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The Portable Podcast, Episode 108

Posted by Carter Dotson on October 25th, 2011

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

  • How to Listen:

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  • Apps Mentioned on This Episode:


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 107

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 19th, 2011

    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

  • How to Listen:

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  • Listen Here: [powerpress]
  • The Portable Podcast, Episode 106

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 11th, 2011

    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

  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
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  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here: [powerpress]
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 105

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 4th, 2011

    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

  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
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  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here: [powerpress]
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 104

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 27th, 2011

    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

  • How to Listen:

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  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:





    The Portable Podcast, Episode 103

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 21st, 2011
    iPad App - Designed for iPad
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    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

  • How to Listen:

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

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 102

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 13th, 2011
    iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

    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

  • How to Listen:

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  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 101

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 6th, 2011

    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

  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
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  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here: [powerpress]
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:




    The Portable Podcast, Episode 100

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 30th, 2011

    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

  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
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  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here: [powerpress]
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 99

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 23rd, 2011

    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

  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
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  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here: [powerpress]
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 98

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 17th, 2011

    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

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    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

  • How to Listen:

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


    The Portable Podcast, Episode 97

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 9th, 2011

    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

  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
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  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here: [powerpress]
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    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

  • How to Listen:

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



    The Portable Podcast, Episode 95

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 26th, 2011

    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

  • How to Listen:

  • Click Here to Subscribe in iTunes:
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  • Listen on WRGT Radio every Friday at 4pm Central
  • Listen Here: [powerpress]
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode:



    The Portable Podcast, Episode 94

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 19th, 2011

    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

  • 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: [powerpress]
  • Apps Mentioned in this Episode: