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!
User reviews: Very Positive (2,043 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 4, 2013

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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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March 29

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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March 25

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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Reviews

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

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

“Quite Genious”
4/5 – IndieGameReviewer

About This Game

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!

System Requirements

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
Helpful customer reviews
45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Savant - Ascent is a sort of twin stick shooter bullet hell type game. You are essentially rooted to two spots on each level, you can roll between them to avoid enemies, jump up and down, and that's it - although this sounds like it is restricting, you soon realize that it's all you need, and you probably don't need an extra thing to think about, so having just two positions is quite a good idea.

The art style is very nice. A lot of games are taking on this graphic style, and rightfully still as it does look good. The sprites of the main character and all the enemies look awesome too. Now, the music, if you are into electro/dubstep music, you may just have stumbled upon a gold mine. The sound track to Savant is amazing, there are about six different tracks to unlock and each of them is probably one of the best soundtracks you'll ever hear. I am surprised they haven't released the sound track as its own download to be honest!

Each of the levels is presented very well; the aim is to just kill everything on screen for a number of minutes, nothing too complex. The game does get increasingly difficult though, it will probably take you a few tries on each level before you get to grips with what you have to do. The last two stages probably had me raging more than any other game I've played. That brings me onto game length, the game is very short, I managed to finish the story in just about an hour, while this is short, there are two other game modes that will keep the replayability going. I can see some people have over 100 hours in this game purely from these modes bringing them back for more.

I would say Savant - Ascent has a place in most people's library, it's short and sweet and for £1, 59, you can't really go wrong can you?

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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I need no big comment on this. A game about a musical artist that ends up fighting a robotic samurai? 'Nuff said there.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
91.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
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
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
sign me the ♥♥♥♥ up 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good ♥♥♥♥ go౦ԁ ♥♥♥♥👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌♥♥♥♥ right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good ♥♥♥♥
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
"Savant is love,
Savant is life."



THIS GAME IS ♥♥♥♥ING EEEEEEPPPPPPIICCCCC
10wob/10 would wob wob wob again
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