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 (2,209 reviews) - 94% of the 2,209 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 4, 2013

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December 24, 2015

Merry Xmas

From us at D-Pad Studio to all of you!


DPadStudio

(To activate an extra festive mode in Savant - Ascent this christmas, press the 'X'-key in the main menu) - Available till the 1st of January.

God Jul! :-)

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November 21, 2015

v 1.70.3 live for Mac OS X

Sorry for the delay guys, we've been all wrapped up in meeting Owlboy deadlines and traveling lately, but the new update is finally live for Mac, and it should work for the new El Capitan OS.



The changes are the same as the PC version, but here's the list nonetheless:

Change list:

  • Changed CD achievement from 6 to 7 CDs.
  • Getting to the space stage now requires you to aquire the Philosophers Stone.
  • Golden Enemies no longer disappear in Endless Mode.
  • Removed flash effect on first shot.
  • Adjusted some colouring in the cape upgrade effect.
  • Fixed auto shoot! Press Middle Mouse Button to enter AutoShoot mode. This mode will take away uneccessary strain to your fingers.(remember also that you can press Q to auto-grab CDs)

I will also try to get the Linux update up and running ASAP(hopefully within the weekend).

If you experience any issues with the update, plase feel free to get in touch at support(at)dpadstudio(dot)com or post in the Steam community :-)

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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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
What to say about Savant - Ascent. First of all, let me preface this by saying I bought the game soley because it was part of a humblebundle bundle (called the game-maker bundle). I wasn't expecting much from it, and had one night gotten bored of all the games I had played so decided to load this one up.

Pros:
- Amazing soundtrack
- Great art
- Seriously, the soundtrack is amazing
- Challenging

Cons:
- The soundtrack is so good you will die while listening to it
- Despite how simplistic the controls are, you will struggle with timing (unless you're a timing god)

All in all, a surprisingly good game, almost like a hidden gem for me. I would highly reccommend you buy the game, especially considering it's low price. Though rest assured, you will die. A lot.

Great soundtrack though did I mention that?
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
├Honest Review┤
Review is based on current state of game.

Game Pros
• Quick Startup
• Easy concept
• Awesome soundtracks
• Challenging but not overly difficult
• Great visuals

Game Cons
• Game was too short. I know it's not high budget, but I just wish there was more.

Relateable Games
• N/A

Conclusion
Savant - Ascent is truly an amazing game based of the music artist "Savant" and his music. Jump between platforms and kill the enemies to progress through each level, and collect CD shards to unlock speacial abilities. Best couple dollars i've ever spent. Fun fact, The definition of "Savant" is "a person who does not have normal intelligence but who has very unusual mental abilities that other people do not have. and or "a person who knows a lot about a particular subject which this artist has. Hence his stage name.

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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
Cons:another endless survival game
Pros:SAVANT
10/10
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
Savant - Ascent is not a hugely long game. It is not a game with a real breadth or depth of play, it will not wow you with its graphics or sophistication.

But it is a game that makes you cheer when you hit your groove and the music kicks in and you lay waste. It makes you feel great when you collect the last item and you unlock the thing and you reach the next level.

The perfect bite-sized game.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
I can't get past the first screen and it gave me a nose bleed 10/10
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