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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Very Positive (59 reviews) - 83% of the 59 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,479 reviews) - 80% of the 4,479 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”
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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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flyssann
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
Very atmosopheric, point and click story. Reminiscent of a twilight zone episode. Looks very pretty and is genuinely creepy. Can't wait for a sequel or an expended version. Should probably come with a warning that you can't save and if you escape you have to start again, that said it only took me about 50 minutes to complete.
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mojobimbo
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This was by far the weirdest game ever. It is extremely confusing. The story didnt make sense at all, it started of as a happy couple and then the clock chimed and his attitude turned. You thought he was losing his mind.... But we opened the wardrobe and didnt know who the body found was and then all of a sudden these two people were burning the cabin down and the game was over. Pointless
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whatupmary
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Very well-spent hour of gaming. I enjoyed the creepy atmosphere and good storyline with a twist at the end. If you haven't played this game yet, you should. I had to force the game to run in windowed mode though, because I had this strange zoomed in problem.
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Sazo
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I personally didn't get much out of this one. It tries to tell a story and have the atmosphere of a horror, but the game play really just draws things out and is not that engaging.

It is generally hard to say yes or no to another when it comes to a free game, but I can say that I would not have missed anything if I never played the game and as short as it is, you might enjoy the story, which I did not.

All in all, I would personally pass on this one.
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k.tchernov
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Too buggy to play. Does not have configuration to change resolution and starts at the wrong resolution. Parts of the game are chopped off and you can get stuck.
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Grenadiac
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
If you really like point and click games and have an hour or so to spend then definitely give this game a chance. Those who dislike dialogue or who cannot get invested in short stories may want to steer clear though. The gameplay can get pretty repetitive but if you get hooked into the story you won't notice it too much.

The one major complaint I have with the game is that there is no way to pause. Simply going AFK is less than ideal since the character will begin pestering you to do something if you stop clicking on stuff and even worse some relatively interesting dialogue may be spoken at random as well. You can easily miss parts of the story if you chose to mute the game. Pressing escape will immediately exit without asking you to confirm and there is no way to load or save a previous session. Accidentally closing the game and having to rapidly click through everything to regain your progress can completely take you out of the story and slightly ruin the experience for you.
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FenderGreg
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Great short free game, love the evolution of the story
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Treble_Gamer
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
This game surprised me to say the least. This game explores a man and his seemingly failed relationship. It goes through all the stages from, "oh how perfect she is" to "well we had our issues" to "did i do something wrong" to "I hate her". with a frightening twist even I ,having played the game twice,still dont quite understand. story pretty solid while gameplay is simple ( though hard to understand at first) A tip would be make sure you got ALL the diolouge out of one single object you may need it to progress and fully understand the story.
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GDIKezr
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Beautiful and poetic story about a clouded mind, certainly more than worth your time
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NUK3IFY
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
Gotta say this was a great game it had some great story elements although there was alot of readin i must say but none th less i found it creepy at some points despite not having jumpsacares nut hey for a free game its's defenitley worth a playthrough and hey did i mention its free :)
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darthbombshell
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
Way too short and not scary at all
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Doom50 Winaskin.com
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
Hits you where it hurts......definitely keeps u wanting for more......needs more story though.
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ghostfaissaver
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
i dont relly like it
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FourthToe
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
This was short, and wound up being pretty scary. Jumpscare-free. Please play it if you have time.
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Minimum Tomato
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Product received for free
Very interesting story. I wish it were longer
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db.
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
Amazing game, amazing story, good color palet, I don't know what esle to say besides amazing.
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matrixman.neo
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
Serena is a short point and click indie with psychological (and decent horror) elements. There is no menu or interface at all, though you don't need to save within that hour of playing, some options like volume or mouse speed would have been nice. Except that, the controlls are just fine and you get used to it after some seconds even without a tutorial that would ruin the mood.
Graphics and sounds were beyond my expectation, and especially the sounds gave me creeps (the combination with the perfect lighting works really well). Serena's voice actor is convincing but I wish the protagonist's was to suit the emotion in the script a bit better (nothing to complain during his calm whispering, yet in my opinion he didn't deliver the hatred).
The music might be corresponding very well but (reference to the missing volume option) is just too loud.

