Sanctum 2 - Development Update #1

Posted: 2012-12-07
Posted by: Anton Westbergh

Hello everyone!

For you who don't know me, I am Anton Westbergh, CEO of Coffee Stain Studios and this post is the first part of a series of updates that we'll be posting on the Sanctum 2 development. We admit, it's been rather quiet from Coffee Stain Studios for some months now, and it's mainly because the team has been focusing all energy on the production of Sanctum 2.  From now on that is going to change, and you will be able to follow these development updates once a week here on the blog.
 
 
To kick this off, I am going to give you a little background into what has happened during the last year.. 
 
Our team nowadays consists of roughly ~15 people. During the development of Sanctum we were between 9-12 or so. We've been growing, slowly but steadily. The team isn't huge, and we've continuously been maintaining Sanctum, which has taken a lot of resources. Doing free updates, patches and DLC has required a lot of our attention. That said, Sanctum 2 has now been in production since late 2011, and it's starting to shape up nicely. The game is now in a very playable state and even though it's still a lot of things to do, we're seeing the end of the tunnel. 
 
During the end of 2011 and start of 2012, the team mostly focused on rough prototyping. We did a lot of testing of various new features and ideas that we have had in mind for a long time and it ended up with some good results. We also ended up with some not so good results, but I am not going to go into them here :)
 
Starting the prototype phase, we had some ideas about making the game more dynamic, more action-oriented and keeping the game time down compared to the hour long endless games that you saw in Sanctum. We also wanted to make sure we implemented a strong progression system because that's something we think would severely improve the experience for the gamer. 
 
Sanctum had some issues
Talking of progression, one of the biggest issues we saw with Sanctum was the lacking progression, and extremely long games. It wasn't uncommon to see survival games that lasted for 5+ hours in Sanctum, something that really doesn't make much sense. Not many people can afford to spend that kind of time in a single game session without saving or possibility to quit and resume. In Sanctum 2 we wanted to make sure to keep the maximum time down, instead focusing on more intense action and higher difficulty ramp up.
 
Progression
In Sanctum we basically had no progression at all, except for unlocking new maps. The player was put into a game with a full arsenal from first round, something that was partly a result of home blindness but mainly lacking development time. There was also no real story whatsoever.
 
Sanctum 2 will feature a storyline, even though it will be a light one, we feel that it will make the game more rich and add that depth that a lot of people desire! The story will be presented between levels throughout the game and also through secrets and hints in the level design.
 
Sanctum 2 will also feature a rank system allowing the player to unlock more content as game progresses. In this way we will present a more smooth learning curve and also hopefully give a larger incentive to actually keep playing the game. It should be rewarding to play a game, and giving the player new stuff to play around with with regular intervals is a nice way of assuring a nice level of rewards. By adding a nice progression system we also hope that Sanctum 2 can appeal towards a wider audience.
 
 
(The first official screenshot of Sanctum 2 - Showing one of the awesome environments
you will experience in the game)
 
During the design of the progression system we wanted to make sure this didn't go to far, so don't expect something that you'd see in a F2P-game. Sanctum 2 will feature a solid rank system though, and during the game progress you will unlock towers, weapons, and perks, and possibly more things.. Perks is something we're going to talk more about in the coming development updates, so make sure to stay tuned.  Enough talk about progression.
 
This was all for the first dev update for Sanctum 2. Next week we're going to talk more about Perks.
 
Until then, have a nice weekend, and if you have some spare time, why not play a 5 hour survival marathon game of Sanctum! 
 
Best
165 Comments
Categories:

Comments

Hey there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having difficulty finding one? Thanks a lot!

Howdy would you mind letting me know which web host you're using? I've loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at a reasonable price? Kudos, I appreciate it!

