Neil deGrasse Tyson to Voice the Universe in VR Mediation App ‘Maloka’

December 7 -- Developers Galaxy Labs, Koffeecup, and HOO KOO E KOO are thrilled to reveal that users in upcoming VR meditation app Maloka will be guided through their mindfulness journey by the voice of renowned scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Science is at the heart of
Maloka, where practice doesn’t just feel serene, it’s actually activating Beta and Theta brainwaves that aid in relaxation. As the voice of the Universe, Tyson will help practicers settle into their own private virtual island in Maloka that will grow alongside them with continued practice. 

Check out a sneak peek of Neil deGrasse Tyson as the voice of the Universe in the trailer below.



Maloka will be available on Meta Quest starting on December 14, with a free companion app available on iOS and Android. For more information on Maloka visit the official site here. To keep up with Neil deGrasse Tyson, follow him on Twitter.


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About Maloka 


Maloka is being developed in partnership with Galaxy Labs and acclaimed digital product agencies HOO KOO E KOO and Koffeecup Digital Experiences.

Galaxy Labs is a startup studio developing technologies to heal humanity and build a more inclusive and equitable society. Having launched multiple apps, campaigns, podcasts, movements, and organizations, the studio is currently working on its debut game Maloka, a meditative VR experience coming to Meta Quest in late 2021.

HOO KOO E KOO is a global brand and product studio. They produce strategy, branding, and digital products to help create a better future for humanity and the planet.

Koffeecup Is An Award-Winning Digital Production Agency With A Strong Focus On Technology. We Craft Digital Experiences Using The Latest Technical Innovations Within VR, AR, Experiential And DOOH.

About Meta Quest


The Meta Quest team at Reality Labs lets people defy distance—connecting with each other and the world—through world-class VR hardware and software. The Meta Quest content team pursues the creation of best-in-class games, narrative experiences, and new VR use-cases like fitness, productivity, and travel. Meta Quest joins other teams at Reality Labs dedicated to cutting-edge research, computer vision, haptics, social interaction, and more. Reality Labs is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation.

About Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia

Tyson is the recipient of twenty-one honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid “13123 Tyson.” And by zoologists, with the naming of Indirani Tysoni, a native species of leaping frog in India.


Tyson is the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. 

For more information on Neil deGrasse Tyson visit https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/.