After all I got (probably still am) scared, that may be the main point in this game, while being interested in the development the protagonist is going through - so to me it is a great, although short game.
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Sophie
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
Kind of a one play-through game. You click on objects multiple times to get story details and wander around a little cabin slowly putting together the puzzle pieces. There's nice voice acting and the art is good, the music is wonderful and the atmosphere subtly changes as the story progresses.

All in all, it was an interesting story but I found it to be a little too slow for my own tastes. If you have a little patience and like a mystery, though, then you need to give this a go.
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ForgeCloudyy
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
no
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hungryghost01
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Serena is late because you killed her sick ♥♥♥♥
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
The lack of a menu ruined this game for me. Although the game is billed as "short," I didn't have the time or desire to play through to the end in one go. After hitting Escape to quit and restarting from the beginning twice, I just gave up on it. I realize it's a free game, but a Save feature would have improved the experience immensely.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I personally didn't get much out of this one. It tries to tell a story and have the atmosphere of a horror, but the game play really just draws things out and is not that engaging.

It is generally hard to say yes or no to another when it comes to a free game, but I can say that I would not have missed anything if I never played the game and as short as it is, you might enjoy the story, which I did not.

All in all, I would personally pass on this one.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
I`ve never had chills with horror.

This psychological horror game gave me chills , and it`s really, REALLY nice graphically ambiented for my taste.

I can`t wait for a sequel or a longer version of Serena,

This game is 11/10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
i like this game. tho i think its hard starting trying to figure out what your looking for. also would love to have seen a save menu, since i hit escape and i had to start from the beginning. this game did for me have issues with black screen on start on windows hit "alt+tab" and then go back and it glitched the screen into working on start up also somtimes when clicking on the picture frame of poem it would black screen out just do the same thing.. the story line i loved it was very dark and nicely written... i recomend for the story line....... the black screening tho i almost quit im hoping my short fix will help others.. so there game play is a little easier if they have this problem..
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
What a great game, considering that is free. Really, I actually got into the history.... the music , the atmosfere, all combine to u discovering the changes and what really happend. Man, Congratulations to the guys who made it. I really liked it, thanks.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Don't accidentally quit the game! Happened a few times when I played it. The game itself was beautiful, but I was always afraid to look at certain arts on the wall. The atmosphere got more and more intense as you go through it, but the twists were definitely worth it. Double twists at the end, to be exact. I am now on a lookout for more games from this group of developers!

Recommend? Definitely. Give it a try!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Serena is a great point and click adventure story that I'm happy to have downloaded for free. Execellent work on the story, voice acting, mood setting atmosphere, music and sounds that creep in just at the right moment... The game is very short and sweet, and quite frankly easy to complete on your first try, but I may have missed a few extra sceens and narration. Because of this, I'll have to play through it again and see what all I missed the first time, so I guess you could say there's some replayability factor.

If you have the 317mb or so of free disc space to download the game, and you'd like point and click adventure story with the sad/creepy and confined mood resembling that of Silent Hill 4: The Room (when you're in The Room anyways...), then I highly recomend downloading Serena and playing through it at least once.

Great job to the crew that created Serena! Make more stuff! Free stuff! :)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
This game is just as short as it gets, but since it's free I guess you can't complain.
The issue is that you learn about the characters more and more and that's good, but the game kinda stops and becomes extremely boring very-very quickly if you can't find the thing to interact with to advance. If you happen to find everything asap I think finishing the game may take less than 5 minutes.
Also I have no idea what the ♥♥♥♥ was that ending, they could've went any cheap cliché and I probably wouldn't have minded it, but this was probably the dumbest way to end it.

Also, the voice acting is surprisingly very good, didn't expect that from a free title.

I think it's worth a try, because it's definietly not bad. You have nothing to lose other than 10 minutes of your life if you don't like it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Selena is an interesting short story presented in an interactive 'game' format, for free, here on Steam. It's very well done, has great graphics, an interesting story, and is good for a playthrough. I would suggest it only for adults as it has some mature content and theme. For those interested in engaging in a story playthrough in the weird fiction genre, then I can gladly recommend Selena.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
This is good.

