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Planet Hop Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on November 3rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ENTER THE VOID
Planet Hop is as empty and unforgiving as space itself. That's not a bad thing.
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The Portable Podcast, Episode 188

Posted by Carter Dotson on June 4th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ENDLESS SLAMMER :: Read Review »

Get down with the slammin' and the jammin'.

On This Episode:

  • Retro Dreamer talks about its new title SlamBots, how it came about from their earlier work on quickly-developed titles, and why they were quite nervous about the game before it launched.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Gavin Bowman and Craig Sharpe, Retro Dreamer
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    Happy Fall Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    By Eli Cymet on October 23rd, 2012
    Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: READY FOR THIS JELLY
    Indie stalwart Retro Dreamer repurposes some older assets to deliver an unexpected, adorable falling platformer you'll quite literally want to eat up.
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 141

    By Carter Dotson on June 13th, 2012
    On this episode of The Portable Podcast, host Carter Dotson discusses the colorful new digging game Duckers with developer Gavin Bowman, and talks soccer with cars and other hybrid sports with Soccer Rally: Euro 2012 developer IceFlame Games.
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    Duckers Review

    By Carter Dotson on May 31st, 2012
    Retro Dreamer's newest game, Duckers, challenges players to dive and dig through the ground for treasure, avoiding various hazards.
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 119

    Posted by Carter Dotson on January 10th, 2012

    Crates, boxes, and velocispiders, oh my!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter discusses the recent release of Super Crate Box with the game's developers, Vlambeer.
  • Carter and Gavin Bowman discuss the release of DoubleTake on Android, along with the recent new iCade peripheral announcements.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Rami Ismail & Jan Willem Nijman, Vlambeer
  • Guest: Gavin Bowman, Retro Dreamer

  • Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

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    Velocispider Review

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    By Carter Dotson on June 1st, 2011
    Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DELICIOUS
    Velocispider, the newest game from Retro Dreamer, is a Space Invaders-esque shmup featuring a half-velociraptor, half-spider.
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 87

    Posted by Carter Dotson on May 31st, 2011

    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
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    Music:

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


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

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    Linkoidz Review

    By Carter Dotson on October 26th, 2010
    Linkoidz is an addictive match-3 game that brings an arcade-style intensity and pace to a well-worn iOS genre.
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 56

    Posted by Carter Dotson on October 26th, 2010
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    I know the pieces fit, 'cause I watched them fall away.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Jakub Majewski and Tomasz Strezlczyk of Vivid Games about the upcoming Speedball 2: Evolution, discussing what they're doing to modernize the game while keeping the game true to its roots, and how they're handling development across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, and PSN Minis.
  • Carter talks to Gavin Bowman, discussing not only Retro Dreamer's new puzzle game Linkoidz, but also about the recent sale of Chillingo to EA.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Jakub Majewski and Tomasz Strezlczyk, Vivid Games
  • Guest: Gavin Bowman, Retro Dreamer
  • strong>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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    DoubleTake

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    By Arron Hirst on February 11th, 2010
    Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: QUICK TIME KILLER
    From the creator of the App Store hit Sneezies, Retro Dreamer debut DoubleTake, a visually playful take on pair matching. While good looking, the game didn't seem to have all that much substance.
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    Elf Command

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    By Bonnie Eisenman on December 17th, 2009
    Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIMPLE & ADDICTING
    I don't know if Santa's workshop has ever been so addicting. Elf Command is simple, fun, and free, and there's no reason why you shouldn't give it a spin.
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