How long has it been? A man sits in a distant getaway cabin waiting for his wife Serena. Where is she? Things in the cabin evoke memories, and the husband comes to a disturbing realization... This short point-and-click adventure is the result of a massive collaborative effort between dozens of fans and designers of adventure games.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (72 reviews) - 68% of the 72 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (4,546 reviews) - 80% of the 4,546 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 30, 2014

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“A dark, gruesome adventure game, portraying loss and misery”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“A piece of adventure gaming history”
True PC Gaming

“One of the few actually touching horror games I have ever played”
IndieGames

About This Game

How long has it been? A man sits in a distant getaway cabin waiting for his wife Serena. Where is she? Things in the cabin evoke memories, and the husband comes to a disturbing realization...

This short point-and-click adventure is the result of a massive collaborative effort between dozens of fans and designers of adventure games. Rallying to support the venerable genre and its passionate community, these developers have brought together a grim and highly detailed horror story in what is the largest, possibly even the first, game project of its kind. Talents include crew from renowned indie companies Senscape, CBE Software, Infamous Quests, Digital Media Workshop, Guys from Andromeda, and many more.

Features

  • A (twisted) love letter to the adventure game community
  • Over 40 contributors provided their wit and talents
  • Extremely depressive mood, and a bit of fear here and there
  • A haunting story that will challenge your intellect (and temerity)
  • Amazing voice acting by legendary adventure game designer Josh Mandel
  • More awesome acting by popular video producer Pushing Up Roses
  • Yet another overwhelmingly astonishing surprise cameo by an ex-designer from Sierra!
  • Did we mention the gut-wrenching atmosphere?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 128MB
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 128MB
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 128MB
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (72 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (4,546 reviews)
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Healcannon
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Great game if you want to hear a man complain about his love life for a half hour or longer if you press esc.
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Quarex
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Unnerving writing, ominous graphics, and a solid and unsettling conclusion.

That said, I did not like the way the game played, per se, though I understand the pace was necessary to ensure you heard the dialogue. But yes, totally worth...downloading for free.
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Paçoca
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
story rich
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valkubabe
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This is definitely worth your time as far as free games go. I loved the art, atmosphere, and story. The voice acting was also very good!
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AtomicElvie
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Right off the bat this game is boring, the character's voice is lackluster (and how do you mispronounce words so simple?). Glad it was free because otherwise I'd be wanting my money back.
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Etress The REKTed
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is not the best point and clilck game but it has more pros ten cons:

Pros:-The grapics are good
-the story is a mind♥♥♥♥
-the voice acting is pretty good actually

Cons:-the story isn't clear even after playing trough it
-that hand on the middle of the screen is just disguisting (to me)
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SociallyAwkwardGirl
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Though short, I found this game to be fairly intriguing. That being said, there wasn't a lot of shock value to it, and the ending wasn't particularly stimulating, thought provoking, or emotionally engaging to me. I'd say it's worth a play as a freeware game, but don't suggest walking in with high expectations.
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saxcat20
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A fun and simple game with a great story. Voice acting from Josh Mendel is fantastic. Ignore silly reviews that give no reason for disliking the game. It is a cheap, short and fun little game to pass the afternoon that will give you all the feels you could want.

Saxcat Rating system: 4/5
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txster
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Moody, short adventure game. Sometimes the movement was a bit annoying / I didn't end up where I thought I would after a click and would end up having another go around the table, but that's minor.

You do need to want to piece a story together from bits slowly appearing. It was close to being too loose a narrative for me, but it the end I left satisfied. Give it a shot, if anything it probably won't feel like other titles in your collection.
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Dat Dan
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
It's an intriguing little psychological horror drama. Definitely should set aside to finish in one playthrough. Not the best in the genre but it definitely provided some interesting content. It's free so why not.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Unnerving writing, ominous graphics, and a solid and unsettling conclusion.

That said, I did not like the way the game played, per se, though I understand the pace was necessary to ensure you heard the dialogue. But yes, totally worth...downloading for free.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
A psychological horror point&click game, Serena is actually one of those free indie games that are much better than you would expect them to be. The game is short, but it took a very smooth approach at storytelling, has nice graphics and quality of sound, and mainly - the wonderful atmosphere, one of the key points of which - the steady narration of the story. It would be nice to see this game growing into something bigger, extending the story and gameplay into a full-scale game. There are a few downturns (listed them lower), but the game isn't long enough for them to be significant. And yes, this is an absolute recommendation. Enjoy the game.

+ Good story
+ Good sound
+ Excellent artwork
+ Excellent narration
+ Atmosphere of a well-written book

- Sometimes can be a little confusing in terms of progressing.
- The game is a little buggy and it crushed for me a few times.
- Doesn't have the save option, so if you quit, you should start it all over again (but it is fairly short).
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
If you like story driven games then this is for you!
It is a nice little game which takes only about one hour of your life time, and it is worth the time.
it is a sad dark story that takes place in a cabin somewhere far from everything else.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This is definitely worth your time as far as free games go. I loved the art, atmosphere, and story. The voice acting was also very good!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
A fun and simple game with a great story. Voice acting from Josh Mendel is fantastic. Ignore silly reviews that give no reason for disliking the game. It is a cheap, short and fun little game to pass the afternoon that will give you all the feels you could want.

Saxcat Rating system: 4/5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Though short, I found this game to be fairly intriguing. That being said, there wasn't a lot of shock value to it, and the ending wasn't particularly stimulating, thought provoking, or emotionally engaging to me. I'd say it's worth a play as a freeware game, but don't suggest walking in with high expectations.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is not the best point and clilck game but it has more pros ten cons:

Pros:-The grapics are good
-the story is a mind♥♥♥♥
-the voice acting is pretty good actually

Cons:-the story isn't clear even after playing trough it
-that hand on the middle of the screen is just disguisting (to me)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Right off the bat this game is boring, the character's voice is lackluster (and how do you mispronounce words so simple?). Glad it was free because otherwise I'd be wanting my money back.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
352 of 374 people (94%) found this review helpful
110 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Time to download: 15~30 minutes
Time to finish the game: 1 hour or so
Time spent think about the game: The rest of the week
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322 of 370 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 30, 2014
Serena is a darkly disturbing, emotionally wrenching, severely affecting short little gem. It takes less than an hour to play through. After having played two or three times already, it's a game that is short in duration but stays long in memory. I very much enjoyed playing this game and look forward to playing more games by each of the contributing designers.
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