It's becoming a rather familiar trajectory; game becomes popular on mobile devices, sells millions, makes a household name of itself, and then inks a deal to make a movie. Angry Birds already has a film in production due for release in 2016, and Temple Run, that Indiana Jones-esque running title that looked as if it was based on a movie in the first place, will also be hitting screens in the not-so-distant future. A Warner Bros. movie, the studio has enlisted David Heyman, producer of the immensely popular Harry Potter series, to take Temple Run to the box office.
The Temple Run franchise has undoubtedly been one of the many success stories of the iOS and Google Play Stores. If you are an owner of an iOS or Android device, and are into mobile gaming then the first and second iterations of Temple Run will more than likely have a permanent home in your 'Games' folder. The idea of running through expansive jungle environments while trying to evade being captured by an evil monkey definitely appeals to our primal early-man instincts. But now, things have gotten a little more extreme with an app update that offers gamers the chance to play as the fastest man on the planet - Usain Bolt.
With the advent of the smartphone and handheld gaming consoles such as the iPod touch, “gaming on the go” has taken a whole new meaning. Games like Angry Birds, Doodle Jump and Fruit Ninja have active gamers in the millions which is quite close to the most popular console and PC games. More recently, a platforming game called Temple Run was released for iOS devices. As of typing, it is 3rd most popular free app on the App Store with a reported 7 million daily active users, and we’ve received news that it is coming to Android in just a couple of days! Details after the jump.