The Universe and More is a nonprofit company dedicated to making physics exciting, intuitive and accessible for students everywhere. We make fun, addicting and educational games for students of all ages.
Our games are carefully designed to provide rigorous learning without sacrificing any of the fun. By incorporating core concepts of physics seamlessly into gameplay, we give students a unique and exciting experience that develops their understanding of natural laws while they are immersed in a gaming environment.
Founded by an award-winning physics teacher, The Universe and More advocates for an innovative approach to education that maximizes the empowering potential of technology, in particular, interactive games and apps, in the classroom. Designed with the goal of enriching the student learning experience, our games serve as supplementary tools that enhance, but do not replace, the vital role that teachers play in the classroom.
Matt Blackman is the driving force behind the Universe and More. Matt is the company’s Chief Executive Officer, founder, game designer, programmer, and lead artist. Matt is currently a seventh-year high school physics teacher, and in this short time, he has achieved a remarkable degree of success. He has acquired a reputation as an innovative, dedicated, passionate, and highly talented educator whose sole goal is to assist his students to fulfill their greatest potential.
Matt’s achievements have not gone unnoticed. In September 2013, the New Jersey State Legislature adopted a ceremonial resolution formally recognizing Matt for his accomplishments in the classroom, and thanking him for his contributions to the New Jersey community. To put it bluntly, Matt knows how to reach students, and his teaching style permeates the Universe and More.
Chris Salloum is the Universe and More’s Chief Operating Officer. Chris is responsible for, among many other things, talent acquisition and management, educational outreach, and fundraising. In addition to these duties, Chris oversees the day-to-day operations of The Universe and More, and he plays a vital role in the development and testing of its games.