Created by Imangi Studios, Temple Run 2 was hit from the moment of its release and with the coming of its third iteration, many fans a jumping for joy, knowing that the saga will continue. But what is it that made that game so great? What did Imangi Studios do right? Can the game be played on the PC? These are the questions that we will tackle in this article in hopes of understanding. The success that is Temple Run 2.
What Made Temple Run So Great?
Created in 2011, Temple Run 2 is a 3d endless running game. What this means is, there is only one level, but it has the potential to go on forever. Well, that is if you can avoid all the obstacles. While running through this single level, your player’s speed will increase over time, causing the window you have to dodge obstacles to become smaller and smaller. This, coupled with the appearance of new ridiculous obstacles and you progress deeper into the level creates the game’s difficulty. One mistimed swipe and its game over. This thrill appealed the competitive nature Temple Run 2 players, as they would try to see who could run the furthest distance.
What did Imangi Studios do Right?
Well, there is no doubt the Temple Run 2 is an addicting game. So let’s do a little check list of everything that the creators did right.
- The game’s concept is simple so you will learn playing quickly, but objectives to be completed only get harder as time progresses.
- It’s an endless running game which will never end. You need to run as far as you can get a higher score.
- You can share scores on social media. That’s the best platform to compete with your friends on. Not to mention you can rub your victory in their faces.
- You can unlock characters with better stats to increase in your efficiency.
- Graphics and audio are in HD quality. Nice.
Temple Run 2 is still available from any iOS device. So if you are in the mood some nostalgia, give a try: Download Temple Run 2
Can the game be played on the PC?
Unfortunately, there is no actual PC version of Temple Run 2. There are, however, many methods to playing the game on PC. Here is the simplest installation process for doing so.
Step 1: Have the graphics drivers of your PC all updated
Step 2: Download Bluestacks Android Emulator. I found it to be the best emulator for running game apps. Bluestacks can be found here: Bluestacks
Step 3: Once the file in finished download, click it to begin the installation.
Step 4: After the installation is complete, Bluestacks will start up.
Step 5: Search for Temple Run 2 and install it
Step 6: Once installed, the application is ready to use. Bluestacks supports both Windows and Mac computers.
Once you have completed all steps, then you have successfully completed this guide. Congratulations and enjoy.