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.

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