You are Henry David Thoreau in the Walden simulator video game


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/12/give-me-truth.html


#2

You have died of dysentery.


#3

Which button do you press to go home and have dinner with mother?


#4

Press X for doughnuts?


#5

I’ve always wanted a simulated “air bath.”


#6

Henry David Thoreau <–> video games


#7

Is the final level getting bailed out of jail?


#8

Does it include the parts where he went round the family house for dinner 5 nights a week and his sister brought him regular care packages featuring his favorite cookies?

I’m down for that game.


#9

The article only describes peaceful mode, but in hard mode you battle creepers and zombies.


#10

I was going to get it to find out, but I’m not paying $18.45 to find out. I’ve got too many other games I need to play first.


#11

“The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo, now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.”


#13

A game with this guy, now…

“Thoreau was a dilettante.”


#14

Is there going to be multiplayer support?


#15

which button to push so your sister comes to you cabin, delivers some dinner, and does your laundry?


#16

At what point in the game do you meet a severely disabled child and then, thanks to Thoreau’s extensive writing on that particular topic, manage to care for that child just as well as you would in the modern world?


#17

So many commenters anxious to point out the contrast between what Thoreau wrote about his time at Walden Pond and what he actually did. Why is that?


#18

I think it’s next to the ‘mooch off Emerson’ button.

It turns out that self reliance has some pretty handy UI features.


#19

Thoreau was the first trust fund hippie?


#20

Did they also produce work that inspired Gandhi and MLK?


#21

Ask the ones picking on him!