Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, IL

Professor S. has gone missing.

Four government agents have disappeared.

Nuclear launch codes are at risk.

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The fate of the free world is in your hands!

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The Mystery of the Missing Professor S.

Professor Schrödenberg, one of the world's foremost quantum physicists, was working on a top-secret project for a clandestine government organization. But she disappeared three weeks ago, amidst fears that hostile agents were after her research: creating a quantum computer that could open any digital lock or encrypted message.

If such a device fell into the wrong hands, the security of the entire world would be at risk! To make matters worse, the two groups of agents sent to investigate the scientist's secret lab also vanished. Now it's up to you to find out what happened to Professor S., the missing agents and her breakthrough technology before hostile forces get there first.

Oh... did we mention that Professor S. is paranoid about intruders in her lab?

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Professor S. is gone, but her research lives on and has apparently fallen into the wrong hands. Now the security of the whole planet hangs in the balance. Only YOU can determine the origin of the strange power surges from the Professor's old secret lab and who is using her quantum processor to hold the entire country hostage. But time's running out, for you and the free world!

At least one member of your group should have run the original scenario; if no one has, you should sign up for that instead. You wouldn't want to see The Empire Strikes Back without seeing Star Wars first...

Mystery of the
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Our mission: the Science of Fun

At the LabEscape project we are committed to creating an innovative escape game unlike any other.

First and foremost, we want to provide you a rewarding and thrilling experience that will leave you fondly reminiscing long after you’ve left. We also want to show you that science can be amazing, useful, beautiful, and yes, even fun!

We've created a series of jaw-dropping puzzles based on various science phenomena. You will literally see an object disappear before your eyes—no CGI tricks here! We’ll also provide simple explanations for these amazing science phenomena, with examples of how they already play a huge role "behind the scenes" in your daily life.

Our Team

Professor Paul Kwiat
Rebecca Wiltfong
Professor Tim Stelzer

Puzzle Development Team

Alex Hill
Brandon Powers
Brooke Polak
Cheol Lee
Courtney Krafczyk
Daniel Stelzer
Dawn Kaken
Elisabeth Lang
Eric Wynne
Julia Spina
Kayla Peck
Kristina Meier
Rebecca Holmes
Vivian Li
Yanting Teng
Kyle Herndon
Spencer Hulsey
Ian Call
Eric Hudec

LabEscape Agents

Jack Bernard
Joseph Bryant
Caitlyn Buongiorno
Ian Call
En Ju Cho
Leticia Zhou
Benjamin Fields
Eric Hudec
Jeffrey Ito
Haenah Kim
Amelia Launspach
Shaurya Singhal
Matthew Suppes
Yanting Teng
Austin Zahm


Alejandro DiPrizio
Barry Isralewitz
Brad Clymer
Gary Stitt
Jim Payne
Professor Kevin Pitts
Leo Wiltfong
Mike Haney
Professor Nadya Mason
Sarah Scott
Scott Schmidt