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Usain Bolt added to Temple Run 2

Usain Bolt added to Temple Run 2

Mobile games are no stranger to unnecessary celebrity collaborations, and weird brand tie-ups. Hell, Angry Birds Star Wars makes no sense besides the fact that it combines two things that make a lot of money into yet another thing that makes a lot of money.

However, Imangi Studios has tapped into something so sensible with Temple Run 2 that it merits a story. Six-time Olympic Gold medalist Usain Bolt joins the game as the first branded character in the game's history.

Read more: 'I am a big fan of Temple Run' »

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Temple Run 2 hits 20 million downloads in first weekend

Temple Run 2 hits 20 million downloads in first weekend

The first Temple Run was a breakout success, earning 170 million downloads in total so far. But it had to build word-of-mouth slowly, and took more than a year arriving at that number. Its sequel, bolstered by brand recognition, is off to a much quicker start.

Read more: 20 million downloads, 1,775 years of playtime »

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Temple Run 2 coming tomorrow

Temple Run 2 coming tomorrow

Temple Run is getting a sequel on the iOS App Store. The original hit 100 million in August, and has just continued to pick up steam, now topping 170 million. The appropriately named Temple Run 2 will start testing its own mettle tomorrow.

Watch: Free-running gets smoother »

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Temple Run reaches 100 million downloads

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Temple Run reaches 100 million downloads

We knew that the free-to-play mobile game Temple Run was a success, but we didn't know just how big it had gotten until now. Imangi Studios has announced that in its single year released so far, it's been downloaded more than 100 million times. Roughly 68% of that was on the iOS App Store, and 32% on Android devices.

Read more: 10 billion sessions totally 54,000 years of game time »

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IGF 2012 Main Competition finalists announced

IGF 2012 Main Competition finalists announced

The finalists for the 14th annual Independent Games Festival's Main Competition have been announced, highlighting some of the greatest indie games to come out in the past year. Indie game fans might notice a couple of familiar titles like the oft-nominated platforming adventure Fez (by Polytron) and Alexander Bruce's mind-melting first person puzzler, Antichamber. That said, the IGF juries have selected a number of less-exposed titles that are well-deserving of some recognition.

Read more: Stiff competition »

"kind of weird that most of the games under "Technical Excellence" are retro lo-fi games"
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