Posts Tagged Portable Podcast

The Portable Podcast, Episode 108

We have to go back, Kate!

On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Jeremiah Slaczka of 5th Cell about Scribblenauts Remix, and his thoughts on how the mobile gaming industry compares to the handheld game industry.
  • Carter speaks to Marek Wyszynski of Infinite Dreams about their new tower defense game, Jelly Defense.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Jeremiah Slaczka, 5th Cell
  • Guest: Marek Wyszynski, Infinite Dreams
  • Music:

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

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-10-12 :: Category: Games

    $2.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-09-29 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 107

    Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here?

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks with ustwo’s mills, a British design firm and developer who are about to release their first game, Whale Trail. Carter and mills discuss the trials and tribulations that have gone into the game’s development, what testing has brought to the final experience, why the game is a premium app in a world of free to play titles, and the risk that ustwo is taking in releasing this big budget game.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: mills, ustwo
  • 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 106

    Flaming bears, fish with hats, and boxes!

    On This Episode:

  • Host Carter Dotson speaks Dutch independent game developer Vlambeer. They discuss the Ninja Fishing controversy in-depth, as well as what they feel is the difference between ‘iteration’ and just plain ‘cloning’. As well, there is discussion about their upcoming iOS titles: Ridiculous Fishing and Super Crate Box iOS.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Rami Ismail & Jan Willem Nijman: Vlambeer
  • 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:

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-09-01 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    Released: 2011-09-27 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 105

    Smuggled in from faraway lands.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and guest co-host Brett Nolan discuss recent release Shadowgun, the partially-launched Forever Drive, and the upcoming Whale Trail.
  • 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
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  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $4.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-09-29 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-10-12 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 104

    Ungulates just going every which way!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to legendary game developer Jeff Minter. They discuss his portfolio of titles on iOS and the inspiration behind each, from Minotaur Rescue to his newest title, GoatUp, and why he had to rename the game from his planned title “Goat Goes Up.”
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Jeff Minter, Llamasoft
  • 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:

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-01-05 :: Category: Games

    $1.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-03-02 :: Category: Games

    $1.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-07-13 :: Category: Games

    $1.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-09-13 :: Category: Games

    $1.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-06-09 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 103

    It’s a whole new world…with pirates!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Jordan Weisman of Harebrained Schemes about their new turn-based strategy game for iPad, Crimson: Steam Pirates, as well as discussing the differences between console development and development for modern mobile platforms.
  • Carter speaks to Another World creator Eric Chahi on the heels of the upcoming 20th anniversary release of the game for iOS, discussing the work that went into making the game work on a touchscreen, as well as his thoughts on how the modern mobile gaming scene compares to around when he made Another World.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Jordan Weisman, Harebrained Schemes
  • Guest: Eric Chahi
  • 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:

    FREE!
    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Released: 2011-09-01 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 102

    Googly eyes on everyone, for everyone!

    On This Episode:

  • Host Carter Dotson talks about Tiny Heroes with Simutronics’ David Whatley and Nathan Lutz. They discuss the concept of the game, what went into the various defenses the game employs, how they had to design the game’s various levels for maximum playability, and what went into the art style of the game. Namely, lots of googly eyes.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: David Whatley and Nathan Lutz, Simutronics
  • 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:

    FREE!
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-09-08 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 101

    We took just enough time out of our Jetpack Joyride playing schedules to bring you this podcast.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter Dotson and Brett Nolan discuss a pair of new releases, Jetpack Joyride and DrawRace 2.
  • Carter speaks to Chris Powell of Deadbug about the new swinging game, Swing the Bat.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Guest: Chris Powell, Deadbug
  • 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:

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-09-01 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-06-08 :: Category: Games

    $2.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-09-01 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-09-01 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 100

    How did it come to this?

    On This Episode:

  • Carter thanks everyone who helped make episode 100 of this podcast a possibility.
  • Carter discusses Hospital Havoc 2 with the developers, Bitwise Design.
  • Carter talks about physics puzzler Roly-Polies HD with developer Jay Jennings.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Ray Graham & Ben Chavigner, Bitwise Design
  • Guest: Jay Jennings
  • 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:

    FREE!
    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Released: 2011-08-12 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-08-11 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 99

    In space, no one can hear you bounce around. Or scream. Or hear anything, for that matter.

