Usain Bolt Gets New Gear in Temple Run 2

Usain Bolt Gets New Gear in Temple Run 2

Aug 4, 2015

Temple Run 2 players have long since had the privilege of taking on the three-lane running challenge with champion sprinter Usain Bolt. Now, folks who select him as a character will get to enjoy his new uniform, the same one he will be wearing at the IAAF Championships in Beijing.

Imangi Studios co-Founder Keith Shepard talks about Usain’s popularity. “Usain Bolt’s character in Temple Run 2 is one of the franchise’s most popular runners. To celebrate Usain’s 6th-annual World Championship appearance this August, we could think of no better way than to update his character in the game to reflect what he’ll be wearing this month on the track,” he says. “Without a doubt, Usain’s character marks the epitome of speed and agility, not to mention the ultimate ‘temple runner,’ and we’re honored to keep working with him.”

Usain Bolt himself mentions the confidence that can be gleaned from a uniform. “Performance aside, few things make an athlete feel more confident than his jersey,” says Bolt. “It’s only fitting, then, that my Temple Run 2 alter ego wear the same great jersey I get to wear this summer at the World Championships.”

We had an opportunity to review it a while ago, and really liked it; the new build is available for free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

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[via Imangi Press Release][Our review]

Temple Run 2 Adds Bruce Lee as Playable Character

Temple Run 2 Adds Bruce Lee as Playable Character

Feb 12, 2015

Bruce Lee is making another appearance in a mobile game — this time on Temple Run 2, where he is a new playable character.

Announcing a new special guest star – Bruce Lee! That’s right, you can now run as the legendary martial artist as you escape from your favorite Evil Demon Monkey!
You can buy Bruce Lee for a limited time, but hurry, he goes fast!
Also, get ready for Valentine’s Day with a special hat for your characters!
Just find all the Valentine’s Day artifacts to unlock!

Imangi co-founder Keith Shepherd talks about the fit of the new character. “As one of the most talented martial artists of all time, we think that Bruce Lee is a perfect fit for the Temple Run franchise,” he says. “In addition to his speed and agility, we also celebrate his philosophies with words of wisdom when players need it most.”

Bruce Lee, LLC CEO (and the late Bruce Lee’s daughter) Shannon Lee also weighed in. “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!” she says. “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.”

We had an opportunity to review Temple Run 2 a while ago; we look forward to seeing Bruce Lee in the iconic game.

It is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

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[Source: Imangi Press Release]

Temple Run 2 Review

Temple Run 2 Review

Jan 24, 2013

Imangi is back. The studio behind the insanely popular, runaway (pun intended) hits Temple Run and Temple Run: Brave is back with a re-done title.

Temple Run 2 is here, and it packs in new features into familiar gameplay, and may very well please veteran fans and new adherents.

The storyline is similar; I am an Indiana Jones-type explorer, and am escaping an obscure jungle temple with an idol. The first apparent change is what is in hot pursuit; instead of rabid monkey-things as in the first, now it is one big monkey that seems to have gorilla-sized identity issues.

Subsequently, I was pleasantly surprised by the additions. Running games became very popular in the Play Store, and many different games added different variations to the gameplay. Thus, it was especially gratifying to see some more moves added. There was swiping to move left or right, to jump or to slide low, as well as tilting. In addition I could jump to zip-line through the air, and hop into carts that dipped and careened through mine shafts. The extra pieces added to the overall feel of the game, and created some eye-popping sequences. The power-ups were upgraded as well, with some cool effects added.

The graphics did get some polish, with added scenery and sharper colors. There were new environments (obviously), and I thought the developers did well to create realistic looking scenes, from the darkness underground to the greenery at the surface.

There were different characters to be had, each with a special “power” that made the game easier. Distance run earned me game coins, which could be used to unlock other characters and abilities. Of course, if the pace of accumulation was not to my fancy, I could use real cash, but I found this to be unnecessary in the course of gameplay.

Some how, Imangi has been able to squeeze out even more fun from an iconic game, and we are grateful.

Temple Run Reaches 100 Million Downloads

Temple Run Reaches 100 Million Downloads

Aug 3, 2012

Temple Run infographicPopular mobile action game Temple Run reached a new milestone this week; it has now been downloaded more than 100 million times.

More than 32 million Android users have downloaded the game, developer Imangi Studios says, while more than 68 million have downloaded it on iOS. Over 10 billion sessions of Temple Run have been played since August 2011, equaling a combined time of 54,000 years spent playing the game.

“We never imagined that the game we were making and loved would be so well received around the world,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. “The last year has been incredible for us, and we are grateful to fans of the game. We hope to be able to provide them with more entertainment from the brand for years to come.”

In June 2012, Imangi teamed up with Disney Pixar to launch a Temple Run: Brave movie tie-in that is currently one of Google Play’s top paid apps.

Temple Run’s 100 million downloads milestone comes in the same week as the game’s one year anniversary on iOS.