Shapik: The Quest
Why do the baddies always seem to strike at peaceful little sisters who are minding their own business? Shapik: The Quest, a darling point-and-click adventure by Pavel Podberezko, starts out in just this manner. Now you and your faithful bee companion must set out on an adventure to rescue her.
Click to walk or to interact with your environment, and watch your cursor for changes that indicate an interactive area. It's important to note that sometimes you have to walk to a different part of the screen before you'll be able to click certain hotspots. It will also occasionally be up to your bee to get to things out of your reach, so experiment until you find your way to the next level. The developer lists inspiration from Machinarium, though Samorost deserves a nod as well. The visuals and artwork are lovely, and the soundtrack enchanting. Though short, Shapik: The Quest is a wonderful way to sidetrack your day.