The escape room industry started many years ago in Europe. In the last 2 years escape rooms have spread rapidly across the United States. Escape Room Inc has its roots in Pittsburgh where Co owner Joe Deasy(Founder of Escape Room Pittsburgh) and Nick Schmidt worked on the city’s first escape room – Escape Room Pittsburgh. The inspiration behind the Pittsburgh edition came from a family visit to Budapest where Joe Deasy decided to test his skills in a tourist attraction unlike anything else. He visited the Hungarian version of the Escape Room and was instantly hooked, returning later that day to take on the second room. Excited by the unique, interactive and mentally engaging type of team building activity, Joe decided to apply his creativity, game knowledge, and entrepreneurship experience to take on the Pittsburgh version and now the State College version of this steadily expanding interactive and educational game concept.