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Get App-y: ‘Temple Run’ is mindless, addictive, fun

by Lillie-Beth Brinkman Modified: February 28, 2012 at 8:12 am •  Published: February 28, 2012
group of sixth graders I recently talked to from different schools are all big fans.

But then again, so are many of their parents. The adults I know who play it are hooked. They’ll turn to Temple Run on their devices to unwind after their children are in bed.

I think the sheer simplicity of the game makes it appeal to those of us who don’t always want to learn a complex new game with a lot of depth: To play, the character runs, and the operator swipes the screen to make sharp turns, jump or slide. The concept doesn’t require complicated problemsolving skills or knowledge of a story, both traits that suck people into games for a long time. The frenzied game is mindless, addictive, fast, fun and free.

What is your favorite “endless” game? Email   or let me know on the Get App-y blog at . See a list of more popular games like this on the blog, too.