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 (84 reviews) - 67% of the 84 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (4,612 reviews) - 79% of the 4,612 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
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Recent:
Mixed (84 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (4,612 reviews)
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izPhil
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
This isn't your typical "game". It's a dark story being told with a bit of player interaction. Nothing wrong with that though. The game will take you roughly 1 to 2 hours to complete. Make sure you have that time to play through the entire game though since there isn't a saving system. Don't hit Esc! The story is fantastic. It gets dark and creepy so beware if you can't handle that. No real jumpscares but there are some creepy images. If you're yearning to learn more about what happened once you're done the game, there are some great threads in the community page with theories you might want to read about.

If you have a couple hours you can play undisturbed and you're into dark story telling games, this is something you'll want to check out.
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mademoisellelenore
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I really enjoyed my experience with the game.
It's pretty well acted and well written.
Thanks!
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dmahdexter1
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
its not entirely a bad game it was just a whole lot of back and forth to get the story line. the whole story is only progressable if you look at every item. i feel like i waisted my time and the story was short and vulgar in a way. if you are in to short stories with anger than be my guest. beat the game. not my thing
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insomniachiq
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
is it just me? or the game itself? I am going nowhere in this game. A waste of my time. I keep clicking everywhere as much as I could. I'm not sure if there's a bug or what not. However, I watched d walkthrough in youtube and she was able to accomplished the game. I have done the same, so I am confused where I missed. Tried it 3x. Really a waste of time. Bottomline, I didn't like the game, d stroy,... can't say much because I haven't even finished the game. Deleted in my inventory
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FluX
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
♥♥♥♥ing gay,
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SEAvOR
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
THIS GAME SUCKS A## its BAD and It doesnt make sense
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slaughteredvomitdoll
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
DO NOT PRESS ESCAPE. 10/10
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Krys Runsonlattes
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I predicted the end! Until I didn't. o.O Don't hit escape, it takes you totally out of the game and you have to start over, but that's okay, it allowed me to catch stuff I missed the first time.
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ayesha curry
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
damn dude
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 13 people (92%) 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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
6.5/10

+ Interesting story, open to interpretations
+ Good voice acting
+ Well paced. Some would say it's short, but it's just the right length for the story told. No fillers.
+ Free

- Escape button quit the game with no confirmation. Really annoying.
- No option to save the game
- No settings of any kind (graphics or audio)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Serena is a free point and click game.
You are a man, who's obsessed by a "Serena". You look around the cabin that you're in and try and get clues about what is going on. The story is interesting, if at some point kind of annoying, since the main character does whine in some cases too much. But that can't be thrown against the game, since that decision might've been deliberate and it might've been the point.
The voice acting is truly great. Especially for a free indie game.
The sound effects are proper and well made. It just adds to the atmosphere.
The visuals are fitting, but in some cases maybe slightly too low resolution. It's still ok, if you don't focus on the floor board textures too much.
But the story... it was weird. Truly weird. Having played through this game, I still don't think that I've figured out what happened. It's definitely well made and polished quite a bit.
Do I recommend this? Oh yeah! Approximately 25-60 minutes of free entertainment is never a bad idea. Give it a shot!
Truly, one of the better Point and Click games.
Overall
8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
nice 'experience'. I would call it interactive monologue ;). In general this is point-and-click adventure game but all you do is listening to descriptions of objects you find, discovering story along the way. Story is simple narrative with moral and spooky mood, i enjoyed it, give it a try.

IMPORTANT: game offers no save system and takes about 30mins to complete. ESC key closes the game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
It was fun unravelling the mystery, as short as it was. Many people here have said it was boring, but I personally think it's worth the free download. I would have even paid a bit for it.

In terms of storyline, I would have loved a flashback to tell us all the events that lead to the game, but other than that I was pretty satisfied. I did figure out the answer less than half way through though.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I judged this game harshly through my first playthrough; I figured I was doing something wrong when my story was not progressing. Later on you realize this game is based solely on time moreso than completing tasks.

After figuring out the basis of how to complete the game, I found the dialogue to be great. The voice acting added more emotion into the story. Surely the story could have been thought out a bit more, I'm left with a few questions still as to why and how, but overall there was a nice one hour flow through the game.

If there's someone out there reading reviews before playing this game, do not exit out within the first 10 minutes thinking you're doing something wrong. It takes time, literally.
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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
"Serena" is a phycological horror game. You play as a male character in a cabin in the woods, all by himself. You learn you have a wife. But she isn't there, why? Did she leave you, did she get lost in the woods, did she... die??? Who knows, you should play it, and finish it, and then post your idea in the discussions.

Pros

Interesting story

No jumpscares

The game scares you very well, even without jumpscares

Pretty long game, lasts most people 1 hour

100% Free

Great voice acting

Cons

It's a point and click game, so you'll probably be stumped at some parts

No options menu for changing resolution or audio

Sort of a cliff hanger
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9/10 , the game is free and lasts up to an hour or half an hour

If you liked my review, consider checking out my other reviews, and also leaving a thumbs up.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Really cool experience of a game that is hard to describe to someone who has not played a similar title before.

It's as if the character is you yourself, learning about their jumbled past, and slowly uncovering the mystery of their small cabin, and what exactly lurks inside and OUSTIDE of it, without ever leaving the suffocating space.

The voice acting in this game is SUPERB, and the key reason for my high opinion of this, essentially, walking simulator. You are really in for a roller-coaster of emotions during an hour it takes to finish Serena, and the male voice actor is a marvel beyond words.

Recommendations
Do play this game with headphones rather than on speakers, and keep checking all clickable objects as many times as it's needed. First few minutes may be a struggle to guess what triggers events but afterwards, keep clicking at everything clickable till the character starts repeating his lines - you sometimes have to get the exact line for stuff to start changing.
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