Sanctum Demo Mixes Tower Defense and FPS

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 02, 2010 11:00am PDT Now available on FileShack is the 323MB demo for Sanctum, a hybrid of first-person shooter and tower defense that was pointed out by the top chaps at Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

While players must construct a maze of towers, that alone won't stop the invading hordes of exotic creatures. Upgradeable firearms let you get right down in the fight, picking off survivors and exploiting weak spots yourself.

Developer Coffee Stain Studios plans to eventually create a "full version" of Sanctum, which began life as an Unreal Tournament 3 mod before switching to Epic's free, standalone edition of Unreal Engine 3--the Unreal Development Kit.

Coffee Stain is also developing a 2D tower defense based upon Sanctum for iPhone.

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