Saturday, July 29

Walden, a Game

"... Henry David Thoreau’s classic 'Walden' is the inspiration for what Smithsonian Magazine is calling 'the world’s most improbable video game': Walden, a Game. Instead of offering the thrills of stealing, violence and copious cursing, the new video game, based on Thoreau’s 19th-century retreat in Massachusetts, will urge players to collect arrowheads, cast their fishing poles into a tranquil pond, buy penny candies and perhaps even jot notes in a journal — all while listening to music, nature sounds and excerpts from the author’s meditations. ..."
NY Times: In ‘Walden’ Video Game, the Challenge Is Stillness (Video)
Walden has been adapted into a video game, and you can play it right now (Video)
Walden, a Game
Walden: A downloadable game for Windows and macOS - $ (Video)

2009 April: Henry David Thoreau, 2012 September: Walden, 2015 March: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), 2017 March: Civil Disobedience (1849), 2017 April: The Maine Woods (1864), 2017 June: This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal, 2017 July: Pond Scum - Henry David Thoreau’s moral myopia. By Kathryn Schulz