The Temple Run for Android saga has gone on and on and yesterday we were pleased to be able to tell our readers that the game was finally available. However, although we expected that many people would be delighted at the news, the response was quite different as it seems that many of you are having difficulties or your devices are not compatible, leading to major disappointment and a fair amount of anger.
If you were waiting for Temple Run to make it to Android after the iOS app had previously been such a smash hit, you’ll know that the game was delayed several times. At the time this caused a lot of frustration from Android gamers desperate to get their hands on it and many were taken in by fake Temple Run Android apps. Imangi Studios, the developers of Temple Run asked for patience and warned against the bogus apps and finally gave a release date of March 27 (yesterday). They stressed that the delays in getting the game to the Android platform were because they wanted to get it exactly right.
At the time this seemed to be fair enough and we pointed out that maybe it was better to wait to get the game spot on for its release without any glitches or problems. When we reminded readers yesterday that the app had been released (Google Play link here), we said that hopefully Imangi Studios had got it 100% right and asked readers to let us know if the game was running smoothly for them and if they were pleased that the long wait was over. Unfortunately it seems that we opened a whole kettle of worms as we had many comments from people who sounded pretty angry.
The app is free and requires devices to be running Android 2.1 or later as we pointed out yesterday. However it seems that many people who’ve been waiting for so long are finding out their devices are not compatible. We’ve had comments from owners of the HTC Wildfire and Legend, Samsung Admire and Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Q, T-Mobile Mytouch, Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, Droid Razr and other handsets, all saying they are getting messages that their device is not compatible and some of those people have understandably become frustrated and annoyed.
We had a few comments from Galaxy S2 owners saying they’d managed to download it although it was described as ‘glitchy’ and a Droid 3 user said they managed to download it but got kicked out of the game after a few attempts. The sense that people feel let down is very tangible and one user pointed out that they’d been waiting for a long time and Temple Run for Android wasn’t compatible for either their own device, or any of their friend’s devices. We know that there are probably many of you who are quite happy with Temple Run for Android and playing the game quite happily as we speak. However there seem to be an awful lot of people who are dissatisfied and very unhappy about the app they’ve waited for so patiently for so long.
We’d like to get an idea of how widespread these problems are. If you are having trouble getting Temple Run for your Android device, or have managed to download it but are having further problems, then let us know by sending your comments below this story. Do you feel disillusioned and let down by the Android version of Temple Run?
UPDATE – Please check out our article at this link for news that the Temple Run for Android game has now received an update to fix some of these problems and make more devices compatible.