Jan 13, 2012
Android owners will soon get to run with their iOS counterparts, as Imangi has shown off their first screenshot and confirmed an estimated release date for Temple Run on Android. As posted to their Facebook page, an estimated release of February is scheduled for the free-to-play endless runner. The game has players running out of a temple, being chased by evil monkeys. Players must swipe up and down to jump over and slide under obstacles, tilt left and right to pick up coins, and swipe left and right to take turns. Powerups can be picked up midgame, and can be upgraded with the coins earned from playing.
The game has recently exploded in popularity, having amassed over 10.5 million Game Center players, and is currently the number one free game and top grossing game on iPhone, and the number one game on iPad as well (considering that new downloads only count once for the platform that they’re initially installed on, this makes the feat even more impressive), and most importantly: Justin Bieber is tweeting about the game. He also has a higher score than me. Grr. We’ll have a full rundown of the game as soon as it releases.