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 (1,428 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
18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
before the void update it was a good game

after the void update its one of my favorite games
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
"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.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
The music NEVER gets old~<3
10 outta 10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I'm sure there are lots of people down there in the recommandations that will tell you how fun this game is but in case you're still hestitating, let me be strictly mathematical: this game is 2€; on Bandcamp, a track typically costs about 1€ and there are seven tracks included in the game.
Do you see why you should buy it?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
An interesting take on the twin-stick shooter. The right-stick shoots, but the left-stick, instead of moving in the direction you point, has you jumping between two platforms. What's also intersting are the CDs which when unlocked not only change the music but upgrade your character's attacks. The graphics look really nice as well. Just don't get too distracted while playing...
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Best elevator music i've heard in my life 10/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
It's ok. You tried. It's a sledgehammer.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
10/10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Freaking awesome, get it now!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
4/5 out of 5, would recommend it if you like intense shoot em up bullet hell games.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Huge fan of the game and music, this is awesome, I totally recomenc both music and game.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
alchemist/10
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Can not customize the key bindings and no option for Dvorak keyboard layout. I will edit this if these issues are ever fixed.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Schmup as a Guy Fawkes lookin' MFer.
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0 of 9 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Everytime I try to change the soundtrack it crashes. If this is an easily fixed issue I would give it a positive review but sadly this does not seem to be the case
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2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This game is graet! im loving it i beat the main story line in 30 mins to an hour and it was fun but im still not done becuse theres more to unlock with endless mode i reccomend this if you have a few dollars laying around.
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