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The Portable Podcast, Episode 154

Why hello there, octopus.

On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to kode80’s Ben Hopkins about the new game Oh Hi! Octopi!, its influences, and whether people are truly understanding how the game is meant to be played. As well, discussion of his new iCade simulation tool Simul80 is discussed.
  • No Can Win’s Jared Bailey comes on to discuss how Hawaii has influenced the new game Infinite Surf.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Ben Hopkins, kode80
  • Guest: Jared Bailey, No Can Win
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 153

    Warning: this episode may offend Siberians!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and co-host Brett Nolan dicuss a variety of new releases, including the sublime controls of Mikey Shorts, the Portal-esque fun of Blast-A-Way, and more.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
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    Released: 2012-08-23 :: Category: Games

    $4.99
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    Released: 2012-08-30 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
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    Released: 2012-08-30 :: Category: Games

    $2.99
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    Released: 2012-08-30 :: Category: Games

    $3.99
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    Released: 2012-08-16 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 152

    The birth of Jeffrey Trousers.

    On This Episode:

  • The origins of Mikey Shorts from BeaverTap Games are revealed, and why fans of games like Hook Champ may be cursing the name of developer Mike Meade.
  • Tiny Heroes developer Simutronics talks about their new endless runner spinoff One Epic Knight, and some of the directions that the game took are discussed.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Mike Meade and Michael Gaughen, BeaverTap Games
  • Guest: Nathan Lutz and Sam Coster, Simutronics
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    Released: 2012-08-23 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2012-08-23 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 151

    Farming and escaped critters, some of the hot topics on this week’s episode!

    On This Episode:

  • The developers of Puzzle Craft discuss the inspirations philosophies behind the creation of their match-3/simulation hybrid.
  • One of the creators of Critter Escape discusses how they plan to fit the title in to their larger universe they’re trying to create.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Bartek Rozbickl and Artur Ganszyniec, Ars Thanea
  • Guest: Michael Derrig, Kiz Studios
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    Released: 2012-08-16 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 150

    It won’t take 10,000,000 seconds to listen to.

    On This Episode:

  • The meteoric rise of 10000000 is discussed with that game’s developer, Luca Redwood, along with the inspiration and future plans for the title.
  • Chillingo’s new monkey-based casual action game Chimpact is discussed with industry veteran Kevin Green.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Luca Redwood, Eighty-Eight Games
  • Guest: Kevin Green, Yippee Entertainment
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    Released: 2012-08-09 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 149

    That little voice that says “one more time…”

    On This Episode:

  • The co-hosts discuss recent releases such as 10000000 and Orc: Vengeance.
  • There is discussion over the Ouya’s potential to disrupt the mobile gaming and console markets, and how Apple jumping into the console market with the Apple TV or a TV with similar functionality could affect it and the consoles.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Blake Grundman
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    Released: 2012-07-25 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 148

    2 hippos and an orc do a podcast…

    On This Episode:

  • Carter discusses Orc: Vengeance with developers Big Cave Games, who made the shift from working at big-name developers to going indie. The two developers talk about how different the process was for making a mobile title, and how different the work it entailed was.
  • One of the developers from Picnic Hippo discusses physics puzzler Bucketz, why the game took 500 days to make, and the process behind the game’s extensive voice acting.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Andrew Welch and Ryan Rutherford, Big Cave Games
  • Guest: Bora Kutlu, Picnic Hippo
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 147

    TV party tonight!

    On This Episode:

  • One of the developers of Run for Peace discusses the inspiration behind the endless runner Run for Peace, and the message Game Cooks wanted to send with this game, made in Beirut. As well, he discusses the challenges that come with developing games in a country like Lebanon, without an established development culture.
  • Matthew Braun, the developer of SketchParty TV, talks about what made him make an iPad game designed to be played on TVs.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Lebnan Nader, Game Cooks
  • Guest: Matthew Braun, Magnate Interactive
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    Released: 2012-07-20 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 146

    Into the swing of things!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter discusses the genesis of Knights of the Round Cable with its developers.
  • One of the developers of the action-slasher Angry Ninjas discusses the game’s upcoming multiplayer mode, free to play games and his thoughts on the Android-powered game console, OUYA.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Martial Hesse-Dreville & Jean-Christophe Cambournac, Dancing Dots
  • Guest: Joe Kim, God Mode Games
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    Released: 2012-06-07 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 145

    We’re in your base, wrecking up the place.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter chats about the cleverness and useful tactics of Outwitters with co-host Brett Nolan.
  • Dan Kraus of React Entertainment discusses Chillingo’s The Act, going into why there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes of the game technically than may be immediately apparent.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Guest: Dan Kraus, React Entertainment
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    Released: 2010-02-24 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
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    Released: 2010-10-07 :: Category: Games

    Get to the catcopter!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter welcomes back One Man Left to talk about their upcoming turn-based strategy game Outwitters, discussing the game’s mechanics and testing and why they decided to go free to play with in-app purchases to unlock content. As well, the studio brings up the unique league system that will differentiate it from other asynchronous multiplayer games.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Alex Okafor and Adam Stewart, One Man Left
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    Released: 2012-01-11 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 143

