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Renuka Jallapuram, CEO of Flying Caps Technologies: Gaming can be an amazing field for female developers

Renuka Jallapuram, CEO of Flying Caps Technologies: Gaming can be an amazing field for female developers

Renuka Jallapuram has over 10 years of experience in the computer and gaming industry and is currently the CEO of Flying cap technologies. Starting out as a software developer, Renuka turned to mobile games, in partnership with her husband, with the aim of creating engaging games that will be played by the world. Today, his studio has released 10 games and had over 100 million downloads worldwide on google Player. She dreams of building one of the biggest gaming companies in India from the idea stage to a multi-million dollar business. Recently, Slink.ioa game from his studio, has been selected as part of a cohort of 100 promising startups that will be trained as part of the Appscale Academy, an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google.
What prompted you to start Flying Caps Technologies?
I have always been fascinated by the possibilities of software engineering. I started my career as a software developer in Java, J2EE and RPA Automation, and worked with companies such as HCL and Cognizant. However, I always wanted to develop something of my own and I felt a huge potential in the mobile gaming industry. So I decided to completely change my career and get into the mobile games category, with my husband Chandrasekhar Manubolu.
How was your journey as a female game developer?
The trip was not easy. Software development and game development are two very different abilities. But over time, I was able to learn on my own and take full ownership of developing new indie games. Eventually, in 2019, I decided to go beyond being a developer and co-founded Flying Caps Technologies, a game company through which my husband and I hope to create engaging games that will be played by people. people all over the world. I’m also looking forward to launching games aimed at female gamers, by female developers.
What is the main objective of your game?
We started in 2016 by creating indie games aimed at reaching people around the world and providing them with unique and disruptive gaming experiences. Today we built Flying Caps Technologies. Thanks to Google Play, we were able to better understand the evolution of our games and better understand our audience. The platform helps us better understand our user base and the technical aspects of the game.
How has the app ecosystem evolved in India post-pandemic, especially with regards to online gaming?
Mobile gaming has surged in India as the pandemic sees more and more people going online and spending time online. The falling cost of data in the country has also boosted internet adoption. There has been an exponential increase in the gambling base in India and the demand for local gambling solutions is expected to increase. However, as demand has increased, it has been a difficult phase for studios like us. We were looking to launch many new games, however, we had to freeze our hiring plans given the pandemic.
We are now looking forward to expanding our business. We want to launch games in all categories – multiplayer, hyper-casual, and AR and VR powered games. We think gaming can be an amazing field for female developers, and we look forward to hitting campuses to recruit new talent.
Have a message you want to share with your fellow female developers on Women’s Day?
I would like to point out that we need more female game developers. There has been a significant increase in the female gaming population, making it the perfect opportunity for female game developers to thrive. I encourage female developers across the country to create their own opportunities and take initiatives that help them achieve their dreams. It’s time to be smart, confident and build for the world.