Sara Schmetterling

Game Developer

Self employeed

Game Creation for Healing

Game Creation for Healing


Sara is the sole developer of Trollskogen – an interactive fairy tale for children inspired by Nordic folklore. She previously worked for game engine companies, supporting users in creating their games. Today she works as a Content Coordinator at Mojang, reviewing custom Minecraft content.

We make games for different reasons, one of them being a way to cope with difficult periods in our lives. We express ourselves through our work, and whatever we are dealing with while creating games can be reflected in them and experienced by our players. Game development has helped me heal during a time in my life when self-doubt was at its highest. My motivation to get through one of the lowest years of my life was due to having a personal project that gave purpose to my days and kept me on my learning path.