The Deadly World of Iron Lung Explained | The SCIENCE of... Iron Lung

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    Theorists, Iron Lung is one SCARY game! I don't mean the sea of blood and huge monster fish either. I'm talking about the state of the UNIVERSE. Specifically the missing suns. That is a BIG red flag in any kind of survival. So today, Austin is going to try and figure out if humans could SURVIVE with no sun. Let's go!
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  • solera | princessgongjunim
    solera | princessgongjunim Před 5 měsíci +8542

    in case this game wasn't horrifying enough, remember that canonically, this is the *fourth* blood ocean they've found

    • Powdereyes
      Powdereyes Před 7 dny

      I remembered the comment and came here just to see it
      I'm feeling more and more like I'm egoistic

    • ~EGG~
      ~EGG~ Před 28 dny


    • Old Smokey
      Old Smokey Před měsícem +1

      @Anvith Payyavula yo be fair human blood isn't all that special, well.. it is and isn't. As with everything in the universe given enough rolls of the dice chances are familiar or known items will be found in odd situations/environments. Its fundamentally possible its not really HUMAN blood its just the chemical make up of the blood found in a human. I find it very unlikely there's any way logically in a game or otherwise you could logically get enough dead humans or get enough humans to create enough blood to get multiple OCEANS worth of blood.. maybe a small to middling sized lake, but not an ocean.

    • Old Smokey
      Old Smokey Před měsícem

      @Voltbot never play outerwilds

    • Old Smokey
      Old Smokey Před měsícem

      @FiusionMaster fundamentally its possible the answer is infinite. Don't forget there's a planet that RAINS DIAMONDS, one of the moons mentioned here is literally said to have a crust made of just water in various states. Earth is kind of an oddity and lots of moons and planets have been found to be essentially just small resource bundles that were humanity skilled enough we could 100% monopolize.

  • StapleCactus
    StapleCactus Před 5 měsíci +1002

    So Iron Lung is basically the universe going "oh cool, you've made it to space? Activate hard mode."

    • The Menacing Penguin.
      The Menacing Penguin. Před 14 dny

      @williampg gois I thought this was farther into the future like a hundred trillion years where The stars decide to stop burning and Somehow we still haven't found a better camera.

    • The Ghost
      The Ghost Před 29 dny +4

      “Oh you survived everything else I threw at you? PARRY THIS YOU FILTHY CASUAL!”

    • C a t
      C a t Před měsícem

      @Sharc Blazer bruh

    • Sharc Blazer
      Sharc Blazer Před 3 měsíci +30

      Great filter = wall of flesh
      Blood ocean = "The spirits of light and dark have been released!"

    • williampg gois
      williampg gois Před 4 měsíci +39

      I mean, I assume humanity really reached easy mode status, After all they have working indepedent space stations and starships and actually, Mars had before the rapture an even greater population ammount than Earth somehow, Plus Mars gone lul, so its safe to assume that each and EVERY planet which harbored life is gone

  • Guilherme Pessoa
    Guilherme Pessoa Před 5 měsíci +1933

    I was hoping he would actually try to explain how a moon with a blood ocean harboring life could or could not exist.

    • ACE
      ACE Před měsícem

      WHY am I learning these concepts in YEAR 12 AND UNDERSTANDING WTF AUSTIN IS SAYING.

    • Mokarokas -
      Mokarokas - Před měsícem +1

      @Jay Bourque - He's definitely thorough, just talking about a different subject than they expected. That's no explanation of why they would dislike Austin's and prefer MatPat's. MatPat even clickbaits sometimes ffs, and doesn't discuss the implied subject matter at all.
      See, you're already switching up your stance here. Now you suddenly AGREE there's no stated "why", and just say I'm not "owed" one. No sh it, who said I was? But "its supercat" here apparently felt the rude, unexplained opinion was fine, while calling it rude was not. It's them I replied to.
      I hope that was enlightening.

    • Jay Bourque
      Jay Bourque Před měsícem

      @Mokarokas - From Grace: "well i expected him to talk about the blood ocean, not whatever he talked about in this video. i don’t even remember or care at this point"
      Sounds like a reason to me, doesn't matter if I disagree with it or not. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      In case you can't read between the lines, Grace is saying that Austin tends to NOT talk about the metaphorical elephant in the room. He isn't as thorough as they'd like.
      Its an opinion, no reason needs to be given. They aren't trying to persuade you, they're merely stating how they feel.
      Just because you want a "Why" doesn't mean you're owed it.

    • Mokarokas -
      Mokarokas - Před měsícem

      @Jay Bourque - Please explain to me, then. =)

    • Jay Bourque
      Jay Bourque Před měsícem

      @Mokarokas - It has, though?

  • Paul
    Paul Před 5 měsíci +993

    The problem of finding metals is quite simple, asteroid mining. Although it's hypothetical, I'm sure they are quite capable of this, and is probably already an industry in the Iron Lung universe.

    • CzarSalad
      CzarSalad Před 24 dny

      @Arendelle Citizen with the technological level of iron lung they could redirect them into Jupiter’s orbit easily

    • Username
      Username Před měsícem

      @Liam Watson keep in .ind that was just a vessel for the ones who were incarcerated/ comitted some heinous act or minor crime, i imagine if they wanted to risk the resources on someone they values its after they test the waters with a few disposable red shirts

    • mary nassuna
      mary nassuna Před 3 měsíci

      Mine the moons if you can
      Then send the debris to other places to collect into other moons.
      Basically moving a moon.

    • draco
      draco Před 4 měsíci


    • Liam Watson
      Liam Watson Před 4 měsíci

      @crazy yeah, thats from the update, pre updated lore, I this k my theory still has value

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache Před 5 měsíci +8372

    If you’re having a bad day, just remember it could be worse. You could be living in the world of Iron Lung.

    • Enter channel name
      Enter channel name Před 4 měsíci

      @Nоt RiскrоII 🅥 What's finally here? Your father?

