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  Engrossing First-Person Puzzler ‘The Turing Test’ Lands August 30 for PC & Xbox One
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London, UK - July 21 2016: The Turing Test™, the gorgeous first-person sci-fi puzzler built with Unreal Engine 4™ will release on PC and Xbox One on Tuesday 30 th August. 

Published by Square Enix Collective® on PC and via [email protected] on Xbox One, The Turing Test is developed by Derby, UK based Bulkhead Interactive™. The studio previously released Pneuma: Breath of Life™, and recently concluded a successful Kickstarter™ campaign–hitting their funding goal in three days–for their next project, Battalion 1944, due to launch in 2017.

The Turing Test follows the story of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA), as she attempts to uncover the truth behind strange events at the research base on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. As Ava, players must use their Energy Manipulation Tool (EMT) to transfer power from one object to another; powering up and taking control of artificially intelligent machines, manipulating giant structures and solving complex tasks–all set to a backdrop of a multi-layered narrative that challenges the player on what it means to be human.

“The Turing Test is a remarkable achievement - both visually and narratively - from a team of only six developers,” said Phil Elliott, creator and project lead for Square Enix Collective. “Square Enix Collective is all about championing talented teams and bringing great games to our community - and The Turing Test is a game we can’t wait for people to get their hands on.”

“We’re excited to be a part of Square Enix’s plans for the future of the industry,” said Howard Philpott, Creative Producer at Bulkhead Interactive. “For The Turing Test they’ve opened many doors that wouldn’t have been accessible to us without their connections or years of experience in publishing games.”

In celebration of The Turing Test’s release date announcement, Bulkhead Interactive released the following announcement trailer:

The downloadable version of the trailer plus additional assets, are available here:

For all the latest information for The Turing Test, please visit:

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If you would like an interview with the developers of any Square Enix Collective game or with Phil Elliott, creator and project lead on Square Enix Collective, please contact:

Game PR enquiries, interviews and demo sessions

Craig Stephens - Kartridge

[email protected]

Corporate PR enquiries and Phil Elliott interviews

Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR

[email protected]


About Square Enix Collective

Square Enix Collective is an initiative that provides a range of non-restrictive services to independent developers to help them raise the profile of their projects, and bring them to market. Square Enix Collective has helped independent developers raise over $1 million USD of crowdfunding to date.

Services include:

?        Community-building via the Collective Feedback platform

?        Support through crowdfunding for selected projects

?        Publishing and marketing services (including QA and platform relations)

?        A limited number of production investments for specific projects

Creative control and all IP rights are retained by the developers.

For more information on Square Enix Collective please contact [email protected]

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SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, SQUARE ENIX COLLECTIVE, and the SQUARE ENIX COLLECTIVE logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. THE TURING TEST, PNEUMA: BREATH OF LIFE, and BULKHEAD INTERACTIVE are trademarks of Bulkhead Interactive. UNREAL and its logo are EPIC’S trademarks or registered trademarks in the US and elsewhere. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.