'Temple Run 2' expands to Android after 20M iOS downloads


Imangi Studios is porting the sequel to its blockbuster endless runner game Temple Run to Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system a week after launching the title on Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS.

Available as a free download from the Google Play storefront, Temple Run 2 swaps out the jungle environment of the previous outing in favor of a temple floating in the clouds: Players must fly down zip lines and navigate mine carts to escape the temple dwellers seeking to reclaim ownership of a priceless idol. Temple Run 2 also boasts improved high-resolution graphics as well as new abilities, player powers and achievements.

Earlier this week, Imangi announced that iOS device owners downloaded Temple Run 2 more than 20 million times in the four days following its App Store debut. In under a week, the game generated over 210 million sessions.

Downloads of the original Temple Run, first released in August 2011, now exceed 170 million. Last summer, Imangi teamed with The Walt Disney Co. for Temple Run: Brave, a tie-in to the animated Pixar feature Brave. The developer also has struck licensing deals with apparel designer Jem Sportswear, digital comics publisher Ape Entertainment and board game maker Spin Master.

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