The hit mobile game Temple Run has reached another huge milestone: 100 million downloads.
In an announcement released Thursday, Imangi Studios revealed the game has hosted over 10 billion sessions as it arrived in Apple’s App Store this past year today.
“We never imagined that the overall game we were making and loved can be so appreciated around the world,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios, in a statement.
More than 68 million downloads are already logged on Apple devices, with another 32 million on Android smartphones and tablets.
Temple Run’s rise to popularity may be extraordinary. Only four months ago, Imangi revealed the action had topped 50 million downloads.
Last month, the studio launched a Disney-themed version of the action called Temple Run: Brave, of this particular Disney Pixar film.
Keith Shepherd: It feels amazing. Honestly, this is something that you dream of as an indie developer, but never really expect will happen to you.
We’re just blown away by Temple Run’s success and really thankful that we have such an awesome fan base out there.
What kind of expectations did you have for Temple Run download wise?
When launching a new game we always hope for the best, but try not to get our hopes astronomically high.
Our goal has always been to make quick pick up and play games that are fun for all ages to play and to make games that we can build in a few months’ time – Temple Run took five months.
We’re happy if we can cover our costs, pay the bills, and continue doing what we love.
What do you make of all the Temple Run ‘inspired’ games that have launched since?
It’s very flattering that so many people have been inspired by our game, but it can also be quite frustrating at times.
What I love to see is when people are actually inspired by our game and create an interesting new game that actually feels unique.Google+