For an indie first-person shooter/tower-defense hybrid, Sanctum is incredibly popular. Coffee Stain Studios’ most successful title, which has shipped (digitally) a little over 350,000 units, is being ported over to Mac. Available on August 13th, Mac users will finally feel the love of the Swedish developer’s awesome effort — which seems to be a Steam community favorite, having just last week been voted into a Community Sale.
Sanctum is a refreshing take on the tower defense genre, incorporating first-person shooter mechanics. Players control an elite soldier who goes by the name of Skye and help Skye protect her hometown, Elysion One, from invading aliens. Sanctum requires planning: before jumping into battle, you must assure that all of your pieces are properly placed on the map to ensure the best possible defensive and labyrinthine structure; after setting the playing field, gamers jump straight into the action and actually battle their enemies headfirst. Complete with co-op and multiplayer components, Sanctum should be a hell of a catch for Mac users who have been looking for a fresh experience.