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A lot of excited Temple Run fans may have thought the day had finally arrived this morning. Despite having previously confirmed that an announcement would be made via their Facebook page, probably the most convincing fake of all showed up today in the Market. 

The 'developers' were shown as being Imangi Studios, the actual developers of the iOS smash hit. All seemed well, until you actually installed the app. Reports were flooding in suggesting that no levels would be available for another four days. Of course the alarm bells should at this point start ringing and anyone who had downloaded this should uninstall immediately. Imangi -- the real Imangi -- took to Twitter to try and get the word out. Thankfully the malicious app has been removed from the Market. 

To try and calm down the fever pitch that anticipation has reached for Temple Run, Imangi have offered some further information on the release -- you guessed it, on their Facebook page. Everything is a scam, until they say otherwise. They have promised to deliver at least a weeks notice prior to launching in the Market, which rules February out of the equation. The message is clear though folks, you might be excited for the game, but there are some horrible people out there who will stop at nothing to take advantage of that. However, hit the source link below to head over to the official Temple Run Facebook page. After all, that's where everything will be revealed. 

Source: Imangi (Facebook)


Reader comments

The official Temple Run for Android still isn't out, anything else is just malware


I could see your point if this was Barack Obama or someone of that nature. But this is a video game maker. In my opinion there is nothing unprofessional about it.

There really needs to be a way to flag all manner of malware and/or crapware in the market, Market needs a big shake up, at the moment it's a bit like a no frills big box warehouse store, on the fringe of the ghetto.
There is a lot of crap still sitting in the market, and there's nothing I can do about it.

Not trying to stir the pot here but...

This is the prime reason that the draconian policies of Apple's App Store are better than the free-for-all nature of the Android Market.

Look at what Amazon has been doing; their app store for Android is gaining momentum.

Just go and read on the amount of crap fake or imitation games in the iOS App Store, this could very well happen though (albeit maybe not malware that automatically calls phone numbers, but it could still be a fake game that charges people money yet just displays an ad and nothing else once installed, for example).

It's funny to me that if you look at the comments on posts about Google's Bouncer, you'd think that malware was just a hoax created by anti-Android fanboys.

Then you read the comments on this post, and it's acknowledged that malware is a problem and that maybe Apple's system has some merit.

Both are samples from this community.

Weird things make me laugh.