Released on August 30, 2016, for PC and Xbox One, The Turing Test is the first game by Bulkhead Interactive. It runs on Unreal Engine 4.
Similar to Portal, The Turing Test is a first-person puzzle game with a strong emphasis on narrative and environmental storytelling. The game's story explores topics including the nature of machine intelligence, morality, and free will. The puzzles are structured into independent challenge rooms that must be solved one after the next to progress through the game. Each puzzle tests spacial reasoning and involves manipulating doors, lasers, buttons, platforms, and more to find a way to reach the exit door. Typically every 10 puzzle rooms comprises a chapter, and between chapters are story sequences. There are 7 chapters total and each chapter has 1 optional challenge puzzle room, which if solved, yields extra insights into the game's story.
The game takes place in the year 2250 at Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. The player takes control of Ava Turing, a member of the first human scientific expedition to establish a permanent presence on Europa. At the start of the game, Ava is awakened prematurely from cryosleep aboard the Fortuna, the mothership in orbit around Europa, because something has gone wrong with the ground team and communications have been lost. With little information to go on, she is tasked with making the solo journey down to the surface to investigate the mystery.