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Temple Run is now a free download on Google Play

Games don't get more popular than Temple Run

Published onMarch 27, 2012

Temple Run, the ridiculously popular iOS game that has been downloaded over 40 million times, is finally making its way to Android platform.  Having been promised for a February release by the game developer, we don’t mind the one month delay if it means finally experiencing first-hand what people on the dark other side have been raving about. 40 million people can’t be wrong, surely? As is usually the case, Temple Run can be downloaded for free on the Google Play Store. Be careful though, as you may end up breaking your piggy bank on in-app purchases of coins to get extra power-ups, different wallpapers and unlock secret characters. The game basically involves you making an escape for your life by running from an evil monkey. Hmm, we like how that sounds.

It’s hilarious to write it, but this is the gist of the game: there will be hurdles and obstacles to overcome as you run, jump and slide down temple walls. The Indiana Jones-like setting certainly helps put you in an adventurous mood. Imangi Studios, the game developer behind Temple Run, said that the game is played by at least 13 million people a day. It almost rivals the number of people that play Zynga mobile game on iOS and Android devices every day, which stands at 15 million. But hold on, the figure for Zynga includes all of its popular games, such as Words with Friends and Farmville. Being initially available only on one platform, this shows how crazy popular Temple Run is. It hasn’t been an easy journey to the top of the download charts for Temple Run. The game was available for months with very little interest shown by gamers, partly due to the $1 price tag. Once it was made free, the popularity skyrocketed and the rest, as they say, is history. Are you ready to get your game on and download Temple Run

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