Goodbye, Productivity! Temple Run 2 Just Arrived On Android


You might want to clear your schedule and wave goodbye to your productivity, because Temple Run 2 just arrived on Android. In addition to much-improved visuals, this hugely popular sequel brings “gorgeous new organic environments.” It comes just a week after making its debut on iOS, where it has already risen to the top of the App Store’s free chart with more than 20 million downloads in four days.

I’m sure the Temple Run addicts amongst you already know all there is to know about this game — after all, we’ve covered it a number of times over the past seven days. But those who don’t are in for a treat.

With Temple Run 2, developers Imangi Studios have proven that what isn’t broke does not need fixing. The game’s basics remain the same; you control a character who’s running for their life by using various swipe and tilt gestures. What you will notice, however, is that this sequel offers much-improved visuals and new environments that offer so much more.

You must navigate perilous cliffs, avoid mines, and ride zip lines to escape the monstrous beast on your tail. To help you, there are new power-ups to collect, and four characters each with their own special powers.

Temple Run 2 has already been a huge success on iOS. In just four days, it had attracted more than 20 million downloads, taking it right to the top of the App Store’s free chart. In that short time, it was also played a staggering 210 million times, which totals 1,775 years of gameplay combined.

“The response from fans has been overwhelming,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi, in response to those numbers. “We are thrilled players want more of the Temple Run universe, and we hope to grow and expand the game over the coming months.”

Imangi had promised that Temple Run 2 would be hitting Android this week, and they haven’t let us down. Seeing an Android release just seven days after the iOS version is terrific, and we only hope more developers take note of this.

You can download Temple Run 2 now by hitting the Google Play link below. It was only just published, so you may not see it on your Android devices yet — I can’t — but I could download it using the link.