    • K G
      K G Před 5 měsíci

      *you could be in the fnaf universe about to be springlocked*

    • Bruhism
      Bruhism Před 5 měsíci

      That sounds much more interesting than this

    • Tenativicius.
      Tenativicius. Před 5 měsíci


    • stabb
      stabb Před 5 měsíci

      @Firegaming you mean hell?

  • Quadraxis
    Quadraxis Před 5 měsíci +644

    Game developers: *Makes a very simple backstory for a small game they made*
    Austin: "How DARE you."

  • Jorge Castillo
    Jorge Castillo Před 5 měsíci +365

    Despite the game being used as an excuse to talk about this scenario, I very much love this kind of content. Explaining the ways humanity could theoretically survive without our sun and home planet is pretty inspiring. I found it fun to learn the very basics of how electricity could be made. Austin, Mat, please don’t think you need to use a game as an excuse to talk about these types of things. And don’t be afraid to dig in deeper and explain more in complex detail on whatever you’re talking about. These kinds of videos are my favorite, please consider making more like them as well as digging deeper into these topics.

    • Juan Vazquez
      Juan Vazquez Před 3 měsíci +1

      can confirm. I actually now sort of understand how electricity is actually made, I obviously had an idea of what electricty was and how it worked but I wasn't exactly sure on how could you ever go from making steam to powering a lamp

    • Christian Di Donna
      Christian Di Donna Před 3 měsíci

      True game defineyly helps with the veiws

  • Shooie Booie
    Shooie Booie Před 5 měsíci +162

    I know that Austin’s ‘no sun scenario’ is supposed to be inspired by iron lung but this whole civilization on the moons of Jupiter would make a great setting for a sifi apocalypse

    • Moronic fucking idiot
      Moronic fucking idiot Před 16 dny

      This is quite literally the plot of Barotrauma

    • Shooie Booie
      Shooie Booie Před měsícem

      @M Sid I will get on that

    • M Sid
      M Sid Před měsícem

      read the Three Body Problem trilogy

    • Shooie Booie
      Shooie Booie Před 3 měsíci

      @Brad Frankel well now I need to get Netflix

    • Raidriar
      Raidriar Před 4 měsíci +1

      @Brad Frankel isn’t Io the moon with the most volcanic activity in our solar system?

  • Jonny B. Goode
    Jonny B. Goode Před 3 dny

    We couldn't live on Io, because the radiation from Jupiter would be too high. We could live on Ganymede and Callisto though, and mine the other Jovian planets. We could however set up remote ice mining operations on Europa and remote geothermal plants on Io.

  • Professor Greenbeans
    Professor Greenbeans Před 5 měsíci +5703

    During the game, when you take a picture of a monster’s face and you hear a loud thrashing and impact, it actually makes sense and isn’t just because this monster is hyper aggressive and kills whatever it sees. Essentially this monster is a deep sea creature, meaning that its eyes are not used to bright lights. In other words, you just flashbanged a creature five your size and now it’s angry that you hurt it.

    • Old Smokey
      Old Smokey Před měsícem

      THROWING FLASHBANG! *Angry demon fish noises*

    • Masterraccoon
      Masterraccoon Před 2 měsíci

      @Instagram User nah

    • Mr Madre
      Mr Madre Před 2 měsíci

      @Instagram User
      Bro it's not even Matt Patt. Who's falling for this?

    • Foxplayz
      Foxplayz Před 2 měsíci

      @Instagram User Your dad left you because of this

    • KickassPeanuts
      KickassPeanuts Před 3 měsíci +1

      "Flashbang going out" *sun comes out in an ocean of blood*

  • Lachlan Parker
    Lachlan Parker Před 5 měsíci +73

    I've loved geothermal power plants for years. And overall, I really loved this episode. And Matpat's video on "Poop Science" with potatoes would be the key to achieving a sustainable and regenerative (via using our deceased as fertiliser alongside all possible green waste, including every atom of food waste) food supply that could feed the masses.

    • Mac SH
      Mac SH Před měsícem +1

      @Lachlan Parker Thank you! I’ll check it out

    • Lachlan Parker
      Lachlan Parker Před měsícem

      @Mac SH that was from his video on The Martian over on Film Theory. Hopefully it’s to your liking.

    • Mac SH
      Mac SH Před měsícem

      Was that the one about surviving in a grocery store?

  • Jonny B. Goode
    Jonny B. Goode Před 3 dny

    If every star vanished, why are there stars in the sky when they show the "ocean of blood" moon? 🤔

  • darthsirrius B
    darthsirrius B Před 5 měsíci +45

    I think you might have forgotten about the Van Allen belts. If I remember correctly, Io is INSIDE Jupiter's very powerful radiation belt, and the radiation produced inside is lethal in like a matter of minutes.

    • Colin Lemm
      Colin Lemm Před 14 dny +1

      Also,it has lights,that are on,

    • Colin Lemm
      Colin Lemm Před měsícem +5

      Also,if the quiet rapture happened,I would no lip into the backrooms,it’s better there,the backrooms are their own universe that you can get to

    • Colin Lemm
      Colin Lemm Před 2 měsíci +3

      The geothermal power plant and peoples space suits could be covered with cow poop radiation shields

    • Connor Scott-McAliley
      Connor Scott-McAliley Před 5 měsíci +7

      It would be moot. The energy of those comes largely from stars.

  • Eshin Night Runner
    Eshin Night Runner Před 5 měsíci +24

    the game: you pilot a submarine in a sea of blood
    what i expected: something about the science of a blood ocean or something related to the fish that lives in it
    the video: we should colonise the moons of jupiter if our sun disappears

  • Unknown Variable
    Unknown Variable Před 5 měsíci +7119

    The idea of diving into a sea of blood, on an unknown planet, in a “rusty” submarine is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I’m so happy Iron Lung became popular, it’s easily one of my favorite horror games and somehow always manages to scare me

    • md switchy
      md switchy Před 4 měsíci

      I WOULD

    • Dreuvas Devil
      Dreuvas Devil Před 4 měsíci

      "Hope in this void is as illusionary as the starlight"

    • Fork
      Fork Před 4 měsíci

      @Big Gooch Now how would a big crater/lake of mammal blood end up on some lone rock? I find hydrocarbons a much more realistic way to make this unrealistic event work.

