In the weirdly hilarious opening scene of Carmel Games' point-and-click adventure Alyssa's Quest, Alyssa, a young elf heroine whose pink cape and purple makeup surely help her blend in when stalking through the woods, arrives at the castle only to find King Nathaniel frozen solid, and deduces that the culprit is... are you ready?... Doctor Secret Nightowl. To play, and hopefully save the day from your amazingly named nemesis, click around to explore and interact. The cursor will change whenever it passes over something you can use, and Alyssa will visit several different locations from the main map. Click on first one item in your inventory and then another to try to combine them. Alyssa's Quest is, like a lot of Carmel Games' titles, very silly in a good way, so Alyssa finds herself stymied by things like a royal advisor who refuses to take orders from anyone other than the frozen king, a sensitive dragon, and a whole bunch of zaps from a booby-trapped cauldron. It's not particularly complex, and the overly epic soundtrack tends to overwhelm the voice acting, but its light-hearted tone and sense of humour makes it a welcome diversion to your day.