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Sanctum getting free DLC “The Old City”

Demanding both lightning reflexes and a level-headed aptitude for strategy, Sanctum is Coffee Stain Studio’s best-selling indie FPS-TD title. Since first releasing the game in March, the Swedish development studio has provided continuous support including hot fixes, patches and DLC packs, and today announced the upcoming ‘The Old City’ patch. ‘The Old City’ will, amongst other things, include two new maps along with a new tower and weapon.

“Elysion One Overrun received a lot of feedback and we’ve used it to make this batch of downloadable content a lot better,” Lead Designer Oscar Jilsen explained. “For one, we’ve ensured that everyone, and I do mean everyone, will have access to the new tower and weapon. We want our free content to be as good as our paid stuff.”


“They’re going to further the story a bit more,” Jilsen added. “Slums will bring players to the Old City, a place that we haven’t really had the opportunity to show just yet. Elsewhere, the rescue efforts are going deeper underground to escape the aliens because the roots the aliens originate from are incapable of going below a certain depth. All in all, we’re working on expanding on the universe and showing the real plot behind Sanctum.”


“I’m excited about the geeky technical stuff. We’ve finally sorted out [most of] the bugs,” said Lead Programmer Markus Rännare. “Sanctum now has localization support, client side hit detection to help reduce the feeling of lag, FOV setting support and cloud saves. We’re also introducing three new game modes to the game. The game is, quite literally, better than it ever was.”

In addition to all the fantastic new content, Coffee Stain Studios is also proud to announce that Steam will be hosting a Free Weekend for Sanctum from the November 3-6. During this period of time, players will be able to engage the alien infestation in direct combat for the low, low price of nothing.

“The Old City patch takes the Skye story further,” stated Anton Westbergh, Coffee Stain Studio’s CEO, a reinforcement of his previous promise that Skye’s story is nowhere near its end. “We’re hoping the Free Weekend will help players who are on the fence decide on purchasing the game.”

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