68 million iOS downloads. 32 million on Androids. Screeching death monkeys angered fully ten billion times. And the number of times the idol has been successfully brought back home, and sold for riches and fame? None. A big fat zero. That’s the trick with endless running games: they’re endless. They don’t end. Nobody’s ever going to beat Temple Run, not ever. But TriplePoint client Imangi Studios has certainly enjoyed watching us all try.
From the press release:
“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.”
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. Based on the number of downloads in the U.S., 13 percent of the U.S. population has downloaded Temple Run.Click here for an infographic, which takes a closer look at one year of statistics for the game.
Congratulations, Temple Run. I’d say you’re my idol, but we both know you’d never let me actually have that.