The Island of Earthly Delights
When a storm crashes his airship into the sea, our bearded protagonist awakens on a strange island with his companion missing, and must collect eight instruments from dangerous dungeons to wake the Wind Fish and... what? Oh. Whoops. Wrong game. This is Antennaria Games' point-and-click adventure The Island of Earthly Delights, and while he might not need a sword or a shield, Beardy is still going to need a lot of help if he wants to find his friend in this strange place. Click on the ground to walk around, and on items to interact with or pick them up. The sack in the lower-right corner of the screen is your inventory, and clicking it will open it up, whereupon you can just click once on an item and then anywhere onscreen to use it, or another item to try and combine. Since there's no changing cursor, you'll have to explore everywhere... and, sadly, since the game's alien, enchanting environment has its own set of rules and logic, you'll need to experiment too. That, as it happens, is the main complaint you can make with the game, which really needs more contextual clues for the player to make the necessary connections on how to proceed themselves rather than the tried-and-tested "fling everything at a wall and see what sticks" method. It's too bad since otherwise the game is a stunner, with wonderful imagination and personality. Though there are a few kinks and you need to expand your mind in some strange ways to figure it all out on your own, The Island of Earthly Delights is a short but wonderfully surreal adventure we hope to see get polished up and visit again soon.