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A kinder, gentler video game

‘Walden, a game’ brings Thoreau’s simplicity to a tech savvy audience.

Ellen Brenner | 5/15/2017 | Summer 2017
Screen shot from "Walden, a game", a video game that will be available Summer 2017.

When you start Walden, a game, your cabin is an incomplete wooden framework. The game invites you, playing as Thoreau, to put up the walls and roof. You can ignore that and do other things, but going without proper shelter will impact your energy. (© USC Game Innovation Lab)