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Developers from Imangi Studios Discuss Future Plans for Temple Run

In a recent interview with Pocket Gamer, two lead developers of the cross platform success, Temple Run, discussed future plans for the title and the work it took to port the game from iOS to Android. ”We’ve never done an Android game before, so it’s a big experiment for us. We just tried to do a very faithful port of the original, and then we’ll see if anything needs to be different after the launch.”

The interview never touched on the bugs that have plagued the game since release, but we know that there is a very vocal community of Android players out there that have brought these problems to the attention of developers. When asked what the future plans for Temple Run was in general, the two seemed very positive and hopeful for the upcoming updates: 

We’re working on adding more objectives, characters and powerups. Lots of people also want to see new environments, which is a much bigger deal because the whole game was skinned around the temple – the menus, fonts, end game cartoons, etc.

So we definitely have something to look forward to, but I would hope that before we see content updates, we see some stability issues cleaned up and these bugs get squashed. Besides the obvious problems that most people are experiencing, is everyone still enjoy Temple Run?

Via: Pocket Gamer

  • Ethan Sanchez

    I was afraid of the bugs that I’ve read so much about, but I haven’t experienced any issues at all and I’ve been plying it pretty heavily over the past few days. Rezound love.

  • http://twitter.com/xhaxol Vetal

    i dont know what all the hoopla is about. Its a game, it gets supper repetive, and they would love it you spent cash on coins so you can play as a girl or a prefessor and do the same thing over and over again. after 3000 run its pretty much it. 

  • Eric Payne

    uninstalled when i found out it used up a ton of battery running in the background

    • http://twitter.com/FactsSchmacts Facts Schmacts

      How’d you see it running in the background?  Just look under “running services”?  

      • Eric Payne

        checked battery on what was pulling juice, it had pulled 10% on a day that i didn’t play the game

  • tiptoptommy

    no problems on my ics rezound here so adictive

  • EvanTheGamer

    The Play Store appears to be down, or the servers are very slow today.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Cancel that…working again.

  • TimmyTim

    I still don’t get what the obsession is over this game. 

    • LiterofCola

      ditto

  • Skennedy412

    Cool! They definitely need to fix the back button bug.

  • Joedirt2217

    Love this game!! Runs buttery smooth on my Rezound with no problems at all!!!

    • EvanTheGamer

      LUCKY! Closes here and there on my Nexus, but besides that, still runs very smooth. In fact, I’d rather have a game that runs most of the time than a game that doesn’t run at all, so yeah, I’m pretty happy with it.

    • Russ

       Rezound here too… Never had a single problem.

    • http://twitter.com/jcardona1 Jose Cardona

      Ditto. Absolutely flawless on my Rezound. But but but it’s bloated with Sense. Haters gonna hate. 

  • http://www.unexpectedparameters.com Aaron Hurt

    We need to make it available for the Droid Razr.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      As far as I know, there is an apk floating around that will work just fine for the RAZR and Bionic. Just google search it, should be on XDA I think. 

      • http://www.unexpectedparameters.com Aaron Hurt

         Thank you! Looking now.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Yeah, Temple Run RUNS great on my Galaxy Nexus. Very smooth running, very addicting gameplay, etc, that is when it wants to not close on me. Sometime I can play at least 20 minutes without any unexpected closing, while other times I can play maybe one game without it closing. But other than that, was definitely well worth the wait!

    Also, a really cool feature to add is Online Leaderboards. ALL games that are based around a points system (like Temple Run/Angry Birds, etc) should have an Online Leaderboards to see how you compare to friends and others. Would be awesome, and I doubt it’d be that difficult to implement. I’m not a dev so I wouldn’t know, but seems like it’d be easy enough.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      That’s when they just ask Open Feint to do their work on it. I’m sure there would be something like that in the future. 

      • EvanTheGamer

        Would be awesome. But then again, if Angry Birds devs(a colossus of a studio compared to two devs) hasn’t done anything like that, then I doubt Temple Run will, unfortunately.

    • Dliuzzo110

      So besides all the bugs it runs great eh? (Smurk) j/k manThis game runs flawless for me. Not one close or glitch on my tbolt so any improvement is just a bonus. Oh wait one complaint, everytime I get eaten by an alligator I die…what’s that about? Sheesh, indiana jones never died

    • power

      I love android and even developed for it. I think that Google should implement the one and only leader-board type thing. “Temple run” on iOS uses your profile to store that. and even shows where your friends have died , right on the temple walls. (I also play it on iPad).