You Can Only Turn Left is a digital interactive narrative game that investigates the hypnagogic state that exists between sleeping and wakefulness. Within the game, players parse through memories, dreams, and reality to piece together their identity, but also to find a way to break numerous cycles and loops. By studying my dreams, the lines that separate these perceptual states have become less and less rigid, and I’ve been riddled by their relationships to each other and ultimately how I can utilize those shape-shifting qualities in my waking life.The narrative of the game is nonlinear and often fades from moments of reverie into nightmarish hallucinations making it almost impossible to feel secure at any point of play. Each playthrough is an exploration of that duality to both cling on to and let go of control. Within the game, the player slowly learns to find moments of peace with their own agency and are forced to exercise the mental flexibility of an avid dreamer in their attempts to gain lucidity.