Savant: Ascent

By D-Pad Studio

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!


  • 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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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.

Press impressions

  • "Beautiful Owlboy is finally coming out!" - Michael McWhertor, Polygon
  • "I've met someone and I think I'm in love, his name is Owlboy." - Jed Whitaker, Destructoid
  • "Wow, Owlboy is Looking Completely Gorgeous!" - Jim Rossignol, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "...reminds me of a Genesis version of Wind Waker!" - Luke Plunkett, Kotaku
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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

Want a sneak peek?

You can also check out a sample of the Owlboy soundtrack on Jonathan's website right now!

Check the sampler

Meet the D-Pad Studio team


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-Remi Madsen

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


Adrian Bauer

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


Jonathan Geer

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


Henrik Stafsnes Andersen

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