If you want to experience what it’s like to live outdoors without the annoying side effects of having to breath fresh air or feel the warmth of sunlight on your skin, you’re in luck: You can now live like Henry David Thoreau in “Walden” without ever going outside.
According to an article on Boston.com, Thoreau’s “Walden” has recently been made into a video game that seeks to translate his exploits in the woods of Concord, Massachusetts, into a playable digital reality.
Adapted from the book, “Walden, a Game” launched Tuesday on PlayStation 4. It has been available on computers since last summer.
In the game, players drop into a half-built cabin on the shores of Walden Pond. From there, they can decide whatever they do over the course of a year. The objective is to find the right balance between survival and fulfillment. As players seek more inspiration from nature, interacting with animals and trees, the actual game world becomes more colorful and more physically beautiful.