The Temple Run [Free] brand is expanding into comic books. This morning, Ape Entertainment is announcing that it has secured a licensing agreement with Imangi Studios that will see the creation of "a series of original digital comic books and graphic novels" based on the Imangi's massively popular endless runner. The comics will explore the backstory of the game, as well as the "mysteries" of its temples.

Ape isn't a stranger to turning mobile games into comic books. In 2010, it worked with Bolt Creative on a Pocket God series. It has also put out a Cut The Rope comic.

The digital versions of Temple Run: The Game: The Comic will be delivered through a stand-alone app across every iOS device. Print versions are planned, too. And while we get a sense that we'll be seeing these comics soon, no hard date has been announced.

Temple Run has been an incredible success, and it seems likely that Imangi is going to continue to build the brand through different forms of media and different games. Just a couple of weeks ago, in fact, Imangi and Disney Mobile put out a Temple Run Brave tie-in that seriously rocked. If you haven't checked out Temple Run yet, go ahead. It's free and so good that it's spawning its on sub-genre of similar behind-the-back runners.

  • RunnyGnome

    Some things just shouldn't be made into comics.

    • Adams Immersive

      I can see a lot of potential. They could have a story about turning left, for instance. If it does well, they could reinvent the whole paradigm and have a sequel about turning right.

      • 11liker99

        I don't get how they will make a story. Will the put a gps character into the story? " turn right up ahead, turn left, jump over the giant log, you missed the turn! Recalculating, duck or u will die." Lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000550362553 Klas Segeljakt

    Please... No more torture...

  • jchamplain

    Since it's a digital comic, they can make it where the comic never ends... ever! They could add a leader's board for the most pages turned in a single day. They could also add an IAP so the reader can buy power-ups, like bigger font size, text highlighting, and faster page turning! Whoohoo!

    Yay for greed and money!

    • 1Fcm

      Yay for greed and money? That's a bit harsh. They have a successful game and they want to try and capitalize on that. How is that greedy? Imangi is a business. A comic may not be something that interests you, but it's far from greedy.

      • jchamplain

        I was joking.

      • 1Fcm

        ok :)

      • IMNS

        Only one problem with the joke. It wasnt funny...

      • jchamplain

        Honestly, who really cares?

      • IMNS

        The one who made the supposed "joke" would be my first guess.

      • jchamplain

        Sorry, but I don't.

        Oh wait! You're IMNS!!! Oh, wow!

        ...meh. Still don't care.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      I'm not sure how you ever got the idea that Imangi Studios is a nonprofit organization.

      • jchamplain

        What are we talking about? I was joking about endless runners and my suggested IAP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000144975002 Rafael Palma

    Am i the only one who doesn't likes the Temple Run games? I just don't find them entertaining or fun...

    • Adams Immersive

      I like Temple Run a lot (especially with iCade) but it strikes me as something that would frustrate and/or bore most people. Yet to my surprise, it’s the game that my friends and family (even non-gamers) all can't seem to stop playing! They INSTANTLY want to try it when they see me play it, and they instantly are hooked and want to keep playing even when the die constantly. The fun factor seems to be more universal than I would have thought!

  • jones2929

    Congrats to Imagni!  They worked their butts off for a couple of years and are now reaping the benefits.  It's a great story.

  • http://twitter.com/kshepherd Keith Shepherd

    Thanks 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002736999208 Sara Alexia

    Amei este jogo!