A malicious orb has cast Savant out of his tower and transformed his surroundings into dangerous enemies! Dodge and shoot your way back up the tower, and blast down waves of enemies as you make your way towards the top! As you progress, you unlock CDs that not only give you new tracks to play to, but also grant you powerful new abilities!
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Julkaisupäivä: 4. joulu, 2013

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Osta Savant - Ascent

 

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"An action game that has you ascending a tower (no exploration) and kicking lots of monster butt with tight controls,skill upgrades and satisfying combat"

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29. maaliskuu

Update - GOTY Mode - v1.51.4

We spent the weekend trying to address a few of the bugs that has been reported in the Savant Steam Community, aswell as adding a little something extra!

GOTY mode has now been fixed up, and you can activate it by completing all of the achievements in the game. This will add a button on the Main Menu which let's you turn on GOTY mode.

When GOTY mode is turned on, enemies in the game will be replaced by goats-themed robots(and yes, we know it's a terrible pun).

We've added two new leaderboards for this occation, Vario GOTY(Time Attack) and Endless GOTY.

Other issues addressed in this patch is:
+ Fixed a crash when selecting CDs in the pause menu.
+ Fixed a crash that would occur when using chain attacks on enemy.
+ Fixed a couple of grammar errors.

We will continue to fix issues as they are reported, so please feel free to turn to the discussion community to report any faults.

Enjoy!

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25. maaliskuu

What we're up to!

This week we put Savant - Ascent up for a 50% sale here on Steam, and our artist Simon(who also draws Savant's album covers) made a new poster to commemorate this!

Full-res version here: Savant Poster on Imgur

Alot of people have been asking whether there will be more content updates for Savant - Ascent, and while it's tempting to continue adding new ideas to the game, we are currently working full-time on our other project, Owlboy.

We've only just got started making games, and we've got a ton of projects coming, so feel free to keep up with us through our official website DPadStudio!

We hope you enjoy playing our games as much as we enjoy working on them!


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Arvostelut

“Savant: Ascent Is The Best $2 You’ll Ever Spend”
IndieStatik

“Pure shot of adrenaline!”
9/10 – Retr0J

“Quite Genious”
4/5 – IndieGameReviewer

Tietoja pelistä

A malicious orb has cast Savant out of his tower and transformed his surroundings into dangerous enemies!

Dodge and shoot your way back up the tower, and blast down waves of enemies as you make your way towards the top! As you progress, you unlock CDs that not only give you new tracks to play to, but also grant you powerful new abilities!




You play as the powerful Alchemist, a mechanical wizard who tries to possess the power of the mysterious orb. He's able to shoot vollyes of magic missiles, aswell as being nimble enough to dodge and jump out of harms way.



Unlock 6 unique soundtracks from musical artist Savant each with unique powers to help you ascend the Alchemist's tower, or reach new highscores in Time Attack or Endless Mode. There are also secret powers to unlock, and several achievements to challenge the most experienced of players.

Can you make it to the top?

Features:
+ Challenging dodge & shoot gameplay!
+ Powerful abilities, fast action, hoards of enemies to obliterate!
+ 6 unlockable soundtracks, each one gives you a new power
+ Several modes to play
+ Secret powers!

Järjestelmävaatimukset

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or better
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion v10.8
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.10
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution
Hyödylliset arvostelut
17/18 (94%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
2.8 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 6. marraskuu, 2014.
As an audiophile.. and a fan of electronic music... I cannot recommend this title more.
Great beats, amazing yet simple gameplay, all tied together to make a really addictive, pulse pounding arcade shooter.

Getting to the "gamer high" is very easy with this one.
Autozoning on nothing but the game for 5 minutes at a time whilst leaving your eyes watering simply due to not blinking is common, at least for me.

Seriously,
This is the best $2 you can spend on Steam.
And I do mean that. Period.
Better than what you'd buy on sale for less!
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
17/19 (89%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
10.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 19. joulukuu, 2014.
The first time i played this game i was like: "oh this game is so simple". Now Im like "bring it on!". This game is awesome and it demonstrate that a game doesnt need a lot of things to be a good game, and this is one of those games.

Pros:

-Awesome music!
-Nice graphics
-Replay Value
-Very difficult

Cons:

-Too short
-Very difficult

10/10 Would die again
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
10/11 (91%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
2 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
202.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 14. helmikuu.
This is a 2d Platform dash and shoot game.

This game is really genius !!
The music ... I love it, As long as you like the kind of music.
Controls are quite simple .... just shoot, jump and dash.
But secretly, this game is truly difficult in spite of the simplicity of the way the game is made.
Animations look amazing and think it's really a hidden gem.

You need to collect the 6 disc to get all of the powers.
The powers are needed to get to the final ending and clearing the game for 100%.
Getting all music discs is a really a great challenge.

If you think this game retail price is only for € 2,- that is crazy !!
It's haves a really high replay value for his money.
I really enjoyed this game for what it is.

