Made by a group calling themselves “CodeCrafted”, the Temple Run Map is based off of the popular iOS and Android game of the same name, and pretty much follows the same formula, albeit in Minecraft instead of on a mobile platform.
The goal of the map is simply to run for as long as you can before you succumb and “die”, much like the mobile game. The map will keep a record of your progress, so you can see the total distance you have run, distance for last run, how much gold you have collected, and so on.
It is a very impressive map, supposedly created by using over 1000 command blocks, and it works very well (atm. only in Snapshot 14w10c though). This means that each run is different, as the map is randomly generated each time, so you won’t have 2 runs that are identical!
You will spawn on a platform above the map, from which you can chose which boost you want to use (boosts are automatically activated once you collect 100 coins in a run), complete challenges (like run 250m, or collect 100 coins, these will give you more coins), or upgrade boosts and other parts about the map (using the coins collected on the map or acquired through challenges). You will also recieve in-game instructions the first time you launch the map, but these can also be re-accessed from this platform.
You also start the game from this platform, by standing on the gold pressure plate in the middle of the room. You return to this platform every time you “die” (i.e. fall off the run, fall in lava, and so on).
The Temple Run Map does not require any mods or other programs, simply start the game in Snapshot 14w10c, and launch the map. If you don’t know how to launch Minecraft in a Snapshot version, follow these instructions:
Open the Minecraft Launcher
Once you have done that, select a name for the profile, for instance “‘Your name’ Snapshot”
Under “Version Selection”, tick the box that says “Enable experimental development versions (“snapshots”)
You will get a warning telling you that it may not be stable and can corrupt worlds, say yes to this (and use your “normal” profile for other worlds to be save, you might corrupt them if not)
Select Snapshot 14w10c (NOT the latest version).
Launch the game (after installing this map) and it should work without any issues.
It is a very fun and amazing map, that really shows what dedicated people can do with this game, making other games within it, all using default Minecraft to do so. Very cool, and very, very impressive.
How to install the Temple Run Map:
Download the map.
Go to your %appdata%/.minecraft folder.
Open the “saves” folder.
Unzip the map you downloaded, and put the unzipped folder into the saves folder.
Launch the game (don’t forget to select the Snapshot 14w10c profile)
That should do it, you can now play Temple Run in Minecraft! Enjoy!
Here is the official launch video of this map, check it out to get a better look at how this map actually works: