“inspiration in books and ideas and taking that step back”

Supported by grants from the NEA and NEH, and by programs like Sundance NewFrontiers Storytelling Lab,Walden, a game is an ambitious independent game that strives to break ground in the field of expressive play. Designer/Director TracyFullerton conceived of the idea on a visit to Walden Pond, and brought together a team of artists and developers at the USC Game Innovation Lab to realize her vision of an interactive version of Thoreau’s experiment in living.The game is the product of nearly a decade of work, a painstakingly crafted translation of Thoreau’s ideas and environment, an interactive translation of the classic American work set in a faithful reproduction of its historical and natural contexts.