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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.
Veröffentlichung: 30 Jan. 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

Über das Spiel

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?

Systemvoraussetzungen (PC)

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 128MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space

Systemvoraussetzungen (Mac)

    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

Systemvoraussetzungen (Linux)

    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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7 von 7 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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3 Reviews
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Ich hatte dieses Spiel plötzlich in meiner Bibliothek, hab es nur gespielt, weil es eben da war und wahr sehr positiv überrascht.

Es gibt zwar weder ein Menü, noch irgendeine Möglichkeit zu speichern, aber das ist auch garnicht nötig, da das spiel nicht sehr lang ist und es, wie ich finde, schöner ist es am Stück durch zu spielen.

Zu Beginn wird man ohne jedwige Information ins Spielgeschehen geworfen, nach und nach erarbeitet man sich jedoch das Geschehene.

Alles in allem war es sehr kurzweilig und schön gemacht.
Ich persönlich fänd es sogar gerechtfertigt dafür ein paar Euro zu verlangen ... es ist ja aber kostenlos.^^
Verfasst: 1 April 2014
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24 von 27 Personen (89%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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6 Reviews
0.7 Std. insgesamt
First off, this is not, in the strictest sense of the word, a game. You literally just point & click to move the story along, there are no puzzles, and even the order in which you click on things makes only a marginal difference.

Second, this is a free install, and you can experience the whole thing in less than an hour. I'm giving it a positive recommendation as a promise that, if you happen to have an hour to kill, you can get something out of playing this, positive or negative. I really think it's that sort of thing where you just have to find it out for yourself and not spend your time reading lots of reviews first and go into it prejudiced.

Play it now, or put it on your list of things to do at some unspecified point in the future, your choice -- but stop reading the reviews. You can come back to them afterwards. If you read just one review, I hope it's this one. :-)
Verfasst: 12 Mai 2014
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14 von 16 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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20 Reviews
0.1 Std. insgesamt
You walk around in a wooden cabin, examining stuff, unfolding the story, which gets creepier and creepier. It's pretty interesting how the mood (the comments of the character and the appearance of the cabin) changes during the course of the game and gets, like I said, darker.

Good story, originally made up (mindf...) ending with a very nice surprise to it -- sure was an hour well spent.
Verfasst: 17 Mai 2014
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7 von 7 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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1.2 Std. insgesamt
Free and nice little game. If you are in a mood for discovering mysteries OR just playing old school quests like Myst, this is the game to play! It's intresting and keeps you in suspense! Still I have to admit that I had a game breaking bug in the ending, that seems to hapeen only to me in my machine.
Verfasst: 3 Juli 2014
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36 von 64 Personen (56%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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0.3 Std. insgesamt
Personal Rating: "Interesting but not entirely compelling"
Personal Rating: 5/10
Genre: Point and Click Adventure/Psychological horror

In Greek mythology and the Homerian epics, madness is similarly thought of as a punishment from God, or the gods. Thus Hera punishes Hercules by ‘sending madness upon him’, and Agamemnon confides to Achilles that ‘Zeus robbed me of my wits’. Thanks to the Greek physician Hippocrates (460-377 BC), madness first became an object of scientific speculation.

So Serena (a short point and click adventure set in a single setting - a lonely wooded cabin) opens with a man waiting for the arrival of his wife. As we point and click on various items strewn about the incredibly run-down cabin (a not-so-subtle metaphor used to display the clarity of the mind of its main protagonist) cracks in the veneer begin to surface. Without going into too much detail its suffice to say gamers should expect to see exactly where this story is headed within the first five minutes of playing (the game roughly lasts about 40 min before concluding).

Whilst it's an interesting experiment that comes along with some pedigree - Josh Mandel of Space Quest fame handles the narration of the main character. My mine gripe is that he is probably not the person who should have handled these duties. He comes across as stilted when the script calls for emotional variation and I didn't buy it for one second. The woman who handles the wife's duties comes across as robotic in her line delivery even when called upon to display hysteria and it feels like both are reading from a script as the voice-overs just don't flow naturally. Yes - I realize this is a free little title that probably didn't have the budget to hire professional actors - but having professional voice actors onboard would most certainly have been more beneficial.

I was also not mad about the main character voicing his thoughts about every single little thing we click on. Yes we may be dealing with a descent that's crux is akin to an emotional ship-wreck but having studied basic psychology at Uni before switching, I get that we are mearly an observer inside another man's fractured mind but instead of drawing me in to the complexity of a mind unraveling I was left distanced and more and more annoyed as the tale progressed.

Short and bleak this tale of love, loss and misery is thankfully over quickly. I would hardly call it a "love-letter to the adventure gaming clique" as there are far better examples out there but as a mild diversion you may end up enjoying it more than I did since I can't say I was overly impressed.
Verfasst: 27 Mai 2014
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60 von 61 Personen (98%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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1.3 Std. insgesamt
Kaum hat man das Spiel gestartet, geht es auch direkt los, kein Menü zum ändern der Grafik- oder Sound-Einstellungen.
Außerdem gibt es auch keine Möglichkeit zum Speichern oder Laden während des spielens. Was auch nicht wirklich notwendig ist, da die Spieldauer recht kurz ist. Was das Ziel des Spiel ist oder was man tun hat, ist auch nicht sofort klar.

Man erlebt das Spiel aus der Sicht eines Mannes an dessen Gedanken, Erinnerungen und Selbstgesprächen man teilhaben kann, wenn man sich die diversen Objekte im Haus anschaut. Dadurch erfährt man einiges über seine Frau "Serena" und dem Leben mit ihr.

Dieses Spiel enthält keine klassischen Rätsel wie man sie aus anderen Adventures kennt, sondern ist vielmehr eine interaktiv erzählte Geschichte, die man durch das stöbern im Haus voran treiben kann. Die guten Sprecher und die düstere Grafik tragen sehr viel zu der Atmosphäre des Spiels bei.

Um der Geschichte aber wirklich folgen zu können, sollte man schon über gute englisch Kenntnisse verfügen, da sie der Kern des Spiels ist.

Mich persönlich hat die zwar kurze, aber atmosphärisch gut erzählte Geschichte, recht gut unterhalten.
Verfasst: 30 Januar 2014
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