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:
Mostly Positive (82 reviews) - 71% of the 82 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (4,604 reviews) - 79% of the 4,604 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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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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Selection
( 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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ReconTooth
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This game is a short, macabre masterpiece, simply put. It may seem repetitive to some in the beginning, but as you unfold more of the mystery, the game becomes much more compelling and disturbung. I highly recommend this game to anyone who is interested at all in mysterious, creepy, story-based adventure games.
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Gandimyre
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Boring and I knew the answer to the question before it was revealed. I do not remember if this was free to play or not but it should be if it costs money. Game forces you to revisit areas you have already visited to pad gameplay and add to the time played. Character conveniently doesn't want to look into the armoir or the storage box preventing you from discouvering some of the game's secrets before triggering certain dialogue. Very little to explore and very little to be discovered even for a point and click style game. Dissapointed to say the least.
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I dont want your lemons
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I will recomend, but just barely.

Serena was overall: Okay.

I liked the atmosphere, a parts of the story, and the graphics. It also helped that it's free.

I personally didn't connect with the story at all. I like bits, like how you go throught the emotions of loving and hating someone which I felt came across well. But I just had nothing in common with the story and chartacter as a whole.

For the "price" of the game, it's decent, but I wouldn't say it's amazing at all. It's worth playing, but you won't love it if you can't connect with the plot or charcters, as what happend in my case.
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timothydrozd
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
For a free game you could do a lot worse. The puzzle is interesting enough to complete the game. The graphics and gameplay are good. I like the story the best. I can tell heart was put into this project.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 12 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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6 of 6 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 14
Very short, with an interesting story. Worth a download, especially since it's free.
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