Is there any way I can install and play Temple Run in Ubuntu 13.04. I have basic terminal command skills and don't mind compiling it from source.


According to the Imangi Studios website, Temple Run is not available for Linux.

Temple Run only appears to be available for phones (Windows Phone, iOS devices and Android).


You can run it through it through the Android emulator

Create and start Android image

  1. Download the Android SDK: https://developer.android.com/sdk/ (Select the Linux 32 & 64-bit entry below SDK Tools Only)
  2. Start the Android SDK Manager (tools/android in the downloaded archive)
  3. Wait for to download the list of available Android tools
  4. Click Install # packages... in the bottom left corner
  5. In the Menu select: Tools -> Manage AVDs
  6. On the left side select: New...
  7. Enter a name next to AVD Name
  8. Select a Device (Nexus 4 is fine)
  9. Select the first entry next to Target
  10. Select CPU/ABI type ARM (armeabi-v7a)
  11. Enter at least 200 MiB as SD Card size
  12. Make sure you check Use Host GPU next to Emulation Options
  13. Click OK
  14. Select your new Android image and click Start... on the left-hand side

Locate game APK

  1. In a search engine of your choice search for Temple Run Android APK
  2. Select the first non-Google result
  3. Make sure you can download a file of type Android Package for there
  4. Copy the URL of the page

Download and install game

  1. In the emulator Android should be running now
  2. Select the Settings application (just like on the phone)
  3. Scroll down until you find Security and click on it
  4. Check Unknown Sources and click OK in the warning dialog
  5. Press the Home Button on the left-hand side of the emulator
  6. Select the Browser application
  7. Paste the URL from the last step
  8. Download the file you have previously found on the website
  9. Click on the top panel and pull it across the screen
  10. Wait for the download to complete then tap on the entry that says Download complete
  11. In the installation screen press Next on the bottom right of the screen
  12. The text of the button will change to Install so click it again
  13. Wait for the installation to complete
  14. Click on the Open button on the bottom right of the screen

You should now have Temple Run running in your Android emulator

  • Sorry I accidentally saved too early – ntninja Nov 23 '13 at 22:42

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