Temple Run coming to Android on March 27th, will be free-to-play

Daniel Bader

March 7, 2012 3:48 pm

The popular free iOS game Temple Run is coming to Android on March 27th after a long delay that was supposed to have its debut in early February.

The run-jump-dodge platformer debuted on iPhone in August 2011 and has been downloaded 40 million times since then, becoming one of the top grossing apps in the App Store with its value-add in-app purchases model. We’re assuming the same will be true of the Android version, which has since the beginning emphasized a free-to-play or ad-based gaming model over paid versions.

“We are excited to finally share the Android release date with our fans who have been so enthusiastic and supportive of Temple Run,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. “By expanding to more mobile devices, we hope to provide the same addictive and fast-paced gameplay to an entirely new group of players.”

No doubt Temple Run for Android will find similar success, but we just hope Imangi Studios figures out how to restore previously-purchased in-game items between devices.

Source: Imangi Studios
Via: The Verge

  • Milpool

    Yay, I look forward to installing this on my Nexus. However, just like most mobile games, the novelty wears off fast. I got fairly bored of it after 20 minutes on my brother’s iPhone.

  • Vineet

    This game is so cool and addictive. I played on my cousin’s iPhone and loved it but disappointed because it was not available in Andriod Market but now it will…So excited…

  • MrMarvelous

    Agreed with Mil pool. Should run flawlessly. I find that a lot of mobile games fizzle relatively quick.

  • Hornydaddy69

    this game is boss i play it on my ipod cant wait for it to come out for my HTC

  • MARS

    Angry birds hasn’t fizzed at all!

  • Dv

    Finally! :)

  • joe

    i got a ps3 thanks

  • Steve Taley

    This game is very good as far as a phone app. The only concern is the quality of it vs the iPhone. For example, the swipe could be too sensitive or vice versa, lacking sensitivity. Most people have been waiting and it is worth it. Please make sure its Temple Run not iRunner, etc. Looking forward, although it is pretty old by now.

  • aman bassi

    hope this gets to the bb app world too

  • ShyT

    Looking forward to this game! Wish it could’ve came out earlier but it’s fine, at least it’s coming out. Haven’t got bored of it yet ever since I played on my friend’s iPod. It’s so addictive trying to beat the high score after high score! Temple Run will be even more popular now.

    Regards.

  • Gian Belen

    Looking forward to this game!Now temple run will be even more popular because of this.Now 5 more days before temple run will be released in android!