Game Theory: The Real Face Behind The Cult (Kanye Quest 3030)

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Theorists, in our last episode we talked about the cult hiding inside a video game. Today we are taking that one step further. I got the chance to talk to the person behind Ascension. This goes deeper than Kanye Quest 3030. Will you follow me down this rabbit hole?

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Writer: Matthew Patrick and Ryan Sheehan
Editors: Pedro Freitas and Tyler Mascola
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

The Game Theorists
  • Skreamie


    10 цагийн өмнө

    I am absolutely going to follow this person. They've put so much thought into their music that doesn't always happen nowadays. I hope they get involved with another ARG in the future.

  • ollugamer


    Өдрийн өмнө

    DEAR Matpat could you please investigate and solve the loose panel mystery in people playground? on the map sea where you can see a blacker panel on the top middle portion of the map. under the light so could you please solve it?

  • Sal Kang

    Sal Kang

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Just as a note as well... Ben Nine might also be worthy to note that it could be a linking to Benign (Ben Nine). Being that it's "Harmless" a Harmless Hint.

  • hero medley

    hero medley

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    in that sense she actually succeded in what she sought out to do originally to scatter pieces of information all around the internet.

  • nature views

    nature views

    6 өдрийн өмнө

  • Jackie Sharp

    Jackie Sharp

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I love how we actually got the answers.

  • -{PUDG3Y-P0TT3R}-


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Who’s gonna be the person to make a theory about MatPat?

  • Artamis Bot

    Artamis Bot

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    I like how this ARG is like one big accident... It's kinda cute

  • Tallon Qsack

    Tallon Qsack

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Wait, you said that Phenix was Nick Lyons but then we find out Nick Lyons was an alias of Valyri. Then at the end you wrap it up saying “a budding game dev named Phenix” made Kanye Quest 3030. Were you just saying that you thought at first that Nick and Phenix were the same person, but then changed your mind? So the game dev does go by Phenix (but is not “Nick Lyons”)- or was that a mistake and Phenix/Nick Lyons are both aliases of Valyri and we don’t know who the game dev is…?

  • Kathryn Wright

    Kathryn Wright

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    @HTW requested a game theory and since i’m bored imma ask for it too.
    It’s a 2D pixelated horror game called “house” IDK if you already made a video on it but if not imma comment this (actually imma comment this anyway because im to lazy to check if you’ve done it.) Sorry, im not trying to harass you im just bored.
    k i think i’ve written it enough lol. Hope you do a theory on it!

  • Mikan Tsumiki

    Mikan Tsumiki

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    It's all fun and games until you remember your name is also Pheonix 😰

  • Commenter


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    I might be a cult if you don’t mind…

  • Turquoise Snowflake

    Turquoise Snowflake

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow! As an artist I'm really proud of Val for doing that. That's a beautiful idea and I wish I could do sonething like that!

  • Lesbian Cow

    Lesbian Cow

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Or it is a cult and there trying to hide it from us by saying its not

  • Lesbian Cow

    Lesbian Cow

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey if you look at ben nine's vid and look in the description idk if you talked about it but it says "Kanye Quest is not what it seems"

  • Shindoma Azuriha

    Shindoma Azuriha

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    That’s so cool

  • xKrown


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    They had us in the first half im not gonna lie

  • BockworschtSoldier


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Praise our savior! The great Matpat!^^

  • Q. Marcus

    Q. Marcus

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    I wanted Austin to be the one voicing the response :D

  • Smiley _

    Smiley _

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Smile :)

  • Pogboi


    27 өдрийн өмнө


  • Arigamer192


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    The guy that made Kaye quest after seeing ascension cult:

    “I could make a religion out of this”



    28 өдрийн өмнө


  • Sprinkster


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    What happened to Petscop?

  • Kaden Trenkler

    Kaden Trenkler

    28 өдрийн өмнө


  • Face Face

    Face Face

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    i just commented so what

  • Venus


    Сарын өмнө

    You HAVE to make a theory if possible on I Expect You To Die and I Expect You To Die 2 because I feel that it has some great lore behind the game in Easter eggs and recordings/people talking to you.

