I Went To The Woods To Level Up Deliberately

Mark on own personal "Walden Pond" in Animal Crossing

Mark on own personal "Walden Pond" in Animal Crossing. Nintendo/Mark Riechers (TTBOOK)

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Early fall on the pond in "Walden, a game."USC Game Innovation Lab

Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” has inspired a whole lot of readers to get outdoors, contemplate nature, smell the pine tar. Now you can have your very own Walden Pond experience indoors, on a game console. What would Thoreau say? Developer Tracy Fullerton thinks America's founding naturalist would have enjoyed playing "Walden, A Game." And you will too.

The game has recently been made available for free for kids stuck at home during the COVID-19 quarantine. Learn more on the game's website.