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The Portable Podcast, Episode 207

Posted by Carter Dotson on October 29th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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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 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

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 183

    Posted by Carter Dotson on April 30th, 2013

    This podcast recorded at 45 degree angles.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to independent game developer Rusty Moyher about how he got into game development, his iOS games, his work on the Retro Game Crunch, and a variety of other subjects including whether that vaunted Surface Pro is actually good for gaming or not.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Rusty Moyher
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 182

    Posted by Carter Dotson on April 23rd, 2013

    The original!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Blake delve deep into the latest cloning controversy involving another upcoming Vlambeer title, Luftrausers. Do they need to consider releasing the game on mobile now?
  • The gang discusses recent releases, including Halfbrick's latest game Fish Out of Water, long-running space MMO Vendetta Online on iPad, and the game where getting stung by bees triggers dubstep: Wiggler.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Blake Grundman
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 181

    Posted by Carter Dotson on April 16th, 2013
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    Sending our condolences to Boston.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to one of the people behind Pipe Trouble, the game that ran into controversy over allegations that the Canadian government was sponsoring a game that supported eco-terrorism based on its content.
  • The programmer of the upcoming ScooterBoy talks about his transition from being indie 20 years ago to working with big-name studios and projects, to going back and being indie with his newest project.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Alex Jansen, Pop Sandbox
  • Guest: Chris Blackbourn, Modka Games
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 178

    Posted by Carter Dotson on March 12th, 2013

    Sonic Bust!

    On This Episode:

  • Megan Fox of Glass Bottom Games discusses Jones on Fire, why she decided to switch the game from a free-to-play title with IAP to a game that will be paid without any IAP whatever, and why she feels this way. As well, she discusses why she doesn't consider it to be necessarily a 'higher standard' to be paid with IAP, why she doesn't see premium games on Android to be a lost cause, and the surprise about Jones on Fire's protagonist.
  • Brett Nolan politely listens to Carter rant about Sonic Dash and why he feels Sega is mis-managing the Sonic series.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Guest: Megan Fox, Glass Bottom Games
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 172

    Posted by Carter Dotson on January 29th, 2013

    "Amiga forever!" shouted the man as he ripped off his shirt and ran nowhere in particular.

    On This Episode:

  • We discuss Syder Arcade with Studio Evil, along with how the Amiga generation influenced the game, and why it had such a lasting impact on those who were part of its scene.
  • Spokko discusses the work that went into Zombie Road Trip, why it took 15 months to make, and why the game may not be the optimal training method for warding off the zombie apocalypse when it comes.
  • Episode Cast:
    Host: Carter Dotson
    Guest: Marco Di Timoeteo, Studio Evil
    Guests: Michał Szymerski & Rafał Staszewski, Spokko

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 171

    Posted by Carter Dotson on January 22nd, 2013

    Running away from evil monkeys.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Blake Grundman discuss some hot topics of January, starting with the surprise release of Temple Run 2.
  • The topic shifts to the controversial NRA: Practice Range app, if its release is hypocritical in the wake of previous comments made by the organization about video games, and why its creator MEDL Mobile is not a purveyor of high-quality iOS apps.
  • The run 'n gun title Gunslugs is discussed, along with its Joypad co-op functionality, and how it ties in to the new Joypad Game Console app for iPad.
  • Finally, Blake discusses the new Attack From Mars table for Pinball Arcade, and the interesting take on the flipper game that Momonga Pinball Adventures brings to the table.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Blake Grundman, 148Apps and The EvilCast Recap
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    The Portable Podcast: Episode 169

    Posted by Carter Dotson on January 8th, 2013

    You're the best around, no one's ever gonna keep you down!

    On This Episode:

  • It's a yearly tradition! Various members of the iOS media come together and discuss the best releases of 2012, covering some of their honorable mentions before they discuss each of their top 3 games of 2012.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net and the Apple'n'Apps and AppAddict Weekly Podcast
  • Guest: Blake Grundman, 148Apps and EvilCast Recap
  • Guest: Rob Rich, 148Apps and Press Pause Radio

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 167

    Posted by Carter Dotson on December 11th, 2012

    Delicious pixels!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter chats about the origins of the retro-style platformer Mutant Mudds with Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham, and he talks about how the game was initially conceived as a 3D platformer for the DS.
  • Carter talks about Unreal-powered 3D space shooter BlastPoints with Chris Murphy of Australia-based Pub Games, and how he and his team reacted when they saw another Unreal-powered 3D space shooter: Arc Squadron.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Jools Watsham, Renegade Kid
  • Guest: Chris Murphy, Pub Games
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 165

    Posted by Carter Dotson on November 27th, 2012

    Gobble gobble. Wait, that was last week.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter has half of the team from ClutchPlay Games to talk about its debut title Little Chomp, the foibles and follies that associated the game's release and general lack of coverage, the difficulties of getting coverage in the mobile gaming market, how the studio formed from the ashes of the team that created Touch Pets Dogs at ngmoco, and why the team decided to go with its own custom-built tools over an engine like Unity.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Amy Dallas and John C. Worsley, ClutchPlay Games
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 162

    Posted by Carter Dotson on November 6th, 2012
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    A small apology!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Rob LeFebvre of 148Apps discuss the iPad mini, how it will impact the 7-8" tablet market, and just who this device is truly meant for.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Rob LeFebvre
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 161

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 30th, 2012

    Punch everything.

    On This Episode:

  • Kepa Auwae of Rocketcat Games and Paul Pridham of Madgarden discuss their collaborative effort, Punch Quest. This includes an over-the-top-yet-accurate description of a normal game session, the simple story of how the two developers started working together, and why gnomes keep appearing in Rocketcat Games. Also, other important discussions on whether hot peppers are meat, what rhyming followup should come next, and everyone speculates on the hotly-anticipated-and-maybe-not-real Big Runner 2 from Matt Rix.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Kepa Auwae, Rocketcat Games
  • Guest: Paul Pridham, Madgarden
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 160

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 23rd, 2012

    So jam-packed with content, it may just explode. We are not liable for damage if it does.

    On This Episode:

  • Jacob Krarup of East Side Games talks about Ruby Skies, how the studio has worked on improving it in its limited launch, why their titles don’t shy away from controversial topics, and how his own personal history as a developer differs from what he does now with East Side Games.
  • The team from Three Phase Interactive discusses Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years, how the game came together, the balance of work on the project, and the benefits of using Unity.
  • Members of 99Games talk about Nightclub Mayhem 2.0, and talk about how they stay involved in the iOS development scene despite being located in India, which is sparse with iOS developers.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Jacob Krarup, East Side Games
  • Guests: Paul Baker, Stephen Heller, and Drew Morrow, Three Phase Interactive
  • Guests: Anila Andrade and Shilpa Bhat, 99Games
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 158

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 9th, 2012

    Wonder Twin powers, activate!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to Speed Kittens developers Christopher and Marcus Schwab about their experiences making their first iOS game, and the benefits and challenges that come from being twin brothers working on a game together.
  • One of the developers behind the Bop It toys and apps discusses the recent update to Bop It Smash, and what the future holds for toys and games with the rise of smartphones as gaming devices.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Christopher and Marcus Schwab, Grey May LLC
  • Guest: Gary Levenberg, KID Group LLC
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