The Turing Test is a challenging first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You are Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there.Read full description
The Turing Test Collector’s Edition includes the game's full digital soundtrack, alongside a PDF artbook containing imagery from throughout the game's development process. Not only that, you'll also gain access to The Turing Test's first fully playable prototype, giving you a unique opportunity to see how the game looked when the Bulkhead Interactive team were creating the game. It's a rare chance to glimpse behind the curtain of the game-making process, to see how the game changed from prototype through to release.
The Turing Test is a challenging first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You are Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there. Guided only by the station’s AI, Tom, find your way through the facility and discover what it truly means to be human.
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The gameplay is based on first-person puzzle solving genre, so from the start you'll probably also remember the portal's gameplay by Valve. The game also has similarities to Pneuma: Breath of Life, the other game of Bulkhead Interactive Studio. Of course, in the field of gameplay, there are significant differences, especially in the ability of the EMI weapon, the Eva tool to control the energy balls, with the teleport device available in the portal game. Using EMI, players can transfer energy to three power balls in a moment from one box to another. With at least four types of unique energy balls, developers have been able to provide the right conditions to prevent the repetition of more than 70 puzzles in the game. Developers also have brought to you mini-games, including a true Turing test, in the midst of some of the sectors that are in addition to the 70 puzzles of the game, and have put some of the new riddles for you in order to make you understand further in the underlying layers of the story. In spite of the existence of a 4-hour short gameplay and mostly easy riddles, the Turing Test is still worthy of repetition because of the beautiful story. Environment design also has an appropriate atmosphere. Developers have also tried to create different levels with the help of variety in different colors such as orange, blue or purple. In addition Bulkhead Interactive, using a reflection of the objects on doors or walls and ceiling, tried to bring a alive image with the help of the 4th Unreal engine. Sounding Characterization Tom, in particular, with the actor James Faulkner, starring Randley Tarley in the Game of Thrones series and Eva, starring Sarah Jackson in the Star Wars: The Old Republic, is one of the strength point of the game. Specially Tom, with his expressive voice, makes a great contribution to better understanding the story.
The game was very nice and straight forward .. Very much Portal like with the puzzle rooms but i really enjoyed it, about 5 hours long which doesn't bother me cause i can appreciate quality over length! .. Recommended!
The Turing Test is definitely a refreshing experience to the FPS puzzle genre. Although, the principles of gameplay and story is closer to The Talos Principle and a little of Portal. Puzzles similarity: The Talos Principle The puzzles are often about juggling your resourses with timing and some logic and observation, and much like the other games, there is only one textbook solution to each puzzle. However, my personal opinion is that its difficulty is between Portal and TLP. If you're looking for a challenge, try Road to Gehenna DLC instead if you haven't. Progression similarity: Portal One way in, one way out. A corridor or loading screen before the next room, and no backtracking. So if you want to revisit the few 'hubs' there are or retry the optional rooms, you have to reload. Story similarity: The Talos Principle Simply put, both are philosophuical in nature. However, while TLP engages the player in the question of existentialism and the transcendence between AI and human, and you may arrive at an objective answer, The Turing Test is more about moral dilemmas. Nevermind the twists you may find at the beginning and or end, you may find yourself thinking differently from Ava despite her debate with TOM. Conclusion: Play it for the story (and atmospheric music).
A lot of comparisons to Portal, but I think The Turing Test does a lot of things much better than Portal, which is fine since it's clear the game wouldn't exist without Portal's influence. You can beat the game and all optional puzzles (Only 7 of them, plus the 69 main puzzles), in about 3-4 hours, so you might consider the price a bit steep. The story raises a lot of interesting questions about what it means to be human and what morality is, and I didn't feel like it was forced or trying to be too deep with too little. The puzzles themselves are great, on par with Portals' in quality, but I never felt they were overly challenging (which helps with the pacing). I'd definitely recommend The Turing Test, and probably give it a 9/10, the only issue for me was the sometimes repetitive mechanics, especially ones later on where cameras were added into the mix, adding to the amount of busywork it'd take to get to the solution.
This game combines the aesthetic of Portal with the seriousness and tones of Talos; I love it. The puzzles aren't quite as challenging as Talos but I still found them pretty damn satisfying when I figured them out. Like Talos there's no humour but the drama is fantastic (even if some voice performances of the other characters seem a bit wooden at times). The story makes for some amazing science fiction, and it's not so cut-and-dry with good/evil like it's predecessors. I was hoping for a different take on the ending, but I got what I wanted in the end. It's one of the best combinations of good gameplay and engaging storytelling I've experienced in a while.
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