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!
Größtenteils positiv (19 Reviews) - 73% der 19 Nutzerreviews der letzten 30 Tage sind positiv.
Sehr positiv (2,273 Reviews) - 94 % der 2,273 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 4. Dez. 2013

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

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

“Quite Genious”
4/5 – IndieGameReviewer

Über dieses Spiel

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?

+ 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!


Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Betriebssystem: Windows Vista/Windows 7
    • Prozessor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: OpenGL 1.4 or better
    • Speicherplatz: 120 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Zusätzliche Anmerkungen: Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution
    • Betriebssystem: Mountain Lion v10.8
    • Prozessor: 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Speicherplatz: 120 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Zusätzliche Anmerkungen: Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution
    • Betriebssystem: Ubuntu 13.10
    • Prozessor: 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Speicherplatz: 120 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Zusätzliche Anmerkungen: Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution
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Größtenteils positiv (19 Reviews)
Sehr positiv (2,273 Reviews)
Kürzlich verfasst
Another XIII
( 19.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. Juni
Kill things with the power of wubs, for a short game it really kept me going for a long time with endless mode
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
( 8.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. Juni
This game is fantastic!!! So much fun and adrenaline for just 2 bucks. I would strongly suggest buying it.
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( 3.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 19. Juni
This id definatly the best money I've spent on a video game. The music made this game a 10/10 recomendation.
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( 9.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 19. Juni
The only reason this game has negative reviews is because people are salty that they couldn't git gud.
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david b death
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. Juni
Doesn't seam like any real effort was put into creating this game. If you go into the config menu change resolution. After changing it the game puts you onto the erase game data spot instead of staying on the resolution option.
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Chanceler64 -TPF-
( 0.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. Juni
(One thing: I played this on offline mode, so that´s why it says 0 hours.)

The good thing I can say about this game is that the sprites look all very good and polished,but the main gameplay isn´t really that exiting. All you can do is roll or jump from one space to another trying to dodge poorly placed enemies with some enemies beeing nearly impossible to dodge from (unless your reaction time is superb). Your ways of defending yourself is by holding your left mouse buttom and shooting some lazers (or whatever it is) at the...robot things that are given no explanation as to why they are there in the first place. I guess this game tried to be an arcade like ...."shooter". from the looks of it, most of the effort was put into the artworks and 2D sprites,as they are indeed worth looking at. (Even had one as my wallpaper at some point.) The soundtrack is basically loops from various Savant Albums (which I all own as a big fan of Savant) and they are all well looped and placed.

As a final verdict I have to say: The presentation is the high point,the gameplay is just shooting and dodging with no freedom at all. All you get is two spaces you can dodge to and if two enemies at once come at both sides, there is no way of avoiding it and that makes this game full of cheap deaths. So instead of buying this...support the actual artist this is based on instead. Search up Savant (his real name is Aleksander Vinter) and just listen to his masterpieces. I recommend you check out his Orakel album first, as I think it´s his best album yet. If you prefer dubstep and glitch Hop, try Alchemist instead, you wouldn´t be disapointed. And if your´re into more experimental stuff, try Cult,it´s very unique but not for everybody. It´s basially a mix of chiptune,piano mixed with electro house and so on.
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( 0.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. Juni
character flashes randomly is distracting, making you think you got hit and hard to see

also, off screen enemies come at you and you can't see them until it's too late, that's not a challenge it's just cheap
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Dutch Lumberjack
( 14.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 15. Juni
This game, oh boy. if you're a Savant fan, it's mandatory to own this, only the theme of the game was enough to make me buy this, it's probably the most fun, longeve, challanging gaming experience you can get for 2 €/$ here on Steam. You play as the Alchemist, the protagonist of Savant's most succesful albums, (wait for it...) Alchemist. Needless to say, the soundtrack is based on Savant's music, mostly from albums like Cult, Ism and Orakel. Sadly, there is only 6 songs to choose from. the gameplay is really simple. you can move between 2 platforms, you can shoot magic bullets out of your hand. Every 4 CD Pieces you collect, you get a new power, with a total of 6 CDs. the enemies' only attack being moving in your direction and hitting you. once you get used to the game, it gets real fun, i strongly suggest getting this game, Savant fan or not.