    • Big Gooch
      Big Gooch Před 4 měsíci

      @Fork Nah it's literally human blood

    • W.I.P.
      W.I.P. Před 5 měsíci

      That's because you wouldn't think of it

  • Nathan Short
    Nathan Short Před 5 měsíci +64

    I'm sure this comment will probably disappear into the void, but I love this channel's The SCIENCE videos. Austin thinks like I do, is interested in things I am as well, and he is hilarious! I love these videos so so much! Please don't ever stop!!!!

  • The Bearded
    The Bearded Před 4 měsíci +6

    The idea of using the geothermal hotspots through a heat exchange system is also great because you can cool the surface of your habitat with the exiting water. Might still be pretty darn hot but but its better than 850f.

  • Random Slav
    Random Slav Před 4 měsíci +12

    Oh my, I didn't actually realize that despite all stars in the galaxy vanishing, the light they gave off would still wander around through space. I just attributed that lore thought as another part of the "Quiet rapture" event which in itself is supernatural and anomalous.
    This answers some question but makes the game's setting even more frightening. That light will fade eventually.

  • Pagan Eyes
    Pagan Eyes Před 5 měsíci +33

    I thought this was gonna be about like. How animals could evolve to live in blood, the more interesting part of the game. This is just explaining how living in space of earth and the sun were gone, which while it’s very interesting!! It feels like the title was doing a bit of misleading

  • Brooke B
    Brooke B Před 5 měsíci +2622

    I was hoping we could talk about how a "sea of blood" is possible. My thought was it was actually diatoms or some microscopic organism releasing toxins that turned the water blood red. It's something that happens here on earth but on a much smaller scale, since these diatoms have seasonal blooms.

    • Ethan Choi
      Ethan Choi Před 3 měsíci

      problems with this is that the blood is human blood and anything living thats not on a spaceship just disappeared which also meant micro organism

    • Venyex
      Venyex Před 3 měsíci

      it’s human blood

    • Christian Di Donna
      Christian Di Donna Před 3 měsíci

      This sound like 40k science

    • Epical TV
      Epical TV Před 4 měsíci

      @Emily Spruill i think its a metaphorical

    • Hell Raiser
      Hell Raiser Před 5 měsíci

      It could be inspired by lake natron except it doesn't turn anything into stone (probably) unless they have a special material made from the skin of the creature in the blood lake they won't necessarily turn into stone

  • Dorflumkin
    Dorflumkin Před 5 měsíci +37

    my friend told me about this game a few months ago, and i completely forgot about it :( im glad it's getting recognition now bc of the way she described it. it sounds like such a great game!

  • loglog7
    loglog7 Před 5 měsíci +50

    There's also some spectacular self importance in the "every light in the sky went out." That means everything in the universe slowly died at the exact rate that would make them appear to go out in our sky. If everything in the universe died at the same moment it would take thousands of years for us to see it, it would be happening very slowly to us. And it would all be slowly happening, while centered on our solar system. Also wouldn't all light going out freeze these blood oceans?

    • The Bird
      The Bird Před 2 měsíci +2

      @Fiery Gamerz There would still be the issue of coagulation, and there would still be an issue of surface freezing like you'd expect on a watery world.

    • Fiery Gamerz
      Fiery Gamerz Před 3 měsíci +2

      @Ethan Choi The planet is not completely blood, it has solid ground, look at the map and the pictures you take in the games show the objects half embedded into the ground sometimes

    • Ethan Choi
      Ethan Choi Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Fiery Gamerz its a blood ocean moon. it doesnt have a geo thermal activity

    • Fiery Gamerz
      Fiery Gamerz Před 3 měsíci +1

      @The Bird Maybe geo thermal activity keeps the blood not freezing

    • The Bird
      The Bird Před 4 měsíci +15

      That isn't the case actually. They mention ghost light from the now vanished stars. They just operate on the assumption that the nearest stars and our own sun having disappeared, the rest did too. That and the fact that they are continually vanishing.
      And yeah, I think it's noted in the terminal that they have no idea how it keeps liquid form, which being human blood I assume they mean without coagulating or freezing.

  • DamaFromBrazil_
    DamaFromBrazil_ Před 3 měsíci +14

    The game got updated and now theres a terminal in which you can ask questions about the lore. Would be cool if you guys did a video about the LORE of Iron Lung.

  • one
    one Před 3 měsíci +3

    Love how it goes from me thinking he's gonna talk about how moons can have oceans, or how the sun even could disappear but here I am being told how all kinds of energy works.

  • L0st Marble
    L0st Marble Před 5 měsíci +2471

    MatPat: Mario is a serial killer
    Austin: here’s how we save humanity

    • Drew-Idd
      Drew-Idd Před 5 měsíci

      @Kingman Kingboy nobody cares

    • Batman
      Batman Před 5 měsíci


    • zeropoint70
      zeropoint70 Před 5 měsíci

      @F*СКМЕ! ТАР 0N МY РIС worst bot in this comment section

    • zeropoint70
      zeropoint70 Před 5 měsíci

      @Kingman Kingboy what a disappointment

    • Fiery Gamerz
      Fiery Gamerz Před 5 měsíci

      @scientist368 Not a hero we deserved, but the hero we wanted

  • Nerdherfer
    Nerdherfer Před 3 měsíci +2

    I'm a planetary scientist, and with the exception of the abysmal pronunciation of Enceladus, this video was actually super well done! The only critical thing you missed is Nitrogen. Nitrogen is absolutely vital for fertilizer for agriculture and sustaining life, and it literally makes up 78% of our atmosphere. The only viable source for nitrogen in the outer solar system is ammonia, which is really only present on the moons of Uranus and Neptune (Triton has A LOT of nitrogen and ammonia), and on the surface of Pluto. You MIGHT be able to filter some from the atmospheres of Jupiter or Saturn, but that will be super difficult to do.

