148 Apps on Facebook 148 Apps on Twitter

Category: Portable Podcast »

The Portable Podcast, Episode 199

Posted by Carter Dotson on August 27th, 2013

Bring me the head of Sasquatch!

On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to one of the creators of Tiny Tycoons about the recent developments in the world of their real-world location game, and Sasquatch hunting.
  • The MMORPG LCD demake Game of Watchcraft is discussed with one of its creators.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Dave Bisceglia, The Tap Lab
  • Guest: Shaun Britton, Clicker
  • Music:

    How to Listen:

    Apps From This Episode:


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 198

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 20th, 2013
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC FREEMIUM FUN :: Read Review »

    Dude, you're gonna be on a podcast!

    On This Episode:

  • It's all about Plants vs. Zombies 2 as Carter Dotson lets Blake Grundman and Brett Nolan gab away about PopCap's hotly-anticipated sequel, and if it's something that can truly be enjoyed for free. Mercifully not recorded and included on the program: talk about babies.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Co-Host: Blake Grundman, 148Apps & The Power Button Podcast

  • Music:

    How to Listen:

    Apps From This Episode:

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 197

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 13th, 2013

    We'll get our hooks into you!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Mike Meade of BeaverTap Games talk about the speedrun sequel Mikey Hooks, and the work that went into making the hooking mechanic feel just right.
  • Carter and two of the members of Ironhide Games discuss the work that went in to crafting the sequel to the hit game Kingdom Rush.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Mike Meade, BeaverTap Games
  • Guests: Alvaro Azofra and Gonzalo Sande, Ironhide Games

  • Music:

    How to Listen:

    Apps From This Episode:


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 196

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 6th, 2013

    Busted for using podcast-enhancing drugs! The penalty? More podcasts!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett discuss recent releases Pivvot, Brick Roll, and The Drowning. One is naughty; two are nice.

  • Carter talks to Juicy Beast about its release of Knightmare Tower for iOS, and why the team decided to eschew IAP for the mobile version.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Guests: Dominique Nault and Yowan Langlais, Juicy Beast

  • Music:

    How to Listen:

    Apps From This Episode:




    The Portable Podcast, Episode 195

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 30th, 2013

    Robot-on-robot crime!

    On This Episode:

  • One of the developers of Blastron, talks about the making of the fast-paced online battler, and gives some tips for success for players.
  • One of Delta-V's developers discusses how Wipeout and Gradius were both influences on this 2D racing game.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Cuz Parry, Kabam
  • Guest: Chi Dire, Spacehopper Studios
  • Music:

    How to Listen:

    Apps From This Episode:


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 194

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 23rd, 2013

    Don't tell me what to do!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett discuss why they have a problem with Chillingo's recent move to take Kamikaze Pigs from paid to free after four days, and why they appear to be faltering as publisher as compared to others on iOS. As well, discussion of Futuridium EP is carried out, and why the way it teaches players to play is the superior method to the handholding that other games commonly use.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Music:

    How to Listen:

    Apps From This Episode:




    The Portable Podcast, Episode 193

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 16th, 2013

    A podcast for a more refined generation.

    On This Episode:

    • Carter talks to Phil Gaskell of Ripstone about the digital publisher's mission, their diverse library of titles so far, and his thoughts on the future of gaming.

    Episode Cast:

    • Host: Carter Dotson
    • Guest: Phil Gaskell, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Ripstone

    Music:

    How to Listen:

    Apps From This Episode:



    The Portable Podcast, Episode 192

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 9th, 2013

    RIP Ryan Davis.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to Chris Jeffrey, creator of the Flash game series turned maddening iOS game Space is Key, about the title's transition to mobile, and why making money on mobile is so much different from the Flash game space.
  • Carter talks to Jeff Fal, creator of Dungeonism, about why his game is designed for iPhone – and only for iPhone.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Chris Jeffrey, Chris Jeff Games
  • Guest: Jeff Fal, independent developer
  • Music:

    How to Listen:

    Apps From This Episode:


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 191

    Posted by Carter Dotson on June 25th, 2013

    All my XCOMs live in Texas.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and the gang discuss the biggest new release of the past week, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and what its impact on the market will be. Other titles from across the iOS spectrum are discussed as well.
  • Carter talks to Coatsink's Tom Beardsmore about his studio's new game Fatty, and how it evolved from a larger project they're still working on. As well, there's discussion of why informing the player of what they can and can't do in a game is so difficult.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Co-Host: Rob Rich, 148Apps
  • Guest: Tom Beardsmore, Coatsink
  • Music:

    How to Listen:

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 190

    Posted by Carter Dotson on June 18th, 2013

    Flatter than ever!

    In This Episode:

    Carter and co-host Brett Nolan talk about the big announcements from WWDC, including iOS 7. Will it be a huge change to iOS? As well, the announcement of MFi gamepad support in iOS is discussed - will it herald major things for iOS gaming in the near future?

    Episode Cast:

    Music:

    How to Listen:

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 189

    Posted by Carter Dotson on June 11th, 2013

    Little blocky men and quadropuses, ahoy!

    On This Episode:

    • Carter talks to 3 Sprockets, creator of Cubemen 2, about making the sequel to their cross-platform strategy title that's largely based in tower defense, but also incorporates many other elements. Seon Rozenblum of the studio also discusses what they were able to adapt from the game's Steam launch, and how PC players react to the idea of cosmetic in-app purchases.
    • Carter talks to the Coster brothers at Butterscotch Shenanigans into how their roguelike hack 'n slash, Quadropus Rampage, evolved from a game jam idea, and why they went free-to-play.

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 188

    Posted by Carter Dotson on June 4th, 2013
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ENDLESS SLAMMER :: Read Review »

    Get down with the slammin' and the jammin'.

    On This Episode:

  • Retro Dreamer talks about its new title SlamBots, how it came about from their earlier work on quickly-developed titles, and why they were quite nervous about the game before it launched.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Gavin Bowman and Craig Sharpe, Retro Dreamer
  • Music:

    How to Listen:

      Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:

    Apps From This Episode:

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 187

    Posted by Carter Dotson on May 28th, 2013

    A significant portion of the crowd was kung fu fighting.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to the creator of Fingle, Game Oven Studios, about its latest game, Bam Fu, a more competitive experience for up to four players on one device.
  • The creator of Solara talks about creating an interesting free-to-play experience with its tower-builder-meets-Final-Fantasy title and why they tested it in Canada for two months.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Adriaan De Jongh, Game Oven Studios
  • Guest: Lux Chen, Esper Labs
  • Music:

    How to Listen:

      Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:

    Apps From This Episode:


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 186

    Posted by Carter Dotson on May 21st, 2013

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Kurt Bieg of Simple Machine talk about his studio's new release, Tomb Breaker, how it spawned from a nearly-complete prototype of another game, and how it fits in with his other titles, Circadia and Twirdie.

  • Break into those tombs!

    Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Kurt Bieg, Simple Machine

  • Music:

    How to Listen:

      Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:

    Apps From This Episode:



    The Portable Podcast, Episode 185

    Posted by Carter Dotson on May 15th, 2013
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MUSTACHE ON MONA LISA :: Read Review »

    This is not a podcast.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to the folks at Absurd Interactive about their art-inspired new ball-rolling game, This Is Not A Ball Game.
  • Carter and Rob discuss why the Playstation Vita is becoming an interesting system for fans of mobile and indie titles thanks to Sony's support of indie-friendly initiatives like Playstation Mobile.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Sean Hart and Willie Wight, Absurd Interactive
  • Guest: Rob Rich, 148Apps
  • Music:

    How to Listen:

      Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:

    Apps From This Episode: