‘Temple Run 2′ An Immediate App Store Hit

by Nate Wooley | January 17, 2013 12:30 pm

temple run 2 225x300 'Temple Run 2' An Immediate App Store Hit[1]Temple Run 2, the sequel to one of the hottest gaming apps ever, has just been released to Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL[2]) App Store to enormous fanfare.

The follow-up to top-selling Temple Run immediately went to the top of the iTunes charts, The London Telegraph reports[3].

The first version of the game was downloaded more than 170 million times. The designers — the husband-wife team of Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanona — became millionaires following the game’s success. It took them four months to program.

In the new version, the game is enhanced with zip lines, mine carts and a greater variety of challenges.

Shepherd told the Telegraph, “When you’re developing games you always hope that there will be a hit and people will love them. But this has become a hit on a level beyond what we ever imagined. Everybody is playing it.”

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  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/temple-run-2.jpg
  2. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  3. The London Telegraph reports: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games/video-game-news/9808662/Temple-Run-2-sprints-up-iTunes-charts.html
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