Some of the shoes Agency Meet -- So, who loves nada revenues?! Christian Louboutin Treopli 120mm Ankle Boots Black http://www.absolutemuscle.ca/app/cl2.asp?christian-louboutin-treopli-120mm-ankle-boots-black-p-1534

Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading? I'm trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it's the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. original louis vuitton wallet for men http://threerivers-group.org/original-louis-vuitton-wallet-for-men-b-11352.html

<a href="http://www.alliesinteractive.com/">louis vuitton outlet stores in nj</a> <a href="http://www.usapremiumleatherfurniture.com/">louis vuitton handbags outlet locations</a> <a href="http://www.sachawaldman.com/">louis vuitton outlet </a> <a href="http://www.powerful-media.com/">louis vuitton outlet bags real</a> <a href="http://www.alliesinteractive.com/">louis vuitton outlet florida locations</a>

Moncler Jackets are really favorite season. Moncler is a brand such as online and wholesale distributor. And not many people bear in mind now that in the beginning of well-known company was expedition in Canada in new clothing. Moncler Jassen Outlet http://www.schadezorg.nl

Moncler is a top-level brand in the down jacket fashion world. It is a fact that moncler jackets are prevailing among many superstars, nearly every superstar in Hollywood owns them . Moncler Uomo http://www.parcodelserio.it/

Lots of web sites are not required this retail license to sell these items. With this you can save a lot of money as well as time. Some of the websites are not allowing you to purchase products in large quantities. You need to buy a small quantities or single pair at a time. vendita online peuterey http://www.mcaffettati.it/interfaccia/product_edit.asp

<p>Fashion, by definition, changes every at times. What is thought because your latest today will become old within a few months. How many times you can run about the malls client all achievable will give you fashion Moncler Jacket. Once the most fashionable brand in this particular world, moncler is always popular definitely.</p><p>We can know the percent of down and also the kind of down by way of the label. There 3 kinds downs, white, gray and black. White down will be the best associated with. What is more, we want to check perhaps clothes have quality insurance label.</p><p>We should use 30 centigrade tap water. First, we should soak the clothes in cold water for 20 minutes, that makes it wet. Then put the washing lotion into 30 centigrade water, and soak it for five minutes. In the following step, scrub the jackets with banister brush and wash it with trouble too. Because warm water can develop the lotion dissolve sufficiently, that make cheap moncler obvious.</p><p>Why not try carrying a handbag. It is always fun to discover handbags distinct colors when you strike it. Especially if the handbag is made with something and playful that even kids would enjoy seeing. You just think a child again and can then be it will make you happy. Moncler handbag developed with coated canvas that only looks so adorable. The handbag will certainly make you more confident and fashion.</p><p>Has played in couple of weeks and continues to inside the the Paris men's designer Tim Hamilton of drinks as well . opinion: "To get international attention in New York, especially moncler outlet men, the difficulty is known." But he still retained the Large Fashion Week part " track ", such as compared to the party line and his deputy - redux static show.</p><p>You will find that couple of different methods so many Moncler coats in the path. Moncler men jackets, Moncler women's jackets and Moncler kids clothing. Each nice moncler jackets will catch your view! Yellow, black, red,blue.moncler jackets with all the colors of rainbow. If give your mother and father a surprise, you can't miss this opportunity to decorate your parents more sophisticated.</p><p>Moncler jackets such just like the Moncler Women's Jackets are modish, well-cut, comfortable, lightweight and extremely warm. In spite of how severe the cold is, you can trust Moncler jackets offer you adequate comfort during freezing winters nicely. So, I would like to recommend the 2011 New Moncler down jackets men you r in an excellent!</p><p>There on this planet exists lots of pretty apparel and notable apparel brand like Dior, Prada, Burberry, and also Moncler. Among so many notable apparel brands, it truly is a matter to select suitable apparel for your own use. Which brand suits you best? I guess it worth us to take a few time believe these problems seriously. Of course, likewise all know need careful because nobody can have 100% confidence to insure there work just like risk whenever shopping online .You can just fell free acquire Moncler online site.</p>

Phentermine Is Good Phentermine Hcl Cap Mg How Long Does Phentermine Last In Your Colon <a href=http://www.netvibes.com/phenterminehcl>buy phentermine online no rx</a>. Phentermine Philippines Drug Phentermine Without Prescription Cod Is Phentermine Dangerous Drug Buying Phentermine Diet Pills . Online Prescription Phentermine Quit Smoking Valtrex Terremark Phentermine . Xenical No Doctor Meridia Phentermine Phentermine Drug Description Appetite Suppressant Drugs Bontril Meridia Phentermine Xenical Phentermine Mp 273 These Pills Phentermine South Phentermine Kaiser Adipex P

Pages

Add new comment

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.