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{{state|dev}}
 
{{Infobox game
 
{{Infobox game
|cover        = Embr cover.jpg
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|cover        = Embr cover.png
 
|developers  =  
 
|developers  =  
 
{{Infobox game/row/developer|Muse Games}}
 
{{Infobox game/row/developer|Muse Games}}
 
|publishers  =  
 
|publishers  =  
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{{Infobox game/row/publisher|Curve Digital}}
 
|engines      =  
 
|engines      =  
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{{Infobox game/row/engine|Unity|name=Unity 2019|ref=<ref name="Unity version">{{Refcheck|user=Cptmold|date=2020-05-20|comment=Checked using the log printed to {{P|userprofile}}\AppData\LocalLow on game launch.}}</ref>|build=2019.3.3f1}}
 
|release dates=  
 
|release dates=  
 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|EA}}
 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|EA}}
{{Infobox game/row/date|OS X|EA}}
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|taxonomy    =
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/monetization      | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/microtransactions | None }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/modes            | Singleplayer, Multiplayer }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/perspectives      | First-person }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/controls          | Direct control }}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/genres            | Action, Shooter }}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/art styles        | Cartoon, Stylized }}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/themes            | Comedy, Contemporary}}
 
|steam appid  = 1062830
 
|steam appid  = 1062830
 
|steam appid side  =  
 
|steam appid side  =  
 
|gogcom id    =  
 
|gogcom id    =  
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|official site= http://embrgame.com/
 +
|hltb        = 74006
 +
|igdb        = embr
 
|strategywiki =  
 
|strategywiki =  
 
|wikipedia    =  
 
|wikipedia    =  
 
|winehq      =  
 
|winehq      =  
|license      =  
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|license      = commercial
 +
}}
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 +
{{Introduction
 +
|introduction      = '''''Embr''''' is a [[:Category:Cartoon|cartoon-stylized]] [[:Category:FPS|first-person shooter]] [[:Category:Action|action game]] emphasizing comedic and casual physics-based gameplay.  Developed by [[Company:Muse Games|Muse Games]], developers of the '''[[Series:Guns of Icarus|Guns of Icarus]]''' titles, alongside publisher [[Company:Curve Digital|Curve Digital]], ''Embr'' makes use of the [[Engine:Unity|Unity]] engine.  This title also takes full advantage of many Unity 2019 features, such as Vulkan support and Google Stadia cross-play.
 +
 
 +
|release history  = The game released on May 21, 2020 through [[Steam]] via the Early Access program.<ref name="Embr release date">{{Refurl|url=https://steamcommunity.com/games/1062830/announcements/detail/2237669519682539931|title=Steam :: Embr :: Hold Onto Your Hoses: Embr launches into Early Access on May 21st!|date=2020-05-20}}</ref>  This title was also the first game to appear on Google Stadia in an Early Access state.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://community.stadia.com/t5/Stadia-Community-Blog/This-Week-on-Stadia-Embr-available-in-early-access/ba-p/22755|title=This Week on Stadia: Embr available in early access - Stadia Community|date=2020-05-27}}</ref><ref>{{Refurl|url=https://www.gamesradar.com/google-stadia-release-date-price-games-controller/|title=Everything we know about Google Stadia: how it works, what it costs, and what games it has : Gamesradar+|date=2020-05-27|snippet=Stadia is set to get its first Early Access game on May 21. Titled Embr, you'll play as an on-demand firefighter putting out fires across the city.}}</ref>
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 +
|current state    = The early access roadmap as of May 20, 2020 indicates that ''Embr'' is expected to fully launch within about 12 months of further development.  The developers seek to expand on the current gameplay loop and create new content for the game based on feedback from their current version.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://store.steampowered.com/app/1062830|title=Embr on Steam"|date=2020-05-20|snippet=“We are planning to stay in Early Access for 12 months. We want to make sure the game launches in a state we are, and you are, happy with, and we don’t want to rush it.}}</ref>
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
'''General information'''
 
'''General information'''
 +
{{mm}} [https://discord.gg/G46NDhq Official Discord server]
 
{{mm}} [https://steamcommunity.com/app/1062830/discussions/ Steam Community Discussions]
 
{{mm}} [https://steamcommunity.com/app/1062830/discussions/ Steam Community Discussions]
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{{mm}} [http://embrgame.com/faq Official Embr FAQ]
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
{{Availability|
 
{{Availability|
{{Availability/row| Steam | 1062830 | Steam |  |  | Windows, OS X }}
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{{Availability/row| GamersGate | DD-EMBR-ROW | Steam | | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Gamesplanet | 4526-1 | Steam | | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| GMG | embr-pc | Steam | | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Humble | embr | Steam | | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Steam | 1062830 | Steam |  |  | Windows }}
 
}}
 
}}
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{{ii}} All versions require {{DRM|Steam}}.
  
