Every so often a game comes along that captures the imagination of gamers -- Minecraft was one, as was Angry Birds -- and when the people behind the games are smart (or they have smart people working for them) the path to the aftermarket and T-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, why, swag of all types is not far away! Speaking as a gamer who owns a Minecraft T-Shirt and hat, I think it is safe to say that as a phenomenon it is pretty well an established fact that given the opportunity most gamers will seek out swag related to their favorite games, buy it, and wear it.
That being the case there is good news for fans of the cult hit Temple Run -- Imangi Studios has teamed up with Cafe Press to create an official Temple Run Swag Page on which can be found official Temple Run Merchandise in the official Temple Run Store! Not only is there now a place to go and buy some TR Swag, they are actually giving away a small piece for free to fans who show up -- that's right, just show up and order yourself some free Limited Edition Customizable Temple Run Luggage Tags at Launch!
In addition to the Luggage Tags fans can score themselves the following just for starts:
-- Temple Run Custom Death Scene T-Shirts
-- Temple Run Field Bag
-- Temple Run Power-up Travel Mug
-- Temple Run Shower Curtain
-- Temple Run Logo Shot Glass
That shower curtain is looking good, let me tell ya! Considering that Temple Run managed to captivate the world with its exhilarating action, adding an official merch store to the mix is just brilliant! Offering the choice in design that includes the evil demon monkeys, cursed idols, and characters like Guy Dangerous, Scarlett Fox and Karma Lee is beyond brilliant and bordering upon sheer genius!
"The launch of an official Temple Run store really came out of demand from the fans. People kept asking us where they could buy Temple Run shirts," says co-creator Keith Shepherd. "We wanted to let our fans show off some of the beautiful art and humor that make Temple Run so great and are happy to fulfill the demand through a fantastic partnership with CafePress."
In the year since its release, Temple Run has been downloaded over 100 million times, totaling over 10 billion sessions played since August 2011. The endless runner game that challenges players to test their reflexes while jumping, running and sliding to escape the temple dwellers, has been downloaded by 13% of the U.S. population and is currently available for FREE in the App Store, Google Play and Amazon.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to http://www.cafepress.com/ for more infos and to get your swag!
Posted: 16th Oct 2012 by CMBF
Tags: Temple Run, iPhoneiPad,