  • Dzaster
    Dzaster Před 5 měsíci +10

    Ah, i remember about a month ago a friend pressured me into playing this, he even bought it for me. I loved every minute of the 2-hour playthrough

  • kstormgeistgem
    kstormgeistgem Před 5 měsíci +7

    i love watching/listening to Austin's science stuff... Especially things like space, surviving space and stuff like that. he keeps it solid instead of it dwindling into a hunt for big foot type of deal.

  • ShadowT5
    ShadowT5 Před 5 měsíci +5

    That bit about Proxima Centauri only producing light for about four years actually brings up a pretty terrifying reality about this situation, where for thousands of years, if we survived this, we would just be slowly watching the stars in the night sky go dark, one by one…

  • ShinigamiSparda
    ShinigamiSparda Před 5 měsíci +1676

    The fact that he actually came up with a way to survive and thrive in a universe like this, no matter how statistically unlikely, is one of the most optimistic things I’ve heard in decades.

    • Fluffly Boi
      Fluffly Boi Před 4 měsíci

      @Paislee Sheppard,
      Civilisation probably never wavered outside of the countries that got nuked (though it would've felt like it), but you'll be without modern luxuries and possibly stable necessities for at least a couple generations considering the world has essentially just experienced the Fall of Rome on a global scale.

    • darthgorbag
      darthgorbag Před 5 měsíci

      Question is, would this be enough to explain the continual existence of human & other species in the year 100 trillion, after ALL stars & galaxies & planets had gone extinct, as per the Doctor Who episode "Utopia"?

    • Lord Zonar
      Lord Zonar Před 5 měsíci +3

      Yeah the odds of everyone in those space ships also having the required combined knowledge to start a colony from raw materials and whatever tools are on the ship is kinda low, ngl

    • Batman
      Batman Před 5 měsíci


    • Nerdwithtoomanybooks
      Nerdwithtoomanybooks Před 5 měsíci +8

      @NaKuniGame if you meant “where” basically matpat does almost all the theories and Austin does like the other 1%

  • Doobies
    Doobies Před dnem

    Like Minecraft Skyblock, you start your play-through with scrap materials then ending building works of wonder.

  • Efrain Cruz
    Efrain Cruz Před 5 měsíci +8

    Hey, Austin! Mentioning gravity and its effects on the skeletal system, have you ever talked about the Elcor race from Mass Effect? All the implications about the gravity in their home world and how they would be outside of it.

  • YourlocalBot
    YourlocalBot Před 5 měsíci +29

    I was hoping we could talk about how a "sea of blood" is possible. My thought was it was actually diatoms or some microscopic organism releasing toxins that turned the water blood red. It's something that happens here on earth but on a much smaller scale, since these diatoms have seasonal blooms.

    • BlockyTheBlock
      BlockyTheBlock Před 5 měsíci

      Not your thought though, is it? The same comment was posted, 3 days ago, by a different person.

    • Joshua B
      Joshua B Před 5 měsíci +6

      Problem is that blood oceans in lore actually have the same stuff that make up actual blood.

  • Michelle Barns-Dunne
    Michelle Barns-Dunne Před 5 měsíci +15

    I find it very human that the surviving humanity assumed that all the stars and habitable planets vanished when I think it’s much more likely that all the non terrestrial life was sent to a void like universe

    • Lupusam
      Lupusam Před 3 měsíci

      Which is saying that all the habitable planets just saw all gas giants, uninhabited moons, space stations, and ships vanish... which given the damage the moon suddenly disappearing would have on Earth, means they've got a bit of a catastrophe of their own to deal with.

  • keria16
    keria16 Před 5 měsíci +1

    I was just thinking. In "No Man's Sky" , you can farm most of the 'things' (materials/gases/elements), in "hotspots". Just how viable is that in real life? Or how long can they last at least?

  • littleglowbug
    littleglowbug Před 5 měsíci +2

    I will say Austin I very much appreciate the background usage of Holst’s Jupiter when talking about the moons of Jupiter. That is a detail I can appreciate 👍

  • Johnny Joestar
    Johnny Joestar Před 5 měsíci +8

    Do you think you could do a Science of metal gears High Frequency Blades? I think it would interesting, and I have no idea how they work, all the game says is that they weaken particle bonds

  • invaderzam
    invaderzam Před 5 měsíci +1

    You know, a setting where humanity has settled on the moons of Jupiter, with Jupiter being the defacto sun to this civilization, that would sound dope as a video game setting.

  • TridentTank88
    TridentTank88 Před 5 měsíci +4031

    The “Habitable planets vanished” part might instead mean that, because there are no more stars, every planet that was habitable no longer is.

    • AndrewTheDoggo
      AndrewTheDoggo Před 8 dny

      Not sure if this is a mistake on the creators end, but in start menu of the game, you can see some stars

    • Luzum Lamm
      Luzum Lamm Před 9 dny

      I believe Mars had the biggest population in the colonized universe, and their space station is the biggest known, so if even the station of mars can’t contact mars I don‘t think mars just turned uninhabitable

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant Před 17 dny

      @G L ??

    • G L
      G L Před 17 dny

      @Loturzel Restaurant Kurzgesagt

    • EXYZT
      EXYZT Před měsícem

      the new lore terminal further clarifies that by "Habitable planet", they mean all planets that are habitable, all planets that were habitable, and all planets that with some work, might have theoretically become habitable, at least prior to the rapture. ALL completely gone, erased from existence, empty space where they would have been, including all humans in them.

  • David Johansson
    David Johansson Před 5 měsíci

    Hey Austin, with the sun gone, how will that affect the planetary orbits?
    Would the Jupiter be flung out randomly like a rouge planet?
    And what kind of mess would navigation be in space without the Sun as a reference point?
    Would Jupiter be completely dark or in there any process that can generate light from inside a gas giant?

