Factsheet

Developer:
The Tap Lab
Based in Cambridge, MA

Founding date:
January 2010

Website:
thetaplab.com

Press / Business Contact:
dave@thetaplab.com

Social:
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Releases:
Bigfoot Hunter
Tiny Tycoons

Address:
222 3rd Street
Suite 4000
Cambridge, MA 02141

Phone:
COMPANY_PHONE

Description

The Tap Lab, founded in 2009, is a mobile gaming studio based in Cambridge, MA. We aim to create the 'future of fun' with games that take full advantage of modern mobile devices. Tiny Tycoons, our location-based empire building game, uses geo data (real maps and places), GPS location, and iBeacon to bring the game to life. Our upcoming release, Bigfoot Hunter, has won multiple awards for its unique gameplay that merges augmented and virtual reality on mobile.

History

History

Co-founders, Dave Bisceglia and Ralph Shao, started to experiment with mobile games driven by a player’s location in 2009 – those first few projects were sort of a test kitchen for what became our first game, Tiny Tycoons. After founding the company, they won MassChallenge in 2011 and graduated from Techstars that same year. Our Art Director, Joe Williams, made the move to Boston in 2012 and The Tap Lab quickly grew to 8 people (and one Bigfoot). We now work alongside other awesome independent game developers in Intrepid Labs, a coworking space in Cambridge, MA!

Projects


Videos

Tiny Tycoons YouTube

Making Of: Tiny Tycoons YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (7MB)
The Tap Lab Office.jpg
The Tap Lab Talking.jpg
The Tap Lab Dave Bisceglia.jpg
The Tap Lab PAX13.jpg
The Tap Lab Founders.jpg
The Tap Lab Arcade.jpg
The Tap Lab Laughing.jpg

There are far more images available for The Tap Lab, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (80KB)
logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner" - GamesBeat 2014 Who's Got Game Innovation Showdown
  • "2011 Boston Class" - TechStars
  • "2011 Winner" - MassChallenge

Selected Articles

  • "‘Who’s Got Game’ winner channels Pokémon Snap with Sasquatch photo game"
    - Jeffrey Grub, VentureBeat
  • "Bigfoot Hunter looks like Pokemon Snap for the iPhone in all the right ways."
    - Matthew Diener, Pocket Gamer
  • "Apple's iBeacon Technology Brings New Possibilities for Location-Based Gaming"
    - Juli Clover, MacRumors
  • "How Will Wright informed the development of The Tap Labs’ Tiny Tycoons"
    - Joe Jasko, Gamezebo
  • "Guest Post: Resurrecting Location-Based Games"
    - Dave Bisceglia, Inside Social Games
  • "The Tap Lab Raises $550K To Seed Some Hits in Location-Based Mobile Gaming"
    - Kim-Mai Cutler, TechCrunch


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