    Big ol’ jet airliner, don’t carry me too far away…

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and guest Mike Schramm discuss Pocket Planes, especially some of the criticisms that other reviewers have had of the game, especially concerning if it has any actual gameplay or not.
  • The developers of Bumpin’ Uglies discuss the Kickstarter for their upcoming free-to-play physics game, and they answer the inevitable question of many projects: what happens if it fails?
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Mike Schramm, Joystiq/TUAW
  • Guest: Bret Hummel and Drew Pearson, Bumpin’ Uglies
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    Released: 2012-06-14 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 142

    I believe you have my stapler.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to Arctic Empire’s Eli Cymet about his studio’s upcoming tower defense game OfficeAttacks!, discussing what they plan to do with the free-to-play mechanics as compared to how other games have done them, and how they’re trying to pay homage to other games while steering clear of cloning.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Eli Cymet, Arctic Empire
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    Released: 2011-06-23 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2011-03-12 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2012-01-11 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 141

    Digging through cake!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter chats with Gavin Bowman of Retro Dreamer about Duckers, and its colorful (and colorfully-named!) cast of characters.
  • Carter and IceFlame Games discuss Soccer Rally: Euro 2012′s inspiations, potential upcoming features, and other sports that would work with cars, and other unconventional methods of playing sport!
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Gavin Bowman, Retro Dreamer
  • Guests: Jonathan Shaw and David Deacon, IceFlame Games
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    Released: 2012-05-31 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2012-06-07 :: Category: Games

    Get hooked!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to two of the people behind Slingshot Racing, discussing the game’s concept, how the game came about to feel like a Crescent Moon title despite being their first racing game, and what might be upcoming to the game.
  • Carter talks to the developer of Are You Quick Enough? 2 to discuss the gameplay inspirations behind the new title, the future of iPad gaming, and if Apple will ever try to compete with the PC and console gaming markets.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Josh Presseisen, Crescent Moon Games & Matthew Simper, Snowbolt Interactive
  • Guest: Phuong Vo, Enlevel
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    Released: 2012-06-05 :: Category: Games

    Flying high again!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks about Air Mail with Tyler Munden of N-Fusion, and discussing how the game has a look and feel different from other modern console titles.
  • Carter discusses the endless flier Tiny Plane with Matthieu Roy of Pow Pow Games, discussing the development philosophy differences in making an endless runner type game versus their previous title Dream Track Nation.
  • On This Episode:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Tyler Munden, N-Fusion
  • Guest: Matthieu Roy, Pow Pow Games
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    Released: 2012-05-24 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2011-07-21 :: Category: Games

    The most hirsute iOS podcast in the world!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and guest co-host/beard-enthusiast Jared Nelson discuss the recent Sonic 4: Episode 2 release, and just what kept it from being a truly great game.
  • Carter and Jared discuss games with in-app purchases, in particular regarding comments on games like Polymer and Hero Academy and their IAP practices.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Jared Nelson, Touch Arcade
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    Released: 2011-12-21 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2011-12-15 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2012-04-26 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2012-01-11 :: Category: Games

    Kickstart my heart!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett Nolan discuss the recent uprising of Kickstarter projects around iOS and the gaming world in general.
  • Carter talks about the new game Damn You Dragons! with developer Mark Peterson, discussing their launch strategy and thoughts on Android as well.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan
  • Guest: Mark Peterson, VisionaryX
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    Released: 2012-05-09 :: Category: Games

    Come together!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Herotainment about the first branch of their Herotopia world on iOS: Tango Chase. They discuss their plans for the game, and the future of Herotopia on iOS.
  • Carter talks to Wiggles 3D about their iOS game Paper Bees, and how giant flaming bees made it into the game.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Wade Teman & Caryn Teman (Co-CEOs) & Kalvin Lyle (Lead Developer), Herotainment
  • Guests: Connor Reid, Adam Bilyea, & Aaron Brow, Wiggles 3D
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    Released: 2012-04-17 :: Category: Games

    Cats and abstract shapes!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter discusses Whitaker Trebella’s App Store debut, Polymer, talking about what went into the creation of the game.
  • Carter talks about Cannon Cat with developers Loqheart, discussing how they tried to make a game for touchscreens, and what they did to try and make the game appeal to players.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Whitaker Trebella
  • Guests: David Ngo & Don-Duong Quach, Loqheart
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    Released: 2012-04-26 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 134

    This week, we bring guns to a sword fight.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to White Whale Games, creators of the upcoming God of Blades, about how they designed their title to take advantage of touch screens, but why it’s not inherently dependent on them. As well, they discuss the game’s bonus geolocation features, as well as the effect that their Kickstarter funding has had on the game’s development.
  • Carter discusses Lock ‘n’ Load with GameLab’s Pawel Weder, discussing what they did differently with this dual-stick shooter than their previous games D.A.R.K. and Pirate’s Treasure.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Jo Lammert (Studio Director), George Royer (Lead Designer), Jason Rosenstock (Lead Artist & Creative Director), White Whale Games
  • Guest: Pawel Weder, GameLab
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 133