    On This Episode:

  • Peter Babiy of Strapped to a Meteor Studios discusses the new game Deo, and how its design and gameplay have evolved from initial concept to the final release.
  • Colin Walsh of Celsius Game Studios discusses Red Nova Episode 2: Mercy, and how he made a brand new way to play the game with the same core mechanics, as a free update to the already-existing Red Nova.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Peter Babiy, Strapped to a Meteor Studios
  • Guest: Colin Walsh, Celsius Game Studios
  • 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:

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-12-14 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-08-18 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 98

    Pardon our dust.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and guest host Brett Nolan discuss the recent Ninja Fishing/Radical Fishing controversy and where the line between plagiarism and cloning is drawn.
  • Carter speaks to Chuck Somerville about Chuck’s Challenge, a modern take on the classic game Chip’s Challenge that he helped develop
  • .

    Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Guest: Chuck Somerville, Niffler
  • 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:

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-12-17 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-08-04 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 97

    Kickin’ it old-school.

    On This Episode:

  • Host Carter Dotson and 148Apps’ Rob LeFebvre discuss the variety of tablets out there, and whether the alternative tablets provide a superior gaming experience than the iPad. As well, they discuss the rise of free to play and freemium apps on the App Store, and how they are indicative of the rapid evolution the App Store undergoes.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Rob LeFebvre, 148Apps
  • 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:

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-06-23 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-07-27 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-07-21 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 96

    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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  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $7.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Games

    $9.99
    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Released: 2010-04-01 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-07-15 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 95

    Why don’t we live in a world where seeing Batman walking down the street is normal? Such a shame.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter recaps the mobile gaming offerings at SDCC 2011.
  • Carter speaks to Jonathan Hunt of GameSalad about their game programming product, and gets a demo of what can be instantly produced using the software.
  • Carter speaks to David Hedgecock of Ape Entertainment about the upcoming Cut the Rope comic, and how the franchise will translate into this new medium.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Jonathan Hunt, GameSalad
  • Guest: David Hedgecock, Ape Entertainment
  • 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:

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-08-03 :: Category: Books

    $2.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2010-10-05 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-03-04 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 94

    All we want to do is acquire your brains! It’s not unreasonable, I mean no one’s gonna merge with your eyes.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter Dotson and guest co-host Blake Grundman discuss the EA acquisition of PopCap, along with new releases King of Fighters, Deathsmiles, and 9mm.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Blake Grundman, 148Apps
  • 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:

    $0.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2010-02-15 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    $2.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-07-07 :: Category: Games

    $11.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-07-07 :: Category: Games

    $6.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-07-14 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 93

    You must have control!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Todd Hamilton of Joypad about their app that turns iPhones and iPod touches into game controllers for PC, Mac, and iPad games, and talks about what could come in the future for games that support Joypad.
  • Carter speaks to Semyon Voinov of ZeptoLab about the game’s new Android release, and the content that’s been added to the game since its original release.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Todd Hamilton, Joypad
  • Guest: Semyon Voinov, ZeptoLab
  • 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:

    $2.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2010-10-05 :: Category: Games

    $4.99
    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Released: 2010-10-07 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2010-03-29 :: Category: Utilities

    FREE!
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-01-12 :: Category: Utilities

    Now with more snarky one-liners!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett Nolan discuss Tiny Tower, Street Fighter IV Volt, and whether sales impact people’s game buying habits.
  • Carter and Andrew Smith of Spilt Milk Studio discuss Hard Lines, and what will be coming in future updates.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Guest: Andrew Smith, Spilt Milk Studio
  • 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:

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-06-23 :: Category: Games

    $4.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-06-30 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-06-09 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 91

    You know, we call it pixel art, but isn’t all art displayed on a digital display pixel art?

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Ben Hopkins of Kode80 about his new retro-inspired platformer, 1-Bit Ninja. They discuss the inspirations behind the game, and the 3D aspects of the game.
  • Carter speaks to Ian Marsh of NimbleBit about his company’s new freemium game, Tiny Tower. They discuss what went into the game’s freemium elements, and NimbleBit’s philosophies about freemium games and trying to get people to pay for content in their games.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Ben Hopkins, Kode80
  • Guest: Ian Marsh, NimbleBit
  • 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:

    $2.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-06-23 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-06-23 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 90

    Giant meteors and giant bear heads come together!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Zach Gage, developer of Bit Pilot. They discuss the game’s mechanics and how they translated to the Mac App Store version, along with the new update that made the game universal, adding 2 new modes in the process.
  • Carter speaks to FuzzyCube Software about iQuarterback 2, what went into its freemium model, along with the future of Game Center and its new turn-based multiplayer services.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Zach Gage
  • Guests: Jeff Ruediger & Pete Parisi, FuzzyCube Software
  • 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: 2010-03-04 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Released: 2011-05-19 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-06-16 :: Category: Games

    This Week at 148Apps: June 13-17

    This week, June 13-17, 148Apps announced that is will be one of this year’s Muther of All Hackathons media sponsors. “148Apps is proud to be a media sponsor of the Muther of All Hackathons coming up next weekend in Mountain View, CA. The goal of this hackathon is quite ambitious, they hope to develop 100 mobile applications in just 24 hours!” writes 148Apps Founder Jeff Scott. And, as part of a special promotion to mark the occasion, we’ll be giving away ten free passes to the Hackathon. Click here for all the details.

