Serena is an adventure game made by numerous developers, mainly Senscape, and released as a freeware title with the intention to show off Senscape’s Dagon engine. The game features voice acting from famed adventure games developer Josh Mandel, and Sarah Wilson was also known as Pushing Up Roses.
Serena is a small story-driven point-and-click adventure game that can be completed in roughly half an hour. You play as an unnamed protagonist, waiting for his wife Serena in a wooden cabin in the middle of the forest. He cannot remember anything about her, and as a player, you have to evoke memories. The game’s atmosphere changes throughout the game. It starts as a romantic story, but as the protagonist recollects the event of the past, it becomes gloomier and darker.
Serena consists of exploring the cabin and interacting with items. The game does not let you walk freely and only needs a mouse to control. Finding different items restores fragments of the main hero’s memories. After some time, his attitude towards different objects in the cabin changes so does his emotional condition. Serena’s design intends the completion in one sitting, There are no settings and pressing ESC key closes the game without saving.