Hello everyone,

It’s been awhile since we posted anything here. We’re sorry for the silence, but it has been a bit of a tumultuous time to say the least.

Good news first! We’re super excited to announce that Monsters and Medicine is finally out on Steam! Not only can you now own it on Steam, but we’ve also updated it with a complete overhaul of the art style courtesy of Cowabunga Industries, a new soundtrack by Pieter Smal, and finally a plethora of small improvements all over the place. If you’re keen to save some cute monsters from certain death, you can find it over on Steam, or on Humble. Check out the new trailer below:

And then on to some bittersweet news. It is with some sadness that we have to announce that we won’t be tackling any new projects as Clockwork Acorn in the near future. We founded Clockwork Acorn more than three years ago with the goal of making video games we would like playing ourselves. Since then we’ve learned a lot, we’ve made a mountain of prototypes, we grew, we shrunk, and we even managed to release some games (see above). Now we find ourselves at the end of the line. It’s been a crazy ride, and all our lives have been enriched through what we did here.

But as this era ends, a new one begins. Monsters and Medicine is now released on Steam, and we’ll continue to work on Jetstream until it’s ready for release too. After that, who knows where our paths may lead us. We sure are excited to find out.

Our undying gratitude goes out to our amazing team, everyone who played our games, gave us feedback, collaborated with us, provided moral support, or actually read this blog. You’re all awesome individuals and it meant the world to us.

On behalf of Francois, Leon and Hilgard (aka Clockwork Acorn),

Monsters and Medicine is a turn-based 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.

2 Responses to “End of an Era”

  1. Sorry

    That’s really disappointing. I wanted to play the original version of the game, but it wasn’t on sale at the same time as other games on Humble so I didn’t buy it. Now it’s on sale, but more expensive than before, and with graphics I don’t like…

    • Hilgard Bell

      Hi there!
      I’m glad to hear you’re interested in the game, but really sorry that things turned out this way. Unfortunately we had to increase the price to account for all the work we’ve put into it since its original release 3 years ago. Sorry to hear that you preferred the previous art style too, most people we’ve asked seemed to prefer the new one.
      Thanks for taking the time to let us know though.


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