Clockwork Acorn
Based in Cape Town, South Africa

Release date:
7 October 2014

Windows / Mac / Linux


Regular Price:



Have you ever wondered about what happens to all those monsters after the brutish adventurer has finished beating them up? They don’t just disappear. No, they end up in the hospital like everyone else!

Monsters and Medicine is a puzzle game where adaptation is key; players try to build and expand their own hospital while injured monsters are knocking at the door, in need of treatment.


Monsters and Medicine is the first commercial game developed by Clockwork Acorn. It initially launched on the Humble store and was a definite learning process for the company. Now that we have matured and learned so much more, we felt that the game deserved a fresh coat of paint for its Steam launch. We’ve spent some time in 2016 and 2017 working with collaborators to do a complete art and music overall as well as some general updates to the game, and we’re excited to reintroduce it to the world at large.


  • Easy-to-learn but difficult-to-master gameplay.
  • Quirky art style with monsters you’ll learn to love.
  • 100 hand-crafted replayable levels.
  • Unlockable endless mode with randomly generated levels - play forever!


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Online Demo
You can play the demo online at clockworkacorn.com.

Buy Monsters and Medicine at store.steampowered.com.

Humble Store
Buy Monsters and Medicine at humblebundle.com.

About Clockwork Acorn

Clockwork Acorn is an interactive software development studio, with experience creating a wide range of user-facing applications, including games, mobile apps, websites and desktop tools.

For our clients, we have built a wide range of solutions, covering games and gameful design, social and sharing economy apps, professional websites, and cutting edge UX R&D.

Internally, we build games for commercial release on mobile and desktop platforms.

We’re very proud that Clockwork Acorn has been bootstrapped and self-funded throughout its lifetime and is still wholly owned by its original founders.

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Monsters and Medicine Credits

Leon van Niekerk
Business & Development, Clockwork Acorn

Francois van Niekerk
Art & Development, Clockwork Acorn

Hilgard Bell
Development, Clockwork Acorn

Cowabunga Industries

Pieter Smal

AJ Ulyate
Sound Effects

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks