The Turing Test Revealed by Bulkhead Interactive
The studio behind Pnemua: Breath of Life are back with another first-person puzzler set for release on PC and Xbox One in August. The Turing Test is the title of this space-based adventure.
Bulkhead Interactive are the British-based developers behind the game, who also announced Battalion 1944 last month, a World War II shooter that was successfully backed via Kickstarter three days after its announcement.
Bulkhead’s last release was part of November’s Games for Gold offer for November 2015. Pneuma: Breath of Life was also a puzzle game set in the first-person perspective, where the story is narrated to the player as they progress.
The fundamental message coming out of Pneuma was one of self-discovery with each puzzle designed to make the player think ‘outside the box’.
The Turing Test looks to take a lot of inspiration from Pneuma, with its use of Unreal Engine 4 as well as the obvious connection of it being a first-person puzzler.
However, this time the action will take place on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons where you are gifted control of electrical energy as well as various artificial intelligence. A teaser trailer for the game has been revealed and it’s safe to say that it doesn’t reveal much.
The protagonist however remarks how humanity has become fearful of her team’s discoveries on Europa despite her claims that the discovered life is ‘simple and elegant’. The teaser ends bizarrely with a camera moving away from us in slow motion.
Take a look for yourself:
My guess is that the iconic mathematician Alan Turing will have some sort of influence in the game, given the title.
Turing was highly influential in the Second World War, as well as in the development of theoretical computer science. He is now widely recognized as the father of artificial intelligence.
We look forward to hearing more about this interesting concept closer to the August release.