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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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

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    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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Considering the fact that it is free, and that it is an effort to keep the always-struggling adventure genre alive, you should really give it a chance. Now...let's see...

The colorless graphics are perfect for telling this kind of story. They look almost sepia and I feel they really reinforce the atmosphere in the game. The sounds are just the bare necessities like creaking floorboards, ticking clocks and of course: the voice acting (which is well done). All of them serve their purpose well.

And then... the story itself... what can I say? It is short, dark and powerful. Part of it resonated with me, and at times I was shocked at how much the protagonist thought like I, and probably like we all, sometimes do.

This game isn't asking you to solve puzzles, it's not trying to blow you away with state-of-the art graphics or sounds, nor is it trying to entice you by offering endless online multiplayer, it is not even very long. "But, what is left then?" you may ask. Well, for me that's the feeling I'm left with after playing it. I will be taking a lesson away from this. I won't tell you which one. Play the game. Maybe you'll know. Maybe you'll find your own lesson. Whatever... I can only say there is something there. Something I don't see very often in video games.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Wonderful turn of events, short yet overwhelming.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Simple, short point and click adventure with good writing and voice acting. Worth the hour it takes to play it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
The development of the character and the story itself are fine...but the game is really short and to me it seemed like the name of the game and the description were more interesting than the acutal game itself.
It was intriguing at first but the ending left me a little confused.

For someone who wants to try something small and maybe a little more "meaningful, artistic and poetic" to pass the time between other daily played games, this is a good alternation.

Not suitable for someone whos not into "no actual gameplay"-games. It's really just like a mini audiobook and you klick "to turn the pages".
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
What an amazing character! I love how the character is built and how the room is giving me the creeps as i walk around! Sweet game. PS: If you have depression or anxiety like me you might wanna play with breaks.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Interesting and fun short. The voice acting makes the game flow really well. And remember, just because you checked something once doesn't mean to not check it again later.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Once my heart fell down in the pocket! Great plot.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Eloquent, beautiful, and creepy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
As someone who is always looking for a new game to play, I was more than happy to give this little game a go, especially with the amount of positive reviews it had. Let me say, I'm glad I did. For a free game, this is really well done. You play the part of a man who is in his cabin in the woods, waiting for his wife to return. He has no idea where she is and so he starts to look for clues around his home as to her whereabouts, making sweet little comments about each item. Then it starts to get...creepy, and you realise that absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder, it makes it remember...
I really did enjoy this game. It was short, but as a free game, I see no reason to complain and it was long enough to keep you satisfied with the story. It is more psychological than scary as there is no jumpscares but some things said and seen may leave you raising an eyebrow or wide eyed.
For what it is, I really think this is worth playing as the story is good and the graphics are pretty solid! Besides, it's free. What have you got to lose?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
I went in with no expectations and came out pleasantly surprised. This is a great little game.
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Gentleman Bastard
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
its not bad
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enamoratrix
1.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
Pretty decent considering it's free. It's an atmospheric and eerie, point-and-click, one-shot horror game worth spending an hour to an hour and a half on. Good emotional engagement considering its brevity. Strong ending.
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SoSickOfThisInternetGaming
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
I enjoyed this game more than I expected to which was a nice surprise. I've played a lot of indie horror games and went into this game with certain expectations of what the story would be. They were all met except one. The ending was different enough that it wasn't a disappointment.

I found the story interesting even if it did contain fairly common themes for an indie horror game. The writing was far above what I find in most indie games. So many of them have unbearable grammar and almost unintelligible stories. Serena's story made sense, was communicated clearly, and was believable. It relates an unfortunate chapter of someone else's life and made me feel a little sad but mostly left me thinking “Well, that's life”.

The voice acting was clearly done by inexperienced actors but could have been worse. The actors didn't try too hard or go for mellow dramatic line delivery. It may not be professional but it wasn't terrible either.

The graphics were actually very nicely done except for some odd looking labels on some of the books. They gave the game a nice creepy atmosphere as did the music.

The game is very short. It takes about 40-60 minutes to complete though things seem to change subtly every time it is played. Game play (for me) was smooth and without errors. The programming seems solid. The creators put in the time and effort needed to make things work properly and look really nice. The final product is a well crafted short horror game.
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Demacrex
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
What an intense ride for under and hour. It's free, and a wonderful story to be taken in by if you let it. Give it a shot, I'm glad I did.
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Xzenor
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
This was terrible...
H.P Lovecraft's story may have been great but this game just sucks.. Good thing it's free..
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punpun
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
Being an animation student who has experienced creating a game, this makes me realize how story is the important factor to anything you'd want to play through, laidback or not. Mayn, what a plot twist. This should at least cost a dollar. :D
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Rowlitt
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
Genuinely ♥♥♥♥ing boring. Graphics & voice acting is good though. Check it out if you don't care about games being incredibly long.
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dragonbladefighter
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
Well... What can I say.

Okay. First off. I ended up running straight through the game in about ten minutes. I then later took the time to actually go through and drag it out and get things. I've found that both times the game, while short, offered much in the way of thinking. Granted it was difficult to figure out what to do at times but the main part of the game is 98% clicking around so I can't complain when that is the very purpose although there are hints (When looking at a particular point in the game the character goes "There's more interesting things, like my books" Which directed me to the bookcase and the next step)

What I can say is that the game is good. It offeres a bit of openendedness to the details of the final end but one of the things I rather enjoy was that with both endings the game changed. The first time when I ended up breezing through it he was sad at the realization of what could have been with Serena and the pain of knowing hope was no longer there. The second time he was full of anger, almost HOW DARE SHE type, as if in denial or attempting to blame what was no longer there on her.

All in all a decent game, one that I think could be expanded on but decent.
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deadros6
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 23
Not much of a game really more of a story. AN interesting story. I didn't really know what I was looking for or even how to play the game. There is no gameplay to this, you just click items. SPOILER! You have to click things in a certain order to even finish the game. It was difficult to figure out.
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Hori
1.6 hrs
Posted: September 23
A very simple and short game, but a masterpiece at the same time! The story is unbelivably fascinating. It's all very cryptic and confusing, leaving you with a lot of questions at the end, but that's a good thing! After finishing this game you should go to the discussions forum and share theories with other players, trust me it's worth it. Some players have spent more time on that thread than in the actual game, simply because the story is that good and interesting. You WILL love it, and you WILL want to find out more about it, you WILL want (and maybe find) the answers!
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