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: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,396 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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October 22

The Void Update is Live!



The free expansion to Savant - Ascent is live!

New Features:
+ New stage, drifting through space.
+ The Samurai is waiting for you in the void!
+ Additional soundtrack and ability, now seven total.
+ Stage selection screen.
+ Achievement/Progress screen.
+ Now supports up to 1920x1200 resolution.
+ Additional time attack challenge.
+ Steam leaderboards have been split among the new challenges, and reset. You can filter friends or global leaderboards.

The new update brings a new and even tougher challenge than before! Hope you will enjoy it! <3

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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

PC
Mac
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
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
before the void update it was a good game

after the void update its one of my favorite games
Posted: October 23
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
The music NEVER gets old~<3
10 outta 10
Posted: October 19
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
"Do you recommend this game?"
HELL. YES!!

This game is amazing on so many levels. The gameplay is ALWAYS action packed. The music is enchanting - you will be dancing to the beat of the music in this game. You can, and will die quite a number of times, but it's all worth it.

And the best part: the game is less than 2 bucks on steam. And that's not even on sale either.
Give steam your money now.
Posted: October 19
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Very nice. A very different game, and comes with free music that's worth more than the money you spend on this game. You can compete indirectly online (score system) with ridiculously good opponents. It's generally very fun - and gets better as more updates come along. Really quick to download because it's also a nice compact game.
Posted: October 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
let me admit, I purchased this game for its soundtrack. The way the music perfectly intertwines with the hordes of grunts rushing at you is oddly therapeutical.

Having the giant worm try to kill you without the music in the game would defeat the purpose of this game and just make it damn plain boring, mostly because of the way the music sets the mood of the game. The music perfectly suits the game not because it is dubstep, but because of the way it is aggressive.

Listening to songs like Kali 47 or Bach to the Phuture while killing grunts is a good concept of the game because when the music starts you know what to do, it's as if it's hardwired into your brain that you know you need to kill them. But that theory is not all that far off due to the fact that that is a main aspect of the game.

All in all for $1.99 this game is damn well worth it
Posted: October 11
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
10/10
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Well i didn't expect to became adicted to this game,this game is A.W.E.S.S.O.M.E i just love the music,the in game gameplay is very good,it as an short story but with the other modes it is unlimited fun...i hope to see more in the future ,maybe an extend to the story,or another new story.
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Remember back when highscores were a thing? Where the only thing you cared about was a number? This game will take you back to the good old days of arcade gaming, with tight controls, fluid and fast gameplay which never gets old, GREAT music, and some nicely done bosses. There are some insane point multipliers, and an amazing endless mode. There are strategies to be developed, and a great reference to Nintendo, whom I also love.

TL;DR This game is amazing, worth far more than just $2. Buy it if you love mindless shooting.

Posted: October 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
alchemist/10
Posted: October 24
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1.9 hrs on record
Huge fan of the game and music, this is awesome, I totally recomenc both music and game.
Posted: October 3
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1.4 hrs on record
Savant is a really cool, really interesting take on the shmup formula. Also has a cool pseudo-brostep soundtrack. And it's real cheap too.
Posted: September 25
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3.0 hrs on record
Kickass music.
Kickass gameplay.
Kickass art.
Vario.

8.5/10
Posted: September 28
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2.8 hrs on record
Accurate elevator simulator.

10/10
Posted: September 28
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2.0 hrs on record
Pretty fun. Pretty short. Pretty addicting. It's most redeeming quality is the music. All in all it's a very flashy high-score game, one session takes anything between 2-10 minutes. Some unlockables are there, but after an hour or so you should have it all.
Posted: September 29
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14.4 hrs on record
Savant ascent
Fun
Hard
fast paced
robots
awesome music
you will die!
2 dollars
completely awesome!!!!!!!!
Posted: October 2
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6.8 hrs on record
This game man... this game. It is simply a masterpiece (considering the fact that it is sold for only 2€) which offers an awesome soundtrack Savant related, of course. Since i follow the artist and i know about the ambient he created with the release of the album "Alchemist" i was truly looking forward to a game which would have recreate it and make it a little more real to my eyes... and there it is: "Savant - Ascent"

The only negative point i feel guilty to point out is the lack of choice in the soundtrack menu, which is also quite understandable since every soundtrack is a power-up and you can't have more than a certain number in order to keep the game at least a little challenging, but listening to the same song over and over again could get quite boring
Posted: October 2
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0.6 hrs on record
hella fun, if you like savant and/or electro music, you're gonna love this
well worth the price
Posted: October 2
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6.6 hrs on record
Got this in a bundle. I mean I guess its worth 1.99$. I can't argue with that. Basically you use your mouse to aim and shoot things that circle around you. You have a few different powers that you unlock.

I would not say go pay 1.99$, but if you find yourself with the game through a bundle or something, I would certainly play it - I hear its really short, I think I actually got to the final boss (I believe I unlocked all powers anyway).

Posted: September 26
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1.0 hrs on record
I guess you could say this gmae is LSD for the common "Savant" Fan!!
The story mode is short yet sweet and the other modes are adddicting as hell!!!
Posted: September 26
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2.7 hrs on record
it´s an indie game that loacks a story, it has been divided in stages in generall is a great game, with a violent rhythim pumping your heart with adrenaline it´s a game like no other. the artwork is impressing the background songs are superb but they are only techno style songs a thing to consider.
i would rate this indie as 50/50
Posted: October 12
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