There's Going To Be A Henry David Thoreau Video Game


We might have just discovered the most boring idea for a video game ever — but it’s a video game that we still kind of want to play. The University of Southern California recently received a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts “to support production costs for a video game based on the writings of Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond. The player will inhabit an open, three-dimensional game world which will simulate the geography and environment of Walden Woods. Once developed, the game will be available online.” Well that’s very nice, but we’d really like to know what gameplay will be like out there in a digital Walden Woods. Sitting by the pond and thinking about stuff? 100 points! Talking to yourself about classic literature? 200 points! Getting caught in the rain? Level up! Self-reliance achieved? You win! What do you think — will you check the game out when it becomes available online, or did you have enough adventures in Walden Woods in high school? [via GalleyCat]