Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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by miotatsu - Compo Entry

Sirens is a game where you play as sirens, trying to crash ships into rocks.
Click on a Siren to make it sing, but be warned - the siren's song is short, and has a cooldown! The gold icon in the upper right lets you buy more rocks and sirens if you have enough gold & there is a valid place to put what you want to buy. Rocks can only be placed around a siren. The 200 gold rock option will fill the entire area around a siren with random rock types. You can use it even if the rocks are not all gone.

To build the game you will need SDL2, SDL2_Image, SDL2_ttf, FMOD, dmd (, and dub ( Once the dependencies are installed run "dub" in the game's directory. That will build and run the game. If you have a successful build for a platform that I have not provided, please consider sending it my way!

To run the game you will need SDL2, SDL2_Image, SDL2_ttf, and FMOD.
When there is a windows build ready, dll's will be included in the game folder for your convenience.

Downloads and Links




approxx says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:49am

Hey mate, add libs ;)

erelict.util.exception.SharedLibLoadException@../../.dub/packages/derelict-util-2.0.3/source/derelict/util/exception.d(35): Failed to load one or more shared libraries: - cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory - cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory - cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/usr/local/lib/ - /usr/local/lib/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/usr/local/lib/ - /usr/local/lib/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

okmmjyygv says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:58pm

Lol'd when i saw. Pretty nice idea :D and graphics.

miotatsu says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:39pm

updated the source and linux downloads to include bugfixes and more tuned difficulty, the linux download now includes the libs, but it is up to you to edit your linker search path to include the working directory - otherwise I recommend installing the libs with your distro's package manager.

I plan on having a win32-x86 release ASAP.

avultima says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:38am

Super simple.

Made it to the point where it was impossible for me to lose unless I just stopped playing. Perhaps increase the spawn rate of the ships as the game goes on.

Ryusui says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:41am

I like the overall concept but the implementation feels like it could use some rethinking.

LandoSystems says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:48am

Takes me back to my Greek lit classes, though I don't remember the yodeling : )

Found myself playing for far longer than I intended, and I was driven to try for the mysterious 200g purchase. Could use a bit more audio variety, but I appreciated the embedded humor. Way to survive the compo!

AndyBrown says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:01am

That was amusing, the gameplay was challenging at first, but then slowly became easier- it would have been cool to see new types of ships come in that would make things harder. The audio was hilarious, good job!

Jelinib says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:26am

Becomes really easy once you get too many sirens! If I put a siren in any of the bottom two locations, they are at risk of immediate death due to no rocks being between them and the bottom edge of the screen.

It's quite satisfying to lure seamen to their doom with my hawt naked siren bodies. And voices. Simply irresistible.

ahahahaha boobies

guoboism says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:36pm

Like a tower defense game. Build Sirens, buy rocks to destroy the ships and thus makes more money.
When to sing the song is also a strategy thing. Picked by GB!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:59pm

Hilarious :)

colinn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:45pm

I really liked this game. I was fun and the sound effects made it.

Aumni says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:27am

I liked the game's concept and the art was pretty good. Overall, pretty cool game. Good work!! :)

derr says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:01am

I laughed my ass off at the singing. Great entry. Especially after playing Ollie's Journey to pick one back up.

congusbongus says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:53am

Nice idea; good effort on the voice acting :P

GBGames says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:56pm

It crashed at one point.

The audio was ridiculous, especially the singing and the sound effects of the crashing ships. B-)

I like how your weapons are also your defense. It took me a long time to build up to 200 GP, and I wonder if the balance is off.

Electron says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:23pm

Good ideology

Aaranos says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:32pm

Game would be a bit more enjoyable for me without the attempt at voice acting, it's funny the first few times but then just get tired of it. Gameplay wise I think it's a nice spin on tower defense genre.

Overall, nice job.

ChaosCult says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 6:44pm

It could be funny thing but I can't buy anything from the shop =( Clicked on it and nothing happens.

reiknight says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:17am

The singing of the siren is hilarious. Too simple but nice

Patomkin says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 4:42pm

Very good idea! A siren and rock management game :D

Sep 4, 2015 @ 11:54am

Singing was pretty funny and the concept was nice and different. Liked that you had to manage your expansion and when to sing.

Sep 5, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Well made game! I included it in part 16 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

andreiichim says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 2:51am

That was fun. I liked the humor.
The siren song is awesome :))

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