Schell Games is Creating a ‘Kurzgesagt’ Educational Game for Quest, Trailer Here


Popular YouTube edutainment channel Kurzgesagt is teaming up with VR developers Schell Games (I Expect You To Die, Among Us VR) to make an exploration adventure game for Quest.

Called Out of Scale: A Kurzgesagt Adventure, the fully immersive educational game is said to transform “the iconic look and feel of [Kurzgesagt’s] 2D videos for users to explore and learn about the concept of scale.”

Schell Games says players use drones, scanner rays, and a multitude of other lab tools to wind their way through several missions, while teleporting between five levels of scale to see how the different properties work in each unique dimension.

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Beyond the main single-player game, Out of Scale: A Kurzgesagt Adventure will also come with what the studios are calling a ‘multiplayer theater’ which allows you to meet up with friends and other players to watch Kurzgesagt videos together.

There’s also slated to be a mixed reality mode where you can unlock the game’s core life forms and objects creatures so they can interact with in your real-world environment.

The game’s Quest Store listing maintains it’s launching on October 26th, supporting Quest, Quest 2, Quest Pro, and Quest 3. It’s now available for pre-order, priced at $15.

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  • ViRGiN

    I’ll use the occassion and remind everyone the hate Meta was getting for removing games that very few people actually played.
    Then enters Valve, replacing 10 year old CSGO with CS2. Bye bye, legacy! Play the new one! It’s good!

    • Sven Viking

      Yeah I’m sure people would have been devastated if Meta had replaced Echo VR, one of the most-played games on Quest, with an improved version of Echo VR.

      I do think they should’ve left CS:GO available same as CS 1.6, though.

      • ViRGiN

        CS2 seems rushed out. Missing half the content, and 10 years of custom workshop content is unplayable right now. There wasn’t any real open beta to even gain user feedback.
        It does suck that there is no replacement for Lone Echo immediatly, but I’m sure they are working on something much improved, with the MR support in some way.

        • Sven Viking

          I personally think they would’ve hinted at it if they were planning to make some form of successor, and expect the game in development by the remaining Ready At Dawn members will be something different, but otherwise agree.

  • Darshan

    Tardigrade was instanious cool ..

  • Christian Schildwaechter

    I’m very interested in how this will turn out. Schell Games pretty much guarantees a very polished game/app, and they already dabbled in edu-gaming with Lost Recipes. Kurzgesagt are phenomenal at condensing complex subjects into short videos, thanks to the incredible amount of work they invest into them and their unique animation style.

    From the trailer it isn’t clear whether this is more of a science themed game using the Kurzgesagt style, or more of an educational title using game elements. I’d expect it to be mostly a game, but would really hope for an educational title, as so far no one has even scratched the surface of what VR could do for presenting complicated issues in an easy to grasp form or for learning by (virtually) doing. And I could think of nobody better suited for that than Kurzgesagt.

    And in case you don’t know Kurzgesagt or are not subscribed to their YouTube channel: This is the year 12023, and you are doing it wrong.

    • scottosaur

      Their art style reminds me a lot of the look of Cosmonius High, which worked really well in VR (and is one of the best “all ages” games on the Quest platform). I have to believe this is going to be a winner.

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  • Lauren

    It is available for preorder, is that a typo?