  • Mr. Glass

    Mr. Glass

    Сарын өмнө

    Why hasn't no one look into puppet combos games?

  • Thăng Long Nguyễn Vũ

    Thăng Long Nguyễn Vũ

    Сарын өмнө

    Random dude: ya know what, I'll make a meme game with some kind of mystery.
    Mattpat: so here are videos about the deep, deep lore of the game.
    Random dude: ....hold on imma write that down.

  • Rishii Danan

    Rishii Danan

    Сарын өмнө

    A matter of evolution
    A matter of connection
    A matter of existance
    A true defiance of lifeforms rules

  • Rakhee Koshy

    Rakhee Koshy

    Сарын өмнө

    Please do madness combat

  • coolkevin54


    Сарын өмнө

    Genuinely thought there wasn't much more to find about this mystery, bravo honestly

  • Rosalina Frago

    Rosalina Frago

    Сарын өмнө


  • Sporkguy3


    Сарын өмнө

    I mean, did you expect them to admit to taking advantage of people and stealing money or possessions. To be honest it sounds like witchcraft stuff where you invite demons into your life. I would advise everybody stay away from it.

  • Minecraft creeper

    Minecraft creeper

    Сарын өмнө

    Nobody gonna talk about the captions

  • Kyloren Kardashian

    Kyloren Kardashian

    Сарын өмнө

    Lol this answers nothing

  • Justin Lavergne

    Justin Lavergne

    Сарын өмнө

    I might play that game and do everything you just did to get to say yes if I don't answer in 2 weeks cuz I already did it goodbye my friends by Justin 😶💀🖐️🙏

  • SkyTheAlmighty


    Сарын өмнө

    Somehow that opening scene managed to make it sound like someone was vaguely calling to me from *behind* me. I'm on a laptop. How the frick did he manage this

  • Ꭱite


    Сарын өмнө

    Rotisserie Chicken

  • That one guy you saw in the comments

    That one guy you saw in the comments

    Сарын өмнө

    Ok x14

  • Moira Blair

    Moira Blair

    Сарын өмнө

    Hay Matpat please make an Adventure Time theory

  • Videostorage


    Сарын өмнө

    Do a theroy on ENA.

  • Cameron Cisneros

    Cameron Cisneros

    Сарын өмнө

    Fnaf theory. Ok so I have a theory about why the animateronics (sorry about spelling) attack the night guards. Theres a mental disorders that can be had at birth OR IT CAN BECAUSE BY A HEAD INJURY. That makes you face blind so you can't recognise peoples faces and the only you recognize people is by there clothing, hair, height, weight, so on. So that might mean that purple guy hit kids in the head then waited for them to wake up to kill them in the suits. Which fits the purple guys behavior and when the kids wake up all they remember is the guards outfit. So they attack the gruard. But thats just a theory. A game theory.

  • SantiXD


    Сарын өмнө

    OMORI video?

  • Rabidhog


    Сарын өмнө

    Matpat, you NEED to check out no players online. It is a lore heavy arg that is 100% worth checking out. It goes beyond the game, through websites and other games, so please dig deep on it.

  • MuzDog


    Сарын өмнө


  • JadZ Side

    JadZ Side

    Сарын өмнө

    Ok but wtf is up with the captions??did they get hacked or something?!

    • Bon Bon

      Bon Bon

      Сарын өмнө

      Cuz its a "Vietnamese (Generated Caption)"

  • Mahi Queen FF

    Mahi Queen FF

    Сарын өмнө

    """'"When life gives 100 reasons to cry show
    life gives 1000 reasons to smile"""" ❤"😃""

  • Matt Styles

    Matt Styles

    Сарын өмнө

    U need to figure out that weird guy eating soup video

  • User Name

    User Name

    Сарын өмнө

    Tbh dont watch this at night
    Edit: i nearly watch cocomelon

  • Flare Fireheart

    Flare Fireheart

    Сарын өмнө

    imma be real for a second, i found this becuse i searched for FNAF, and this came up.

