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The Portable Podcast, Episode 157

Posted by Carter Dotson on October 2nd, 2012

Please excuse the popping sounds throughout the episode, the recording software was a very bad boy for mysterious reasons and has been sent to bed without his supper.

On This Episode:

  • 148Apps Senior Writer Rob Rich finally reveals the question plaguing everyone's mind: just why are people playing Rage of Bahamut, anyway?
  • Recent releases including God of Blades' fantasy world and the flawed energy system of A Space Shooter Blitz are discussed.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Rob Rich, 148Apps
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 153

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 4th, 2012

    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
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 148

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 31st, 2012

    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
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 145

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 10th, 2012

    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

  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 140

    Posted by Carter Dotson on June 5th, 2012

    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
  • 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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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 131

    Posted by Carter Dotson on April 3rd, 2012

    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

  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

  • How to Listen:

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 125

    Posted by Carter Dotson on February 21st, 2012

    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
  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

  • How to Listen:

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 123

    Posted by Carter Dotson on February 8th, 2012

    Dark Elves aren't evil, they're just misunderstood.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and co-host Rob Rich discuss the current cloning epidemic that continues to spread with games that appear to clone Tiny Tower and Triple Town. As well, they discuss some of the games that they've been playing lately.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Rob Rich, 148Apps
  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

  • How to Listen:

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 120

    Posted by Carter Dotson on January 18th, 2012
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    This episode is on fire! Make sure the fire alarm is working.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks with NoodleCake Studios about their new release Lunar Racer, and the future plans for the game.
  • Carter and Prita Uppal discuss the Android game recommendation service Hooked, and the Android gaming market as a whole.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Jordan Schidlowsky & Ty Bader, NoodleCake Studios
  • Guest: Prita Uppal, Hooked Media Group

  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

  • How to Listen:

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 116

    Posted by Carter Dotson on December 21st, 2011

    Now with more cold medicine!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to the folks at IceFlame Games about their game Aiko Island, and the recent Holiday release.

  • Carter and Josh Buckley of MinoMonsters discuss his studio's eponymous Pokemon-esque monster battling game.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Jonathan Shaw and David Deacon, IceFlame Games
  • Guest: Josh Buckley, MinoMonsters

  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 113

    Posted by Carter Dotson on November 29th, 2011
    iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
    Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MAGICAL QUESTING :: Read Review »

    Buy the Pixel, get the Texel free.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to indie development studio Pixel and Texel about their recent action-RPG release for iOS, Fara.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Andrew Strickland & Brett Estabrook, Pixel & Texel

  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 112

    Posted by Carter Dotson on November 23rd, 2011

    Gobble it up!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to independent developer Brad Hammond of Mind Splat Design about his move to independent development. He talks about how working independently in the mobile space compares to both the mobile work he was doing before, and the work he did for traditional platforms, and how it eventually lead to his first release: Avoid-a-ball.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Brad Hammond, Mind Splat Design

  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

  • How to Listen:

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 111

    Posted by Carter Dotson on November 15th, 2011

    Fiery debate!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and guest co-host Brett Nolan discuss the upcoming Kindle Fire tablet and how it might affect the iPad market.
  • Carter and Brett talk about Poker Pals, and how the game is fun, but limited by technical drawbacks.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

  • How to Listen:

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 110

    Posted by Carter Dotson on November 8th, 2011

    Head in the clouds...

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and co-host Blake Grundman dig into iOS 5's features, discussing the ways that it improves the iOS experience, and how features like iCloud improve gaming on iOS.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Blake Grundman, 148Apps and Games Are Evil

  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 109

    Posted by Carter Dotson on November 1st, 2011
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    Now with gnomes!

    On This Episode:

  • Host Carter Dotson and this week's guest, Mage Gauntlet developer Kepa Auwae of Rocketcat Games, discuss Mage Gauntlet. They discuss the current state of the game, along with the trials and tribulations it took to get to its current point, along with plans for future installments, including an upcoming rougelike free-to-play installment. As well, they discuss various issues in the iOS world, including price points, getting games noticed, free-to-play ethics, and more.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Kepa Auwae, Rocketcat Games

  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

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