Temple Run: A Coping Mechanism

The Longest Rainy Sunday
The Longest Rainy Sunday
Temple Run: A Coping Mechanism

In this episode of The Longest Rainy Sunday, we tackle a game that took the world by storm in 2011: “Temple Run.” We analyze why and how this game benefits players in the current context of COVID-19 and relieves anxiety, effectively serving as a coping mechanism. From the mechanics to the story line, we explore it all. We urge you to sit back and come listen to our critical take on the game–welcome to the “Temple Run” episode.


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