Satirical Firefighting Game Embr Hits Stadia and PC Next Week

Satirical Firefighting Game Embr Hits Stadia and PC Next Week

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Embr is a satirical co-op game about future firefighters who answer to an app, and it's coming to PC and Stadia in just a few days.

In Embr, fighting fires has gone the way of rideshares and food delivery: it's been outsourced to anyone with the app and some free time. You and up to three co-op partners can "scale buildings, smash windows, and fight fires" in the worst thing to happen to the gig economy since a gassy Uber driver. You can see for yourself what the game is like in the new trailer below.

Embr will launch simultaneously on PC and Stadia on May 21 in an early access state. It will then receive ongoing updates through its full release sometime in the future. The game features player-hosted servers. Here's more from the official site on the world's grim look at a future for fighting fires.

Embr is a frantic  fire-fighting (un)Simulator set in a hyper-capitalist, deregulated alt-present where public firefighting funding has run dry, where venture capitalism and e-hailing rule the roost. The Embr Respondr is the last stand in a world ablaze.

Embr marks the sixth title from developer Muse Games, who previously worked on games such as Hamesterdam and the Icarus series including Flight of the Icarus, Guns of Icarus Online, and Guns of Icarus Alliance. There's no word yet on whether Embr will come to other platforms post-launch, though it's often the case that indies hitting Stadia do so as timed exclusives, so it may be that in time Xbox, PlayStation, and perhaps Switch users can all join in as union-less firefighters. 

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