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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!
Release Date: Dec 4, 2013
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GOTY Update is Live

February 19th, 2014

Allright everyone, the update is live! Press the special button in the lower-right corner at the main menu for a more Go(a)ty experience while playing the game. We're sorry in advance.



Now, for a couple tweaks that are actually useful:
- Support for additional languages(translations will be added very soon).
- Screen tearing issues should have been fixed.
- Further balance to gameplay difficulty.
- Optimization for low-end computers(if game is running slow, try adjusting graphics options).

The new enemy type will later be added as a standard enemy, but for now, it's there just for fun.

The update is live for Windows first, Mac and Linux will follow.

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GOTY and Steam Sale

February 17th, 2014

Hi everyone! The game is currently on a 50% Steam sale, celebrating Savant - Ascent hankering in 2 Game Of The Year awards!

We're getting ready to upload a very special GOTY update to the game for everyone who's bougth it, so keep checking back. Hope you will enjoy it!

All the best
~ D-Pad Studio

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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 the 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!

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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
250 of 284 people (88%) found this review helpful
293 products in account
3 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
A VERY highly recommended game for music lovers and Shoot 'em up gamers, I've been a fan of Savants for quite a long time and in no way expected to see this sort of thing appearing on Steam :D
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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178 of 195 people (91%) found this review helpful
138 products in account
14 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Savant, Aleksander Vinter, is one of my favorite electronic musicians. I became a huge fan of his music ever since the first tune of his I heard. He dabbles in dubstep, glitch hop, electro, house, complextro, and some other styles. The superb music is great in this game! It really goes well with the intense action. The gameplay, so far, has been fast, fluid, exciting, and challenging. The CDs you complete for new powers are aquired fairly quickly. I've only played for about ten minutes and already have all but two pieces, of four, for the last CD. Being that Savant is a musician I, honestly, didn't expect much from this game but I wanted to support the artist for all the wonderful songs he's made. I'm glad that I was proven wrong. For the measly $2 you need to spend to buy Savant - Ascent I most certainly got my money's worth. When I'm done with this review I'm turning up my speakers and going to jam out while slaying baddies some more. There even appears to be a mini-boss enemy and I'm hoping that there will eventually be a final boss.

Pros:
- Fluid animations
- Crisp old-school graphics
- AMAZING SOUNDTRACK!!!!
- Challenging, but enjoyable

Cons:
- None, I don't know what else I could ask for with the small $2 price tag.

Bottom line:
If you're a fan of electronic music, or Savant himself, then you should immediately buy this game. Anyone could play it and enjoy themselves for at least an hour. Seriously, guys and gals, it's no more expensive than a candybar but the gameplay, plus the music, is a much sweeter experience!
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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136 of 145 people (94%) found this review helpful
571 products in account
8 reviews
13.1 hrs on record
I'll be honest. This game is really short. The first time I played through all 3 levels of story mode, I beat it in about 15 minutes, and the next time around took less than half that. That said, I find the game surprisingly addictive and well worth the $2 it currently costs. This game has no real plot and there's not much to do, but what it lacks in traditional gaming areas, it more than makes up for in the music, the visuals, and the unique mechanics. I would love to see an expanded version of this game with more story and things to do, but I'm not holding my breath; it appears to be just a fun little arcade game that promotes Savants music. There is an endless mode, which definitely adds replay value to the game, and a time attack mode, which appeals to the speedrunner in me. Without these options, this game wouldn't really be worth the money, but since they're there, I think it's enough to warrant paying for it. The amount of work put into what really isn't that much makes me really excited to see more of D-PAD Studios.

TL;DR - It's short but goo. Crazy fun music and breathtaking visuals for such a small game, and the gameplay doesn't get old too fast, so you can easily pass some time with it. I'd say get it.
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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232 of 324 people (72%) found this review helpful
81 products in account
2 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
10/10 would bang
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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77 of 98 people (79%) found this review helpful
377 products in account
1 review
1.6 hrs on record
You know how every sidescroller has an elevator stage? This is basically Elevator Stage: The Game.

Pros: very arcadey, addictive, cheap, multiplatform.

Cons: no volume controls, no pause, not full controller support (very noticeable in the results screen, you need to press Esc to quit, and sometimes you can't select the soundtrack), no way to review the help tips (you need to press A to pick up CD pieces, btw)

Other: Highly recommended for quick play sessions.

EDIT: A recent patch fixed some of my original complaints, thanks Fugor!
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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