Temple Run has been downloaded over a billion times, a number very few developers have the pleasure of touting. The escape video game is great as a casual distraction, but so far it hasn’t passed that level. This changes today as Imagi Studios aims to make the game as immersive as it can get.
Temple Run is coming to the Samsung Gear VR! Simply named “Temple Run VR”, the new game will give you a first-person view of the nerve-ending experience. Giving you the impression that you are running across snowy trails, this game will be all but casual or soothing.
The demon monkey is now known as the “arctic demon monkey”, a character that won’t rest until it catches you. The best part? You can literally look back and see the sasquatch-looking beast chasing you across these tricky paths.
Scary thought, right? The game should be out close to the Gear VR and Galaxy Note 4 releases. Do remember you will need these two devices in order to play Temple Run VR. The rest of us can keep playing our traditional games.
This is only the first step. More virtual reality games should be coming in due time, but don’t forget Samsung has bigger plans for the Gear VR. They are also looking to support video entertainment and educational applications.