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The Portable Podcast, Episode 214: Best of 2013 Spectacular

Posted by Carter Dotson on January 7th, 2014

You're the best around, nothing's gonna ever keep you down!

On This Episode:

  • Carter and a couple of regulars to the show discuss their top 3 games of the past year that they thought were must-plays.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Co-Host: Rob Rich, 148Apps

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 213

    Posted by Carter Dotson on December 31st, 2013

    Sending out 2013 with a roll of the dice!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett discuss two of the last big releases of 2013, Republique and Colossatron.

  • Carter talks with some of the braintrust behind Quarriors about the effort in bringing the game to mobile.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Guests: Alexis Mueller & Justin Ziran, Wizkids/NECA
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 212

    Posted by Carter Dotson on December 10th, 2013

    Around the world, around the world, tic-tac-toe!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to one of the developers of Tic Tactics about how they managed to take a very simple game and add a layer of chess-like complexity to it.

  • One of Darklings' developers and one of the publishers discuss what it was like to collaborate on the game from across the world, and how they're trying to get the word out about the game.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Nick Ahrens, Hidden Variable Studio
  • Guest: Ajay Chadha, B27
  • Guest: Burkay Ozdemir, MildMania
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 211

    Posted by Carter Dotson on December 4th, 2013

    Skating on thin ice!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett Nolan discuss their recent iPad purchases, what they think about the first wave of MFi gamepads, and recent releases Touchgrind Skate 2 and Icycle: On Thin Ice

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    Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 210

    Posted by Carter Dotson on November 26th, 2013
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    Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STELLAR :: Read Review »

    Alone in the stars!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to Orian and Felix from Liv Games about the conclusion of the Wars trilogy, Stellar Wars, how they think this is the best one yet, the struggles of trying to succeed in the current market, and the struggles of working as a remote team.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Orian Livnat and Felix Embree, Liv Games
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 209

    Posted by Carter Dotson on November 19th, 2013
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    Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BOOM SHAKALAKA :: Read Review »

    Dream a little dream of a helicopter.

    On This Episode:

  • Adam and Alex of One Man Left come back on the podcast to discuss Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous. Find out how long the title had existed, why the powerup selection in the sequel is so different, and why Classic mode is actually good now!

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Adam Stewart and Alex Okafor, One Man Left

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 208

    Posted by Carter Dotson on November 12th, 2013

    A son's tale of vengeance.

    On This Episode:

  • JJ Williams tells the story of the inspiration behind his new game Pirate Blitz, about his father's boat that was captured by pirates, and how that both did and did not serve as an influence on the final game.
  • Paul Johnson of Rubicon talks about the ins and outs of Combat Monsters and its multiplatform, free-to-play launch.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: JJ Williams, 12 Gauge Studio
  • Guest: Paul Johnson, Rubicon Developments
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 207

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 29th, 2013
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    Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TITANIC :: Read Review »

    Boo Cardinals of all kinds!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett discuss the iPad announcements, and what may have been lacking from them.

  • The co-hosts discuss why they like Pocket Titans.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson

  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 206

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 22nd, 2013
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    ...in 3D!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Barn Cleave of Niffler

    discuss Chuck’s Challenge 3D, why the game came out on Android before iOS, the challenges and benefits of developing on one platform versus another, the difference between games that are critical successes and financial successes, and the future of the industry – including if the industry may crash again in the future.


  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Barn Cleave, Niffler
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    Chuck's Challenge 3D - Google Play - Steam Greenlight

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 205

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 15th, 2013

    Use the Force, Captain America!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks with Mel Kirk of Zen Studios about the new tables for Star Wars Pinball. 148Apps' resident pinball aficionado Blake Grundman tags along for the ride to ask the really nerdy questions.
  • Two of the fine folks from Demiurge Studios talk about their recent release of Marvel Puzzle Quest, and how they plan for the game to continue evolving over time.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson, 148Apps
  • Guest Co-Host: Blake Grundman, 148Apps
  • Guest: Mel Kirk, Zen Studios
  • Guests: Josh Glavine and Albert Reed, Demiurge Studios

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 204

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 8th, 2013

    Head, shoulders, knees, and toes!

    On This Episode:
    Carter talks to Colin and Sarah Northway, the married traveling independent developers. They discuss their development process, how Incredipede was Colin's idea produced with Sarah's assistance, and how Rebuild is Sarah's idea and project with some assistance from Colin. The mobile version of Incredipede is discussed, as well as the Kickstarter for the upcoming Rebuild: Gangs of Deadsville.

    Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Colin and Sarah Northway, Northway Games
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 203

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 1st, 2013

    Dragons and disagreement!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and first-time podcast guest Christine Chan discuss Boson X, in particular why she liked it and why he did not. Other recent releases are also discussed.
  • Carter talks to the Creative Director of Team Chaos about his studio's new match-3 RPG game with dragons, Dragon Academy.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Christine Chan, AppAdvice
  • Guest: Trent Polack, Team Chaos
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 202

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 24th, 2013
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    Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEVERENDING STORY? :: Read Review »

    One person likes iOS 7's new design...and one doesn't. Will either leave the podcast alive?

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett Nolan discuss their thoughts on iOS 7, and talk about recent releases such as Infinity Blade III.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 201

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 17th, 2013

    Free in-game taco!

    On This Episode:

  • Graveck talks about its new game Strata, goes back in time to talk about the games that put them on the map, 10 Balls 7 Cups and Skee-Ball, and the future for the series, along with if they can live up to the greatest iOS trailer of all time.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Matt Gravelle and Ty Burks, >Graveck

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 200

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 10th, 2013

    Planning our own birthday party...

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Tom Eastman sit down, like actually in person sit down, and discuss his studio's first two games, Color Sheep and Orion's Forge, and why the former may have succeeded where the latter did not. As well, the third of their planned launch trilogy and why it didn't work out is discussed.
  • Does a game need narrative justification to be good? As Tom mentions that he's playing Where's My Perry? Carter counters with why he thought Where's My Mickey? was the much better game because its concept was actually justified.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Tom Eastman, Trinket Studios
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