Clockwork Acorn
Based in Cape Town, South Africa

Release date:
7 October 2014

Windows / Mac / Linux
Android (Coming Soon)


Regular Price:

USD$4.99 (desktop)


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, wanting treatment.

If you like Monsters and Medicine, you should also consider the board game Quarantine from Mercury Games.


Monsters and Medicine is the first commercial game developed by Clockwork Acorn, and is in many ways a learning experience for the company. Monsters and Medicine was initially created during a prototpying phase. During development, new builds were frequently made available to the public to allow for iteration based on player feedback. The latest build can currently be played online here.


  • Easy-to-learn but difficult-to-master gameplay.
  • Original art style with monsters you’ll learn to love.
  • Awesome music to keep you in the zone.
  • 100+ hand-crafted replayable levels.
  • Unlockable endless mode with randomly generated levels - play forever!


Trailer YouTube




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

Vote for Monsters and Medicine at steamcommunity.com.

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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.

More information
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Monsters and Medicine Credits

Leon van Niekerk
Business & Development, Clockwork Acorn

Francois van Niekerk
Art & Development, Clockwork Acorn

Hilgard Bell
Art & Development, Clockwork Acorn

Niel de la Rouviere

Francois de la Rouviere

Simon de la Rouviere

AJ Ulyate
Sound Effects

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