  • Zoe Lycan
    Zoe Lycan Před 5 měsíci +1

    had a lot of fun watching this video, specially because I've been playing Modded Minecraft, with energy mods and space stuff
    so dynamic dynamos is one of the 1st systems to generate energy, then move to machines that divide water to Oxigen and Hydrogen, using hydrogen as the new fuel/energy. Then can do all sort of space stuff, but one of them is mostly using that Oxigen to fill up your oxigen tanks.
    "Yeah science!"

  • Mickie
    Mickie Před 2 měsíci +1

    congratulations on being the only person ever to explain what exactly electricity is and how a/c currents work without breaking my brain 💕

  • Soft Loliete
    Soft Loliete Před 5 měsíci +3

    I dont normally watch game theory without Matt patt but this is iron lung, how can I not watch this

  • Hyperbolic Raider
    Hyperbolic Raider Před 5 měsíci

    Thank you Game Theory channel for once again being more helpful learning math, physics, biology, history than school.

  • Gage is Me333
    Gage is Me333 Před 5 měsíci +2

    I watched Markiplier play this game, it was actually pretty eerie and fun to watch, especially the ending

  • random cat
    random cat Před 5 měsíci +5

    Iron Lung is really well made i mean i thought it didn't even had an "outside world" i thought the camera just shows random images

    • Diret Taer
      Diret Taer Před 5 měsíci

      Well, this moment a bit complicated. Submarine in game placed not on map, not even near. Only camera moving, giving feeling of submarine being on map.

  • Mr Bearder
    Mr Bearder Před měsícem

    Here’s my thoughts on the whole setting of the iron lung universe.
    The opening text states that every star and habitable planet disappeared right? But what about everything that ISN’T habitable? The text didn’t say every everything disappeared, only stars and habitable planets so presumably everything else still remains. My thought is that with every star and habitable planet gone, the IL universe would still contain things that could be useful such as:
    - Rouge terrestrial planets, Regular Moons (ones that don’t have blood oceans), Dwarf planets, Rocky asteroids, Icy asteroids, Gas giants and their moons. These all contain the resources and foundations required for humanity to survive. Planets can also provide stable gravity, asteroids can be hollowed out to make giant habitats, gas giants can give hydrogen which could be used to create a form of artificial sun which could heat up worlds and make them more habitable.
    - Brown dwarfs and their planetary systems (brown dwarfs aren’t really stars, they’re either failed stars or oversized planets). The brown dwarf could be “ignited” which would heat up the entirety of the planetary system. A small sanctuary amongst the dark.
    - Nebula, these can also provide hydrogen
    - Black holes, not sure if they could be useful but they probably would remain?
    - The blood moons (how are they considered moons if they supposedly don’t orbit anything?)
    You also have to remember that humans have starships in this universe. Assuming these can go at FTL speeds they can easily reach brown dwarfs and rouge planets. Nebula and black holes might be a bit off a stretch though.

  • A Laughing Wolf
    A Laughing Wolf Před 5 měsíci +1325

    From what I’ve heard, this horror game is a real highlight of this year, it’s got such a unique concept that makes it so much scarier than any other ordinary horror game

    • Spork
      Spork Před 5 měsíci +1

      @Demetria N everything else?
      Do you even speak English?
      It was one thing and a tiny part of the game lmao

    • Drew-Idd
      Drew-Idd Před 5 měsíci

      @Lou Lou nobody cares

    • Batman
      Batman Před 5 měsíci


    • Demetria N
      Demetria N Před 5 měsíci

      @trachea so you get the loop and the end right but get everything else wrong, you're gonna get called out.

    • trachea
      trachea Před 5 měsíci

      @Demetria N there isn't that much to the game play loop man. It's a nice short indie horror game and that's it. It's a cool concept that's doesn't get too boring by the end of your playthrough.

  • ReusableRocket
    ReusableRocket Před 5 měsíci

    I was thinking this episode was going to be about how unstable a rusted submarine would be in a giant alien pool of blood or it’ll talk about the fermi paradox or something, but this isn’t all that bad. I did learn 1 major thing, how wind/water turbines generate electricity with magnets, which is something that I’ve always been wondering how it worked for a while

  • Zender and Friends
    Zender and Friends Před 5 měsíci +11

    Hey uh, Austin, I think you forgot the incredible amount of radiation that Jupiter emits. Any of its moons would be uninhabitable.

  • Aaron_GKV
    Aaron_GKV Před měsícem

    Very interesting video, but i have some questions: What about the radiation from Jupiter and Saturn? Did you not include it on purpose because it's negligible?
    And the electro-magnetic disturbances wouldn't mess with our own comunications? We'd have to shield them against electro-magnetism, and that maybe costly and as you said we don't have much raw metals... unles we maybe can mine some asteroids? Are they still there in the game's lore? I doubt i play this game, my thalassophobia creeps me enough in Sea of Thieves and that's damn water, not blood xD

  • _MathiewTheMarbler-2442_
    _MathiewTheMarbler-2442_ Před 5 měsíci

    This video was surprisingly comprehensive, and had just enough Math to keep my nerdy brain satisfied. I would say this video is top teir Austin content. Spectaculiar job!

  • Dr. Pepper
    Dr. Pepper Před 5 měsíci +2954

    Matt : _"How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse"_
    Austin : _"How to Survive a Scenario where Every Star and Habitable Planet in The Entire Known or Unknown Universe went Kaput"_

    • Hekmatyar
      Hekmatyar Před měsícem

      My theory is that it wasn't the planets and stars that disappeared but it was them

    • artgirl gammer
      artgirl gammer Před měsícem

      @Logan Wolverine I searched it up and it was Syphilis.

    • Logan Wolverine
      Logan Wolverine Před 3 měsíci

      Dudes, a zombie apocalypse already happened in France, or Italy during the 16th century, look it up.

    • Dominic Zibuda
      Dominic Zibuda Před 3 měsíci

      @R.T.F.S Never heard of Dr. Pepper Ph.D.?! That's outrageous!

    • R.T.F.S
      R.T.F.S Před 3 měsíci

      you work for the scp foundation
      Go find a way for it dr. Pepper
      Even i've never heard about you before ._.

