You will soon be able to strap Temple Run to your face

This popular mobile game is moving into virtual reality. 


Imad Khan

Internet Culture

Published Sep 30, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 12:15 pm CDT

We’ve all been addicted to the Temple Run mobile game and its various clones since it was released a little more than a year ago. The simplicity of the game coupled with the classic highest-score concept yields something universally enjoyable.

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With Virtual Reality headsets becoming more and more popular, it was only a matter of time before mobile game developers got in on the action. iMangi Studios, the team behind Temple Run, has announced it will be making a version of the game for Samsung’s Gear VR headset. 

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Samsung partnered with Facebook’s Oculus Rift team to create a virtual reality headset that only requires a Galaxy Note 4. It’s a big leap forward, because the Oculus Rift still needs an entire computer to operate. A VR headset that only requires an oversized phone is much more manageable. 

Rumblings of the VR revolution have been going on for the past two years. Here’s hoping Temple Run will bring the technology one step closer to consumers.

H/T JBGnews | Image via iMangi

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*First Published: Sep 30, 2014, 10:15 am CDT