  • Tyler Bryant

    Tyler Bryant

    Сарын өмнө

    Ben nine sounds a lot like benign

  • X Frisk

    X Frisk

    Сарын өмнө

    Fake voice conversation

  • L3 K0

    L3 K0

    Сарын өмнө

    A: it's not a cult!
    Me: never heard that one before...

  • Isabela Ussery

    Isabela Ussery

    Сарын өмнө

    plot twist, illuminati is just an arg 😭😭

  • PC Gaming

    PC Gaming

    Сарын өмнө

    D E E P

  • Taisie’s World

    Taisie’s World

    Сарын өмнө

    4:43 what about some arms?

  • vaughn easu

    vaughn easu

    Сарын өмнө


  • Иван Ганев

    Иван Ганев

    Сарын өмнө

    Valyri. Ascentionism . Wattpad , Dokidoki ... See what it was behind the curtain thing for the puzzle
    Was it that ... Before Doki Doki?
    From New news to THE OLD NEWS RECORDS
    Few .. projects...
    Uh... Fnf Was Beware of What music with Eye

  • Иван Ганев

    Иван Ганев

    Сарын өмнө

    Too small screen to see . Limited . View . Dang it

  • Quantum Mickey

    Quantum Mickey

    Сарын өмнө

    It's always an art project

  • Anbu Musubi

    Anbu Musubi

    Сарын өмнө


  • Olive Yost

    Olive Yost

    Сарын өмнө

    you should look into the cult of the pink eye. they say they have a machine that predicts your death and they've predicted the deaths of several famous people before they happened

  • Famhumbou


    Сарын өмнө

    my great grandpa had a girlfriend that was in a group that wanted her to pay money on books and things and do lots of activities to make her spirit stronger so she could become a god this made me and my family realize she was in a cult probably not ascensionism but its still unsettling

  • Сарын өмнө

    I can now figure out who this guy is yay!

  • TypicalIrodinaryBlackGuy


    Сарын өмнө

    Matt ascend into a theory for dead space



    Сарын өмнө

    F the cult stuff what the heck are the subtitles talking about

  • Mey_84


    Сарын өмнө

    :') I love this

  • Mamun Kureshi

    Mamun Kureshi

    Сарын өмнө

    The logo of the cult is reverse illuminati

  • Yas 123

    Yas 123

    Сарын өмнө

    Me thinking this was was some illuminati plot after seeing this video : *visible disapointment*

  • Emanuel Torres

    Emanuel Torres

    Сарын өмнө

    I know its really late but can you pls do a theory on the elder scrolls?

  • Rubayet Abdullah

    Rubayet Abdullah

    Сарын өмнө

    Did this game just defeated Doki Doki Literature Club to be horrifying?

  • Utube is karen

    Utube is karen

    Сарын өмнө

    Wow. MatPat contacted a cult leader just for this video

  • Tom HGN

    Tom HGN

    Сарын өмнө

    To my understanding the creator of kanye quest has made another game featuring real life phone calls he or she recieved from people that wanted to ascend

    • Tom HGN

      Tom HGN

      Сарын өмнө

      @sneed listen you cant believe everything you see on the web ok?

    • Tom HGN

      Tom HGN

      Сарын өмнө

      @sneed how do you know? The whole story the girl is telling is trash and the dev never was known

    • Tom HGN

      Tom HGN

      Сарын өмнө

      @sneed why didnt he cover it? Probably because it would debunk his entire solution on how it isnt real

  • Tom HGN

    Tom HGN

    Сарын өмнө

    What about the second game?

  • Leila Tian

    Leila Tian

    Сарын өмнө

    She said that she haven't even played the game. Then why did she make the post? She is clearly lying about something.

