Written by Staff Writer
06 Jun, 2014 | 9:10 am
Imangi Studios, the creators of popular game Temple Run, on Wednesday announced that the Temple Run and Temple Run 2 together have reached the milestone of one billion downloads. Notably, the figure doesn’t include download statistics from Temple Run: Brave and Temple Run: Oz, which would boost that figure slightly.
Founded in 2008 by husband-and-wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova, Imangi Studios launched Temple Run in 2011.
“Having Temple Run reach the one billion downloads mark is a milestone we couldn’t have imagined when we first started out,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. “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.”
Alongside the milestone, the company also detailed information about its audience. China alone accounts for 36 percent of all downloads, whereas only 21 percent are from the US. Also interestingly, Imangi Studios reported 60 percent of all Temple Run players were female.
Other than that from the Temple Run series itself, “Players have collectively spent over 216,018 years playing Temple Run. Over 32 billion games have been played. Temple Run players have run a total of 50 trillion meters,” said company in its press release.
With this Temple Run joins the likes of other popular game, Angry Birds, which had reached the milestone of one billion cumulative downloads in 2012. Rovio had included the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, and, Angry Birds Space to get the one billion downloads number. The game was first launched as an iOS app in December 2009 and later it debuted on other platforms.
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