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:
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Very Positive (28 reviews) - 89% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,300 reviews) - 94% of the 2,300 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 4, 2013

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“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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution
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KingDom #TeamHoovey
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Fantasic Art. Difficult Game. Good Soundtrack.
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bdproff
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Everything in this game was just beautiful, or most everything was. Nearing the end of a Story Mode run, the villain Vario screams his name with a crappy sound file, loud enough to break your speakers. Beware of that if you should beware of anything in Savant - Ascent. Other than that, the music was great and fit very well with the arcade style and upbeat tempo of the game. It is a very satisfying game to play on Story or Endless Mode, and it is definitely re-playable. I without doubt visit it often still, and I have just as much of a good time playing as any time before. Nothing was wrong with the game (save for that "Vario" nuisance), and it provided a good level of challenge with valuable rewards for completing objectives. It's unique, aesthetic, and altogether well-crafted.
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Gumdrop
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Its Fun To Kill Things With Dubstep :3
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Sweet Genius
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
the fps is real
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Woaflsaur
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Ya know, most normal people would take out an army of evil robots with a side mounted LMG on a helicopter, BUT NO! I take an elevator up to the top floor so that I can destroy the Mario orb with my vendetta mask and kick butt magical powers, then when it's all over... Take a bubble bath.
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a-kaiser-
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
I'm usually not the one to review games, but HOLY ♥♥♥♥ this game is amazing! Innovative mechanics, awsome soundtrack, pixel art, fast paced gameplay... Highly recomended if your a fan of arcade-style gameplay and like light shoomps. Seriously, best $2 bucks I have spend in recent memory, you won't regret it.
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tstobbs
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Product received for free
this game is simple but amaizing Sick soundtrack and beautiful visuals
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Zimtschock
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
(Don't get confused by my playtime, I played it mostly when my internet broke down)

So, Savant - Ascent. Basically my favourite musician since 2011 got his own game, so for me it was a no-brainer to buy it straight away. For non-harcore-fans of Savant: You got a fast, addicting, "just one more try" - kinda game, all bases around amazing music.

The difficulty is very challanging, but never feels frustrating. You always get those "I was ment to fail here. I'll do it next time." sort of vibes.

The game is packed on it's own, but there was a HUGE free content update with new levels, music, bosses, etc.

So, if you like fast games with good music like Hotline Miami, get it now.
If not, get it anyways becouse it's fun and cheap.
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Heroic
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Simple and well done, this arcade style game is a bit more than meets the eye
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Joaozinh
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Do not play this if you have eplepsy seizures
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game isn't too deep. The story mode is fairly short, and I wasn't a huge fan of the final boss.

But, honestly, I do believe the game is worth it's price tag, especially if you like the music. The gameplay is challenging, and the endless mode has a lot to offer. enemies don't have much variety, but I believe the game benefits from it. It's fairly simple to understand. You learn very quickly that dodging isn't useless, that certain abilities you thought were useless really aren't, and exactly what every enemy will do.

This isn't a game you can play for hours, but it is a fun game to pick up very once in a while. I definitely believe it's worth the full price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
(Don't get confused by my playtime, I played it mostly when my internet broke down)

So, Savant - Ascent. Basically my favourite musician since 2011 got his own game, so for me it was a no-brainer to buy it straight away. For non-harcore-fans of Savant: You got a fast, addicting, "just one more try" - kinda game, all bases around amazing music.

The difficulty is very challanging, but never feels frustrating. You always get those "I was ment to fail here. I'll do it next time." sort of vibes.

The game is packed on it's own, but there was a HUGE free content update with new levels, music, bosses, etc.

So, if you like fast games with good music like Hotline Miami, get it now.
If not, get it anyways becouse it's fun and cheap.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Simply a wonderful game.

I find myself continually coming back to it every few months. Totally worth it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Your enjoyment of the game will rest entirely on your enjoyment of dubstep.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
271 of 304 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
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
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188 of 206 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
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!
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155 of 164 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
72.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Savant - Ascent is a pretty short, absolutely gorgeous, and entirely unique game. It's fast, fun, simple enough to pick up in minutes, and deep enough to warrant long discussions and in-depth guides, and still leave room for new discoveries. The first release from D-Pad Studio (to my knowledge), made in collaboration with the titular musical artist, Savant (Aleksander Vinter), this is definitely a good example of how to make a game the right way.

Story mode is pretty short, consisting of only 5 levels that each take 2-5 minutes (except perhaps the final boss), and the gameplay itself is very simple, consisting of attacking enemies and moving between 2 platforms (and sometimes not even the latter). However, the game really shines through in its ability to stretch everything it offers to the limit. Story mode done? Try to race yourself, your friends, and the rest of the world with time attack, or go for an all-time highscore in endless mode. Maybe [SPOILERS] don the mask of the vanquished Vario and replay story mode with different attacks and movement for a change-up. During play, collect CD pieces from special enemies to unlock bonus soundtracks and new abilities, working your way up to obtaining the ultimate power that is the whole reason you're at the tower. Then try to take on the final boss, a lighting-fast, teleporting robot samurai in space with laser-shark friends who want nothing more than to see you reduced to a pile of ashes with a silly hat. And when all of that's done, maybe think about unlocking all of the achievements in the game. There aren't a lot of them, but when you accomplish them for the first time, they are certainly deserving of the name; the devs intentionally made them difficult to accomplish so it would actually be worth getting them and not just some extra stuff they threw in on a lazy Friday.

The music and visuals of Savant - Ascent also need to be mentioned; and they are both spectacular. The soundtrack is entirely composed by Savant himself and each song goes perfectly with the crazy, upbeat feel of the game. Some parts of the game even feature specific music not available in the 7 records you unlock, and the final boss seems to fight you to the beat of the music playing in the background. The graphics are simple, 16-bit images with that nice comfortable, retro, pixel-y feel while still being grand and beautiful (seriously, take a second to look at the background in the screenshots or during play).

For a while, there were two extra unlockable versions the game: GOTY and X-MAS versions, which changed the look of the enemies and added a nice little change. They aren't currently available as of writing this, but maybe X-MAS will come back for the holidays, and perhaps GOTY will come back in a patch or a further update.

Now for the price. I'm sure this is a big issue for a lot of people, and it definitely is a factor for me. Luckily, this game costs only $2! If you can't quite afford that, maybe it'll go on sale for 50% during one of steams big sale events. I would say this game is definitely worth more money than just 2 dollars, but I'm more than happy to pay just that to play the game.

Alright, this is getting lengthy... In summary, I would absolutely recommend this game to everyone, even if it's just to try the unusual gameplay for a few minutes. The music is great, the visuals are stunning, the features play off of each other perfectly and the Devs obviously knew what they were doing when designing the unlockables, achievements, special abilities, enemies, and levels. Play this game. Seriously, though, play it.
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136 of 153 people (89%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
before the void update it was a good game

after the void update its one of my favorite games
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188 of 233 people (81%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Best elevator music i've heard in my life 10/10
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62 of 66 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
"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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