Posted on December 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, do you ever wish you could make like Henry David Thoreau and just retreat to a cabin on a pond?

Well, USC's Game Innovation Lab has made that possible ... somewhat.

In honor of Thoreau’s two hundredth birthday this year, a team turned Walden into a video game.

NPR’s Jason Sheehan tried his hand at Walden, A Game, in which one spends eight season as Thoreau — building a cabin, clearing your fields, spending a night in jail for not paying taxes, borrowing books from Ralph Waldo Emerson, etc.

Read his whole report on this unexpected video game here.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Just for fun, NPR

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