By the Power of Indie Development… Saturday Morning RPG Hits the App Store!

Epic 80s-Inspired RPG Now Available for iOS; Downloading is Only Half the Battle

Mighty Rabbit logoRALEIGH, N.C. – April 5, 2012 – Mighty Rabbit Studios, an independent mobile game developer based in North Carolina’s bustling Research Triangle Park, has announced the launch of their first title for iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod®touch: Saturday Morning RPG (SMRPG). An episodically epic role-playing game inspired by the best cartoons and pop culture icons the 80s had to offer, SMRPG is a love-letter to all your best childhood weekend memories. To take up the fight against the forces of retro evil, download the first episode of SMRPG from the App Store today for free.

For a glimpse at SMRPG’s thrilling combat in action, check out the trailer.

SMRPG Features Include:

  • Original soundtrack by legendary composers Vince DiCola, best known for his work on Transformers: The Animated Movie, and Kenny Meriedeth, who worked on musical scores for over 200 popular cartoons and shows including Duck Tales, X-Men, and Power Rangers.
  • Touchscreen-controlled, timing-based combat inspired by classic JRPGs and legendary items from the 80s – use a Botchangers action figure to crush enemies as a semi-trailer truck, or a Joystick to start a video tennis barrage!
  • Progression system that lets players grow their character’s abilities to match their play style and mix and match magical scratch-and-sniff stickers they collect in-game to boost powers, de-buff enemies, and more.
  • Full season of planned, self-contained episodes that will tell the full tale of SMRPGhero Martin “Marty” Michael Hall’s battle against the forces of evil!

For more information about SMRPG, visit the official Mighty Rabbit site or follow the team on Facebook and Twitter!

SMRPG is the first title to be published by Durham, NC-based game development accelerator Joystick Labs. For more information about the program, including information about how to sign up for the upcoming 2012 program, visit

About Mighty Rabbit Studios
Mighty Rabbit Studios, Inc. is an independent mobile game developer based out of Raleigh, NC. The company was formed in September of 2010 as part of the inaugural session of the Joystick Labs game development accelerator program. The team currently consists of five full time staff, and is focused on mobile gaming as a leading sector in the continually growing interactive entertainment industry. Saturday Morning RPG is their first title.

About Joystick Labs
Located in the entrepreneurial hub of North Carolina, Durham’s American Underground, Joystick Labs is the first-of-its-kind seed-stage accelerator program focused exclusively on startup video game studios. Founded in 2010, Joystick Labs is backed by an active group of Research Triangle-based angel investors. The accelerator has launched games from seven studios and will hold its next session in August 2012. To learn more, visit the company website at

Media Contact

Ryan Morgan & Wendy Beasley TriplePoint for Joystick Labs


Saturday Morning RPG screenshots
Saturday Morning RPG screenshots

Download the press kit here.