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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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  • Apps Featured On This Episode:

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    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2012-04-05 :: Category: Games

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    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2012-04-05 :: Category: Games

    Tank Hero Review

    Tank Hero Review

    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Tank Hero is a tank fighting game with three game modes and 120 unique levels.

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 73

    We’ve got it under control.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Blake discuss how some of the best and most popular games on iOS have eschewed virtual controls, how The Blocks Cometh’s control issues negatively impact the game, and a variety of physical control solutions for iOS gaming, including impressions of the JOYSTICK-IT.
  • Carter speaks to Alex Kuptsov, developer of Dungeon Raid, about his match-3/RPG hybrid, , and about some ideas for potential updates.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Blake Grundman
  • 148Apps, Games Are Evil, The EvilCast

  • Guest: Alex Kuptsov, Fireflame Games
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

    Music:

  • “Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)” by The Eternal – Download on iTunes here:
  • “Nanocarp” by The Eternal
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  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $1.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-02-17 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-12-14 :: Category: Games

    $1.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2010-11-15 :: Category: Games

    Sure, Apple is dead to Jason Calacanis but we think the old rainbow fruit might still have a little life left in her — therefore, here’s the latest iPhone app store news.

    Duke Nukem 3D

    Duke Nukem 3D

    Duke Nukem 3D is awesome and disappointing. Today, Richard takes a look at Duke Nukem 3D. He’s a lot more generous with the app than I think I would have been. Such is the way with reviews. While it’s amazingly cool to see Duke on the iPhone screen, that excitement was greatly diminished once I started to play it. The controls are just awful. To me they just show a complete lack of understanding of the platform. Something you’d expect to see of an amateur developer but not from a developer with this much experience. They must have just had to rush it out for some reason. Also, seems as though they aren’t limiting the speed properly. On a 3GS, the movements are extremely fast. Oh well, it’s still cool to see. Let’s hope the controls get fixed up soon. For nostalgia’s sake I’d love to actually be able to play it rather than just show it off.

    $2.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2009-08-10 :: Category: Games

    Galcon Looking Great!

    Galcon Looking Great!

    Galcon 1 year anniversary brings a facelift. We’ve heard from Galcon creator Phil Hessey that he has submitted an update that gives it “shiny real-game feel instead of a made in some guy’s basement feel.” While we think the original looks fantastic, take a look at this sample image to see what awesomeness is to come. The update marks the 1 year anniversary of Galcon being in the app store.

    If you’re not familiar with Galcon, it’s a great single / multiplayer real time strategy game. It’s a fantastic game if you like a little strategy with your arcade, check it out. The update has been submitted and is a free upgrade to anyone who has bought the app. It should be available soon.

    $1.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2008-07-18 :: Category: Games

    SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 to work over 3G — outside the US. So if AT&T has no say in what apps get approved, why is AT&T the only carrier who’s customers will not be seeing an update to Slingplayer to allow streaming of content over 3G? Viewing content over 3G is just one of the features planned in this rumored release recently submitted to Apple. Other purported features in this update include 16:9 viewing and an updated user interface for Dish Network users. Via TUAW.

    $14.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2009-05-13 :: Category: Entertainment

    eTextbooks may finally be here. CourseSmart have released an iPhone application that interfaces with their online textbook rental service. According to their site the usual rental is for 180 days and is about 50% the normal cost of the book. The downside is of course that there is no trade in value. So in the end it’s about the same as buying and then selling a textbook yet considerably more convenient. The app is free and requires an account from their site to use.

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2009-08-09 :: Category: Education

    USAA bank brings virtual check deposits to the iPhone. USAA have updated their mobile banking app and included a new feature they call Deposit@Mobile. The feature allows their customers with iPhones to take a picture of the front and back of a check to deposit it. Once that’s done and it’s verified at the bank, the check will appear in your account just like you deposited it at an ATM. It’s a pretty big advancement and one that’s sure to see some scrutiny from security experts. But, it’s a step in the right direction.

    FREE!
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2009-05-11 :: Category: Finance

    Toki Tori

    Toki Tori

    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Toki Tori is a puzzle platform game that is cute, polished and fun. You have 4 worlds and there are 80 levels to get through (collecting eggs as you go) so you will have plenty of gameplay ahead of you!

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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    SEGA brings Sonic the Hedgehog to the iPhone. Loop dee loops, dives and jumps are all here in the quest to stop the evil Dr. Eggman and his world domination scheme. Springs, traps, bridges and all sorts of monsters are there to stop you all the while collecting rings (cha ching).

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    Galaxy On Fire

    Galaxy On Fire

    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Galaxy On Fire is a perfectly playable game, but suffers from general blandness. Everything in the game, except the good commerce system, seems like it had been done before, making this game unfortunately seem like a trip into extreme mediocrity.

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    Mega Man 2

    Mega Man 2

    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    I want to like Mega Man on the iPhone, I really do, but I just can't. While the core of the game is the same, the experience is tainted by its broken controls and its lack of difficulty. You definitely won't be kicking yourself (too hard) for buying this one, but the game may end up being the 148th app on your iPhone.

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