Staff Pick: ‘The Turing Test’

Included in Microsoft’s Games with Gold program for the month of October, the 2016 puzzle video game “The Turing Test” is available for free download from Oct. 16 – Nov. 15. Waking up after six years from cryogenic sleep on a space station orbiting Jupiter and its moons, Ava Turing, along with a computer AI named T.O.M., search for their crew mates on the moon Europa. The game plays similar to the video game series “Portal,” but instead of a gun that shoots out portals, Ava’s tool can collect and shoot out energy spheres that activate switches. The game often feels lonely due to its quiet environment, creating moments of suspense as the story progresses.