the only personal problem i found in this game, is how once you get every power possible, you 1-hit kill every common enemy. i don't really like this, since when you begin to learn the game, every enemy has it's own movements, own attack style. but then, nope, you get override max level in like 5 seconds, and you demolish everything from about 3 seconds after they spawn, washing down the toilet every difference there is between them. but hey, at least once you get past the 5 minute mark on endless mode, it gets actually challanging.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
( 14.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 12. Juni
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
A Cloaker
( 1.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. Juni
It's a solid port of the mobile game to the PC.
Don't buy this if you have an Iphone, though. There's more content in the IOS version.
Otherwise, have fun.
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Hilfreichste Reviews  In den letzten 30 Tagen
15 von 16 Personen (94 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Mai
Savant - Ascent is a 2D twin stick shooter developed by small indie dev team D-Pad Studios. The game was made using GameMaker and won the GameMaker GOTY award for 2013, it also won Gullstikka Norwegian GOTY 2014. It’s got much replay value with beating previous high-scores and attempting to be ranked in the leaderboards. It is based on real-life EDM artist Savant (Aleksander Vinter), who also provides the soundtrack straight from some of his albums. Savant - Ascent is available on Steam, Google Play, and the App Store.

Savant has been expelled from his tower by an evil Orb, as a result he needs to shoot and dodge his way back up the tower, defeating waves of enemies as he ascends.

Higher up the tower are even more powerful enemies, enemies against which your skill will truly be tested. Are you ready for the challenge that lies beyond the tower?

Shooting and dodging are the game's main gameplay mechanics. The player shoots a burst of bullets before the shots become rapid-fire, dodging and taking down mobs also builds up energy that make your shots stronger. When enough energy is collected the player can shoot a powerful shot that mostly one-hit-kills enemies.

There is a variety of enemies in the game, ranging from small ones with different amounts of mechanics to big worm-like enemies with destroyable sections. There is also boss battles, which are challenging if the player fails to notice patterns and are careless. The enemies come in hordes, and if they’re not picked off in the order they spawn then you may have some crowd control to deal with, the burst shots help a lot with that. Throughout the whole game there are CD fragments, four of which form one full CD. CDs unlock more songs on the soundtrack and also unlock different abilities and buffs for the player.

There’s Story Mode, Endless Mode, and a Time Attack mode. You unlock latter two modes by beating the Story Mode. In endless you can try and beat your highscore and also rank high on the leaderboards; same with the timed mode, you can try to beat your time and rank high on the leaderboards. Good old arcade-style gameplay model, which give the game a high replay value.

Now, the Void Update.
With the Void Update a whole other section was added to the game, and this section is much, much harder. It adds more enemies with different mechanics, and it also adds a new boss, which is a pain in the ♥♥♥ to beat, to say the least.

The graphics are an overload of visual stimulation. The sprites are fairly detailed and animations are fluous. Explosions and shots are brightly coloured and debris and particle effects are eye candy. Amazing art. Just wait until you fight the space-samurai, just wait.

8-bit sound effects and Savant’s music make this game’s audio something unique but at the same time nostalgic. Aleksander Vinter (Savant) has savant syndrome, this makes him able to remember every musical sound he’s ever heard as well as make massive amounts of music in short periods of time. In his lifetime he’s made over 10,000 songs; since adopting the alias “Savant” he has released eleven albums, seven EPs, and twelve singles. He has no definitive genre or sound, and is constantly experimenting with his music.

For this game he chose most songs from his dubstep-sounding albums: Alchemist, Cult, ISM, Ninur, Orakel, Vario, and Overkill. Not including the musical scores made specifically for the game.

Final Thoughts:
Gameplay this simple and this addicting takes ingenuity to develop. D-Pad Studios took a world based on Savant’s music and fleshed it out into a full universe. The Alchemist from the album Alchemist, Vario from the album Vario, and the Samurai from the album Protos.

Personally, I bought this game simply because I’m a huge fan, had ‘Savant’ in its name, and because the trailer was featuring his music. What I was surprised to encounter was a ridiculously fun game with an amazing soundtrack and crazy good visuals. A must have for Savant fans and twin stick shooters alike.

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4 von 4 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
7.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Juni
First off I would like to say that you should ignore all negative reviews by people that played the game for less than 2 hours. This is because you can unlock throughout the game 7 CD's that unlock skills for your character. 4 CD's can be unlocked in the main game and represent your basic abilities. 2 CD's are located in the Endless Mode, unlocked after beating the Story Mode once. Using these 2 CD's it is possible to unlock hidden stages in the Story Mode which (amongst other things) contains the last CD.