This is a must have game !!
I give it a 10/10 because of the Difficulty, Replay Value, Beautiful Animation, Cheap Price and cool music.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
6/6 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
6.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 23. marraskuu, 2014.
Holy ♥♥♥♥, this game is good, and recently became better with a free expansion.
I like Savant's music so maybe I'm slightly biased, but the artwork is also wonderful, and the gameplay, while simple, is challenging and fun.
Arcade-like, high replay value for a low price.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
6/7 (86%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
2.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 26. joulukuu, 2014.
I've always enjoyed Savant's music, so when I bought this for a single dollar, I thought it would be good music with some mediocre gameplay. That was stupid of me, really really stupid of me... The Gameplay is on par with the music and the crazy flashes to go with it! The game is very stimulating, I was litteraly glued to my computer screen for a while.

The controls were choppy to me at first, but when you get the hang of it they are not at all. The first 2 levels are quite easy, but the 3rd and after take some skill, the color changes on your missiles to the music. I've played some better synchronized games, but not this cheap!

In the end, the game is very affordable, and yet even more fun! 8.5/10
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
8/11 (73%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
2 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
2.0 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 29. joulukuu, 2014.
Just dodge and shoot at those mother f♥♥ker sons of the b♥♥♥h before they kick your damn ♥♥♥.

Simple but tough, tough but addictive.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
5/6 (83%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 1. tammikuu.
Before a quick review I want to mention the ridicilous ingame soundtrack (in a good way), such a good mach with the very intense gameplay and all these explosions and enemies surrounding you. I can't really describe it, I never played such a game before. And Its 1EUR on steam sales. You don't have any valid excuses to not buy it.
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5/6 (83%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.5 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 9. marraskuu, 2014.
At first, I was a little disappointed at the gameplay and I thought the music was alright. The game proceeded to flip my head over in about 5 minutes as I blew up hordes of enemies in vibrant colours, all in a rhythmic fashion.

Definitely worth more than a measly two bucks.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
10/16 (63%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1.1 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 4. marraskuu, 2014.
This game is well done and very fun, hard but very fun. I hope they add coop in the future.
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3/3 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.9 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 15. helmikuu.
Super fun due to it's enjoyable soundtrack and tight and fast-paced gameplay! (A Little short of a game, but still REALLY fun!)

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3/3 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.5 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 30. huhtikuu.
This is a nice surprise

Maybe not since I already have read the reviews.

But, yes, this game is awesome. Simple gameplay. 2D shooting arcade. Good replay value. As you progress, you unlock new abilities to aid your survival.

The most important thing, though, is the soundtrack. It's awesome. Quality electro music.

And with such low price. Undoubtedly. Recommend.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
5/7 (71%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
8.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 16. joulukuu, 2014.
The music, art style, gameplay and the price omfg so worth it!~
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
2.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 1. maaliskuu.
it's a fun game even if it's short it's an intense experience ...

the visuals are great , nicely drawn sprites , the controls are good and the music fit the mood. very arcades like , simple but very much alive. the levels are designed pretty much like some of the older watch and games sort of gameplay in the sense that yes , the character can only move from two different spot as he jump on to another. there are specials attacks that can be unlocked by gathering music discs and the game become slitghtly easier once you got your hands on all of them , It's always fun to comeback and fire up a few rounds , try to better your endless mode scores or just replay the regulars story mode levels.

thru I wished they din't made the samurai such a cheap fight , he move so fast that the only way to avoid his attack is just memorizing what he is gonna do and try again and again untill you know everything that he his gonna do before he does it , he is kind of a stain in what would be a finely tuned game which is hard , unforgiving but fair challenge.

well I did said that the controls are good , with the keyboard and mouse of course but then they completly messed up the gamepad controls. I don't know why or 'what the hell they where thinking?' ... when played with a gamepad the controls are the like of an old arcade twin shooters which is fine but where it's hurt is that the same joystick which allow you to shoot your gun around also move the camera to it's maximum distance ... the camera become completly chaotics when you start shooting around with a gamepad , it's just become a unplayable mess.

overall I leave a 7/10 for this game , it's would be a 9/10 but a cheap ♥♥♥ endgame boss and messed up controllers support can't stay unpunished.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
9.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 8. maaliskuu.
I enjoy Savant as an artist, which if you aren't aware he makes the music that goes wubwubwub, and I brought this awhile ago because I saw that Savant was releasing a game.. So I had to add it to my collection of games, I only recently decided to play it, until then it had just been sat in my libary being uninstalled and unplayed. I'm glad I decided to play it..

The game itself if amazing, a really fantastic soundtrack, given you like Savant's music, it is all out chaos, colours, explosions, and just generally fun. There's Story mode, Time attack and Endless mode. Story mode is fairly straight forward go from A to B killing things, when B is reached theres gonna be a little cutscene and then a boss fight, then a cutscene. Simple really. Time attack is story mode but the enemys spawn faster, hence, you need to kill them faster, and then you get through the story in little to no time - about 2 to 3 minutes for me boss time depending. Finally there's Endless mode which is the second level for an extended period of time. The second level happens to be a elevator ride up, so you go up and up and up killing things. It gets progressively harder but I've found with each go I get a little bit futher by learning a new little tactic or plan or whatever.

