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Casual social game studio bringspopular Facebook match-3 puzzle to mobile platform
PARIS, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
RoyalCactus™(http://www.royalcactus.com), a French producer of casual Facebook games, has today announced the release of its first mobile game on iOS, Jelly Glutton. Specifically designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms, Jelly Glutton is already a popular match-3 puzzle on Facebook (https://apps.facebook.com/jellyglutton/).
Jelly Glutton is RoyalCactus' flagship game, counting a total of 15 million players and 1 million daily active users; part of the company's portfolio of six successful Facebook games. With launch of the mobile division, RoyalCactus players can continue to enjoy the game on any iOS device, with Android platforms following a little later in the year.
François Pacot, CEO and co-founder of RoyalCactus, said: "We are excited and proud to release our first game on mobile. Over 60 percent of Facebook's users connectfrom their smartphones, and delivering our games on mobile allows us to embark on the nextcritical component of our growth strategy, with more releasesplanned for 2014."
To accelerate the move to mobile, Pacot has hired Erwan Maigret as Head Of Mobile. Maigret is a seasoned engineer and entrepreneur with award-winning experience in both entertainment and mobile over in California. "It is a great challenge to join such a fast growing company with already proven products. Jelly Glutton for iOS hasalready notched 200k Downloads in under amonth. This is a natural move for me, using the best of my experience and network from DreamWorks and Curious Hat."
Jelly Glutton from RoyalCactus is immediately available as a FREE iPhone app on the Apple App Store. To download, visit: https://itunes.apple.com/app/jellyglutton/id700693070
RoyalCactus is the brainchild of François Pacot, a French engineer and entrepreneur. Pacot founded the company in 2008 while studying Web marketing at UCLA. Since inception, RoyalCactus' mission has been to create innovative games with social features. When making the move to Facebook in March 2012 with StarPearl, the company reached more than 100,000 players within the first weeks.
RoyalCactus has cumulated more than 20 million registered players over the last 18 months, releasing a new game every three months to strengthen its positioning.
The company is an investee of XAnge Private Equity, a 375M€ fund focused on France and Germany.
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