Galleycat notes that a team at USC has nabbed a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to, as the grant states, “support production costs for a video game based on the writings of Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond. The player will inhabit an open, three-dimensional game world which will simulate the geography and environment of Walden Woods.”
This game is going to kick some serious ass. Check out the trailer:
Right after that bass-fishing mission, there’s a killer bean-field mission where you do battle with a gang of woodchucks using a two-handed hoe as your only weapon. I also hear that – spoiler alert – the game culminates in an insane melee with the local tax collector that begins in the Concord jail and ends in the kitchen of Emerson’s house.
And, no, there’s no multiplayer option.