Temple Run for Windows Phone 8
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Temple Run gets rapid “light theme” fix for Windows Phone

Ah, Temple Run. We’ve waited so long for you, even after the your superior sequel hit iOS and Android (seriously, part 2 is waaay more interesting), yet when you finally hit you were plagued with glitches.

The initial bug had a wonky Live Tile (by wonky we mean missing) and then it was discovered that if you used the Light Theme for the OS, the sky was rendered in white as opposed to the blue-night sky that should be in the game.

Temple Run for Windows Phone 8 glitchLuckily the first bug was fixed within a day, and now the Light Theme glitch has also been patched in version 1.5.1. Hey, you have to give Imangi (and probably Microsoft) some credit for rapidly patching this high profile game. Granted, we (and many others) think the “swipes” could still use some sensitivity tweaking and you can’t actually disable the Tutorial (despite the option for it) but hey, baby steps.

You can pick up v1.5.1 of Temple Run here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only and yes, still only for devices with 1GB of RAM—that too hasn’t  been fixed yet.

Thanks to the bazillion of you for the tip and Jonathan D., for the glitch image!

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Temple Run gets rapid “light theme” fix for Windows Phone

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Puzzle Craft randomly broke on my 820. Loads to the splash screen with no continue option or any sound. No way I can see to fix it and I'm not prepared to start again after the hours invested. Hoping an update or something will give it a kick.

Temple run I tried it for 5mins don't see the big deal with it. Gravity guy 2 is much better. I would rather see gunstringer port.

i don't complain about there are temple run 2 in ios and android platform while many wpers are still excited about temple run, but this game in wp8 is lag as a sh*t, the developers have no sincerity on wp8 deleted immediately.

same here. The swipes are definitely very hard to register currently compared to iOS and Android version. Having sensitive touch on helps a bit but not much. I'm glad to see how often the dev is updating this app though. We could get TR2 sooner than we think.

I've been trying to solve this as a user, turning off super sensitive touch in the phone's settings feels like it made an improvement...

I liked wasting time with puzzle craft as much as I like wasting time with temple run :) or whatever else I waste time with...

Lovly, im in a white theme paradise. Now the same patch to Drift Mania C2 and I be a happy camper.

I'm waiting for the touch input to be fixed as well, after about 3 missed swipes I'm done (for a few hours).. LOL

Again, as soon as I click update, it says 'no downloads in progress'. On tapping back, it again shows 'update'. What's the matter with this game!! I can't afford to lose my progress by uninstalling/installing again. Last time it was one day progress, but now...nooooo!!!

Try rebooting your phone, I had the same problem but after rebooting I was able to download the update.

can anyone tell me how to unlock wallpapers within the game...i am on 42x multiplier..i see unlocks for characters but not wallpapers

You said it Daniel! Temple run 2 is waayyyyy more interesting. You think it'll be coming soon to WP8 though? It's rlly rlly fun, and this is my impression from only a few minutes on my friends S3.

Seriously, it doesn't happen all the time, but at crucial moments it can suddenly lag and wham! you hit a tree or miss a jump :/. Also when you slide, you continue hearing the slide sound well after you're standing, something is off.

Swipes don't have lag. I've tested many swipes on a straight path and many of them are completely missed.

So rather than get a WP 8 (which MS is supporting) you'd rather get an android? I personally wouldn't want android on my phone again, perfectly happy with WP 8, despite what happened to my WP 7 device.

There's a saying, the only way is up. Looks like you are going the other way round. I feel sorry for you.

Raising the 'Sensitivity' option doesn't do anything for swipes. It raises the sensitivity of the motion sensor! To test this turn it right down and have fun trying to dodge anything lol. Swipes failing to register keep killing me on my 920. My bro however hasn't had it happen once on his 920 so idk.

It's the same with slightly beefed up graphics, if you don't like this you won't like TR2. It's a simple game, but addictive, hard to explain why anyone would play it, but you find yourself wanting to do better.

Honestly I can't believe we clamored for this game because my first impression was this game is such shit. We have so many better games then this. I hope your right about #2. I should try it on my Nexus S.

As ever people clamour without even knowing what it is they are shouting for!
Sure nearly every game is better, but there's something about it's simplicity and beating your previous best score that makes it addictive.
But TR2 is just the same, but with slightly beefed up graphics. They haven't done much to make the gameplay more involving. It's a simple game, but very successful and they've not risked any changes to ruin that successful formula.
It really needs some social aspects, player vs player, leaderboards, basically an Xbox version would really make this a much more addictive game.

Got an update yesterday which im,guessing is the white cloud issue...but just 5 mins ago, i received another update which could be the one that sorted out swipe-lag...while i didnt experience any lag after this second update, I rarely had lag issues prior to this update.

ok i guess you got confused. it's not there in the game setting, it's in the system settings.
i'll correct the procedure i gave.
press start key, flick left, open settings, tap theme, tap background and select light.

Wait, so you want to give MS and Imangi credit for fixing these problems? On a game that is over a year old? It's sad that most developers don't give a @#*! about windows phone. Then again MS needs to make their own set of improvements too. 

yea I'm not entirely sure why the complaints... it's definitely one of the funner ones and just as pointless as most. 

Each to his/her own taste but we should be glad we're finally gettings these "big" apps...once the list of apps grow, the userbase grows and then we'll surely be getting apps at launch.

I think a lot of Devs just don't think about how the game appears on a white-themed phone, its not like its an issue on iOS is it?
When I get updates there are about 1in 4 who's time just is blank on the update screen. At first I thought my phone was wonky!

LOL! not at all. You set the background of the page and boom. Problem solved. If you want your app to look different based on the theme, that's different.

It seems that I can't download this game :\ ..
Everytime I try to download it, it gives me an error and I need to redownload it to get the same error again

Daniel, why do you say TR2 "is waaay more interesting", it's just the same with better graphics.
 
There's no timed-mode, no tournaments, no Xbox integration (which would instantly make it better than the iOS and Android versions). It's still the same incredibly simple (but addictive) running game, there's so much more they could do to make it more fun, mostly building in social aspects so you can see how you fare against your friends and the world. I want a 5-minute coin run mode, the ability to run the same board and compare my score, etc.
Actually, I don't want any of that, I waste enough time as it is...