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Posts tagged “Walden: A Game”

Feature: A walk Thoreau the woods

Walden, A Game: I found an OWL!

I decided to make a little video to show you what I like about Walden, A Game [official site]. There's a bit of Thoreau eyerolling, admittedly, but I'm trying to be reasonable and not judgy (WHICH IS MORE THAN HE DID), plus there's an OWL! And a BLUE JAY! I refuse to go into the town of Concord but I do show you how you…

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Walden, A Game: hummingbird spying as Henry David Thoreau

My relationship with Walden - Henry David Thoreau's book about his experiences living at Walden Pond - is, as it has always been, complicated. And by "complicated" I mean "I know that there are sentiments in this book which are important to some people and have been influential and are potentially interesting especially as a respite/alternative to capitalist, tech-centric living right now but GOODNESS ME…

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Feature: In Which We Preview A Videogame Experiment

Sojourn ‘Em Up: Walden, A Game

"I'm in the front row at New York University's last “Practice” developer talks, staring at the projector with intense wariness. A trap?" Walden, A Game could not be any more RPS*. Developed on an arts grant, this is the upcoming tie-in game to Henry Thoreau’s 1854 philosophy book Walden. A book detailing the author’s experience of escaping modern life by living in the woods near…

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Thoreauly Hermitic: Walden, A Game

It's not often that anyone gets to ask "What would Thoreau's Walden look like as a game?" without it being a rambling speculative conversation in a pub. Indeed, you have to be in a certain sort of position - say a group of academics at a Californian University - for anyone to take that seriously, much less provide a $40,000 grant to make it happen.…

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