it dreamed of shelter: Tethys, photographed by Cassini, 3rd August 2005.
I don’t actually play Minecraft, but I watch a lot of youtube videos of it while doing other things (like this) and the other day I saw one where someone had thoughtfully included the fabled End Game Narrative. I actually found it quite touching:
“I like this player. It played well. It did not give up.
It is reading our thoughts as though they were words on a screen.
That is how it chooses to imagine many things, when it is deep in the dream of a game.
What did this player dream?
This player dreamed of sunlight and trees. Of fire and water. It dreamed it created. And it dreamed it destroyed. It dreamed it hunted, and was hunted. It dreamed of shelter.”
— Julian Gough / Markus Persson
Image credit: NASA/ESA/SSI.