The gameplay is fairly simplistic, you have a left and right platform that you can move between to dodge incoming attacks. The control give a good idea of how simplistic the game is:
Left mouse button: - Shoot/Pick up CDs
Arrow-keys/WASD-keys: - Dodge/Jump
Right mouse button/Down/S-key - Shoot special attack(when unlocked)
Space/Ctrl/Shift - Ignore CD pickups
Q - Pick up closest CD

It's a pretty good/great game to be completely honest, and for £1.59 what excuse do you have for not buying it?
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
2.9 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 27. tammikuu.
Okay, how have I never heard of this?!?!? Why do only two of my friends have it?!?!? This is $1.99?!?!? Is that even legal?!?!?!

In all seriousness though this game, oh man. I had about 3 bucks left over in my steam account from the 2014 Winter Sale. I was browsing the cheapest games. Most everything was trash, but this caught me eye. I saw the reviews were good and the soundtrack was cool. I'm a sucker for soundtracks so I went ahead and got it. I installed it and loaded it up. About 10 minutes in I was having some fun, the beats were sweet and the controls were tight. Then I got to the second level which upped the difficulty and I was getting into it. Then I unlocked the next soundtrack. I was listening with my crappy laptop speakers but then I put my headphones on. It was like a barrage of beats penetrating my ears. It was pure euphoria. The game apparently at launch was only 3 levels but now there are two more, an endless mode, and insane upgrades. Hands down the best $1.99 I ever spent. When I played the endless mode I was hooked. The night I got it I played for 2 hours straight. That is really rare for me. What are you waiting for? Honestly, what else are you going to spend $1.99 on? ;)
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 27. marraskuu, 2014.
Ascend the Tower of Wubs, fighting off hordes of plebes who can't understand your superior taste in music along the way. Gather CDs as you go to expand your collection. Don't look in one direction for too long, or the plebs will sneak up behind you and ask what you're listening to, leaving you stuttering because someone is actually talking to you.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
4.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 5. joulukuu, 2014.
Savant - Ascent may have a killer soundtrack, but that's not the only good thing about it.

This game is a simple 2D shoot-'em-up, played mainly with the mouse. Savant, your character, is stationed at the center of the screen, on one of two platforms, and your goal is to survive the hordes of enemies around you. You can "dodge" by quickly switching platforms, which will keep you alive much longer if used correctly. Power-ups, unlocked by collecting CD pieces dropped by certain enemies, make the the game a little more interesting, and the levels get more difficult, but the basic gameplay remains the same.

It's fun blasting away enemies, having to decide which enemies to target, how best to use your abilities to defeat them. But the pixel graphics and the amazing soundtrack by Savant (no, that's not a coincidence) aren't enough to conceal the repetitiveness of the gameplay. This game is more of a score attack than a constantly evolving experience, since most of the replay value comes from attempting to beat previous scores. That having been said, it's probably a good thing that the game is short, otherwise it would drag out and lose its entertainment value, which it currently has a lot of.

Pros
  • Shooting up hordes is fun
  • Power-ups and dodging mechanics make the game interesting
  • Absolutely stunning soundtrack

Cons
  • Panning around the screen feels clunky at times
  • Gameplay is somewhat repetitive
    (Note: I wouldn't say being a short game is a con in this case, for reasons stated above, and the price tag)

TL;DR: Savant - Ascent is definitely short, but it's awesome, and I'd say the low price tag was worth it.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 14. huhtikuu.
A short yet simple mechanically impressive game that features some of Savant's amazing tracks. Cheap too.
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
89.3 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 8. huhtikuu.
Well. I have to admit that I have no idea about what I should talk about first. When I bought, for 2$, I never expected it to give me so many hours of fun. I thought it would be a 15 minutes game and that I'd never launch it again after finishing it. Looking at my time in game might inform you of how wrong I was.

Short version : If you're looking for a 2D shmup with an awesome OST, go for it.

Longer version : I was already a fan of Savant and his other works (as Vinter in Hollywood/Vegas, and his other band names) before knowing the game. When I discovered the game, I didn't think I'd appreciate it so much. First of all, the songs of the OST, which are Savant's work from different albums (Alchemist, Overkill, ISM, Vario, Orakel and Cult), fit perfectly in the nervous gameplay. The difficulty which increases along the levels is here, but it isn't too big, and it permits to have fun even after the twentieth try (gotta admit I ragequited a few times, but that's another story). And when you're finished with the five levels and if you love tryharding and competition, you'll love the Endless and Time Trial mode, which require some patience and skills (and ragequits) to master. Also, the characters from Savant's lore like Vario, the Samurai (spoiler : they are the bosses (spoiler: they're ♥♥♥♥ing hard at first)) and the Alchemist (the protagonist, who can be seen on Alchemist's album cover) aren't too much (I don't know how to say it, so I'll just assume you got the idea). The only thing that's bad for the game in my opinion are the bugs, but they're funnier than boring and the developer listens to the player and push updates from time to time.

tl;dr savant memes tryhard godlike ost GOTY (got it ?) game 10/10
Oliko tämä arvostelu hyödyllinen? Kyllä Ei Hauska
2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1.3 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 15. tammikuu.
For $2, you can't go wrong.

This game is nuts. Get it.
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