Walden, game

Play as Thoreau and learn about his life.

Duration: 15 – 30 min
Number of players: 1
Material: PC / Mac / Xbox
Link: https://www.waldengame.com/educators

Short description

Walden, a game is an exploratory narrative and open world simulation of the life of American philosopher Henry David Thoreau during his experiment in self-reliant living at Walden Pond.

Educational Value

  • Learn about the life of Henry David Thoreau.
  • Learn about civil disobedience, historical and modern questions of slavery, abolition, the power of civic action.
  • Learn about self-reliance as players attend life in the woods.

Recommendation for use

Walden has an educational format, paired with accompanying curriculum materials: https://www.waldengame.com/educators

Image: https://gameinnovationlab.itch.io/walden