Savant: Ascent

By D-Pad Studio


Press impressions

  • "Welp, it was worth the wait!" - 10 of 10 Patrick Hancock, Destructoid
  • "Owlboy is bloody terrific." - 9 of 10 Jim Sterling, The Jimquisition
  • "There aren’t many emotions that Owlboy didn’t provoke from me." - 9.5 of 10 Mike Suskie, GameCritics
  • "Moves the classic formula back into the modern world of gaming." - 9 of 10
    Jon Calvin, GameReactor

Alphonse Geddy Otus

The Game

Explore a vibrantly crafted pixel world in this flying adventure platformer.

Being a mute, Otus struggles living up to the expectations of owl-hood. Things spiral from bad to worse with the sudden appearance of sky pirates.

What follows is a journey through monster infested ruins, with unexpected encounters, and burdens no-one should have to bear.


Pixel art!

Features

  • A love letter to pixel art for a new audience, Owlboy is an open-world exploration game with a unique mix of flight and platforming.
  • Carry anything. Recruit Otus's friends as gunners to fight for you, each with unique abilities and stories.
  • Large dungeons with big and challenging boss battles.
  • An adventure 9 years in the making.
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History


Owlboy was conceived by Simon Andersen in 2007 when he was pondering how he could make a game that could showcase the advantages of 2D over 3D. After much deliberation over the design of the game, he produced a small demo of the game together with Adrian Bauer, Jonathan Geer, and Blake Edwards. The team had been working together on an RPG project called Project Rhapsody until then, but Owlboy soon caught the group's interest.

After some time of development, Jo-Remi Madsen took over as lead programmer, and shortly afterwards the game was nominated for 'Excellence in Visual Art' at the 2010 Independent Game Festival. The year after, it won the 'Nordic Indie Sensation' award at Nordic Game Awards. In 2011, Henrik Andersen joined the team, and an early demo was released to the public.

Working with the feedback from the demo, the team set out to complete the game. After a break to release Savant - Ascent in 2013, the team has now finally completed the game, 9 years after work began.

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The Owlboy Soundtrack

The Owlboy Soundtrack

The entire Owlboy soundtrack is now available! Composed by Jonathan Geer, the album features:

  • A total of 67 tracks.
  • 94 minutes of music.
  • Live instruments in many of the tracks.
Get the Owlboy Soundtrack

Meet the D-Pad Studio team


Simon

Simon Stafsnes Andersen

I'm Simon! I'm the director and original creator of Owlboy, and I create all the art for the game.


Jo

Jo-Remi Madsen

I'm Jo! I handle business and gameplay programming at D-Pad Studio.


Adrian

Adrian Bauer

I'm Adrian! I do level design and promotion for Owlboy.


Jonathan

Jonathan Geer

I'm Jonathan! I make the music and sound effects for Owlboy.


Henrik

Henrik Stafsnes Andersen

I'm Henrik! I mainly do engine programming and story work on Owlboy.

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The Owlboy Fan Forge

Have you made fan art for Owlboy? Or are you planning to? Then maybe you'll be interested in the Owlboy Fan Forge!

Here, you can submit your art and ideas. After being shared and rated by the community, they can be turned into officially licensed Owlboy merchandise!

Select artwork will also earn a commission per item sold through the website, wholesale, or at conventions.


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