Sanctum is the world's first FPS tower defense game and is set in a beautiful science fiction world. You take the role of Skye, an elite soldier sent out to protect her hometown, Elysion One, from hordes of mysterious alien creatures. To facilitate your success you construct defensive structures and upgrade handheld weapons. Jump right into the fray and wreak havoc with your own weapons - unlike regular tower defense games, you are a key part of the defense. Sanctum has taken the best features of first person shooters and tower defense games to create something totally unique.

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Sanctum has had some big changes lately, and is getting closer to the beta which will go live in March. We now reveal some new details about the game, and give you a sneak peak through our brand new trailer!

Posted by AntonWestbergh on Feb 21st, 2011

Sanctum has undergone some heavy work lately and we're getting closer to the release! The flow of news here have been lacking so we try to remedy that by announcing some big things today. The beta of Sanctum will soon be available on Steam!

To celebrate this we are revealing some additional details of the features that will be available in the game at launch.

  • Three unique environments with different strategic opportunities for mazing
  • Revamped build system for much higher efficiency and ease
  • Scaleform GFx menus and UI
  • Co-op multiplayer endless game mode
  • Achievements
  • Leaderboards

The Beta will contain both single and multi-player action and be available to everyone who pre-order the game on Steam for a discounted price. The full version of the game will be released in April.

Keep your eyes open for the pre-order and beta event on Steam in March, and until then check out our brand new trailer from the full version of Sanctum!

If you have any questions about Sanctum or Coffee Stain Studios, just go ahead and ask! :D


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wolfbrother9393 Feb 22 2011, 8:25am says:

I can't wait to try out the beta. I remember when this first arrived on the udk website. It's come a long way and you've done an awesome job!

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AntonWestbergh Feb 23 2011, 11:26am replied:

Thanks a lot! We do our best!

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Cybio Feb 22 2011, 9:56am says:

Good news :)

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Wolf0x Feb 22 2011, 11:55am says:

Great news, you've got your selves a purchase here

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9heads Feb 22 2011, 3:52pm says:


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AzureCrow Feb 22 2011, 5:22pm buried:


dammit. so i gotta pay for it now...

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Awesome_ninja Feb 23 2011, 10:31am replied:

bury him, QUICK!

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Awesome_ninja Feb 23 2011, 11:14am says:

Forgot to edit =S...
So will there be a 4-pack guys? I'd love to gift it to my friends who can't purchase it themsleves.. Thanks

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jalex3 Feb 24 2011, 5:36pm replied:

+1 to a 4pack, also will it use steamworks?

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Awesome_ninja Feb 28 2011, 11:03pm replied:

no 4pack (50% is already a lot), but if it uses Steamworks it's an instant win!
Source: I PMed a dev

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DanielLundwall Mar 2 2011, 12:57pm replied:

Awesome_ninja: Yes, it's using Steamworks. Just klick "Join Game" on a friend and you're in!

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PhyOS Mar 8 2011, 3:55pm says:

Wow! So much progress, I love how the game turned out. I can't wait to play the beta!

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