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article imageFrance's Royal Cactus makes jump into mobile with Jelly Glutton Special

By Eleanor Wall     Jan 15, 2014 in Technology
France’s Royal Cactus today announced the arrival of their first iOS game in the iTunes App Store. Jelly Glutton, already a hit on Facebook, is the first of Royal Cactus’ suite of interactive games to make the jump to mobile.
Royal Cactus’ CEO and Co-Founder François Pacot announced: “We are excited and proud to release our first game on mobile. Over 60 percent of Facebook’s users connect from their smartphones, and delivering our games on mobile allows us to embark on the next critical component of our growth strategy, with more releases planned for 2014.”
Royal Cactus  Jelly Glutton now available on iTunes
Royal Cactus' Jelly Glutton now available on iTunes
Image Courtesy of Royal Cactus
Jelly Glutton’s debut in the iTunes App Store coincides with the launch of Royal Cactus’ mobile division. Tasked with growing the company’s presence on mobile is Erwan Maigret (Curious Hat, DreamWorks). As Head of Mobile, Maigret will draw on his extensive experience in the animation industry. As Co-Founder and CTO of 500Startups’ Curious Hat, Maigret has been an integral part of Curious Hat’s success (they just passed the half million downloads milestone). Prior to Curious Hat, Maigret was the R & D Technical Lead at DreamWorks Animation. Maigret’s animation software was used in DreamWorks productions like Shrek 2 and 3, Madagascar, and Over the Hedge. As Head of Royal Cactus’ mobile division, Maigret will find himself wearing two hats as he maintains his position as Curious Hat’s CTO. With over 15 years of project management experience, Maigret feels he is up to the challenge. “I’m really excited about this new challenge. We are just starting the mobile division and already planning to deploy to many different platforms. The growth is amazingly fast in a market where the rules of the game are changing all the time. 2014 will be a great year for us!”
With the launch of the iOS version of Jelly Glutton, the pressure is on to ramp up the development of an Android version too. According to ComScore’s November 2013 Smartphone Subscriber Market Share Report, Android is the #1 smartphone platform with a 51.9 percent market share. (Apple is still the #1 smartphone manufacturer, with a 41.2 percent OEM market share). Currently in development, Maigret said Royal Cactus hopes to have the Android version of Jelly Glutton ready for release in the coming months.
With iOS launch  Royal Cactus makes the move into mobile.
With iOS launch, Royal Cactus makes the move into mobile.
Image Courtesy of Royal Cactus
With over 20 million registered players already, the future is looking bright for Royal Cactus as it makes the move into mobile. Pacot founded Royal Cactus in 2008, launched into Facebook games in March 2012, and has been growing the company steadily since. The launch of the mobile division takes Royal Cactus to the next level. Headquartered in France, Royal Cactus has received funding from XAnge Private Equity. With Maigret’s deep connections in California’s Bay area, Royal Cactus’ growth is full steam ahead.
The iOS version of Jelly Glutton is currently available as a free download on iTunes.
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