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

  • Jackie Sharp
    Jackie Sharp

    I love how we actually got the answers.

  • -{PUDG3Y-P0TT3R}-

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

  • Artamis Bot
    Artamis Bot

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

  • Tallon Qsack
    Tallon Qsack

    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

    MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. Hi. @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. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. MatPat. k i think i’ve written it enough lol. Hope you do a theory on it! bye!

  • Mikan Tsumiki
    Mikan Tsumiki

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

  • Commenter

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

  • Turquoise Snowflake
    Turquoise Snowflake

    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

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

  • Lesbian Cow
    Lesbian Cow

    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

    That’s so cool

  • come on now, join the cult, open your third eye

  • xKrown

    They had us in the first half im not gonna lie

  • BockworschtSoldier

    Praise our savior! The great Matpat!^^

  • Q. Marcus
    Q. Marcus

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

  • Smiley _
    Smiley _

    Smile :)

  • Pogboi


  • Arigamer192

    The guy that made Kaye quest after seeing ascension cult: “I could make a religion out of this”



  • Sprinkster

    What happened to Petscop?

  • Kaden Trenkler
    Kaden Trenkler


  • Face Face
    Face Face

    i just commented so what

  • Venus

    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

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

  • Thăng Long Nguyễn Vũ
    Thăng Long Nguyễn Vũ

    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

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

  • Rakhee Koshy
    Rakhee Koshy

    Please do madness combat

  • coolkevin54

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

  • Rosalina Frago
    Rosalina Frago


  • Sporkguy3

    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

    Nobody gonna talk about the captions

  • Kyloren Kardashian
    Kyloren Kardashian

    Lol this answers nothing

  • Justin Lavergne
    Justin Lavergne

    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

    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

    Rotisserie Chicken

  • That one guy you saw in the comments
    That one guy you saw in the comments

    Ok x14

  • Moira Blair
    Moira Blair

    Hay Matpat please make an Adventure Time theory

  • Videostorage

    Do a theroy on ENA.

  • Cameron Cisneros
    Cameron Cisneros

    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

    OMORI video?

  • Rabidhog

    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


  • JadZ Side
    JadZ Side

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

    • Bon Bon
      Bon Bon

      Cuz its a "Vietnamese (Generated Caption)"

  • Mahi Queen FF
    Mahi Queen FF

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

  • Matt Styles
    Matt Styles

    U need to figure out that weird guy eating soup video

  • User Name
    User Name

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

  • Flare Fireheart
    Flare Fireheart

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

  • Tyler Bryant
    Tyler Bryant

    Ben nine sounds a lot like benign

  • X Frisk
    X Frisk

    Fake voice conversation

  • L3 K0
    L3 K0

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

  • Isabela Ussery
    Isabela Ussery

    plot twist, illuminati is just an arg 😭😭

  • PC Gaming
    PC Gaming

    D E E P

  • Taisie’s World
    Taisie’s World

    4:43 what about some arms?

  • vaughn easu
    vaughn easu


  • Иван Ганев
    Иван Ганев

    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

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

  • Quantum Mickey
    Quantum Mickey

    It's always an art project

  • Anbu Musubi
    Anbu Musubi


  • Olive Yost
    Olive Yost

    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

    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

  • Patrick Chang
    Patrick Chang

    I can now figure out who this guy is yay!

  • TypicalIrodinaryBlackGuy

    Matt ascend into a theory for dead space


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

  • Mey_84

    :') I love this

  • Mamun Kureshi
    Mamun Kureshi

    The logo of the cult is reverse illuminati

  • Yas 123
    Yas 123

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

  • Emanuel Torres
    Emanuel Torres

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

  • Rubayet Abdullah
    Rubayet Abdullah

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

  • Utube is karen
    Utube is karen

    Wow. MatPat contacted a cult leader just for this video

  • Tom HGN
    Tom HGN

    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

    • sneed

      @Tom HGN lmao

    • Tom HGN
      Tom HGN

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

    • sneed

      @Tom HGN because ascensionism isn't real, it's not a real group

    • Tom HGN
      Tom HGN

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

    • sneed

      @Tom HGN Well, it isn't real. It was just an art project that incorporated cults, I'm guessing Calypso was also just like Kanye Quest, a game about cults that didn't relate to any real cults.

  • Tom HGN
    Tom HGN

    What about the second game?

  • Leila Tian
    Leila Tian

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

  • Boabuín

    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 Emir
    Not Emir


  • Declan Markey
    Declan Markey

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

  • Declan Markey
    Declan Markey

    Hey game

  • MooseGoose

    This is what happens when you let Kanye into his zone

  • Space_Cadet

    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

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

  • Spideybro213

    I thought this was a game theory on little nightmares 2

  • Couch Potato
    Couch Potato

    Hmm i guess we'll have to wait for 3030

  • Paola Andrea Orozco Dorado
    Paola Andrea Orozco Dorado

    Do a mr hopps Playhouse theory

  • D B
    D B

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

  • baslucky 8
    baslucky 8

    I ❤️ you

  • TheAdvertisement

    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

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

    • Tallon Qsack
      Tallon Qsack

      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_

      Oh god, another one's starting-

  • Molnskuggan

    Video 4 of posting about otamatone lore

  • DudeGuy

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

  • teamboobooseth1

    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

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

  • Melvin Rivera
    Melvin Rivera

    Can you do a sally face Siri please and thank you

  • V


    • Tom HGN
      Tom HGN

      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

    Oh my god this is creepy!!

  • Justin Crozier
    Justin Crozier


  • Dons world
    Dons world

    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

    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.

  • ziqi92

    Maybe the fourth theory channel should be AR Theory


    Make a Cocomelon cult theory !

  • lulu

    why is kanye west starting a cult

  • Cult Of the blood god
    Cult Of the blood god

    Speaking of cults does anyone want to join us for a wonderful experience

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