Temple Run VR gets Demon Monkeys in your Oculus-wearing face

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Temple Run VR gets Demon Monkeys in your Oculus-wearing face
The Temple Run games have virtually defined the endless runner genre, so it's fitting that virtual reality defines the latest entry, Temple Run VR. Designed for the Samsung Gear VR (a more portable version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset that substitutes a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for its screen), Temple Run VR puts you into the first-person view of an explorer who steals an ancient idol and is subsequently hunted by Arctic Demon Monkeys.

Well, it won't win any awards for best writing, but sometimes you just want to get straight into the action.

"We're thrilled to see this new virtual reality technology in the hands of consumers, and are inspired by the potential for new game experiences," Keith Shepherd, co-founder of developer Imangi Studios said in a press release. "It's been a pleasure working with Samsung and Oculus to bring Temple Run VR to life, and we can't wait to see what players think of the chase."

Temple Run VR is now available to download via the Gear VR's digital storefront for free.
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Run for Your Life! Temple Run VR Now Available on Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

The Mega-hit Endless Runner Sprints Into Virtual Reality

RALEIGH, N.C. - Dec. 23, 2014 - Imangi Studios today announced that the latest addition in the Temple Run series, Temple Run VR, is now available on the newly released Samsung Gear VR™ Innovator Edition. Run for your life in a thrilling immersive experience as you navigate an arctic wilderness! As one of the first fully playable games for Gear VR, Temple Run VR is free to download.

In Temple Run VR, players take the idol from a mysterious temple and begin an epic run across icy mountaintops to deftly avoid Arctic Demon Monkeys. Virtual reality allows the player to experience the exhilarating escape in first person as they dodge patches of snow and ice, cross frosty footbridges, and jump between alpine cliffs.

"We're thrilled to see this new virtual reality technology in the hands of consumers, and are inspired by the potential for new game experiences," said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. "It's been a pleasure working with Samsung and Oculus to bring Temple Run VR to life, and we can't wait to see what players think of the chase."

The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus is available in the U.S. Using the Galaxy Note® 4, Gear VR Innovator Edition gives content creators and VR enthusiasts a chance to get their hands on the first low persistence virtual reality experience powered by a smartphone.

Temple Run VR can be downloaded through the Oculus platform.
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