Friday, March 15, 2013

Temple Run (Or: I’d rather have an evil monkey on my back than signposts blocking my view.)

I haven’t posted to this blog for a while. Let me tell you why.

Temple Run 2. That’s why.

Guy Dangerous. Scarlett Fox. Barry Bones. Karma Lee. I’ve unlocked and played with them on a daily (OK, hourly) basis. The damn game is as addictive as they come. It is the follow up to the very popular Temple Run and Temple Run Brave. I’ve downloaded and played both until my eyes crossed. They are fabulous. I would like to thank the good people at Imangi Studios for helping me to lose hours and hours of productive work time.

And I’m not the only one, obviously. This game has enjoyed 50 million (yes Million) downloads in the first two weeks of it’s availability!

I play the game on my kindle fire. It has a wider screen than the average phone, but not as big as Apple’s ipad. Which is to say, I don’t own an ipad (yet, I’m still working on it). So, if you play this game on a kindle, and you’re past Level Seven, comment so I can pick your brain with a couple of questions of my own. For instance, are those green gems imbedded in the posts of the bridges we run past ever grabable? I mean, come on! What a tease.

I’ve also come up with a new philosophy for life. I’d rather have an evil monkey on my back than signposts blocking my view.

I searched online for some guidance on the how-to’s of the game. That’s when I discovered what is sure to be the curse of my existence for the next few months of my life.

Temple Run: Oz. Complete with flying monkeys.

Thanks Imangi. Thanks a lot. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a wizard to run.

Copied from the Imangi website

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Imangi Studios was founded by husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova in 2008 with the goal of creating small fun games for everyone to enjoy. What started as a dream job for the couple has evolved into a successful business, with Keith and Natalia now working with a team of other talented game creators. In 2011, the studio developed the mega-hit Temple Run, which has been downloaded about a zillion times. Based in North Carolina, the self-funded, fully independent studio has also developed a number of other games including Harbor Master and Temple Run: Brave.