run Gets Android Release Date: March 27

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Temple Run Android Release Date: March 27

Temple Run, one of the most popular free games in the Apple App Store, will soon make its debut on Android as well. According to developer Imangi Studios, the Temple Run Android release date will be March 27, although the game was previously supposed to reach Google’s mobile OS in February.

The endless gameplay of Temple Run is fairly simple by nature: collect as many gold coins as you can, using gestures to jump, slide, duck, and run, while evading the evil monkeys guarding the temple and all the obstacles in your path. Here is a YouTube video showcasing the Temple Run gameplay:

Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios, on Temple Run’s port to Android: “We are excited to finally share the Android release date with our fans who have been so enthusiastic and supportive of Temple Run,[…] By expanding to more mobile devices, we hope to provide the same addictive and fast-paced gameplay to an entirely new group of players”.

Temple Run originally launched on iOS in August 2011, quickly becoming one of the most popular free games in the App Store, but also one of the most popular free apps available on the iPad and iPhone. Currently the seventh most-popular free game in Apple’s App Store, Temple Run was downloaded more than 40 million times, and boasts roughly 7 million daily active users. The Indiana Jones-styled game was also the Top Free App and the Top Grossing App on iOS for the month of January 2012. These are impressive figures, to say the least.

How do you guys feel about Temple Run? Will you be grabbing the free Android game, once it gets released on March 27, or will you stick to your Angry Birds instead? Let us know in the comment section below!

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