Looks like you're all pretty nuts for Temple Run and Temple Run 2, because Imangi Studios' hit franchise just hit one billion downloads.
Temple Run 2
The rolling juggernaut that is Temple Run 2 continued its mad dash for the records books today, becoming the fastest mobile game to reach 50 million downloads.
It might be understating things a little bit to say that the original Temple Run has been a hit for developer Imangi Studios. Since the addictive endless runner was released in August 2011, it has been downloaded more than 170 million times across iOS and Android. That's just ridiculous. Especially considering that Imangi Studios only consisted of three people at the time. Following the runaway success of the first game, Imangi has ballooned in size to five people. The extra two employees were brought on to help make Temple Run 2 a bigger and better game. So how did they do?
Imangi has announced that Temple Run 2 garnered over 20 million downloads just within four days of its release. That's a lot of coins.
Temple Run, that juggernaut of an endless runner, will get itself a straight-up sequel that will likely hit the App Store tomorrow, Jan. 17. This news arrives thanks to the watchful eyes of Touch Arcade, who spotted a link for the game over in the New Zealand iTunes App Store. Again with the Kiwis!