What Science and Philosophy Teach Us About the Dream World of Link’s Awakening

Fun and fascinating exploration of the nature of dreaming, mind, self, and reality from a philosophical and scientific perspective, centered around an analysis of the videogame Link’s Awakening: LINK

“Our time with all forms of art and media is akin to a sort of lucid dream, and this is especially true of video games due to their interactive nature. Playing a game is like falling into an alternate reality created in the minds of its developers, a world we momentarily, and willingly, trick ourselves into believing is real. Even after we’ve awoken and the illusion fades, the impact remains.”