Please enjoy some images from the development of Merlin's Mess, created for the 2019 GMTK Jam. It is a hidden object physics game where you need to find the one unique item in the room.
The Jams we participate in are typically completed in a 48 hour period, and this one was no different. You can see some initial art passes before the settled on style. We learned quite a bit from this game, mostly to do with how to keep things fun for the player rather than have to keep challenging them. This game ended up working better as a nice casual experience rather than forcing players to in to a more restrictive resource management system, which the jam version shipped with.
Check out the game for yourself and see how you like it!