The progression of the game is pretty much designed to have you repeat some stages as the order of stages to unlock all CD's is the following: Story Mode (first time), Endless Mode, Story Mode (hidden stages). At the time of writing I have played for 5 hours and have gone through the Story and Endless Mode as well the first hidden stage. I have not even touched the additional free content that was added with the GOTY update and am definitely looking forward to it.

Another concern raised in other reviews is the playability of the game using a controller. I have beaten Story Mode with the controller however in order to unlock the 2 CD's in Endless Mode I had to switch to the keyboard and mouse. However I can't say I was disappointed, as switching to the mouse quadrupled my score. This simply due to the precision the game requires later on in the harder stages which are incredibly fun to play and represent the main meat of the game. In reality the Story Mode and its 3 levels are essentially a tutorial that explain each of the mechanics in the game and after mastering these one is supposed to play the Endless Mode as well as the Time Attack Mode and the hidden stages in the Story Mode.

TL;DR Overall the game is amazing but fails to tell you that you are supposed to play the Story Mode more after unlocking some new skills in the other game modes. Well worth the price.
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6 von 8 Personen (75 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
1.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Mai
I would f#ck this soundtrack
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2 von 2 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Mai
Savant is a fast-paced, difficult game with beautiful pixel art and a neat approach on a platformer. You unlock abilities as you unlock CD's - which also unlock new soundtracks! This game gets to be very, very difficult, but totally do-able.

No, you're not going to find some kinda advanced story here (or, really, any story at all), but for the price this game is totally worth it. Hours of entertainment for $2!
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Hilfreichste Reviews  Insgesamt
8 von 8 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
18.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Mai 2015
Savant - Ascent ist ein weiterer Beweis dafür, dass ein Spiel kein komplexes Gameplay, open world, wahnsinns Grafik oder tausende Fähigkeiten und Charaktere braucht um gut zu sein.
Die Steuerung ist knackig, der Grafikstil im Retrolook konsequent umgesetzt und das Spieltempo hoch. Es gibt kein Tutorial, es werden einem nicht ständig Dinge erklärt, auf die man auch selbst kommen kann und wenn man stirbt ist das Spiel vorbei. Dann muss man ab dem letzten Checkpoint neu beginnen. Für wen das alles positive Eigenschaften sind, für den stellt auch der stellenweise etwas herausfordernde Schwierigkeitsgrad kein Problem dar.
Das actionreiche Gamplay wird von Savants treibender elektronischer Musik untermalt. Beides ist stellenweise so perfekt aufeinander abgestimmt, dass ich mich an die Rayman-Musiklevel erinnert fühlte. Alles greift so gut ineinander und vereint sich zu einem Spiel, dass man ein extremes Flow-Gefühl elebt.
Hat man den vielleicht etwas kurzen Story Mode beendet, gibt es noch reichlich zu entdecken und die eine oder andere Überraschung.
Savant - Ascent ist einfach ein geniales Spiel und zu dem Preis so gut wie geschenkt.
Eine Absolute Empfehlung!
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9 von 10 Personen (90 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Dezember 2013
Ein super Spiel was man Gelegentlich spielen kann. Für Leute die auf eine Mischung aus der 8-Bit Musik wie z.B. die von manchen Nintendospielen und Dubstep stehen wird das Spiel eine willkommene Abwechslung zu den anderen Spielen von den "großen" Marken.
Ich würde es empfehlen. Es ist im Retro Stil gehalten und das hält es auch stetig durch in Musik Animationen/Grafiken als auch im schlichtem Gameplay.

Für eine kleines Gameplay wie alles aussieht und funktioniert könnt ihr gerne mal auf Youtube vorbeischauen.
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8 von 11 Personen (73 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Juli 2014
Lohnt! Gute Musik, gutes Gameplay, gute Grafik, was will man mehr für 2€?

Max BK
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4 von 5 Personen (80 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. März 2014
Es ist nett und tollerant ASCENT ASCENT
Und das geile dran is: Keiner kennt es :DDD
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2 von 2 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
6.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Juli 2015
Ein sehr gutes Spiel mit guter Hintergrundmusik nur zum weiterempfehlen
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5 von 8 Personen (63 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Dezember 2013
The best game i have ever played its so cool and SAVANT is the best. For 2€ is it the best i have ever played.
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