The mobile game Temple Run 2 has been downloaded over 50 million times on iOS, Android and Kindle devices, in just 13 days, making it the fastest downloaded mobile game in history. In April 2012, Angry Birds Space from the Rovio stable had earned that distinction with 50 million downloads in 35 days.
Temple Run 2, following in the footsteps of Temple Run, was originally launched exclusively on the Apple App Store on January 17. The game rose to the numero uno slot in the free apps category; earning over six million downloads in less than 24 hours. A release on Google Play and Amazon Marketplace kept up the momentum.
Keith Shepherd (Co-founder, Imangi): Temple Run has evolved into something so much bigger than us.
The Temple Run franchise has expanded to include apparel with JEM Sportswear, digital comics with Ape Entertainment, and card and board games with Spin Master, among other licensing partnerships.
In June 2012, Imangi and Disney Pixar launched Temple Run: Brave, a combination of the world of Disney Pixar’s animated film, Brave, and Temple Run.
Imangi Studios was founded by husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova in 2008. Based in North Carolina, the self-funded, fully independent studio has also developed a number of other games including Harbor Master and Temple Run: Brave.