    In other news, with Father’s Day looming ever closer, Namco have slashed their prices across over twenty applications, including PAC-MAN and Isaac Newton’s Gravity. “If there is one thing that everyone loves about Father’s Day it is spending a little quality time with their parents, right?” quips Blake Grundman, contributor at 148Apps. “Okay, so maybe some of us may not be as eager to spend quality time bonding with our parental units, so why not give your Dad a game or two instead?” The full list, available here, represents a temporary price cut that will be reversed after the big day – so grab your copies now!

    $6.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2010-01-21 :: Category: Games

    On the application front, the Editor’s Choice badge was awarded to Vice President Al Gore’s interactive book, Our Choice. “This app will not only inform, but also help readers become proactive in the fight to save Earth. Eco-warriors, tech junkies, and readers alike should celebrate Our Choice, it’s interactive reading as never before seen on iOS” writes Lisa Caplan, who awarded the application five stars for its flawless user interface and iPhone integration. Our Choice is available for $4.99, and can be downloaded by following the link below.

    $4.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-04-28 :: Category: Books

    With SEGA‘s announcement to move their console titles Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing to the iOS platform, Blake Grundman had a hands-on with upcoming application. “If what I played was any indication, players will want everything you can snag. Oh, and did I mention multiplayer? There will be both local and online multiplayer available at launch that will accommodate for matches between folks on both iPad and iPhone.” Coming soon.

    Favorite Four took a turn to board games this week, as Kevin Stout examines the most enjoyable turn-based games available to download. RISK, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne and Game Table all made it to the mix. See the full run-down here. Remember that iOS 5 will bring Game Center support to turn-based games, meaning the titles above, and others of the same concept, can be played through Apple’s official social gaming network.

    Finally, Episode 89 of The Portable Podcast is now available to download, featuring special guests Colin Walsh of Celsius Game Studios, Gavin Bowman of Retro Dreamer and Peter Bibey of Strapped to a Meteor Studies. Host Carter Dotson discusses iOS 5 and the future of development on the platform.

    That’s it for this week – be sure to check back soon for all your latest iOS news!

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 89

    Round and round and round and roundtable!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and several iOS developers get together to discuss iOS5 and what the new features mean for the future of development on iOS.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Colin Walsh, Celsius Game Studios
  • Guest: Gavin Bowman, Retro Dreamer
  • Guest: Peter Babiy, Strapped to a Meteor Studios
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

    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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  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-12-14 :: Category: Games

    $2.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-06-01 :: Category: Games

    $3.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2008-08-21 :: Category: News

    With our heads in the clouds…

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and guest co-host Brett Nolan discuss Apple’s WWDC conference, particularly the iOS 5 and iCloud announcements. They discuss how the features connect in particular to games, especially game progress and cloud-based saving possibilities in iOS 5 with iCloud.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • 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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  • Cornering the market on animal hybrids with head-mounted lasers!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Retro Dreamer’s Gavin Bowman about his studio’s new title Velocispider. They discuss how it came about as part of an effort to make a game in a short amount of time, and how it hopes to invigorate their work on future projects. As well, they discuss the state of universal apps on the App Store, especially iPad/HD versions becoming universal versions for all devices.
  • Carter speaks to Kyu Lee of GAMEVIL about Air Penguin’s success and the future of the game, including coming to Android. As well, they discuss the Android gaming market and how GAMEVIL fits into it, and the often lengthy and involved process of localizing games for the US.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Gavin Bowman, Retro Dreamer
  • Guest: Kyu Lee, GAMEVIL
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

    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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  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $2.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-10-26 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-04-14 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-04-28 :: Category: Games

    Take a video, it’ll last longer. But if vampires don’t reflect, would they show up on camera?

