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The 60beat GamePad Adds Support for More Games

Posted by Carter Dotson on February 9th, 2012

One of the concerns with 60beat’s GamePad has been whether the device would see enough support from developers to make it worthwhile. As promised by 60beat back when it was announced, February has rolled around and some titles are beginning to support the 60beat.

Both Alien Space and Alien Space Retro from Owens Rodriguez have been updated to support the 60beat. Given the number of dual-stick shooters on iOS and the lack of analog joysticks on the external controller frontrunner, the iCade, dual stick games could spearhead 60beat support thanks to its unique-to-this-platform functionality.

Katana Jack, a game that claims to have had its graphics hand-painted on the iPad, has also been updated with support for the 60beat. It also supports the Gametel controller, the iCade, and iControlPad, so this free app is a must-download for anyone with an external iOS game controller, if only because it supports them all.

There’s also No Gravity, a game which started life way back in the days of PSP homebrew development, before seeing legitimate releases on PSN, and now on iOS. Both the Lite and full versions of the game support the controller.

There are likely to be more titles that support the controller, and its particular advantages may prove to be a boon to developers looking to support external controls in their games. The total list of games that support the GamePad is available here.

The Portable Podcast, Episode 96

Posted by Carter Dotson on August 2nd, 2011

Money, it's a gas; grab that cash with both hands and make a stash!

On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Alex Benoit of EA Mobile about the recent release of Scrabble for Android, discussing its cross-platform multiplayer play, as well as major publishers who distribute games as free to play releases on Android.

  • Carter and Owens Rodriguez talk about Alien Space Retro, what went into this release of the game, as well as discussing the culture of in-app purchases on iOS.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Alex Benoit, EA Mobile
  • Guest: Owens Rodriguez, independent developer
  • Music:

  • "Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)" by The Eternal - Download on iTunes here:

  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

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    Alien Space Retro Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    By Carter Dotson on July 29th, 2011
    Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEW RETRO
    Alien Space Retro is a dual-stick shooter with a Campaign mode, Survival mode, and new in-app purchases not available in the original version.
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