The Turing Test
Developer Bulkhead Interactive Publisher Square Enix Format PC, Xbox One Release August
The folks behind the flawed curio Pneuma: Breath Of Life are sticking with what they know, with an austerely attractive firstperson puzzler that sees astronaut Ava Turing on an ISA mission to Jupiter’s ice moon of Europa. Rather than following her directive, however, she’s certain this research facility is hiding some kind of secret, to which end she finds herself facing a series of puzzles designed in such a way as to be only solvable by humans. What looks like a standard-issue space rifle is actually a tool, used to transfer energy from and to a variety of outlets, letting Ava control machines and AI bots as she attempts to dig deeper into the ISA’s research. By passing these Turing tests, you’re essentially proving the actual Turing test could not be passed. Unless… well, let’s hope not. Such a twist seems so obvious, it must be a red herring.