 
==Game data==
 
==Game data==
 
===Configuration file(s) location===
 
===Configuration file(s) location===
 
{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
{{Game data/config|Windows|}}
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{{Game data/config|Windows|{{P|hkcu}}\Software\Muse Games\FireProject}}
{{Game data/config|OS X|}}
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===Save game data location===
 
===Save game data location===
 
{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
{{Game data/saves|Windows|}}
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{{Game data/saves|Windows|{{P|hkcu}}\Software\Muse Games\FireProject}}
{{Game data/saves|OS X|}}
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===[[Glossary:Save game cloud syncing|Save game cloud syncing]]===
 
===[[Glossary:Save game cloud syncing|Save game cloud syncing]]===
 
{{Save game cloud syncing
 
{{Save game cloud syncing
|discord               =  
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|discord               =  
|discord notes         =  
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|discord notes         =
|gog galaxy           =  
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|epic games store      =
|gog galaxy notes     =  
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|epic games store notes =  
|origin               =  
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|gog galaxy             =  
|origin notes         =  
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|gog galaxy notes       =  
|steam cloud           = unknown
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|origin                 =  
|steam cloud notes     =  
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|origin notes           =  
|uplay                 =  
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|steam cloud           = false
|uplay notes           =  
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|steam cloud notes     = Support for cloud saves may be added in the future.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://steamcommunity.com/app/1062830/discussions/0/2243301553212070097/#c2243301553212097765|title=Post 2 :: Cloud saves? :: Embr General Discussions (Steam)|date=2020-05-27}}</ref>
|xbox cloud           =  
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|uplay                 =  
|xbox cloud notes     =  
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|uplay notes           =  
 +
|xbox cloud             =  
 +
|xbox cloud notes       =  
 
}}
 
}}
  
==Video settings==
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==Video==
{{Video settings
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{{Image|Embr - Video Settings.png|Video settings}}
 +
{{Video
 
|wsgf link                  =  
 
|wsgf link                  =  
 
|widescreen wsgf award      =  
 
|widescreen wsgf award      =  
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|ultrawidescreen wsgf award =  
 
|ultrawidescreen wsgf award =  
 
|4k ultra hd wsgf award    =  
 
|4k ultra hd wsgf award    =  
|widescreen resolution      = unknown
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|widescreen resolution      = true
|widescreen resolution notes=  
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|widescreen resolution notes= Windowed Mode and Resolution settings are combined into one drop-down box.<br />Fullscreen/Borderless can only be selected at native desktop resolution.<br />Selecting any specific resolution will render in windowed mode.<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Cptmold|date=2020-05-21|comment=Information is accurate as of the build available on May 20, 2020.}}</ref>
|multimonitor              = unknown
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|multimonitor              = limited
|multimonitor notes        =  
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|multimonitor notes        = {{term|Hor+}} scaling.<ref name="Hor+ check">{{Refcheck|user=Cptmold|date=2020-05-20|comment=Tested by comparing screenshots of the same height between 16:9 and 16:10.}}</ref> Some out-of-bounds areas can be seen in menus. UI elements expand based on resolution and can become cumbersome at wider aspect ratios, especially in menus.<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Cptmold|date=2020-05-21|comment=Tested at 3840x1080 and compared to 16:9 (1920x1080 and 3840x2160).  Findings were later reproduced by a Muse Games developer.}}</ref> The developers are aware of multi-monitor HUD issues.<ref name="Discord UI Scaling">{{Refurl|url=https://discordapp.com/channels/522869119285067777/560869510735986691/712675768488034325|title=Embr Discord #general|date=2020-05-21|snippet=That one does get a bit nasty. I can hand over to our UI guy after launch. Shouldn't be tooo much work to detect and handle}}</ref>
|ultrawidescreen            = unknown
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|ultrawidescreen            = true
|ultrawidescreen notes      =  
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|ultrawidescreen notes      = {{term|Hor+}} scaling.<ref name="Hor+ check" /> Some additional clipping is present on menus.
|4k ultra hd                = unknown
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|4k ultra hd                = true
|4k ultra hd notes          =  
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|4k ultra hd notes          = <ref>{{Refcheck|user=Cptmold|date=2020-05-20}}</ref>
|fov                        = unknown
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|fov                        = true
|fov notes                  =  
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|fov notes                  = 55 - 80 degrees.
|windowed                  = unknown
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|windowed                  = true
|windowed notes            =  
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|windowed notes            = Select any specific resolution from the list to enable windowed mode.
|borderless windowed        = unknown
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|borderless windowed        = true
|borderless windowed notes  =  
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|borderless windowed notes  = In-game '''Fullscreen Windowed''' option only allows for desktop resolution.<br>See [[#Custom resolution|Custom resolution]].
|anisotropic                = unknown
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|anisotropic                = false
|anisotropic notes          =  
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|anisotropic notes          = No option included.  Anisotropic quality unknown.
|antialiasing              = unknown
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|antialiasing              = true
|antialiasing notes        =  
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|antialiasing notes        = Unknown type with three quality settings.
|vsync                      = unknown
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|vsync                      = true
 