  • Jessica Schultz
    Jessica Schultz Před měsícem +1

    The planetary research about what planets are habitable was really fascinating, but more than anything, this video is just making me so grateful for Earth and our solar system. They are perfect for life and it fascinates me greatly how well everything is balanced. :3

  • David Rock
    David Rock Před 5 měsíci +1

    I love how the throw away life of “ how much power can we suck out of that.” Turns into the math of said line.

  • Cool Guy Noah
    Cool Guy Noah Před 5 měsíci +3

    I have played iron lung and it is absolutely terrifying

  • Battleax
    Battleax Před 5 měsíci +1

    Hey Austin I have a question what would the atmosphere and environment have to be like in Minecraft for there to be giant mushrooms? since you can find giant mushrooms in the swamp lands?

  • Space Chase
    Space Chase Před 5 měsíci +1330

    I realized midway through that assuming the blood moon has an Earth-like gravity it meets five of the six requirements immediately: gravity not unlike Earth’s, food (the fish), water (one of the main components of plasma is water), oxygen (blood is oxygenated), and heat (it would have to have geothermal energy otherwise the blood would freeze). While the scientists in-game probably didn’t know about the fish, the blood moon would have still satisfied four out of six requirements in their eyes. In other words, the blood moon wasn’t JUST chosen because a sea of blood is weird: it was chosen because with only light and life (because again they didn’t know about the fish and their advanced technology could probably get the water and oxygen straight out of the blood), it would be the perfect planet to colonize.

      PUBLIX MN Před 3 měsíci

      @RubyRiolu In my culture. We do. I mean, animal's blood. After boiling it enough, its not disgusting.

    • Everlucky Clover
      Everlucky Clover Před 3 měsíci

      @RubyRiolu mmmmmm black pudding

    • Ivan Freeman
      Ivan Freeman Před 4 měsíci

      @Mike The blood may have iron and other nutrients that could be extracted, it's possible. But it is not safe for consumption regularly.

    • Mike
      Mike Před 4 měsíci

      And doesn't blood have nutritional properties?

    • Potato Man
      Potato Man Před 4 měsíci

      If some of them were British they might make “Grand Empire of Britmanity” a mix of Britain and Humanity, colonize even small asteroids

  • Amuro Nam
    Amuro Nam Před 5 měsíci +2

    Cool theory. I do have a problem with is though. I think when they meant every sun and habitable planet, they meant all stars and habitable planets so that means planets like Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and every planet has been poofed out of existence.

    • Project GGJ
      Project GGJ Před 4 měsíci

      Well Jupiter itself isn't habitable and we're on a moon not a the theory still holds up I guess

  • Headwreak
    Headwreak Před 5 měsíci +1

    Iron lung combines the terrifying feeling of being stuck in one place,while also letting you move with NO vision. It is if the original FNAF had a baby with subnautica

  • Wertbe
    Wertbe Před 5 měsíci

    I find it hard to believe we have the technology capable of producing enough heat to replace that of the sun.

  • Nilla
    Nilla Před 4 měsíci +2

    After the most recent update with the terminal, this game got so much darker and unsettling

  • Pale Mourning Rose
    Pale Mourning Rose Před 5 měsíci +551

    I’d honestly love to read some kind of sci-fi story about a futuristic post-sun civilization that lives using Jupiter as a wandering Solar System. That sounds metal as hell.

    • The Bird
      The Bird Před 4 měsíci +1

      @Vianney B. I mean, assuming we'd be going the sciencey route. No way any amount of metal is gonna snuff out ol sunny. Just gonna get nommed.

    • The Low Effort Channel
      The Low Effort Channel Před 5 měsíci

      Wandering Earth novel

    • Cosmic Jubatus
      Cosmic Jubatus Před 5 měsíci +2

      ironically, there would be little to no metals 😅

    • SauceVC
      SauceVC Před 5 měsíci +2

      Well there's the Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu but they just move Earth in that one, not Jupiter.

    • Luis-Raul Diaz-Rios
      Luis-Raul Diaz-Rios Před 5 měsíci

      Jupiter THRIVING

  • Mads
    Mads Před měsícem

    For the food/seed problem, that genuinely may not be problematic. We have a seed bank of a ton of different species, whats insane about keeping some edible plant seeds on space ships

  • Eric TheBro
    Eric TheBro Před 3 měsíci

    Theory: The blood oceans are from the blood of all the humans that were raptured
    Of course, the amount of dead humans could never equate to the size and mass of the four blood oceans, but it's worth a thought

  • Dr. Jack Bright
    Dr. Jack Bright Před 5 měsíci

    So, I kind of assumed that this was going towards a nomadic approach at first, and making a flotilla much like the Quarians from Mass Effect. Then again, that's not something that's even technically possible with our current level of technology. In order for it to work, we would need to solve quite a few problems. Namely; artificial gravity, and as stated in the video, power generation, food, water, and material rescources.

  • Qtip459 _
    Qtip459 _ Před 5 měsíci +4

    I love how I watched one small channel play this a while ago and now it's blowing up, this game deserves the attention

  • Christian Salcedo II
    Christian Salcedo II Před 5 měsíci +1

    Remember when you said you can't use solar arrays well they need light and you don't need the Sun I tried using a solar array inside my home the artificial light inside my home and the solar array was charging but the energy source for the light bulb has to come from somewhere but I'm just letting you know

  • Luzum Lamm
    Luzum Lamm Před 9 dny +1

    2 ideas for food, 1st and I‘m talking from having read like 1 article. Aren’t we developing ways to clone flesh, so we could basically just clone the flesh of humans to produce food and 2nd this involves inhabiting a different place, namely the blood moon. It‘s confirmed that the blood is human and we can see it moving, also (checking later so might edit this part) aren’t there bubbles rising outside the sub at the start of the game indicating some lighter than blood gas, this combined with the Plant like growths in the blood makes me think that maybe there is a oxygen atmosphere similar to earths on the moon, and again I’m just some nerd on the internet but isn’t blood biomass and thereby possible fuel? Also the we could consume the confirmed human blood as it would include protein and water right?

