If there's one thing the App Store is great at, it's chasing successful games with highly iterative titles. For instance, there's a gazillion Angry Birds riffs out there, and recently it seems that developers have switched gears to taking different levels of "inspiration" from Imangi's Temple Run [Free]. Among the best of these currently available would be both Subway Surfers [Free] and Imangi's own spin-off, Temple Run: Brave [$1.99], but The End sure is looking awesome.

Take a look at the trailer:

So, basically, Temple Run but with a really slick post-apocalyptic theme. That's pretty rad. It's free too, and sounds like it follows right in line with Temple Run in all sorts of optional power-up style IAP you can sink your teeth into or choose to ignore. Their web site is clever too, complete with an online store full of survival gear.

The End is coming this "Thursday," which in App Store time should mean tomorrow night at 11:00 PM Eastern with all the other weekly releases.

  • JkR93

    LOOKS AMAZING !!!! ---- really hope there is retina display for iPad 3 and runs perfectly like the original temple run - ill pay asnything then, cant wait!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dorottya.csak Dorottya Csák

       Hi JkR93! we are glad you like it! It does look great on iPad 3! We did record the trailor on an iPad3. It supports native full resolution at 60 FPS. Stay tuned

  • http://players.openfeint.com/ er (Erwin Ocampo)

    Looks cool....didn't know the apocalypse had such a vivid color palette. :P

    Like the speed and how the camera is brought in a little closer....will have to try this one out.

  • Adams Immersive

    The look is very cool. Even so, unlike Subway Riders, this game play looks like way too much of a Temple Run clone! Almost a re-skin, when I’d rather see greater iteration/variety.

  • waynesworld

    I can't open the vid :(

  • SimpleDoom

    Dream Heights is the bastard child of Tiny Towers
    Plague Inc. is the bastard child of Pandemic 2.5
    Here, another has been born...

    Swipe controls, tilting and collecting coins cannot create a genre, it just shows how stupid and lazy people are with creativity.

    Hell, I can create a game where a homeless man is running away from men high on drugs and he has to collect millions of pennies to use as bus change. Unfortunately the pennies have been scattered all over the city... Wait, haven't I seen this type of game before?

  • http://twitter.com/xMoonDevilx Jason Hanson

    So...Hulk Hogan running thought the Mario Apocolypse...?

  • retr0spective

    This game looks terrific. I have been a fan of Temple Run before it made it big and I think that the third-person 3D Runner has as much right to be a genre as the endless platform runner or even the metroidvania. This iteration looks like it brings a significant amount of creativity and style to the basic mechanics - and I love the post-apocalyptic theme.

  • Jacob007

    Looks a little cartoonish for me, I'll pass this one.

  • JCat_NY

    The music for the video is great, otherwise, been there, done that.

  • http://twitter.com/artfoundry David Markowitz

    Game looks fun, but yeah that color palette does not look right for a "post-apocalyptic" game.  They need a new art director :p

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JYT4VWMI6AN57TOKHW5AR64ROA bloop

    Too bad the main character looks like a dork, we need some bad ass asiatic characters

    • http://www.facebook.com/dorottya.csak Dorottya Csák

       Hi bloop! We will definitely add a new bad ass character in the update.

  • Nate

    Do people actually play Temple Run holding the iPad two-handed?  Maybe it's because I started playing on the iPhone, but I always hold/tilt with one hand and do all the swipes with the other . . .

    • http://www.facebook.com/dorottya.csak Dorottya Csák

       Girls do play with two hands holding the iPad:)

  • Supercranker

    I hope this game controls like subway surfers. I don't like the tilt to get coins in temple run when I play it on the iPad.

  • Martin von Randow

    Does look pretty cool, and I'm far happier for TR to "become a genre" than Angry Birds or its ilk. Also, awesome to get to put the words "The End is coming this Thursday" in a review ... shhhh.. better prepare!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dorottya.csak Dorottya Csák

       Yeah! Preparedness is the key to survival! Do you have enough duct tape? just in case..

  • http://www.facebook.com/helena.vishnev Helena Vishnev

    Zombie Run HD is better.

  • sheepdog108

    I can't open the trailer,which is a first with any of Touch Arcade vids. Still the article makes it sound like a blast.

    • tim240

      Me too, having the same prob :(

  • retr0spective

    I was having some trouble opening the video from my IPhone because it is on the Vimeo server rather than YouTube. If you download the Vimeo App you can find it by searching The End App and it works fine from there.

  • retr0spective

    I just realized that Sanuku posted a YouTube vid in the upcoming games section. You can check it out there.

  • JkR93

    i cant find it on the app store yet unfortunately.

  • o0oJAKEo0o

    When will this be available?

    • PCG1

      Think it might be US only right now :/

      • 11liker99

        Heheheehehe. I love america!!

      • PCG1

        It was my mistake, it's available outside of the US.

  • NonstopRug

    Definitely not out in the US yet