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The Portable Podcast, Episode 58

Posted by Carter Dotson on November 9th, 2010

Timing is of the essence.

On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks with Neil Ferguson of Vertigo Software about his new puzzle game Virus Strike, why he decided to release it for free initially, and where the future of the game will lead to.
  • Carter speaks with Nitzan Wilnai of Engineous Games about Sketch Nation Jump, how the app has evolved from Sketch Nation Shooter, how they were able to use the app to create Spooky Jump, and how users will be able to share their games with others on the App Store.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Neil Ferguson, Vertigo Software
  • Guest: Nitzan Wilnai, Engineous Games

  • 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:

    Sketch Nation Shooter Review

    iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
    By Ryan Wood on April 9th, 2010
    Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: USER GENERATED FUN
    Sketch Nation Shooter has the potential to birth a new genre of user based content on the iDevice line up. If it takes off as well as it seems to be, expect this to be the next popular game genre to come to the portable gaming machine from Apple.
    Read The Full Review »

    Friday Five: April 9th

    Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on April 9th, 2010

    This week was packed with iPad releases, but the iPhone side of the store still has tons of stuff to offer! This week's Friday Five comes with the usual variety of five interesting new releases. It's a good thing that Apple announced folders along with iPhone OS 4.0 yesterday...at the rate of awesome new apps, I know that I at least will be exceeding the current limit.

    Pocket Legends

    With Apple's announcement of an upcoming "Game Center" (aka, Xbox Live for the iPhone), it's clear that they're focused on the iPhone as a gaming device. But while we've got plenty of shooters, physics puzzles, racing games, and so on, there's one genre that has yet to take off...massively multiplayer online games. Pocket Legends aims to change that with a game that could almost be dubbed "World of Warcraft for the iPhone." Sporting dungeon crawls, oodles of enemies and loot, character customization, strategic skills, and three classes, Pocket Legends has all the trappings of a typical MMORPG. If you're into MMO's at all, download it. You've got nothing to lose, after all—this one is free!

    Sketch Nation Shooter

    Doodle games are all the rage thanks to Doodle Jump, but Sketch Nation Shooter takes it a step further by allowing you to use your own doodles! At its most basic level, this is a simple shooter. But what makes it great is that you can create your own levels, using either artwork from the game's library or your own photos. You can then upload your own levels and download tons more that other users have created. You'll need a Facebook account, but that seems like a small price to pay for a potential treasure trove of extra levels.

    Orion Racer

    Orion Racer is a futuristic 3D racing game featuring hyper-paced action on 10 unique tracks in outer space. We've seen racing games before, but, hey, who doesn't like outer space? Orion's tracks come packed with loops, powerslides, and high speeds, and you can race in four different modes and with four different "futuristic" vehicles. One of those four game modes is actually a 2-Player option, allowing you to race a friend. And isn't competition what games are for?

    Sonic Wire Sculptor

    In an inventive twist, the Sonic Wire Sculptor turns your 3D drawing into sound. As you draw in the 3D space, the app transforms your lines into musical notes. The result encourages experimentation and, when handled correctly, can produce some truly cool stuff. Focus on the music or the visual art; either way, you'll end up with something unique. Oh, and don't worry about being the next Mozart or Picasso. The interface is simple, and "creativity" is easy to come by. Think of it like an audiovisual sandbox.


    Getting tired of Doodle Jump? ABOVE is another climbing game, but with vastly different graphics and a completely different theme. A bunch of mysterious platforms have appeared, and it's your duty to explore as high as possible without falling. The graphics are bright and gorgeous, and the game comes packed with achievements. It's simple, sure, but ABOVE looks airy and fun. The iPhone is the platform where games must be both hardcore (aka crazily addictive) and casual (in this case, easy to learn). ABOVE is certainly hoping to nail that sweet spot.