Mother 3 is a role-playing game developed by Brownie Brown and HAL Laboratory for the Game Boy Advanced. Published by Nintendo the game released in 2006 exclusively in Japan and is the third installment in the Mother series. Like the previous entries in the series the game features a top-down perspective with turn-based combat.
Ape Inc. was a Japanese video game developer that was founded in March 1989 as an affiliate of Nintendo and is best known for the creation of the EarthBound series. The studio was created for the sole purpose of developing the Famicom role playing game Mother. The concept of the development studio began when then president of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi saw a television interview of Japanese copywriter Shigesato Itoi defending the video game industry.