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.
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Announcing H. P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward



Now live on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1yzkovH

Brothers and Sisters in Almousin-Metraton:—

I this day heard that Senscape got the license for H. P. L. This is a firste in that accurs’d video game industrie; for Players shall be able to delve into Spheres beyond of the sort that Abdool Al-Hazred describ’d in his VII. Booke of ye Necronomicon. I am fearfull, as these Things are Dangerous. I also hear there’s one of those newfangl’d Kickstart’rs involv’d, and Senscape is promis’g the most faithful H. P. L. game ever — crucially a Third-Person Adventure (whatever that meanes) that will throwe Players back to a Golden Age of gaming.

They say renowned scholar and H. P. L. authority S. T. Joshi is assist’g the project, and a rigorous documentary about the making of the game and H. P. L.’s life in Prouidence shall be produced too. It is welle knowne that The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is the only novel H. P. L. wrote, and one of His more popular. The booke tells of ye Adventures of the foolish and naïve Charles as he becomes obsess’d with Witchcrafte and Occult Arts across vintage Prouidence and Salem to calle up Flesh from dead Saltes. Senscape says it is a perfect storie for an Adventure Game adaptation. They are even hint’g at more H. P. L. games if the Kickstart’r Endeavour proves successful enough!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Df3YYxO4Vs&list=UUpW_fLK70LoUKdjg4bUrRlA

This can not be. I shall arrange for my returne to Prouidence — this news demands my attention, and I must continue in Gett’g at Olde Matters in my Way. In one monthe it shall be Hallow’s Eue and ye Thing is breed’g in ye Outside Spheres. I was tolde many times that One shou’d not call up Any that One can not put downe; but under these circumstances we have no option but to call up Him; the Beyond-One that commandes in Yuggoth; and which ye vaporous brains know by ye untranslatable Sign… and bringe back ye Crawling Shadows to human-kinde.

Do keep the Guards in Shape and Talk often with Those Outside; and waite for my com’g Backe as an Other.

Yogg-Sothoth Neblod Zin
Josephus Curwen

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“A dark, gruesome adventure game, portraying loss and misery”
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“A piece of adventure gaming history”
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“One of the few actually touching horror games I have ever played”
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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?

Requisitos do Sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 128MB
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 128MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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6 de 7 pessoas (86%) acharam esta análise útil
0.8 hrs em registo
Publicada: 15 Novembro
A short interactive story with strong emotions.

This one deals with separation after a loving, warm relationship grows cold and distant, one of my deepest fears and joys at the same time. It tugs on my feel strings. Excellent narration, excellent atmosphere, and it does what it was aiming for.

A beautifully haunting short story.
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6 de 7 pessoas (86%) acharam esta análise útil
1.0 hrs em registo
Publicada: 13 Novembro
I finished this game in just 1 minute short of an hour, and I must say, with all of the intensity they packed into such a short ammount of time in this game, I was only disappointed in the sheer fact that it was over.

I thought there were going to be a couple of jump scares but lo and behold, there were none to be found. Though in this case, this wasn't such a bad thing.

The musical feel mixed with the diaglogue gave you the feeling that you were there. That this nightmare was really happening to you.. I caught myself personally asking 'Where could Serena be?' more than once, and that, my friend, is what makes a good game.

10/10, why aren't there more games like this?
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
1.3 hrs em registo
Publicada: 26 Novembro
excellent look at mental illness and failed relationships. similar in style to 'gone home' but more in the horror genre. Short game and it is free. totally worth the time if you enjoy games that make you think later.
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3 de 4 pessoas (75%) acharam esta análise útil
0.9 hrs em registo
Publicada: 29 Outubro
it was short and twisted I liked it I just finished the game and wow just wow the twists and turns of you not knowing wether or not yur doing something or not its just amazing! however I would not reccomend it if your looking for something long but do if its just hey I wanna play a game!
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3 de 4 pessoas (75%) acharam esta análise útil
0.6 hrs em registo
Publicada: 31 Outubro
Sweet little horror story, which won't cost a dime. Having a simple "visual novelic" gameplay and extremly short beating time Serena is highly recommended to be played on some mellow friday or saturnday evening.
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3 de 4 pessoas (75%) acharam esta análise útil
0.9 hrs em registo
Publicada: 13 Novembro
It won't be everyone's cup of tea but I really enjoyed it; gets very sinister very quickly. Silent Hill fans should certainly give it a go.
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3 de 4 pessoas (75%) acharam esta análise útil
0.9 hrs em registo
Publicada: 14 Novembro
This is a work of art. Enthralling story, beautiful visuals, haunting music, everything is here. The game is short, yes, but if someone tried to stretch it out its potency would be lost. This game is a short story, unlike so many games that try to be novels. The writers knew exactly how long to make the game to convey their story, and didn't try to make it longer than that.

