A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

This was made for Ludum Dare 41 in 72 hours !

Theme : Combine Two Incompatible Genres

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We went for a musical Tower Defense game :)

Your progress will be saved !

Totempo is a mysterious Tower Defense game with an emphasis on puzzling and musicality. Can you achieve 3-stars ranking on every level ?


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 !


Lucas Ferrantelli - Game Design, Programming

Eléonore Chaumont - Art

A game from the Fun Attic :

Sacha Rivière - Art

Martin Jacob - Game Design, Programming, Music, UI

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


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


Totempo.zip 31 MB


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This is a really good game! Good job! If you want to add more levels to it in the future, I'll look forward to it!

Thank you so much :)


i never play tower defence like this. is hard and i dont really understand how to use those beat but its a good tower defence game. hope you enjoy some of my footage!

Thank you so much  ! And for the video as well :) glad you enjoyed it