Mobile Games Accelerator Launches in Brisbane, Australia

For Immediate Release
Tuesday 15th January 2013

Game developers rejoice – Brisbane’s newest Games Accelerator; Right Pedal Studios is now open for applications. Successful teams will have access to funding to get their game for iOS or Android up and running. The package includes support in the form of working capital of up to $50,000, office space, mentorship and an alumni program.

The project is seeded by River City Labs founder Stephen Baxter, and is managed by games veteran John Passfield.

Right Pedal Studios will fund small teams of 2 to 5 developers to make games for iOS or Android in exchange for a fraction of the equity in each game.

Teams also get access to a number of games industry mentors who bring with them valuable knowledge from their years of experience.

Mentors include Morgan Jaffit, co-founder of Defiant Development (publishers of Ski Safari), Dan Vogt (co-founder of Halfbrick), Matt Hall, founder of KlickTock and developer of Little Things Forever, David Zwierzchaczewski, Application Engineer for Media and Entertainment at Autodesk, Gordon Moyes, convenor of Griffith University’s game program and producer of the Destroy All Humans! series, Pras Moorthy, product manager of Kixeye and co-owner of the Mana Bar, and Steve Baxter and John Passfield.

“Australia is home to some of the greatest mobile game developers in the world and we’re excited to help up and coming developers reach their potential.” said Steve Baxter.

Right Pedal has partnered with a number of industry players including Griffith University and Pitcher Partners, each providing access to goods and services for each of the development team involved in the program.

“We want to team up with smart developers working on great games. Our goal is to help them where we can and allow them to focus on making the best game possible.” said John Passfield.

Applications are open to residents of Australia and the first teams will enter production in February/March 2013. Interested parties can apply to the games accelerator program via the Right Pedal Studios website where they will find more information about the program and mentors.

About Right Pedal Studios Pty Ltd

Right Pedal Studios is a mobile game accelerator based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded by Steve Baxter and managed by John Passfield, the accelerator provides mobile game developers with working capital, office space, mentorship as well as access to more general business resources of River City Labs.

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For press inquiries, please contact:

John Passfield
Right Pedal Studios
Tel: +61 (0)7 3014 0309