  • Boabuín


    Сарын өмнө

    Ok but I just want to point out that I find Valyri's approach to music brilliant to say the least. That sense of anonimity and scattering your work across aliases makes me think about Captain Murphy or The Caretaker, who have all released music under different names. Her music is great too, definitely check it out if you want an interesting experience!

  • Not Harry

    Not Harry

    Сарын өмнө


  • Declan Markey

    Declan Markey

    Сарын өмнө

    It’s a. 3 Eye Bad furby game link dokey dokey

  • Declan Markey

    Declan Markey

    Сарын өмнө

    Hey game

  • MooseGoose


    Сарын өмнө

    This is what happens when you let Kanye into his zone

  • Space_Cadet


    Сарын өмнө

    every time I hear "congratulations..." my brain immediately follows up with "you've won!"
    darn me and my early internet days.

  • The Game Thinkers

    The Game Thinkers

    Сарын өмнө

    I think I watched this video already. FROM A VHS PLAYER.

  • Spideybro213


    Сарын өмнө

    I thought this was a game theory on little nightmares 2

  • Couch Potato

    Couch Potato

    Сарын өмнө

    Hmm i guess we'll have to wait for 3030

  • Paola Andrea Orozco Dorado

    Paola Andrea Orozco Dorado

    Сарын өмнө

    Do a mr hopps Playhouse theory

  • D B

    D B

    Сарын өмнө

    Soo, was that Mirror Matt with audio shenanigans rereading comments so as to give anonymity to Valyrie ?

  • baslucky 8

    baslucky 8

    2 сарын өмнө

    I ❤️ you

  • TheAdvertisement


    2 сарын өмнө

    This is legit Matpat solving a real life mystery at this point. This isn't even an ARG this is literally him figuring out what exactly happened to this ARG.

  • TheAdvertisement


    2 сарын өмнө

    3:28 As the image darkens, the text "ZINXL/Z1=ERCD" appears. Does anyone know what this means?

    • Tallon Qsack

      Tallon Qsack

      18 өдрийн өмнө

      Probably just an example of what they’re talking about, which is hidden codes in images found by changing brightness levels. It is probably random and means nothing, just being used to illustrate their point.

    • patsumii_


      Сарын өмнө

      Oh god, another one's starting-

  • TheCheesenPanzer


    2 сарын өмнө

    Video 4 of posting about otamatone lore

  • DudeGuy


    2 сарын өмнө

    Youtube automatic captions: "I witnessed welcome sh*t game fairy!"

  • teamboobooseth1


    2 сарын өмнө

    One thing that doesn’t really make sense to me is that Valryi claims to not be the creator of Kanye 3030 and that it has nothing to do with them(?). But as Matt said, it’s highly likely that the pastebin poster is the game’s creator, and the pastebin poster’s PayPal name was Nick Lyons, one of Valryi’s alias and that seems too much of a coincidence to be just a coincidence to me.

  • glazinglilly


    2 сарын өмнө

    matpat: could be possibly related to cult behaviour
    subtitles: screen preview The Little penguin

  • Melvin Rivera

    Melvin Rivera

    2 сарын өмнө

    Can you do a sally face Siri please and thank you

  • V


    2 сарын өмнө


    • Tom HGN

      Tom HGN

      Сарын өмнө

      The actions of a large group claiming to be a "cult" cant blur your vision for other ways of life. Beeing Christian is basically beeing in a cult but of course you knew that.

  • zeph williams

    zeph williams

    2 сарын өмнө

    Oh my god this is creepy!!

  • Justin Crozier

    Justin Crozier

    2 сарын өмнө


  • Dons world

    Dons world

    2 сарын өмнө

    2:34 "Why ask for all that infomation later?"
    To make you think your safe when you dissagree at the end and that you havent already ´´Joined´´ the cult

  • awesomejay 147

    awesomejay 147

    2 сарын өмнө

    HTW wrote a comment about making a theory about the game “house” by bark bark games. Good ideas! But I would like to see a GT not live of it instead.