Plus, if you have a keen eye, there are some positively *delightful* easter eggs.
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1 de 1 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
0.7 hrs em registo
Publicada: 26 Novembro
Oh my... at first: you should play it at night. With lights off. Great experience with great ending.
I was predicting what will happen and I did it right but it still surprised me. I won't spoiler anything, just get the game and play it! :)
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2 de 3 pessoas (67%) acharam esta análise útil
0.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 1 Novembro
Short but very rich in story. 9/10
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2 de 3 pessoas (67%) acharam esta análise útil
0.8 hrs em registo
Publicada: 14 Novembro
At first I thought it was slow, and I was looking at the same things over and over, but after finishing it I realise it was pacing it brilliantly. There is tension provoking factors dotted throughout, making you constantly on edge; I was with my sister when I played it, but I was still frightened (I found myself frightened to look at the picture a few times). I won't ruin the ending, but the image of the big reveal is definately one you won't forget soon, for a free game this is positively worth a go. Plus, I recomend reading the names of the books, since they made me giggle.
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1 de 2 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
1.9 hrs em registo
Publicada: 29 Outubro
First off, it's free. Second of all it's short. So even if you do hate it it won't be a big waste of time or any sort of waste of money.

This game is a First Person point-and-click adventure with a heavy focus on narrrative and some hidden object charateristics. There are zero puzzles and as long as you inspect everything in the cabin, the story will progress. (note you have to continue to inspect items until the dialogue loops, at first I didn't know he had multiple things to say about each item)

The story is dark and mysterious, and feels like it was able to be thouroughly told in the short ammount of time it takes to play. (My first playthrough: 54 mins with a lot of retracing my steps. 2nd playthrough: half an hour, knowing where items were located and knowing to inspect them multiple times)

If you like point and click first person games or narrative heavy games then this is a must.

If you are looking to test the waters with this sort of game then this is the perfect game to pick up. Not too long, not too difficult, and best of all its FREE.
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2 de 4 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
0.6 hrs em registo
Publicada: 30 Outubro
I paid for nothing, therefore I expected nothing. So despite the fact that the gameplay was severely limited, the story wasn't awful. Without spoiling it for you, there was a twist in the plot which I wasn't expecting. Having said that, I certainly wouldn't pay money for this game. It was an experience. Whether it was good or bad is difficult to say. If it's still free, try it out for yourself.
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1 de 2 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
0.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 1 Novembro
5-5 STARS.
Wow. This is awesome. Very artistic and beautiful. Really deep story with a fantastic twist.
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2 de 4 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
0.9 hrs em registo
Publicada: 13 Novembro
Serena will take an hour of your life. But in return will give you a story that will never forget.
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1 de 2 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
1.2 hrs em registo
Publicada: 24 Novembro
This was a very cool experience. Short and slow paced but you can feel yourself immersed with the character and getting more and more uneasy as the game progresses over its one hour time frame. Surprising ended.
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1 de 2 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
1.0 hrs em registo
Publicada: 24 Novembro
~ I would have never imagined that this would be the outcome of love.. but this is.. the truth.

This isn't just a game. I'm sure.. that whoever came up with this game feels the same as the protagonist in this video game. This isn't just a game. This is also someone's life.. and sometimes, this is what becomes of love. If you're in love, you should always expect your heart to be torn down or burned; Because along with that package of love and happiness also comes pain. Sometimes in your life, you can only remember the good moments, and that'll make you believe that your relationship has been wonderful. Sometimes.. you can only remember every negative thing as to why you hate that person, and that will convince you that your relationship has only been filled with betrayal and regrets. Now imagine.. instead of "Serena", replace that name of Serena with the name of your loved one. If you've ever had a loved one before, experience this story..
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1 de 2 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
1.1 hrs em registo
Publicada: 13 Novembro
Pretty Boring At First, But Once Something Changes In A Photo And You Look Around A Bit More, Things Get Interesting...


id give it a 9/10
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1 de 2 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
1.1 hrs em registo
Publicada: 31 Outubro
You play as an crazy old man wondering around in his house, the main plot is the he has no idea what has happened to his wife and is trying to figure it out. You must guide the old man through all the stages of loss. This game showcases how much you can do with a small space and a few interacive objects if you have a good story. The voice acting makes it even better. I highly reccomend it, as it is free. The other huge upside to it, is the lack of jumpscares and zombies, I mean that in itself makes it better than the average horror game. It makes you feel deeply disturebed from the story, as opposed to stuff jumping out at you.
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0 de 1 pessoas (0%) acharam esta análise útil
0.1 hrs em registo
Publicada: 1 Novembro
No idea what's going on.
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1 de 4 pessoas (25%) acharam esta análise útil
0.4 hrs em registo
Publicada: 17 Novembro
I downloaded this game on the knowledge that you can remove games from your library. Not this one. It will be a stain in your steam account forever. The only redeemable quality of this game is maybe the artwork, but that is ruined with a crappy slideshow quality transition of animation. The story is generic, delivered by a unenthusiastic sounding narrator, and 3 minutes long buried in an hour of pointless clicking and descriptions of the way the protagonist's table smells. Even being free, this game isn't worth your time. I've played flash games that are better games with a better story than this waste of time.
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