Guide to how not to build relationships.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Serena is a spooky adventure game. There was a moment when I was convinced Sierra On-Line alumni Scott Murphy was standing outside the cabin. I tried to let him in, but King Graham would not let me. Play this one with the lights on, and don't forget tissues for the tears.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
I honestly went back and forth on whether to recommend this. Considering it's free, I guess there isn't really a lot to complain about. To get straight to the point, the voice acting and controls were both subpar, kind of like you'd expect from a free game, and the story just wasn't there to pick up the slack. I say play this game if you're really, really bored. But if you have absolutely anything else you could be doing with your time right now, do that instead.
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
This is one for an English Literature analysis paper. Too bad you can not put a spoiler alert on a review. Anything I would or could say would spoil the narrative.

NOTE: Short and MUST be completed in a single sitting. There is no save feature.

Tough to recommend, but tough not to.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
What is Serena?
Serena is point and click game in the traditional sense. The game involves around the main character looking at objects and telling and remenbering the memories of the life with his wife Serena while he waits for her return to the cabin they call home.

Is this an horror game with spocky creatures or ghosts that jumpscare you?
The answer is no, the game does have its dark moments but there is no monsters or anything like that.

Story
Every object and furniture in the house has a story in their relationship which makes the story quite immersive. Some of them change in appearance according to what the main character has remenbered and is feeling.

Gameplay
In this game you click multiple times in the various objects to get the various pieces of dialogue. Once you make a breakthough in the plot the ambience changes and the objects will then have new dialogue and some objects change their appearance along with the enviroment.

The game doesn't tell you but there is only two keyboard keys you can use: SPACE allows you to highlight all the clickable objects and ESC that makes you quit the game if you press it twice.
The game doesn't have a save feature but it can be forgiven since it is just an hour long.

Voice Acting
The voice acting in this game is pretty good. I was expecting something really bad since it is a free indie game and all but I was suprised for its quality.

Conclusion
This is a pretty good point and click game that delivers it's story quite well though the enviroment and the dialogue.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
I found the story poorly written and the ending unclear. It's not super excited and very short. I suppose if you want a quick game to play to pass the time this could be for you but otherwise I do not recommend it.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
6.1/10 - A Good 30 Minute Point and Click Drama

The game unfolds a well-crafted story about a man waiting for his wife to come home. The story unfolds quite nicely and compels you to figure out what's going on.

Honestly, without a guide I wouldn't have made it through this one. The solutions to progress in this game are not always obvious, which is frustrating. If you make any errors you sometimes have to rediscover all of the clues again to move on.

Don't hit Esc... or you will be irritated.

FREE so give it a whirl.

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18 of 33 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Bla bla bla... There's nothing in this game except for the chatter. Had I known, I wouldn't spend my time on it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
I really, REALLY liked it. The atmosphere and soundtrack were top-notch and the story, at first, seemed really cliche, but towards the end got really cool, pulling out a completely unexpected ending that, get this, actually makes sense! It's easy to tell the makers of this game wanted to do something completely fresh and original and they succeeded brilliantly. It, at first, gives off a nostalgic, gentle feel that quickly turns to uneasiness and discomfort, then to a dark tenseness that envelops the setting. The color scheme remains the same throughout, but as atmosphere builds and soundtracks darken, everything looks more oppressive, dark, and tense. Very well done. This is one of the few games that really touches me emotionally: seeing something beautiful and ideal wither and die before your eyes is one of the hardest things to see for me and people who find that emotionally depressing or at least touching will very much appreciate this. Another thing I noticed: items you look at in the beginning take on a completely different meaning in the end, which is something I really enjoyed. Very very very good. Recommended completely to anyone who appreciates a good story, a good atmosphere, or a hella good soundtrack, even if it isn't the longest thing in the world...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
10/10 I won't get married. Ever.

A very nice psycho-thriller game made by a bunch of people that does its job remarkably; it's job being keeping you in different states of mind (sad, agitated, nostalgic, reflective about your past\current love stories), then scaring you a little, then dropping the bomb and finally twist your mind.
A great piece of art in the videogame universe that will probably leave a scar in your thoughts.
The graphic is nothing impressive;it's what you could expect from an indie company. Nevertheless it's not bad.
Voice acting is quite convincing.
But it's in the script that this game really shines.

The only con is could find in this game is that some clues that could have helped the ending were omitted (or maybe I just didn't find them: for example: the accomplice was never introduced, the greedy side of someone was mentioned but could have been emphasized

Looking forward for more games from Senscape.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
Now this...
It's not a game, no, this is a life changing experience
XD
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