Category Archives: Site News

R.I.P. Forums

Hey folks, if you haven’t noticed by now, the tab for the forums has disappeared.

And that’s basically what happened: we decided to get rid of the forums.  Since its launch, the time to take care of it became much too large of a task; what, with more and more developers and spam piling up into those things we call threads.

Of course, if there’s an overwhelming demand to bring it back, we’ll consider putting it back up.  But for now, let’s rest our laurels and pay our dues to the forums.  It’s a sad moment for us as well, and thank you all for paying your respects.   Hopefully a resurrection takes place in the near future.


Promo Code Giveaway: Three Copies of ‘Cardboard Castle HD’

It’s been a long time since we’ve done a promo code giveaway, and we’re definitely excited to give away three codes for the newly released Cardboard Castle HD.  If you’re interested in receiving a code, all you have to do is reply to this post either within the comments or on Twitter (@reply the link).

I’ll be choosing a random winner from whoever commented or replied, and the contest will be over on Tuesday, February 22nd.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via Twitter or email, which can be found on the About page.

May the luckiest man/woman win!  Oh, and codes are redeemable on US iTunes account only.

NoDPad Looking for New Writers!

Hey folks!

NoDPad is looking for some new writers to write for our site, including news pieces, reviews, editorials, and more!  We’re up for hiring anyone who is passionate about iOS gaming, and there are really no set requirements.

Of course, having the ability to write and a basic knowledge of how to use WordPress is a plus.  Writers are eligible to receive almost any iPhone game they want for free, given that they review or post about said game.  With that said, please send a sample writing piece to to be considered as the next writer for NoDPad!

Thanks everyone and hope to hear from you all soon!

iTunes Giftcard Giveaway, Sponsored by Quantum Squid Interactive

Boy oh boy, aren’t you excited to win some free money?

Thanks to Quantum Squid Interactive, the makers of Veggie Samurai, we’ve got a $30 iTunes GC and two $10 iTunes GCs to giveaway.  All you need to do is follow us on Twitter and/or like our Facebook page.  If you’re a tweeter, retweeting this post with the hashtag #nodpadgiveaway will earn you one entry.  If you like our Facebook page and tweet, you will have two entries.

The contest will end on September 25th, and the iTunes GCs will be given away at random, while the only way you can win the $30 iTunes GC is to like our Facebook page.

So with all that said, best of luck!  If you haven’t checked out Quantum Squid’s games yet, be sure to check out their marquee title Veggie Samurai, available on the App Store for $0.99.

Welcome Our New Writer, Scott!

Hey everybody!

My name is Scott Danger Olstad and I’m excited to be joining the No DPad crew! My middle name is isn’t actually Danger yet, but it will be. It’s just… really hard to change. Apparently I have to drive back to my home state, and since they won’t even let me back into Nebraska anymore, it is taking me longer to achieve than I had originally anticipated. But perception is reality, so if we could all just pretend my middle name is Danger, then we can all be that much closer to being friends!

I barely graduated from Northwestern University last Spring with a double major in Journalism and Good Times and am excited to finally devote myself to something besides partying all the time. Like many of you, I’ve played video games my entire life and am starting to get bored by them. Don’t get me wrong—shooting aliens and scoring touchdowns in HD is still a blast—but the skyrocketing price of game development has severely limited my favorite aspect of game design: originality. Thankfully, the iPhone and iPod Touch have created an outlet for creative, risky, truly original ideas again. Oh, and the games are cheap? Did I already mention I just graduated college? Cheap is good.

I try to look beyond merely the technical aspects of a game in my reviews. I believe games are more than just a conglomeration of graphics, presentation and controls. Read my upcoming reviews and I think you’ll see what I mean. I’m thrilled to be working with such a talented group of writers and producing content for a terrific community. Let’s party!