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The Scale of the Universe is an educational game by Fotoshop. It portrays a range of various objects, both minuscule and tiny, throughout the universe.
The Scale of the Universe is not a game in the traditional sense. There are no playable characters, no enemies, no goals, and no way to lose. Instead, players can observe a wide variety of objects. Players can zoom in and out using either a cursor at the bottom of the screen or the arrow keys. This makes the objects in the center expand and push out the surrounding objects when zooming in, and the opposite is achieved when zooming out. The size of objects is portrayed in the metric system. Each object has its height labeled next to it, and occasional rings give context. The player can zoom out to see the entire universe, or far in enough to see Quantum Foam.
PresentationThe game has a simple white background, so that players can observe each object on its own terms. Each item is drawn simply and with color, so that they are easily recognizable. A song by Cliff Martinez plays in the background.
The Scale of the Universe made a splash upon hitting Newgrounds. Two months after submission, it had over one million views and an average review of 9.8/10. It also won the Daily Feature and Weekly Users' Choice awards. The game was also featured in several articles.
Zoom Out Movies
This is not the first movie on Newgrounds to Zoom Out from tiny to huge. There are at least two more: