This WWDC has been an odd event so far, with yesterday thoroughly focused on the keynote WWDC gaming-centric sessions occupying most developers' time. Regardless, we've tracked down a few developers that have given us a look at their upcoming games. The first of which was Imangi Studios, creators of Harbor Master [$1.99 / Free / HD]. There's still a few weeks of worth left to be done on their next title, Temple Run, but we're liking what we've seen so far.

Temple Run is an endless runner, but the catch is that the game is played in a third person chase view which adds some more gameplay elements than just jumping. You tilt to collect coins, and in addition to jumping to avoid things, you also need to swipe to turn as well as slide other obstacles. Check out the incredibly self explanatory video:

As a major fan of the endless running genre as a whole, I like what Imangi has done with Temple Run. They hope to get it released by the end of the month, and of course, it will come with a full array of Game Center leaderboards, achievements, and all that fun stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/NOVAinc Lucas

    I've gotta say it looks fun but I'd rather jump with a touch and not a swipe.

    • Kshep

      We couldn't use a single touch for jump because we also support sliding by swiping down.  It feels really natural to swipe up to jump and down to slide.  It's really simple to play one handed using your thumb for swiping. 

  • http://twitter.com/RustySabre Eric Pankoke

    This looks awesome!  There are already a couple of other third person runners on the market (Zombie Runaway, for example), but what I like about this one is the need to turn corners.  Novel but cool game play element if you ask me.

  • Adams Immersive

    The sense of speed/movement is nice. I don’t like most endless running games, but I may have to get this one.

  • Jonas

    I like that you get to do more than just jumping and with 3D-graphics. Kind of like Stellar Escape but seen from behind. Looks good.

  • Pumpumflower

    Reminds me of Pepsi man for the PSOne. Can be the source of inspiration for this dev.