Galactor is a Flash-based point-and-click room exploration game from the Finnish Consumer Agency. Aimed at increasing awareness of consumer issues, Galactor's meticulous style and dry humor transcends the stigma often associated with educational entertainment. While the information within may not necessarily be accurate in regards to consumer protection laws outside of Finland, the game still contains a wealth of good advice and common sense.
Clicking on various objects in your impeccably furnished isometric room will soon reveal that almost everything you own is damaged, defective or undesirable in some way. You'll be prompted with three choices, the correct answer being the one in which your needs and the requirements of Finnish law are both satisfied. Occasionally people will knock on your door asking for advice or bearing bills, but the first visitor you receive is a very special one; it is a deliveryman carrying the Galactor KV2000, a galactic material mover containing a visitor from outer space who is about to turn your innocuous consumer issues lesson into an out of this world sci-fi adventure! Your alien guest's apparatus is out of energy and he needs your help, a cruel irony considering his mission is to deliver the Seven Books of Wisdom, designed to help teach earthlings about the importance of a sustainable lifestyle.
Analysis: A remarkable amount of care has been put into what could be considered an educational game, a genre often particularly non-entertaining. However, Galactor is enjoyable and well written, with a keen comedic sense and bizarre sci-fi backstory. Apart from the excellent user interface, the team behind Galactor have great eyes for detail and included several cute little touches such as the reflection of your mouse cursor in the mirror, Rami the guinea pig, or the fully interactive poetry book.