Temple Run sprints to 36 million iOS downloads

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Temple Run sprints to 36 million iOS downloads
Demonstrating just how much volume there is at the top of the free App Store chart, Imangi Studios has announced its free endless runner Temple Run has hit 36 million downloads.

Launched at 99c in August 2011, the game took off following a switch to a free mode in mid-September.

It's been sitting in the US free games and top grossing top 10 ever since.

"Temple Run has had over 36 million downloads. We're blown away. Thanks to all 36 million of you!" said Imangi in a tweet.

Nation of millions

In comparison, other public announced download totals include 10 million downloads of NimbleBit's Tiny Tower, 14 million downloads of the Battle Bears games, 19 million download of Mega Jump, social publisher Pocket Gems has over 60 million downloads across its games, while ZeptoLabs' Cut the Rope has down 85 million downloads.

Of course, the Angry Birds games have done well over 600 million.

Still, I'm older enough to remember when we got excited when Pocket God and Doodle Jump broke the three million download barrier in 2010, although they both (still) cost 99c.
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