Sanctum 2 Comics
June 18, 2022
Hey everyone time for another blog post! For roughly the past year, I've been playing the game Sanctum 2 relatively frequently with some of my friends. Before each map, the game shows a couple of comic strips that tell the story of the game. While we were playing it, I couldn't find many high-quality ways to view all of these comic strips. This is where this blog post comes into play! Only problem being I am terrible at SEO, so hopefully my simple meta tags are simple enough for people to find this. I also meant to post this a lot sooner but things kept coming up and I forgot about it until now...whoops.
That aside, what in the world is Sanctum 2? It's basically a first-person shooter with tower-defense elements mixed in. I typically don't play shooters; instead opting for platform or puzzle games. As a result, the tower defense element is what got me interested in it. Essentially you have "Cores" which you must protect from many waves of enemies. Between waves, you create mazes for the enemies to go through. You can then strategically add various weapons and debuf towers to the maze to attack the enemies. During these waves, the players also have weapons that you can use to attack the enemies. This combination lets the players use both their brains to create the maze and let them have action during the wave. Here's what their Steam page says:
In Sanctum 2, you will utilize elements from multiple gameplay genres to succeed. Construct towers and walls during the building phase before the enemies attack, then jump into the fray and blast everything to pieces in FPS mode. You can progress through the single-player campaign yourself, or play with up to four friends in co-op to discover the secrets of the planet LOEK III and learn the backstory on why the aliens are so intent on destroying the Cores you are sworn to protect.
This gameplay doesn't leave much room for story telling. As a result, Coffee Stain Studios (the makers of the game) decided to tell the story in various comic strips while the map is loading. These comic strips added a lot of personality to each of the characters and also gave context to each of the maps. Since you have to beat each level to unlock the comic strips, it can be a bit daunting to unlock all of them.
Since I've already beaten every level, I decided to get a screenshot of each one to publish it here. I've also grabbed the original blank comic strips from the game and figured I would share those too. Those can all be seen below in the sanctum-esque interface.
CONTENT WARNING: Some comics contain swearing
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All Sanctum 2 content is owned by Coffeestain Studios. I am not affiliated in any way with them; I just find their games fun.
Also huge thanks to @Eldritch_Oliver for help with the button styling.