The winter holidays are upon us, marking one of the best times in the year to be (or become) a mobile games enthusiast. Developers are rolling out creative holiday updates to reward loyal players for supporting their games with fun costumes, new levels, and other add-ons to get you into the holiday mood. Here are just a few of the games that have gotten the holiday treatment over the past few days.
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Imangi Studios and Bruce Lee, LLC (they own the image rights for the martial arts legend), have announced that the late film star will make an appearance in the popular endless runner Temple Run 2. Players will be able to control the creator of Jeet Kune Do as they escape from the Demon Monkey, all the while receiving encouragement via inspiring quotes when they need it most.
Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee and CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC, had this to say on her father's introduction to the game:
I’m very excited to have my father become part of the Temple Run family. It’s apropos the character will launch in 2015, which just happens to be his 75th birthday year! Not only is this a great and fun way to celebrate my father’s birthday, but I’m grateful that my father’s legacy will continue to live on for fans of all ages via our partnership with Imangi.
Temple Run 2 is available to download from the App Store now for free.
Imangi Studios has gone and teamed-up with NFLPlayers Inc, and the result is a bit more sports in one of the App Store's more popular runners.
Throughout the season, many of the NFL's top players will be added to Temple Run 2 as playable characters. These sports stars will only be available for a limited time (via in-app purchase, of course), but will remain unlocked indefinitely who anyone that purchases them. First to make their way into the Temple Run universe are Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson (pictured).
Temple Run 2 is available on the App Store for free, and you can download the new NFL players for $0.99 each.
Imangi Studios and National Geographic Kids have partnered together to turn the Temple Run series into an informative and exciting book called Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds. They have also created a new character for Temple Run 2, Maria Selva, based off the protagonist in the book.
“The goal of this partnership is to get students excited about reading and learning,” said Walter Devins, director of licensing at Imangi Studios. “Teaming up with National Geographic is an amazing way to let our fans discover some of the awe-inspiring locations throughout the world that have influenced Temple Run.”
You can purchase the book for $12.99 on the National Geographic site, and download Temple Run 2 for free on the App Store.
Since the first game in the series was released in 2011, over 32 billion games have been played, with the games having been collectively played for over 216,018 years. In that time, over 50 trillion meters have been run, which is enough to go around the world over a million times. These numbers don't include the Brave and Oz editions of the game either, meaning the totals for the entire Temple Run franchise are actually even higher.
Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios and one half of the husband-and-wife team which formed the studio, said this of their milestone:
Having Temple Run reach the one billion downloads mark is a milestone we couldn’t have imagined when we first started out. We’re incredibly grateful to all the Temple Run players and our wonderful team. We look forward to continuing to grow the Temple Run franchise, as well as creating additional innovative games.
Looks like Temple Run 2 has just been updated for Easter, which means you can expect lots of brightly-colored eggs in your future.
No really, there are special Easter artifacts in the game now that turn gems into eggs, as well as some goofy bunny-themed gear to purchase for your characters. But it's not all about eggs and chocolate - the new update also adds a prize wheel that will pop-up whenever you use a Save Me, and you can now earn a free Save Me by watching a video at the end of your run. Also there was mention about iCloud support.
You can grab the updated version of Temple Run 2 off the App Store right now for free.
Temple Run 2 comes running in with a new update that allows players to go slipping down a water slide and swimming through rapids. The update is also ready to celebrate the holiday season as players can collect holiday artifacts and unlock Santa Claus as a limited-time character. By collecting candy canes, wreaths, holly, stockings, and presents players are rewarded with a Santa hat that can be placed on any character of choice.
“We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of Temple Run 2’s launch, and with this update we wanted to introduce new gameplay elements that keep the run exciting for players,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios, in a press release. “And of course, we love the holidays, so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to incorporate Santa and holiday artifacts into the game.”
Temple Run 2 just updated, giving us the option to run with one of three new characters.
We now can run as Zach Wonder, Francisco Montoya, and Montana Smith. Imangi Studios also added quicker access to current objectives, daily and weekly challenges, and player stats right in the pause menu.
Now get back to running, folks, and take note of the new performance fixes as well!
New terrain and obstacles makes their way into the latest Temple Run 2 update. There's a new landscape called The Narrows that brings forth treacherous terrain to run through. There are spinning saw blades that show up, too, giving players something new to avoid. The update also warns of crumbling paths that can force a last minute turn or jump. Watch out!
Seriously, the folks at Imangi have to be in a state of shock. They've just reported that Temple Run 2, the sequel to their hit game, Temple Run, has hit 50 million downloads in just 13 days. That's a ton more than Angry Birds, which previously held the record as fastest growing mobile game, with 50 million downloads in 35 days.
Congrats to the team at Imangi Studios; we're super happy for you all.
“Temple Run has evolved into something so much bigger than us,” says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi. “The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced Temple Run 2 in such a short period of time.”
Running away from evil monkeys.
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Looks like the amazing folks at Imangi Studios have another certified hit on their hands, as their just-released Temple Run 2 hits the 20 million download mark after only one weekend on the iOS App Store. The game hit the number one spot on the free app list a mere eight hours after it released, and is the number three top grossing app as of this writing. This sequel to mega-hit Temple Run, itself downloaded over 170 million times, is sure to continue its run across the top lists for some time to come. Temple Run 2 has pulled in over 210 million sessions, which Imangi Studios says brings the total time in-game to over 1,775 years of gameplay. Wow.
“The response from fans has been overwhelming,” says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi. “We are thrilled players want more of the Temple Run universe, and we hope to grow and expand the game over the coming months.”