mobile game, custom housing, ipad mini

TAP OUT SAGA is a two player game built for tablets, which transforms on-screen cartoon violence into an intimate, playful, and fully embodied encounter with another player. It offers an alternative to the normally desireable sense of immersion or flow in popular entertainment; playing Tap Out Saga, a player cannot ever fully disappear into a virtual world, be separated from their body, or from other people. A simple and ambiguous set of rules (tap to punch, don’t get punched) becomes a catalyst for improvisational play, where players must negotiate social, strategic, and physical interaction with one another.