“What is Tappening?” is a co-op side-scrolling shooter for iOS where three players work together to control the different functions of a spaceship. The iOS devices act as giant buttons, and the game itself is shown on a TV (running from a PC or Mac) that all players can see. Each player’s button will either make the ship move up, move down, or fire, but the buttons hop between their screens periodically, requiring them to communicate and figure out what their tapping actually does. Think of it as a cross between Spaceteam and R-Type.
Made in 24 hours for Molyjam Deux, 2013. Inspired by the Molyneux quote, “What do the taps mean?”