Egmont signs for Temple Run fiction series and activity books

Egmont Publishing has signed a deal with Imangi Studios for global publishing rights to a fiction series and activity books based on Imangi’s successful mobile game series, Temple Run.

Lisle International Licensing negotiated the deal on behalf of Imangi Studios. Egmont UK, Egmont USA and Hardie Grant Egmont (Australia) will simultaneously launch an action-packed and adventure-filled publishing program this Autumn, following the continued increase in downloads and popularity of Temple Run 2.

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Temple Run series hits one billion downloads

Temple Run Series Hits One Billion Downloads Temple Run Second Mobile Game Franchise Ever to Reach Milestone.

RALEIGH, N.C. – June 4, 2014 – Independent game developer Imangi Studios announces today that its mobile games Temple Run and Temple Run 2 have together reached the milestone of one billion downloads. Since the launch of Temple Run in 2011, Imangi Studios has evolved from a husband-and-wife team working in their apartment to a thriving company. Temple Run is now one of the most downloaded series in mobile gaming history, having grown into a household name that remains popular with first-time runners and avid fans.

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Temple Run – next chapter unveiled with a Global Publishing Programme

Lisle International Licensing is delighted to announce a new deal with Egmont UK to create an action-packed and adventure-filled publishing programme for Temple Run in 2014 and beyond. Egmont’s exciting range of titles will cover fiction, ebooks, activity books and a magazine, that will see the brand come to life on the page for its many global fans. In addition, Lisle has also licensed Annuals and Non-fiction Magazines to complete the global publishing offering.

The partnership with Egmont will see the development of brand new story content for the endless runner game with a major ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ fiction series launching in 2014. Readers will be able to choose their own twists and turns within the story, just as they would when playing the game. In addition, Egmont is launching a brand new range of activity books that will feature the very best app brands for children. Temple Run will be a flagship title in the launch of their ‘Downloaded’ activity book series and will feature puzzle and game content inspired directly by the game itself. Product across the range is expected to be in store as early as summer 2014.

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More partners for Temple Run™

Lisle International is pleased to unveil more licensed partners for the globally successful digital property Temple Run™; with merchandise already available for Apparel and core categories including, Accessories, Bags, Magazines and Annuals to arrive in market soon.

In addition Forbidden Planet will launch early September with a Temple Run™ merchandise range covering Apparel, Bags, Gift and Novelty. With this cult merchandise retailer being the perfect store for the core UK Temple Run user, it is expected to see swift sales for the key ranges and people wearing Temple run T-shirts and more within the next few weeks.

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Usain Bolt sprints into Temple Run™ 2

Run as the Fastest Man On Earth in the Fastest Growing Mobile Hit Ever!

Dimensional Branding Group (DBG), the global licensing agency for Imangi Studios, the developer behind the global sensation Temple Run™, and Usain Bolt, the six-time Olympic Gold Medalist and world’s fastest man, today announce one of the greatest videogame & athlete cameo cross-overs of all time as Usain Bolt is now a playable character in Temple Run™ 2. As the first branded character in Temple Run™ history, Usain Bolt’s worldwide recognition demonstrates the global and cultural reach of the original endless runner game.

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Temple Run™ and Forbidden Planet confirm merchandise partnership

Lisle International has unveiled details of a deal with cult entertainment retailer, Forbidden Planet that will see the store launch a retail range of products for the digitally inspired property and record breaking downloadable game, Temple Run™.

Forbidden Planet has nine stores in the UK all placed in major cities, including the London Mega Store which is the largest cult entertainment store in the world. In addition to the high street outlets, the group also has a huge online business and is seen as THE destination for all niche merchandise relating to sci-fi, gaming and digital properties.

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Temple Run™ stands out in Apple’s all time download list

As the total downloads from the App Store tops 50 billion, there is one game that stands out as one of the most downloaded free mobile games ever and that’s Temple Run. The positioning in Apple’s official top 25 list signifies the many lucrative merchandising opportunities for the property.

Last month Apple revealed the 25 most downloaded paid and free apps of all time. High on the list, Imangi Studios’ Temple Run™ occupied the #2 spot for the most downloaded free mobile gaming app.

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Temple Run’s licensing programme starts with three new partners!

Lisle International, UK & Europe licensing agent for the digitally inspired property and record breaking downloadable game, Temple Run, is pleased to announce that it has brokered three new deals for the property.

The new deals include apparel partner Blues Clothing together with Trade Mark Collections with a range of bags and accessories for the UK. Fashions UK is the third new partner and will deliver both Bags and Apparel across Europe.

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Temple Run 2 surges to #1 spot on App Store 8 hours after release!

Temple Run 2 released on Apple’s App store & reaches #1 spot within 8 hours. Massive instant download figures indicate high prospects for the game’s license programme!

A sequel to the popular downloadable endless runner game, Temple Run, has been released on Apple’s App Store: Temple Run 2 was released for download globally on Thursday January 17th and reached the download #1 spot within eight hours!

The news of the immediate success of the launch of Temple Run 2 adds to last week’s announcement that a full licensing programme is to be launched in the UK and Eire by Lisle Licensing.

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