Have you ever wondered what the whole Universe looks like? With the myriad Galaxies, each containing billions of Stars, including our Solar System? Have you seen a Human Brain and its Neurons? DNA? What about the Electrons surrounding the tiny Atomic Nucleus? And what lies at even smaller scales?
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Release Date:
Mar 30, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I have been working on the Orders of Magnitude for the last 3 years, but the scope of all the features, assets and educational content--which I would like to add to call the final version--is quite big. This Early Access version is already fully functional as it contains a good amount of content and shows the idea of the project.

Community feedback will guide the development with new features such as which new zooming paths to take or which objects to interact with.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The current estimate is to have a full version in a couple of months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have the following:

- More than one path that the user can take when zooming in or out.
- More objects to interact with and show information about.
- Improvements of some of the existing objects.
- A possibility of a narrative voice-over.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version is fully functional, but might contain some bugs. The user can zoom in to see the smallest known physical scales and to zoom out to the biggest scales. There are 67 objects which the user can interact with and learn about.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will slightly increase when more content is added.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“It would be great to get feedback from the community, either through the project website or on a Steam forum.”
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About This Game

Have you ever wondered what the whole Universe looks like? With the myriad Galaxies, including our Milky Way galaxy, containing billions of Stars, and our own Solar System? See the Earth from above, including the International Space Station and an Astronaut in orbit. What does his Brain look like? What about its Neural Network, all the Neuron Cells and their DNA? Have you seen an Electron Cloud surrounding the tiny Atomic Nucleus, filled with Protons and Neutrons? And what lies at even smaller scales?

Educational Virtual Reality experience

Welcome to the Orders of Magnitude project. An educational Virtual Reality experience which will show you our Universe at many different scales. You can zoom in or out along one linear path to see all the known physical sizes that exist.

Based on real science

Most of the content is taken from various scientific databases and is striving to represent elements as they exist in their nature.

Sometimes it is hard to visualize how things look like in reality, so a bit of artistic approach was needed. Nobody has pictured the whole Observable Universe, and nobody has seen a single Electron and its color (as it has no color).

Example of some of the databases used in this project:

  • Position of nearby 40 000 Galaxies – 2MASS Redshift Survey
  • Position of nearby 100 000 Stars – Hipparcos catalogue
  • Brain connections – Human Connectome project
  • Hippocampus Neural Network – Clarity project
  • DNA atom positions – Protein Data Bank

Non-VR supported!

A non-VR version has been released. However, the main focus of this app is VR, so the non-VR version is not polished, but it is fully functional. You will not get the same experience as in VR, where the Universe is all around you :)

Keyboard And Mouse Controls

Z - Zoom In
X - Zoom Out
Left Shift - Fast Zoom
Space - Highlight Objects

Mouse Wheel - Zoom
Left Mouse Button Drag - Rotate
Left Mouse Button Click - Select Object

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: i5-4590
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX-970
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX-970
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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