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She’s left-brained, he’s right-brained – a perfect combo!

Heather and Rafael Chandler are the masterminds behind Whole Brain Escape, a locally grown business in the heart of Apex, NC. They’ve devoted their careers to creating interactive entertainment, with over 45 years of combined experience in the video game industry. Their passion for games and puzzles has extended into the immersive and interactive experience that is Whole Brain Escape.

Heather Chandler is a veteran game producer with over 25 years of experience in the video game industry. She’s led teams at Epic Games, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Activision. She was the Senior Producer on the wildly popular Fortnite, and she has worked on over 35 other games, including Helldivers 2, Star Trek Rivals, Trover Saves the Universe, Robots Need Love Too, Never Alone, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and several games in the Ghost Recon series.

Heather has lectured at the IGDA Leadership Forum and the Game Developers Conference. In her spare time, she writes books, including The Game Production Handbook and The Game Localization Handbook. Recently, she was honored with a statue at the Smithsonian Institute. Find out more about her at HeatherMakesGames.com.

 

Rafael Chandler designs and builds the escape rooms. He spent twenty years as a writer and story designer in the video game industry, creating narrative for Sony, Ubisoft, Kabam, and Gameloft. His games include SOCOM 4 and Rainbow Six: Lockdown. Rafael has lectured on interactive narrative at the Game Writers Conference, the Triangle Game Conference, and the Montreal International Game Summit.

He taught the master class at the 2007 Russian Game Developers Conference in Moscow, and he delivered the keynote speech at the 2020 Playful By Design Symposium. He’s also the creator of ViewScream, which was the first live-action online game. Rafael has written over 30 books, including novels, nonfiction, and tabletop role-playing games. His novels include Mask Beneath Her Face and The Astounding Antagonists. Find out more about him at RafaelChandler.com.

Heather and Rafael take great pride in bringing real-world gaming experience to Apex. They have lived in the town they love for over a decade, and are excited to make an impact in the community.

The Whole Brain Experience

Social escape room fun had by an Apex, NC family

Social

We strive to create new and shared experiences for famillies, friends, co-workers, and anyone looking for a memorable way to bond.

We are redefining social interaction!

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Low-tech Fun!

Immerse yourself in a real-life adventure game and work together to solve a mystery.

Escape Room Family Fun in Apex

Escape

We strive to create new and shared experiences for famillies, friends, co-workers, and anyone looking for a memorable way to bond.

We are redefining social interaction!

In the News

Put down your device and connect with the people who matter most. Whole Brain Escape focuses on providing players with a social, low-tech fun, escape. GAME ON!

Our COVID-19 Policies

Our COVID-19 Policies

The safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority.  We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our fun, cooperative, private small group activities. In addition to the cleaning practices we already had in...

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Heather and Rafael - owners of Whole Brain Escape Room

Owners Heather & Rafael Chandler

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Bustin' Out of the Eighties Escape Room

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