can you escape the soviet planet?

Space Disgrace is a tabletop game for 2-3 players. Working together, you’ll have exactly thirty minutes to discover clues and solve puzzles. Save yourselves before time runs out! 

What's in the Space Disgrace box? (5) Sealed "Puzzle Pack" Envelopes, (1) Top-Secret Starship Manual, (2) Space Disgrace Pens, and (1) Instruction Sheet. Rocket fuel not included.


an escape room at home

I love escape rooms. They're a great way to spend a night with friends, work together, and solve puzzles. The problem with traditional escape rooms is their accessibility: If you don’t live near an escape room, you’re out of luck. So my friend Ryan Sandvik and I set out to create an escape game that could played at home.


no game master needed

One of our goals with Space Disgrace was to keep it light and casual; it had to be easy to pick up and play. There are other escape room kits on the market, but they tend to use heavy padlocks and clunky instruction manuals.  Instead, we created a digital companion app to accompany the game which could keep time, give instructions, and evaluate answers. This creates a streamlined experience where players can open the package and get playing right away.



Puzzle Design by Mike Salyh and Ryan Sandvik

Digital Companion App by Mike Salyh

Illustration by Joseph Coleman


Co-designed each puzzle in the game.

Commissioned illustrations and created graphic design assets.

—Laid out, printed, and assembled paper prototypes.

Facilitated playtests at game stores around the Los Angeles area.

—Developed the companion website which keeps time and score.