tap-a-lap-splash! is an interactive rhythm experience about seeking flow and calm. The player swims through an ocean environment using their keyboard, and by learning to control their movements, they can also control the immersive audio. There is no “win state” or achievements, the player is just encouraged to enjoy the environment as a meditation.
Concept & History
In the practice of open water swimming, managing your heart rate and spatial awareness with rhythmic timing of strokes and breaths allows you stabilize yourself amidst an unstable and often unpredictable environment. I miss the focus and intention of that practice, and wanted to make something to share that experience.