  • KeeperOfDragon
    KeeperOfDragon Před 5 měsíci

    Can we just talk about the Leviathan in Destiny 2. The Immense size of a ship that it can devour planets. How many planets would you have to go through to get enough material to make such thing? Noted, the Emperor also embroiders the ship with gold too. Never seen the rear end of the Leviathan either, so we don’t know exactly how big it is.

  • TheLifeOfPsycho
    TheLifeOfPsycho Před 5 měsíci +1

    Can we get a bugsnax theory soon, I think the way the game play mechanics work and the story unfolds you’ll enjoy both playing and solving some open ends left in game.

  • neoavocado
    neoavocado Před 5 měsíci +649

    I like these videos more than the "normal" game theories. When wtching Austin do notorious amounts of consideration and logal thinking all combined with science and math but presented in a way where its actually really fun to listen, its just amazing. Thank you Austin

    • darthgorbag
      darthgorbag Před 5 měsíci

      @neoavocado yeah I gotta agree, this video was fascinating. I love videos that take absurd pop culture premises and use hard science to evaluate them, but still keep it fun, just like Kyle Hill (who I mentioned in my comment above, replying to another user). Austin's videos are lots of fun... although I worry about this mental health sometimes.

    • Edward Goodwin
      Edward Goodwin Před 5 měsíci

      Matpat is better

    • Stanfordz Barzo
      Stanfordz Barzo Před 5 měsíci +1

      Austin screaming is better than the normal game theories

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant Před 5 měsíci +2

      @joeBiden 123Mail Hey! Recommend me some CZcams-Channel that fuse Fun and Learning/Science!
      Like Austin or Matpat or Sci Man Dan.

    • Tea laBlu
      Tea laBlu Před 5 měsíci +11

      I hesitate to say I like these more than matpat’s episodes. I enjoy lore-heavy episodes, and ones like this that put video games into real world constraints and see if we’d survive. I enjoy a healthy mix.
      I do miss Austin though. He’s fun, and us scientists need to stick together! I feel like he hasn’t been on many game theory episodes lately

  • Cheryl Arriola
    Cheryl Arriola Před 5 měsíci

    I was studying electricity in movement so this really simplified it it helped a lot

  • Luinkgirl
    Luinkgirl Před 5 měsíci +1

    Makes me happy to hear the orchestral version of the planets being played

  • Amy
    Amy Před 5 měsíci +1

    17:37 Austin, if you have seen science videos on Bioshock, you MUST know how hard it is to hermetically seal an entire city.

  • Sputnik5790
    Sputnik5790 Před 5 měsíci +2

    It still sounds really stupid to say we found out how to split an atom just to boil water better.

  • Zachatron
    Zachatron Před 5 měsíci +435

    I love the mystery of the ocean of blood. How did it get there? Did the blood once belong to somthing? Was it some kind of science experiment gone wrong? Or did it appear naturally?

    • Batman
      Batman Před 5 měsíci


    • Epic747
      Epic747 Před 5 měsíci

      it's the blood of all the life that vanish

    • Fork
      Fork Před 5 měsíci +1

      @Casual_Loser67 Hydrocarbons, iron oxide

    • Casual_Loser67
      Casual_Loser67 Před 5 měsíci

      Red algae could do the trick there
      But considering the planet dosent have an atmosphere so I wonder how liquid “blood” could exist there.

    • DashLashBoy
      DashLashBoy Před 5 měsíci +1

      @[ *Ruby: Navy* ] ah, my bad. i like to think its not human blood tho, it leaves it more ambiguous that way i guess

  • Munchlax
    Munchlax Před 4 měsíci

    Something I've always wondered is why can't we have energy generated by the heat in the air? Heat is a form of energy right? We can have air conditioner units that produce power
    Edit: 14:30 whoops wrote the comment before watching the whole video. ACs that make power would still be cool though.

  • Techbunn
    Techbunn Před 5 měsíci

    Interesting. Picking Io would be a somewhat ok choice, however it would be difficult to use Io as a landing point for humanity because of the influence of Jupiter. The ship and space suits would have to withstand the extreme radiation coming from Jupiter itself. If you were to set foot on Europa you would only have approx 5 minutes before you would succumb to deadly radiation from the gas giant. The humans in the hypothetical would have to find some way to irradiate the water to make it safe to drink. If humanity can figure out how to deflect jupiter's deadly radiation they may have a shot of setting up a home there.
    But the game sounds interesting. Will pick it up when I can.

  • duncan ecclestone
    duncan ecclestone Před 5 měsíci +1

    withou the heat or gravity of a star you would be able to use wind or hydroelectric power in the conventional way since tides, currents, wind, and liquid water are dependant on the sun to a major degree

  • lamp
    lamp Před 15 hodinami

    Can’t we just use earth?

  • Conifer Creates
    Conifer Creates Před 5 měsíci +304

    I mean... one small issue with the oxygen thing. We don't breathe pure oxygen. In fact, breathing pure oxygen for prolonged times is unhealthy if I recall correctly. Most of the air we breathe is nitrogen.

    • Bryce 0905
      Bryce 0905 Před 5 měsíci

      tbf, given that helium is a signficant portion ofJupiter's atmosphere and is a inert gas like nitrogen, helium from jupiter can probably fufill that issue, doesnt really have to be replaced much either given we dont actually consume inert gases.

    • Batman
      Batman Před 5 měsíci


    • Fork
      Fork Před 5 měsíci

      We can control the atmosphere. Nitrogen could be obtained in the Jovian system (may be wrong). But I think Matt left out the Saturnian system. Saturn has so much water everywhere (Enceladus sub-surface ocean, Titan sub-surface ocean, ice in the ring system), more moons than Jupiter (in particular Titan and Enceladus, both of which are geologically active via geysers and cryovolcanism, Titan has a thick atmosphere too). Saturn’s gravity and layout doesn’t produce as much torque and friction on moons than Jupiter (especially Io) but Titan has some level of heat made by friction at its core.
      Edit: If there’s any astrophysicists in the comments, can Saturn and Jupiter enter a binary system with each other if they were flung from orbit in just the right direction?

