If your afternoons are anything like my afternoons, chances are you're kicking back right now drinking a stevia-laden American-sized cup of coffee thinking about when you're going to take time out of your day to go to the gym while you hopelessly scroll through your mountain of RSS feeds looking for more Temple Run spinoffs. If that's not what you're doing right now, you should be happy that there's someone like me out there keeping my eye out for new Temple Run-likes. The latest comes from Simultronics, the guys behind Tiny Heroes [Free], which is an amazing tower defense game that we absolutely loved in our five star review.

One Epic Knight looks pretty cool in that we haven't seen a Temple Run clone with a medieval theme yet, but I think we can all agree this behind the back runner trend is getting incredibly tiring- Especially now that we've got developers capable of creating such incredible games (like Tiny Heroes and its predecessors geoDefense [$1.99] and geoDefense Swarm [$1.99]) that are hopping aboard the bandwagon.

Take a look at the game in action-

If all goes as planned, One Epic Knight should pop up on the App Store next Wednesday night with the onslaught of other releases. I'm excited to give it a spin, err, run, to see what if anything they do new to the Temple Run formula. For more details, check out the game's official web site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Hopper/1238691947 Paul Hopper

    does look pretty cool, here's hoping for universal support. still waiting on universal support for tiny heroes :)

  • Briker Ed

    That voice. . . . I'd hate to play it on mute. 

    • cosmicrob

      It's like a medieval Duke Nukem. 

  • 1Fcm

    Feels like we are getting a new endless runner every week. It wont be long before the endless runner market is completely over saturated.

    • araczynski

      it was oversaturated the day the second one came out.  despise the genre with a passion, but hey, to each their own.

      • 1Fcm

        Each new endless runner seems to try and infuse a twist on the setting, mechanics or power ups, etc.... but in the end they are all the exact same grind with IAP's. I can't say I've never played one, but at this point I'm not even interested anymore... even if its free.

  • lr1919

    :(

  • http://twitter.com/RobotsVsWizards Jared maybe James

    "stevia-laden American-sized" HA! I almost blew my canned micro brew all over my keyboard when i saw that  :)

  • Arch Deluxe

    All we need is a Taco Bell-themed endless runner to complete the trend.

  • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

    If it wasn't for Pitfall, I'd be more skeptical of this game. I wish Pitfall worked smoother on my iPhone 4 though. On the iPad 2, I can't stop playing that game. I think it's the feeling of actual progress along with the aesthetics which are top notch.

    So, this looks pretty good to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-D-Dunn/679068624 James D. Dunn

    I've played Temple run and Agent Dash and deleted them within a day.... I think I might actually be able to get behind this rpg themed one..... Maybe...

  • CyborgOne

    Endless runners aren't really my thing, but I loved the creativity exhibited by Tiny Heroes, so might have to give it a shot.

    No matter what, I disagree with Eli's assessment that the "behind the back runner trend is getting incredibly tiring" - think there are a lot of enhancements which can be made to the endless runner genre; not all are simply re-hashes of others.  The control scheme, art style, and general attention to detail shown in this one, seems to indicate it could be a winner.

  • pocketmego

    See, I'm not tired of these yet. Not so long as they are good and this looks really good.

  • RunnyGnome

    Wow. This looks frigging amazing. I never really enjoyed temple run, to be honest, but the progression system and the price (Free!) are all too pretty for me to let this one slip by.

  • bigrand1

    Just want all these endless runners to DIE OFF already! 

  • lanstar

    See now I never thought endless runners deserved the name "genre." Seemed like one dev made one app, then a billion others copied it. So yeah they're all essentially the same game really, and I have played it before. This does look cool tho...