We're fans of huge numbers, if you didn't know. Last week, actually, we shared news of Jetpack Joyride's latest downloads. Since going free, the title has wrangled in around 13 million consumers. That's a lot, right? Check this, though: Imangi's Temple Run [Free] just hit 36 million downloads. That's more downloads than there are people in Canada, or uh, roughly 35.9 million more blocks than my Church of Brad has in our Minecraft server.

Temple Run ended up going free late in its cycle, too, and has enjoyed the spotlight of being the App Store's number one game thanks to the constant support that it receives. It was also pseudo-cloned, but Apple fixed that issue fairly fast as we all expected it would.

Anyway, if you're not one of these 36 million people, you should probably give Temple Run a look. To quote our review:

Corners are something you see a lot of in Temple Run. The game eschews the more traditional one-button jumping control of most runners for a swiping method that still allows for one-handed play . You can swipe up to jump, down to slide, and left or right to turn.

This control setup is risky -- it's much easier to mess up a swipe than a tap -- but it works. Though the world is randomly generated, the addition of twists, turns and crossroads makes it feel more organic, like more of an adventure.

[Via @nattylux]

  • http://twitter.com/randyTHEshiv Randy Shivprasad

    You'd think with this type of support, there would be some sort of patch for all the hackers and glitches. My score is 5.9 mil, but I'm only in the top 10% because the leader boards are plastered with cheaters with scores in the trillions. Fix it imangi!

    • Anonymous

      About the score-cheating.
      Developers aren't in any position to fix this, as much as some of them would love to.
      The fake scores come from people with jailbroken phones using a cheating tool
      to send fake scores directly to Apple's GameCenter servers.

  • http://twitter.com/randyTHEshiv Randy Shivprasad

    You'd think with this type of support, there would be some sort of patch for all the hackers and gore is 5.9 mil, but I'm only in the top 10% because the leader boards are plastered with cheaters with scores in the trillions. Fix it imangi!

  • Anonymous

    So your 'church of Brad' is made of 100,000 blocks? Impressive (if a tad narcissistic! :D)

  • Anonymous

    Great game. It's one of the few freemium games I approve of.

    • http://twitter.com/woodesh matthew wood

      this is blasphemy, this is madness.. 
      madness? THIS IS FR-EEE!

      • Guest

        *silent crowd* *some guy in the back slowly clapping*

      • http://twitter.com/woodesh matthew wood

        thanks for the reply, if your going to respond atleast make a valid argument. this game isn't a freemium. its FREE. freemium implys your missing part of the package, which we are not. everything purchased adds to the value of this highly successful FREE app.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/7Q7SRTVVTMQXC7ZB3DX2GBL26A Billy

        I'm not a specialist but wikipedia talks that offering additional stuff for money while providing basic service for free is actually called "freemium" ;)
        "Free" at other side, imo, means "a piece anyone can download and   competitive/progress advantage sustains by only playerSkill/playTime, not by wallet deep". Just common sense.
        Nice game though.

      • http://twitter.com/woodesh matthew wood

        you can call it what you like, in no way is purchasing anything going to hinder your ability to compete with other peoples scores. wikipedia can go suck a golfball, freemium is the devil in many peoples eyes due to the fact it requires you to purchase additional content to continue the experience. jetpack joyride and temple run both know how to run the free model without making it freemium.

  • Anonymous

    This is a keeper for sure. Actually paid for it when it was first released, still loving it. Fantastic control with iCade as well....

    • Adams Immersive

      I already liked this game on my iPhone, but when I tried it on iPad with iCade, it’s SO much better! I wasn’t sure how they’d do it without tilt, but it feels great.

      • Anonymous

        Yep, exactly. I figured nothing can beat the quick swipes for this type of game but man, the icade control  feels perfect. I was able to get like  twice as far.

  • http://minecraftmodding.net BlueOrchard

    This game is more addicting that most of the games I own, and I own quite a bit of games! I can easily see why it has 36 million downloads.

  • Styles Kim

    It is such an honor to have been a beta tester for this truly amazing game. Congrats Imangi on all of the downloads!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kunj.purohit.7 Kunj Purohit

    I LOVE THIS GAME