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  • We acquired this object.

2017

  • Work on this object began.

2019

Walden, A Game, 2017

It was designed by Tracy Fullerton and Game Innovation Lab, University of Southern California. It is dated 2017. Its medium is trailer.

This single-player video game is based on the experience of living at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts in the mid-19th century as recorded by Henry David Thoreau. Players navigate and survive the challenges of each season. The goal is to maintain balance with nature. Players can turn their gaze to flora and fauna for inspiration, which is as essential for survival as food or shelter.

It is credited Courtesy of Tracy Fullerton.

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