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Temple Run VR Available Now For Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

by Andrew Reiner on Dec 23, 2014 at 05:23 AM

Imangi Studios' Temple Run has been downloaded on mobile devices and tablets over one billion times. Starting today, this beloved endless runner is one of the first big franchises to move to the virtual reality space. Early adopters of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition headset can download Temple Run VR for free today.

In this iteration of the game, you experience the thrill of getting chased by Arctic Monkeys from the first-person perspective. You are tasked to steal an idol and then run for your life across icy mountaintops. All of the action is controlled by tilting the headset to move and jump. Holding true to the series' heritage, you won't survive this expedition. You just need to cling to life long enough to post scores that are hopefully higher than your friends'.

The Samsung VR headset is powered by Oculus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is inserted into the headset and used as the display screen. For more on Samsung Gear VR's headset, read Mike Futter's hands-on impressions with it.

[via VentureBeat]


Our Take
Temple Run may seem like an odd fit for virtual reality, but it's good to see big, established franchises and development teams exploring this new gaming frontier.