Our intrepid researchers at the Alternate Reality Gaming Network have turned up something interesting. Virgil is an erstwhile artist/game designer, as his website, www.virgilkingofcode.com, attests. He’s had quite an interesting history, along with some tragedy that caused him to take a break from games for a while.
But it seems Virgil is finally designing games again, and has begun with a project based on the life of a friend of his, Nisha Roberts. Nisha runs Last Resort Retrieval, a company that tracks down and recovers stolen artwork.
Some further investigation leads us to believe that this is indeed a rabbithole for a new ARG, unrelated to any currently running games. We’ll post updates as further details become available.
EDIT: Some more digging has revealed that this ARG is going by the name “The Art of the Heist.”