“Escape the Lab” – Virtual Reality experience of an Escape Room that focuses on realistic chemical experiments.
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Dec 12, 2019

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe that the best way to further develop the game is with the help of players. By receiving feedback, we are planning on improving the game and adding new features/levels throughout Early Access, and it is our goal to evolve the game from a single level sandbox escape room into a story-based Virtual Reality adventure experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access could last approximately 1 to 2 years before the game is fully developed.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The fully released version will have a different feel and look - the features that are going to be slightly different are core movement and interaction mechanics. Also, the game will have a fully-fledged story, more content, and levels to explore more interactive objects, new features, and additions, which may vary depending largely on the player's feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“!!! IMPORTANT - currently the game was mostly developed by using HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro virtual reality headsets, so it might not work exactly as expected when using different kinds of virtual reality headsets !!!

The current version still needs a little bit of polishing, but core movement and interaction mechanics are already finished.

Current features:
  • Three different types of experiments to perform
  • Fully interactive virtual world
  • Possible to mix various liquids and perform chemical reactions
  • Graphically beautiful laboratory interior
  • Interactive tutorial room
  • Interactive objects (lighter, sink tap, liquids, chest lock, etc.)

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to gradually raise the price depending on the amount of content added during Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want to create a fun, enjoyable Virtual Reality adventure experience, so feedback from the players is really needed. The help from the community will help to develop Escape the Lab to the best quality as possible. We intend to use Steam and Discord as the main places for exchanging ideas and taking feedback.”
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About This Game

„Escape the Lab“ is a short ~30-40 minutes Virtual Reality experience of an Escape Room that focuses on realistic chemical experiments and was created by a small student team over the course of half a year.

Play as a person who is stuck inside a chemical laboratory during cold wintertime. Will you be able to find all the required clues and escape?

  • Discover and perform various experiments
  • Search for clues to progress further in the game
  • Interact with every object
  • Mix any liquids
  • Compete with other players in the leader boards
  • Collect achievements
  • Escape before the timer runs out

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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