Temple Run 2 becomes the fastest-growing mobile game ever, surpasses 50 million downloads in two weeks

Daniel Bader

January 31, 2013 1:08pm

Temple Run 2 has become the fastest-growing mobile game ever with over 50 million downloads in two weeks. The sequel to the massively-popular iOS and Android game is a free-to-play title that relies on in-app purchases for revenue.

The game surpassed 20 million downloads in just four days when it debuted for iOS, and became available for Android a week ago. Imangi Studios, the development team behind the game, has not broken down the numbers between the platforms (though it does differentiate between Google’s and Amazon’s app stores), but it’s likely that iOS is still the top dog.

If you take a look at Google’s Play Store, it shows that Temple Run 2 has been downloaded between 10 and 50 million times, though there’s no way of telling where on the spectrum it lies. It’s safe to say, though, that the trajectory is steeply up, and that it will pass 50 million Android downloads in short order.

The company issued a press release spilling the details:

Imangi Studios today announced that Temple Run 2 has been downloaded over 50 million times on iOS, Android and Kindle devices. Reaching the milestone in 13 days breaks the previously set record for the fastest growing mobile game*… Following a release on Google Play and Amazon Marketplace, the sequel continued its record-breaking success, racing to the #1 spot, respectively, in each store.

Temple Run has evolved into something so much bigger than us,” says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi. “The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced Temple Run 2 in such a short period of time.

Nice work, Imangi. Have you played Temple Run 2 yet? If not, read our review to get the scoop.

Via: 9to5Mac

  • abc123

    I haven’t downloaded the game, nor have I played any of the running games, but I’m wondering… IS THIS GAME THAT GOOD?

    • abc1234

      to be honest, not really, its challenging but not really that great.





  • Anthony E.

    Probably just people downloading it, realizing it’s lame, deleting it.

  • keiyui

    How many of those people kept the app on the phone hmm?

  • rockman

    I don’t get these games, they are just chuckers.

    Anyway, are these 50 million downloads only paid or paid + free?

    Because including free it’s really not that impressive at all.

  • Dz

    I honestly think Pitfall is more entertaining than Temple Run 1/2.

  • winder

    Its a fun throw away game that you would eventually get bored with, but there is a reason it has been downloaded so many times.

    To say “it’s not really impressive at all” is ridiculous though. It has just claimed the spot as fastest growing mobile game ever which is impressive in itself.

    • rockman

      To all those saying I’m a doubter:

      yea, I know these things make a lot of money, I know they have advertising within them, and I know 50 million sounds like a big deal.

      But guess what?

      Kingdom Rush is a flash game on desktop web browsers and probably has more people playing it, and it’s a higher quality game all things considered.

      There’s more to browser and phone games than these types.

  • Proof Reader

    Amazon’s app store? What are you talking about? They don’t have an app store for mobile phones… I don’t understand this article

  • Crank2

    My review: SO MUCH FOG TO HIDE THE SMALL VIEW DISTANCE. Also, I hate being forced to tilt my phone to avoid death. Boo.

  • Paulie76

    Wow…so much negativity! Relax! It’s a great game for what it’s meant to be, which is a time killer/waster. Apparently these commentators are expecting the next Final Fantasy game or something.

    Yeesh. It’s a free game that you run and avoid walls and monkeys for as long as you can, or until the bus comes or until you have to go back to work. That’s all it’s ever aspired to.