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Take on Henry David Thoreau’s classic adventure in living simply in nature as you explore this epic open world game based on the story of Thoreau’s life in the woods alone at Walden Pond. Features a dynamic and changing natural environment filled with exquisite details, as well as a multi-faceted narrative following Thoreau’s quest for solitude and inspiration in the woods during a time of personal and social crises. Can you balance your basic needs for survival against your search for beauty and the sublime? Will you live life “deliberately”? Or will you live a life of “quiet desperation”? Find out in this critically acclaimed title that Smithsonian Magazine has called “the world’s most improbable video game.” Walden, a game was awarded Game of the Year and Most Significant Impact at Games for Change, Developers Choice at IndieCade, and nominated for the Unity Impact Award and the New York Game Critics Award for Best Indie Game.



  • Dynamic open world: explore Walden Pond through one in-game year with dynamically changing seasons, wildlife and gameplay challenges.
  • Six hours of narrative play: Experience the story of writer Henry David Thoreau's experiment at Walden over six hours of play.
  • Beautiful reflective experience: Play deliberately and reveal a world of hidden wonders and small beauties that are unique to your choices about how to live at Walden.
  • In-game journal saves your interactions: Write your own version of Walden, built from your interactions in the game and the choices you have made.

Additional information

Published by

USC Games


Copyright © 2014-2019 Tracy Fullerton and the Walden Team. All Rights Reserved.

Developed by

USC Game Innovation Lab

Release date


Age rating

For all ages


Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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