|vsync notes                =  
 
|vsync notes                =  
|60 fps                    = unknown
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|60 fps                    = true
 
|60 fps notes              =  
 
|60 fps notes              =  
|120 fps                    = unknown
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|120 fps                    = true
|120 fps notes              =  
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|120 fps notes              = <ref>{{Refcheck|user=Cptmold|date=2020-05-20|comment=Tested with RivaTuner Statistics Server.}}</ref>
 
|hdr                        = unknown
 
|hdr                        = unknown
 
|hdr notes                  =  
 
|hdr notes                  =  
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}}
 
}}
  
==Input settings==
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<gallery>
{{Input settings
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Embr - 4-3 Screenshot.png|4:3 gameplay
|key remap                = unknown
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Embr - 16-10 Screenshot.png|16:10 gameplay
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Embr - 16-9 Screenshot.png|16:9 gameplay
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Embr - 4K Screenshot.png|16:9 (4K) gameplay
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Embr - 32-9 Screenshot.png|32:9 (super-ultrawide) gameplay
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</gallery>
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===Custom resolution===
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{{--}} The resolution for fullscreen and borderless windowed mode cannot be manually set.  Furthermore, most launch arguments are ignored.
 +
{{Fixbox|description=Use windowed mode (workaround)|ref=<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Cptmold|date=2020-05-20|comment=Tested after other typical Unity solutions proved ineffective.}}</ref>|fix=
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# Select a specific resolution from the in-game list.
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# Begin the next job in windowed mode.
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# Press {{key|Alt|Enter}} in-game to switch to a borderless fullscreen window.
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 +
'''Notes'''
 +
{{--}} If entering a job in fullscreen mode, the game will return to desktop resolution.  This can be circumvented by returning to Windowed mode before entering or leaving the job.
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
==Input==
 +
{{Image|Embr - KBM Settings.png|Keyboard/mouse settings}}
 +
{{Image|Embr - Controller Settings.png|Gamepad settings}}
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{{Input
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|key remap                = true
 
|key remap notes          =  
 
|key remap notes          =  
|acceleration option      = unknown
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|acceleration option      = false
 
|acceleration option notes =  
 
|acceleration option notes =  
|mouse sensitivity        = unknown
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|mouse sensitivity        = true
 
