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Known bug : do not scroll down your browser page without pausing the game !

This was made for Ludum Dare 41 in 72 hours !

Theme : Combine Two Incompatible Genres

Visit our subscription here : https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/41/totempo

We went for a musical Tower Defense game :)

Your progress will be saved !
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Totempo is a mysterious Tower Defense game with an emphasis on puzzling and musicality. Can you achieve 3-stars ranking on every level ?
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CONTROLS AND INSTRUCTIONS :

Use the mouse to control the game.

In-game instructions :

Select and place instruments from the menu in the upper right corner. You have a limited amount of instruments in each level. Delete an instrument by pressing the cross button above it. You will not be refunded.

Press start to start the next wave. While the wave proceeds, instruments will emit their sounds according to their rythm (on every beat, once every two beat, once every four beat, or never). Select a tower's rythm using the wooden buttons besides it.

The dancing totems are affected by the instruments :
- if the instrument's sound is of the same color as the TOP totem head, it will be destroyed.
- if the instrument's sound is not of the same color as the TOP totem head, a totem head of the instrument's color will be added (with a maximum of four heads per character).
- some instruments are MEDDLERS (light blue, light red and light green) : instead of destroying or adding totem heads, they will add their color to the TOP totem head's : for instance, a yellow meddler emitting sound on a red totem head will produce an orange totem head.

Destroy every totem character within the wave time to complete the wave. If you exceed your time, you will restart the level. Complete every wave to complete the level !

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Lucas Ferrantelli - Game Design, Programming

Eléonore Chaumont - Art
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A game from the Fun Attic :

Sacha Rivière - Art
https://twitter.com/riviere_sacha

Martin Jacob - Game Design, Programming, Music, UI
https://twitter.com/jartin_macob

Big thanks to Léo Marambat-Patinote for help on the save system ! https://twitter.com/pandanym

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Some sounds were found on www.Zapsplat.com - free sounds online !

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neat concept, amazing music, nice design. in my opinion, this could be so much more expanded upon. hell just by adding a sandbox mode where you make music it'd be more awesome.

TheFunAttic responds:

Thank you very much !!
We only had a few days to make the game so it's pretty limited, but I agree, and wish to expand the concept further in the future. The sandbox mode is a great idea !

Have a good day !

Great concept! The execution compromises the whole experience though. At placing the units, the cursor being hidden make it hard to place it whereas a simple drag'n drop system would work well. The toggle which activates/deactivates the units is way too small and unclear. For a game based on rhythm, the beat seems off, as well as killing the enemies after they pass through the units, instead of at the moment of the beat. I would love to see this game polished in a near future :)

This was a really cool puzzle game with that nice defense game feel of watching whether will your defenses hold properly.

Very nice and pleasant sounds and visuals in this game. It's great that it has fullscreen mode.

The game is rather easy, but is very pleasurable to play - very good for some relaxed gaming.

There is sadly the bug that sometimes something goes out of synchronicity and you lose a level even if you did everything right. This bug occurs less if you have no other windows open and do not scroll the gaming window and activate fullscreen ASAP, but it still sometimes persists, so you must replay some level twice a few times. It is not a big deal, but still costs this game to be rated by me half a star short of perfection.

Played all the way through, no problem. I notice the countdown timer doesn't always progress, so I end up with like 185/50 time saved, but the game was unique and fun: a puzzle game dressed up as a tower defense. Nice work.

It's an amazing concept, but it's to buggy. Fix it and you'll have an awesome game.

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Uploaded
Apr 25, 2018
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Genre
Strategy - Tower Defense
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