The Grey Rainbow
Colour and magic are intertwined in Black Olive Games' point-and-click adventure The Grey Rainbow. When a disaffected detective from our world is pulled into a colourful fantasy realm to help combat the grey that has been leeching all colour and life from the land, he finds a place teeming with life, wonder, and mystery only he can save. When a golden glow covers the tip of your cursor, just click to interact, and click any arrows you see to navigate around the area. Early on, you'll gain access to a map you can use to travel around the world, and any items you pick up will be stored in your inventory at the bottom of the screen. Even more helpful, however, is the book you'll receive that can give you hints about your objectives with just a click, and since your progress is autosaved at the start of each chapter (marked by cutscenes), you can come back to the game whenever you like.
If you're looking for a text-heavy adventure filled with all the magic and whimsical feel of a fairy-tale, look no further. The Grey Rainbow isn't particularly difficult, but its light-hearted tone and engrossing story makes it the perfect, warm fare to enjoy an afternoon with, though a few instances of suggestive dialogue and mild profanity sadly means this might not be one for all ages. Despite a few minor typos or spelling errors, The Grey Rainbow is a lovingly crafted reminder about what's important in life told through an often silly but always heartfelt narrative. It's the sort of game that wants to make you smile and succeeds more often than not, and sometimes that's just the sort of magic you need to get you through your day.