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    • mbntr
      mbntr Před 5 měsíci +2

      pure oxygen can be used at lower pressure, that's what early space crafts used

  • TheAdvertisement
    TheAdvertisement Před 4 měsíci

    12:05 "Harnessing the energy in the universe to spin things" really puts humanity's achievements into perspective lol.

  • I Don't Knoq
    I Don't Knoq Před 5 měsíci +1

    I'm so glad you made a theory for Iron Lung.

  • Valdo Monteiro
    Valdo Monteiro Před 5 měsíci

    Question Austin!
    To produce said Sun Lamps one needs either inert gases like Xenon or metal rods that can be heated to produce light (like tungsten).
    How would we be able to obtain such? The metals would be scarce, as you pointed out, but the gases... even more? Or have we found such gases in other planets?
    Now that i think about it, where do the perfect gases come from, here in our world? Are they even natural or artificial? Just realized i don't think i've had an answer to that from chemistry classes...

  • PlazmaNeos
    PlazmaNeos Před měsícem

    i thought at the beginning that the best option would be the moon Europa, but now i know that IO has geothermal activity's. Thank you for this incredible information, never would have thought of checking it myself.

  • iamkulit1 CS
    iamkulit1 CS Před 4 měsíci

    In the new lore update, they actually said that Mars vanished and that it surpassed earth in human population. This leads me to believe every stellar body that could potentially harbor life vanished

  • DuntF
    DuntF Před 5 měsíci

    Im glad you're now explaining it since I've always wondered about that 2 months ago

  • Brian Shea
    Brian Shea Před 5 měsíci +1

    One problem with the premise:
    If all stars ceased to exist at the same moment, we would not know, until the light, that has already left them, stopped arriving at Earth.
    If all stars appeared to cease to exist at the same instant, then, either they all ceased to exist in a very peculiar pattern, or all light from stars would be blocked from the Earth.

    • Ryan Kunst
      Ryan Kunst Před 4 měsíci

      From what I understand the game takes place in a future where humans have expanded beyond our solar system. It also mentions that the stars can still be seen because of the 'Ghost Light' that was emitted before they vanished. There wouldn't actually be any way to tell if distant stars were still there or not, so I guess the survivors are just assuming it happened to every star and not just the ones humans have colonized.

  • Jessica Shover
    Jessica Shover Před 4 měsíci

    I'd love to see you explaining about the monster in Iron lung

  • Stormbringer901
    Stormbringer901 Před 5 měsíci +254

    Can we just put this man in the “taught u more than the teacher did” hall of fame already?

    • Connor Scott-McAliley
      Connor Scott-McAliley Před 5 měsíci +1

      Right with MatPat.

    • JokersWild
      JokersWild Před 5 měsíci +5

      @A guy on the internet there would be no sun to provide heat. that was the whole point.

    • A guy on the internet
      A guy on the internet Před 5 měsíci +11

      When he considered Venus, he said the problem with Venus was that it had no water at 6:16
      I paused and audibly wheezed, because the problem that would first need to be mentioned before water is the fact that the lethal temperature for humans is about 110 farenheight, and Venus has a tempature of 840. Lead melts at 640. You can survive about three days without water, but you aren't surviving a single second in that kind of environment! AND WE HAVEN'T EVEN MENTIONED ALL THE STUFF WITH ACID!

    • Pokégirl 17
      Pokégirl 17 Před 5 měsíci +4

      Wait, he's not already in it?

    • Thedragonwarrior
      Thedragonwarrior Před 5 měsíci +4


  • Ixbee
    Ixbee Před 2 měsíci

    Came for the explanation of Iron Lung, stayed for the facts about earth and its sun

  • trytix
    trytix Před 5 měsíci

    Now, I love to watch "THE SCIENCE" as much as the next person, but since I have some degree of thalasophobia... God, wish me luck watching this video. I'll need it.

  • Cartoon Corpze
    Cartoon Corpze Před 5 měsíci

    I would still like to have some theory on why the planet is filled with blood and how habitable a planet with a blood ocean is and such.

  • Zombathin Lost Leg Hacker Cat
    Zombathin Lost Leg Hacker Cat Před 5 měsíci +3

    16:50 My idea if you don't have seeds:
    Make everyone poop in soil incase someone ate seeds so you could grow more plants from it.

  • Shackle
    Shackle Před 4 měsíci

    following the logic of using magnets and coils, what if we had a stationary magnet in the center, then rotated the coils around the center point?
    then, we take it to it's logical extreme. if we find a way to make the center of a planet, say mars, a magnetic central core, then we could bury a ton of coils around that core, and turn the planet itself into a massive power generator.

  • Hunter Schrempf
    Hunter Schrempf Před měsícem

    I’m not gonna lie, I really miss the old intro, I think it really struck fear into developers hearts😂

  • CthulhuianBunny
    CthulhuianBunny Před 4 měsíci

    9:17 It took me this long to realize that the speed of light is the reason why there are still visible stars in Iron Lung's main menu. I feel dumb.

  • Levi is In the Game
    Levi is In the Game Před 5 měsíci +1

    Hey game theory I love your videos and I got an idea... so in the game vacation simulator and job simulator you play as a human and your goal is either to appeal others or yourself which appeal yourself I mean appeal others to appeal yourself but I thought that its strange that you are the only human you ever see in those two games and it made me wonder if there is some kind of lore being why you are the only human.

  • Comical Realm Animations
    Comical Realm Animations Před 5 měsíci +620

    This whole game could honestly be a whole SCP scenario all on its own. It has all the right premises for it.

    • Sythe
      Sythe Před 5 měsíci

      ​@Dragondud scp 354

    • Luis-Raul Diaz-Rios
      Luis-Raul Diaz-Rios Před 5 měsíci

      609 likes confirmed

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      Batman Před 5 měsíci


    • Dragondud
      Dragondud Před 5 měsíci

      @IS-2 Heavy Tank that's why I said "large body of" and not just "ocean of"

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