Temple Run 2 soars to 50m downloads


Touch screen game sees massive boom across iPhone and Android formats.

Temple Run 2 has been downloaded over 50 million times since its launch two weeks ago, says its creators Imangi Studios, setting a new record for mobile games.

Hitting the Apple App Store on January 17th, the Indiana Jones-like app hit 6 million downloads in less than 24 hours, confidently claiming the top spot and echoing the success of its predecessor Temple Run, with lifetime downloads of 170 million.

"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."

In addition to breaking its own records, Temple Run 2 has blown Angry Birds out of the water.

The poultry sling-shotting game had been the fastest growing mobile game with 50 million downloads in 35 days, over double the time its taken Temple Run 2.

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