Games Like Temple Run

Nov 15, 2013

It’s no secret that Temple Run has become a force to be reckoned with on the App Store today. Not only does it continuously hold a spot on the App Store Top 100 charts, but it also inspired a number of direct sequels and spin-off games, such as Temple Run: Oz and Temple Run 2. But even beyond that, Temple Run had a huge hand in crafting a brand new game genre that has since taken the mobile world by storm: the endless runner.

Now it’s pretty safe to assume that you’ve seen a game or two appear on the App Store that plays a bit like Temple Run, and for good reason: there are a lot of them these days. So we’ve decided to compile a list of some of our favorite mobile games that offer a gameplay experience that’s similar to Temple Run.


Do you like our picks? Do you have a few good ones that we may have missed? Don’t be afraid to let us know of any other games like Temple Run down in the replies!

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5 People We'd Like to Play in Temple Run (Other Than Usain Bolt)

Aug 1, 2013

The Temple Run franchise has seen a lot of characters run through its hallowed halls since the game’s 2011 debut. While things might have started humble with Guy Dangerous, it wasn’t long before characters like Merida and The Wizard of Oz decided to join in the fun. The latest runner to enter the fray is seemingly the most fitting: Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world. But does that mean he’ll be the fastest character in Temple Run?

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Temple Run 2 racks up 20 million downloads in four days

Jan 21, 2013

Temple Run 2, the surprise sequel to mobile juggernaut Temple Run, has surpassed 20 million downloads in just four days. The game currently resides at the #1 spot on the Top Free charts, and #2 on Top Grossing. It’s also well on its way to taking over the world.

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Win a Temple Run board game or card game!

Dec 14, 2012

If there’s one word that can sum up the holiday season, it’s ‘giving.’  And since we’re always in the holiday spirit here at Gamezebo, we thought we’d embrace the giving tradition and ‘give’ you the chance to win a board or card games based on the smash mobile hit Temple Run!

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Temple Run partners with Cafe Press for merchandising goodness

Oct 16, 2012

Temple Run is a mobile game, so as long as you’re in your own home (or sharing space with an understanding friend), it’s legal for you to play it while you’re naked. But if you feel like ripping through an ancient temple in your birthday suit is a little sacrilegious, Imangi Studios and CafePress are offering you a chance to hide your shame with a selection of Temple Run merchandise.

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Temple Run partners with W3i for Android monetization

Oct 12, 2012

You’re probably familiar with Imangi Studios. Heck, you’re likely old friends by now. Imangi developed Temple Run, the endless runner game that caught on with mainstream audiences to the tune of 40 million downloads on iOS alone. And with great success comes great partnerships. Imangi is teaming up with W3i to offer Android players a chance to earn Temple Run coins with partner offers.

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Temple Run receives the board game treatment

Sep 24, 2012

Temple Run developer Imangi Studios has teamed up with Spin Master Games to create Temple Run Danger Chase, a board game based on the massively popular mobile game.

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Top 5 missed merchandising opportunities in gaming

Sep 19, 2012

There was a time when toy stores were filled with ridiculous items like shoddy Mario alarm clocks and Sonic bath toys. It may not have been pretty, but it was the golden age of games merchandise. Companies like Rovio and PopCap have tried to carry the torch, providing us with items like plushies based on game characters. But a whole slew of games have missed out on what we consider obvious merchandising opportunities, and we're here to fix that.

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Temple Run crests past 100M downloads and gets a new update

Aug 2, 2012

If there is any stronger argument for the value of trying free-to-play than Temple Run, I can’t think of it. Imangi’s treasure-filled endless runner launched on August 03rd, 2011 as a $0.99 download, and while popular, failed to explode in the way its developers knew it could. On September 18th of that year, they took the game free. Three days later? It was on 1 million devices. 

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Temple Run comics are on the way courtesy of Ape Entertainment

Jul 11, 2012

On the heels of this week’s announcement that Ape Entertainment will produce a SQUIDS comic, Ape has announced their plans to translate another popular mobile IP into a graphic novel.

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