    Arrrrrrgh!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks about rComplex with one of the developers of the iOS port, Igor Raffaele, discussing what went wrong with the launch and what Interwave has been doing to improve the game since then.
  • Carter talks to Buzzmonkey Software, creators of Block Rogue, about their new Chillingo-published action-puzzler, Rinth Island.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Igor Raffaele, Interwave
  • Guests: Stan Patton (Studio Creative Lead) & Jon Milnes (IP Development Director), Buzz Monkey Software
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    Released: 2012-03-29 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 132

    Yee-haw!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to the developers of CreaVures about bringing their title from PC to iOS, specifically in making the controls work on the platform.
  • Carter discusses new free-to-play first-person shooter Bounty Bots with MunkyFun, creators of games like Archetype and My Horse, in particular discussing how to balance the free-to-play elements.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Howard Tsao (Team Lead) & Conrad Kreyling (Lead Developer) – Muse Games
  • Guest: Nick Pavis – MunkyFun
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    Released: 2012-04-05 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 131

    When you play the Podcast of Thrones, you win or you REGRET IT.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to Mike Schramm, known for his work at Joystiq and TUAW, about his first iOS game, Antithesis, and the perspective that making his own game has given him.
  • Carter talks to Forrest Woolworth of PerBlue about the upcoming Parallel Mafia, the sequel to location-based MMORPG Parallel Kingdom, and some of the interesting elements that went into the game’s development.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Mike Schramm
  • Guest: Forrest Woolworth, PerBlue
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    Released: 2009-03-28 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 130

    PODCAST IN SPAAAAAAACE!

    On This Episode:

  • Host Carter Dotson and co-host Brett Nolan discuss several new releases on the App Store, including that one particularly big release from last week.
  • Carter talks to Chin Nuttapong, one of the developers of Madcoaster, about the inspiration for the game and also about the iOS development scene in Thailand.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Guest: Chin Nuttapong, CGMatic
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    Released: 2012-03-22 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
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    Released: 2012-03-22 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
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    Released: 2012-03-22 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 129

    No coverage of mediocre lemonade factories here!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Shane Brouwer, developer of Super Lemonade Factory, about the origins and inspirations of his debut iOS title.
  • Carter welcomes back Peter Babiy to talk about the future of Deo, and to get some details about their next game, Mr. Dreamer.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Shane Brouwer, Initials Games
  • Guest: Peter Babiy, Strapped to a Meteor
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 128

    Back back from Cali Cali..

    On This Episode:
    Host Carter Dotson traverses all over GDC, from the show floor to press events and even the parties, to get quick interviews with developers’ newest games and upcoming technologies.


    Interviews, in Chronological Order:

  • Kunal Patel, Phyken Media: Wizard Ops
  • Tomas Vetrovsky, LunarG: SeeMeGaming
  • Tyler Munden, N-Fusion Games: Air Mail
  • Jimmiek Rankin, Mega World Studios: Omegatech
  • Chris Murphy, Pub Games: Primal Carnage Mobile
  • Mike Meade, BeaverTap Games: Mikey Shorts
  • Jeremy Gross, EA Mobile: Flight Control Rocket
  • Daniel Jacobs, Spaceport: MiniQuest
  • Paul Farley, Tag Games: Funpark Friends
  • Daniel Kraus, React Entertainment: The Act


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  • The Portable Podcast, Episode 127

    While we’re off at GDC, enjoy these interviews!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to David Kalina of Tiger Style Games, discussing the design of what they call an “action-ecosystem” game.
  • Carter talks to former 148Apps writer Glenn Head, talking about his move into game development.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: David Kalina, Tiger Style Games
  • Guest: Glenn Head, Maltway Apps
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    Released: 2012-03-01 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2012-02-24 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 126

    Faster, faster!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Rush City developer Bryan Duke about developing the game in Unity, and the little tweaks and aspects that may not be immediately apparent to users.
  • Carter chats with Retro Racing developer Jamie Woodhouse about the inspirations for the title, and about what is coming ot the game in the future
  • .

    Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Bryan Duke, Acceleroto
  • Guest: Jamie Woodhouse
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    Released: 2012-02-23 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2012-02-23 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 125

    A thousand leagues of evil under the sea…

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Tunde Olatunji, one of the developers of The Battle of the Wordsmiths to discuss the game, its origins in Yoruba artwork, and the ambitious plans he has for the game and its overarching universe.
  • Carter speaks to Derek Doucett of Ravenous Games about League of Evil 2, discussing the new art style, supporting old devices, and the challenges faced by the new iCade models that are coming out.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Tunde Olatunji, Olatunji World
  • Guest: Derek Doucett, Ravenous Games
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    Released: 2012-02-13 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2012-02-15 :: Category: Games

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