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  • Sanctum is the worlds first FPS Tower Defense game!
  • Use a variety of handheld weapons to defeat the attacking horde of monsters.
  • Master the strategies of mazing and utilizing defensive towers!
  • Play co-op with a friend!
  • Experience amazing visuals!
  • Compete on Steam Leaderboards!

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Towers are the cold and hard machines standing between the LOEK III colonists and their certain death. They are the first and last barrier between Core Guardians and the scourge of lumniscient aliens in the horizon.

We had tons of ideas for Sanctum 1 that we wanted to add, but never had the time or money to make. That's why we're very excited to show you the Focus Laser and the Amp spire!

The Focus Laser fires a continous laser capable of punching through the hardest armor. The longer it stays on the same target, the thicker and more powerful its laser becomes. It can easily smash through the hard exoskeletons of the new enemies in Sanctum 2, but is less effective against smaller and faster foes.

The Amp Spire produces a field around it that increases all damage done by nearby towers. The more it's upgraded, the bigger the damage bonus and range becomes. If you adjust your maze to accomodate Amp Spires at the right places, this tower can be one of your best allies against the horde of Lumes dead set on destroying your Core!

For more info about towers, be sure to check out our blog at !

Sanctum "Still Alive" Update & Map Pack 2 DLC

Sanctum "Still Alive" Update & Map Pack 2 DLC

3 years ago News 2 comments Report

Sanctum has been updated again! "Still Alive" adds a brand new weapon and two towers, while the new Map Pack 2 DLC adds three new levels to the game!

Sanctum Mac Coming Soon!

Sanctum Mac Coming Soon!

3 years ago News 0 comments Report

The team has been working hard the latest time on making a Mac port of Sanctum reality. We're now very close to the launch and an open beta is available...

Sanctum Spring Update 2012 (New Patch & Yogscast DLC!)

Sanctum Spring Update 2012 (New Patch & Yogscast DLC!)

3 years ago News 2 comments Report

New Free DLC together with Yogscast and the huge 2012 Spring Patch! To spice things up a bunch more, the game is F2P during the weekend & 75% off for...

New wallpapers added

New wallpapers added

3 years ago News 1 comment Report

Holiday season approaches faster than you can say "Santa Claus", and we want to give you the opportunity to pimp your desktop with a themed wallpaper.

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...
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Sanctum 2010 Tech Demo (Get the latest from Steam)

Sanctum 2010 Tech Demo (Get the latest from Steam)

5 years ago Demo 11 comments

We've recently polished the demo of Sanctum a little since we entered the Indie Game Challenge and we thought it'd be a good idea to release the new demo...

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thunderising May 12 2011 says:

so hows the sales guys?

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AntonWestbergh Creator
AntonWestbergh May 15 2011 replied:

They are ok :)

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sverteczki May 7 2011 says:


Yeah that pvp sounds really really good!

Cant really think how your first suggestion might work tho.

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sverteczki May 7 2011 says:

Fantastic game! I enjoyed every minute of it. Tryed multiplayer yesterday and i just couldnt figure out how to send a tell to my teammate... checked the keyboard settings, but there just wasnt any option there for the multiplayer chat... why?
Oh and there was a lag. Dont know if it was becouse of my teammate or maybe becouse of me? Or neither, just the game need internet optimalization?

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AntonWestbergh Creator
AntonWestbergh May 15 2011 replied:

Try pressing "T" :P

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ravaholm May 6 2011 says:

How do I LAN coop?

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Kavo May 5 2011 says:

Does this game have a mode where the monsters actually attack you and you have to defend?

Now that makes me think of the possibility of PvP (tower war WC3 style) meaning each player sends mobs at eachother's bases.

<3 I would play this game for sure if it had these two things - forward this to the developers :D

another idea is to have a map/scenario editor if their isn't already one, and open it up to the modding community.

- Thanks & good luck

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leiste May 4 2011 says:

Are you releasing the soundtrack

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ithilienranger May 4 2011 says:

Isn't Iron Grip: Warlord the first FPS/Tower Defense hybrid?

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leiste May 4 2011 replied:

If this is true then you just crushed someones illusion :D

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Mkilbride May 5 2011 replied:

There's been plenty of games with this type of gameplay. I find it laughable devs still claim FPS / RTS games are revolutionary, when they've been around since as early as the late 90's.

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Coffee Stain Studios
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Released 2011
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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

Just been playing for a few hours, and from what Ive experienced so far I must say Im loving it:)
Nice change from the run of the mill tower defence titles, lovely graphics, simple game play with depth from numbers / abilites of enemy.
No doubt Ill be up till the small hours playing this little gem, gratz and TU to Coffee stain and all connected, great job:)

Apr 16 2011 by Catel

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