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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Temple Run 2 Fastest Downloaded Mobile Game Ever, 50 Million Copies in Two Weeks




In the two weeks since Temple Run 2 launched on the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Marketplace, the app has been downloaded more than fifty million times, the fastest downloaded mobile game in history.

The previous fastest downloaded game was Angry Birds Space, selling 50 million copies in under six weeks -- though Angry Birds Space was a pay app, not a free download like Temple Run 2.
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Temple Run 2 originally launched exclusively on the App Store on January 17 and quickly rose to the #1 slot in Free Apps, earning over six million downloads in less than 24 hours. Following a release on Google Play and Amazon Marketplace, the sequel continued its record-breaking success, racing to the #1 spot, respectively, in each store. Following in the footsteps of Temple Run, which has been downloaded over 170 million times, Temple Run 2 has cemented itself in mobile gaming history.

"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."
Temple Run 2 is available as a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:54 AM   #3
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hahaha... well deserved. not surprised at all!! btw, im at 15.3 million.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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Yea I really like playing this game, not sure what draws me to it. It's like Forest Gump I guess you just want to keep running and then maybe one day I'll stop.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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Cool

I downloaded it 12 minutes after it hit the app store in the US..not as good as TR1 by any stretch.. but just as addictive for sure.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:59 AM   #6
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Makes sense... Most really popular games (angry birds, fruit ninja etc) cost money. The fact that it’s freemium would ensure insane growth
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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Any info about their revenue from this game? I am just curious about it
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:00 PM   #8
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The mechanics interaction w/ the environment are not as good as the 1st, but is easy for it to get lots of downloads when it's free though.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:59 AM   #9
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How much money do you think they've made with TR2 so far? ...
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:05 PM   #10
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How much money do you think they've made with TR2 so far? ...
Hard to say with freeium... Depends on how much people were desperate enough to one-up their friends to use their credit card
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:30 PM   #11
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hahaha... well deserved. not surprised at all!! btw, im at 15.3 million.
The most I can hit is about 10.1 with a few continues.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:52 PM   #12
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It's too laggy for me. I have to put it in airplane mode to play. I have a 4S.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:58 PM   #13
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Great game actually. I haven't hit one million yet but it sure is addictive!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:05 PM   #14
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I'm kind of pissed at this game. I had made some great progress and had hit 100,000 lifetime coins, and then it reset my coins

Only the coins have reset though. These are my current stats:

Single Run
Highest Score: 9,835,766
Longest Run: 26,411
Most Coins: 0

Lifetime
Total Games: 63
Total Distance: 353,008
Total Coins: 0

I'm pretty pissed since i was well over 100,000 lifetime coins and one of my current objectives is 500,000 lifetime coins.

So i'm stuck because my coins keep getting reset.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:16 PM   #15
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:25 PM   #16
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I'm kind of pissed at this game. I had made some great progress and had hit 100,000 lifetime coins, and then it reset my coins

Only the coins have reset though. These are my current stats:

Single Run
Highest Score: 9,835,766
Longest Run: 26,411
Most Coins: 0

Lifetime
Total Games: 63
Total Distance: 353,008
Total Coins: 0

I'm pretty pissed since i was well over 100,000 lifetime coins and one of my current objectives is 500,000 lifetime coins.

So i'm stuck because my coins keep getting reset.
That's weird. My coins are wrong but it continues to recognize them in my objectives. It also continues to count them, even though it is at least 100,000 off.
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That's weird. My coins are wrong but it continues to recognize them in my objectives. It also continues to count them, even though it is at least 100,000 off.
Yep the lifetime coins seems to reset per session, as does the most coins in one run stat, but as you say they still seem to count for achievements. I finally got the first "500,000 lifetime coins" achievement last night, which I think was more like 1m coins as I got 150k in that session alone, and now there is another achievement that says 500k coins and I'm hardly anywhere on that.

There is a gem powerup thing that says "requires level 10" but as far as I can see you cannot get that high. Halfway through level 8 and the only achieves left are lifetime goals, plus I'm at 40/42 achievements in GC. And, as they are lifetime goals, I'm probably just going to max out the last two upgrades and then quit, maybe return to TR1 where I still have a few achieves to get as well.
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Yep the lifetime coins seems to reset per session, as does the most coins in one run stat, but as you say they still seem to count for achievements. I finally got the first "500,000 lifetime coins" achievement last night, which I think was more like 1m coins as I got 150k in that session alone, and now there is another achievement that says 500k coins and I'm hardly anywhere on that.

There is a gem powerup thing that says "requires level 10" but as far as I can see you cannot get that high. Halfway through level 8 and the only achieves left are lifetime goals, plus I'm at 40/42 achievements in GC. And, as they are lifetime goals, I'm probably just going to max out the last two upgrades and then quit, maybe return to TR1 where I still have a few achieves to get as well.
Well crap. I had a moment of hope reading your post, but mine are definitely not counting towards my achievements still. I know i've gotten at least 100,000 coins as i have that acheivement, but the "Gold Miner" 500,000 lifetime coins objective has a tiny sliver of green. It should at least be filled up 1/5th of the bar.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:28 PM   #19
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the landscape is kinda boring this time around. pitfall is still better imo
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:31 PM   #20
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In related news 39 million people have already stopped playing Temple Run 2 for good making it the fastest dust gathering game ever.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:30 PM   #21
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it's good but not that good, gets extremely repetitive.. same with fruit ninja and jetpack joyride.. all deleted from my device
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it's good but not that good, gets extremely repetitive.. same with fruit ninja and jetpack joyride.. all deleted from my device
Same except for the deletion part. I just don't play it anymore.

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it's good but not that good, gets extremely repetitive.. same with fruit ninja and jetpack joyride.. all deleted from my device
i think of it as good mental exercise. going for a jog gets repetitive, but it's quick, easy and gets the job done. Sometimes I just want to force some quick reactions, I find it great.

I find it and polara compliment each other, polara is side scroll 2d, and each section you have to perfect then move on, you pass a checkpoint before each hard part so dying doesn't really matter. totally opposite of never knowing what's around the next bend. I'm usually in the mood for one or the other.
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