Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist Review // Twenty Minutes of Fame
2013's The Stanley Parable had the Internet abuzz with its British wit, ridiculous Easter eggs, and 'looping' gameplay. It became so popular that it helped pioneer the "walking simulator" genre, interactive narrative-focused adventures that rely on player exploration and visual cues often to convey an overarching message. The leading visionaries of The Stanley Parable have gone their own ways since their definitive debut. Davey Wreden went on to create The Beginner's Guide, a thought-provoking response to The Stanley Parable, and William Pugh formed the studio CrowsCrowsCrows. Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist (or DLTTATTCEAWH for short. I'm just gonna call it A Whirlwind Heist) is Pugh's first project with his newly conceived studio. The game is twenty minutes long. Can this bite-sized game stand in its predecessor's shadow?