Mobile games accelerator Right Pedal Studios announces first intake

18 April 2013

Brisbane based mobile games accelerator Right Pedal Studios is excited to announce its first intake of game developers.

The three teams of Australian developers - Ghostbox, Geekbrain Games and Screwtape Studios will receive support in the form of working capital of up to $50,000, office space and access to industry mentors including Dan Vogt co-founder of Halfbrick, Morgan Jaffit co-founder of Defiant Development (publishers of Ski Safari) and Little Things Forever developer Matt Hall.

Ghostbox is developing an endless runner, Geekbrain Games is building a tower defense game and Screwtape are making a social word game.

“The response to the program has been great and each team brings something different to Right Pedal Studios. The games and teams we have chosen give us a very positive feeling about the potential for success of this first round.” said Steve Baxter.

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

“The first intake represents the variety of talent in the local industry and I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with these teams and bring their games to market.” said John Passfield.

A second round is now open for developers to apply to. The closing date for the second round is May 9th 2013. The program is open to all residents of Australia. 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.