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Alex Fateyev of A-Steroids, developer of Vampire Rush. They discuss the development of the game’s concept and mixing of the genres work in this game.
  • Carter speaks to co-founder of Viddy, Brett O’Brien. They discuss how Viddy works, as a sort of Instagram-esque service for capturing videos. They discuss this from both a user angle, and how people ae using the app, as well as what has gone into the app on a technical level.
  • On This Episode:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Alex Fateyev, A-Steroids
  • Guest: Brett O’Brien, Viddy
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

    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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  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here:
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $0.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-04-28 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-04-28 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-04-11 :: Category: Photography

    Spiders and trampolines – but not both simultaneously. That would just be too much.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Gerhard Oester of Games2Be about the iOS version of their Facebook/Unity game, Spoing.
  • Carter speaks to Kaiser Hwang of Chillingo about Chillingo’s operations, especially pertaining to their new release Spider Jack.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Gerhard Oester, Games2Be
  • Guest: Kaiser Hwang, Chillingo
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

    Music:

  • “Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)” by The Eternal – Download on iTunes here:
  • “Nanocarp” by The Eternal
  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
  • Click Here to Subscribe via RSS.
  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here:
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $0.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-05-12 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-05-05 :: Category: Games

    $1.99
    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Released: 2011-05-05 :: Category: Games

    Roll for cuddliness!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Tin Man Games about their Gamebook Adventures series for iOS as well as their thoughts on the acquisition of Firemint by EA.
  • Carter speaks to Alex Schwartz of Owlchemy Labs about Snuggle Truck, and how they transitioned the game from the controversial original Smuggle Trick.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Ben Britten Smith & Neil Rennison, Tin Man Games
  • Guest: Alex Schwartz, Owlchemy Labs
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

    Music:

  • “Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)” by The Eternal – Download on iTunes here:
  • “Nanocarp” by The Eternal
  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
  • Click Here to Subscribe via RSS.
  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here:
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    FREE!
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-04-28 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Released: 2011-04-28 :: Category: Games

    $5.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-02-08 :: Category: Games

    $5.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-06-07 :: Category: Games

    $5.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-09-13 :: Category: Games

    $5.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-12-09 :: Category: Games

    $5.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-03-02 :: Category: Games

    Vive le français! And vive le Google Translate!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Fabien Delpiano of Pastagames, talking about what went into Burn It All’s concept and what we can expect in the near future from the game.
  • Carter speaks to Raphael Alexandre, developer of Everyday Looper, and Edouard Joguet, YouTube beatboxing artist, about the app and how it became popular in part thanks to Edouard using the app in a video. Edourard also discusses what he does in testing the app, and gives a demonstration of what he can do with the app.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Fabien Delpiano, Pastagames
  • Guests: Raphael Alexandre, Mancing Dolecules & Edouard Jouget
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

    Music:

  • “Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)” by The Eternal – Download on iTunes here:
  • “Nanocarp” by The Eternal
  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
  • Click Here to Subscribe via RSS.
  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here:
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $2.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-04-28 :: Category: Games

    $5.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2009-10-23 :: Category: Music

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 82

    So much fun, it’ll tickle you.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to 2 of the producers of NBA Jam for iOS, discussing the recent iPad release and the multiplayer update.
  • Carter talks to NoodleCake Games about the recent update for Super Stickman Golf that brings 6 new courses and Game Center multiplayer to the game.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Ryan Winterholler, Josh Valensi, EA Mobile
  • Guest: Ty Bader, Jordan Schidlowsky, NoodleCake Games
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

    Music:

  • “Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)” by The Eternal – Download on iTunes here:
  • “Nanocarp” by The Eternal
  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
  • Click Here to Subscribe via RSS.
  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here:
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $0.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-02-10 :: Category: Games

    $4.99
    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Released: 2011-04-21 :: Category: Games

    $2.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-12-10 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-04-12 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 81

    Not what you were expecting!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Dave Castelnuovo of Bolt Creative discuss the mobile gaming industry. We discuss the different directions that Pocket God has gone in, game pricing including the freemium model, and the state of indie development on ‘traditional’ gaming consoles like the 3DS and PSP.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Dave Castelnuovo, Bolt Creative
  • Music:

  • “Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)” by The Eternal – Download on iTunes here:
  • “Nanocarp” by The Eternal
  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
  • Click Here to Subscribe via RSS.
  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here:
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $0.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2009-01-09 :: Category: Entertainment

    $1.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-12-16 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-08-03 :: Category: Books

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-09-15 :: Category: Games

    $2.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2011-04-14 :: Category: Games

    $4.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-12-16 :: Category: Games

    $1.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2010-11-18 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 80

    Scythians may loathe rainbows, but they love podcasts.

    On This Episode:
    Carter speaks to Superbrothers’ Craig Adams to talk about Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, how the concept for the game came around, the influences on the game, and how the game’s various elements and people came together. Warning: There are some mild spoilers in this podcast, nothing too major but if you want to go into the game completely clean, then beware.

    Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Craig Adams, Superbrothers
  • Music:

  • “Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)” by The Eternal – Download on iTunes here:
  • “Nanocarp” by The Eternal
  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
  • Click Here to Subscribe via RSS.
  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here:
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

    $4.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-03-24 :: Category: Games

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