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
 
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
|mouse menu                = unknown
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|mouse menu                = true
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
|invert mouse y-axis      = unknown
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|invert mouse y-axis      = true
 
|invert mouse y-axis notes =  
 
|invert mouse y-axis notes =  
 
|touchscreen              = unknown
 
|touchscreen              = unknown
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|controller support        = true
 
|controller support        = true
 
|controller support notes  =  
 
|controller support notes  =  
|full controller          = unknown
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|full controller          = true
 
|full controller notes    =  
 
|full controller notes    =  
|controller remap          = unknown
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|controller remap          = true
 
|controller remap notes    =  
 
|controller remap notes    =  
|controller sensitivity    = unknown
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|controller sensitivity    = true
 
|controller sensitivity notes=  
 
|controller sensitivity notes=  
|invert controller y-axis  = unknown
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|invert controller y-axis  = true
 
|invert controller y-axis notes=  
 
|invert controller y-axis notes=  
|xinput controllers        = unknown
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|xinput controllers        = true
 
|xinput controllers notes  =  
 
|xinput controllers notes  =  
|xbox prompts              = unknown
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|xbox prompts              = true
 
|xbox prompts notes        =  
 
|xbox prompts notes        =  
 
|impulse triggers          = unknown
 
|impulse triggers          = unknown
 
|impulse triggers notes    =  
 
|impulse triggers notes    =  
|dualshock 4              = unknown
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|dualshock 4              = true
 
|dualshock 4 notes        =  
 
|dualshock 4 notes        =  
|dualshock prompts        = unknown
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|dualshock prompts        = true
 
|dualshock prompts notes  =  
 
|dualshock prompts notes  =  
|light bar support        = unknown
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|light bar support        = false
 
|light bar support notes  =  
 
|light bar support notes  =  
 
|dualshock 4 modes        = unknown
 
|dualshock 4 modes        = unknown
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|other button prompts      = unknown
 
|other button prompts      = unknown
 
|other button prompts notes=  
 
|other button prompts notes=  
|controller hotplug        = unknown
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|controller hotplug        = true
 
|controller hotplug notes  =  
 
|controller hotplug notes  =  
|haptic feedback          = unknown
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|haptic feedback          = false
 
|haptic feedback notes    =  
 
|haptic feedback notes    =  
|simultaneous input        = unknown
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|simultaneous input        = true
 
|simultaneous input notes  =  
 
|simultaneous input notes  =  
 
|steam input api          = unknown
 
|steam input api          = unknown
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}}
 
}}
  
==Audio settings==
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==Audio==
{{Audio settings
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{{Image|Embr - Audio Settings.png|Audio settings}}
|separate volume          = unknown
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{{Audio
|separate volume notes    =  
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|separate volume          = true
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|separate volume notes    = Master, Master SoundFX, Elemental (environment), Player (characters), and Music.
 
|surround sound          = unknown
 
|surround sound          = unknown
 
|surround sound notes    =  
 
|surround sound notes    =  
|subtitles                = n/a
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|subtitles                = true
|subtitles notes          =  
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|subtitles notes          = No spoken dialogue outside of tutorial voice-over (English only).
|closed captions          = unknown
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|closed captions          = false
 
|closed captions notes    =  
 
|closed captions notes    =  
|mute on focus lost      = unknown
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|mute on focus lost      = false
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
 
|eax support              =  
 
|eax support              =  
 
|eax support notes        =  
 
|eax support notes        =  
 
}}
 
}}
 +
{{Image|Embr - Gameplay Settings.png|Gameplay settings}}
  
 
{{L10n|content=
 
{{L10n|content=
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{{ii}} Announcer voice in tutorial is only voiced in English.  This has no impact on the game.
 
{{L10n/switch
 
{{L10n/switch
 
|language  = English
 
|language  = English
 
|interface = true
 
|interface = true
 
|audio    = n/a
 
|audio    = n/a
|subtitles = n/a
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|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Simplified Chinese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Traditional Chinese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = French
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = German
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Italian
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Japanese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Korean
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Polish
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Brazilian Portuguese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Russian
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Spanish
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = n/a
 +
|subtitles = true
 
|notes    =  
 
|notes    =  
 
|fan      =  
 
|fan      =  
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==Network==
 
==Network==
 +
{{Image|Embr - Network Host Options.png|Multiplayer menu (Create Game)}}
 +
{{Image|Embr - Network Join Options.png|Multiplayer menu (Join Game)}}
 
{{Network/Multiplayer
 
{{Network/Multiplayer
|local play          = unknown
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|local play          = false
 
|local play players  =  
 
|local play players  =  
 
|local play modes    =  
 
|local play modes    =  
 
|local play notes    =  
 
|local play notes    =  
|lan play            = unknown
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|lan play            = true
|lan play players    =  
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|lan play players    = 4
|lan play modes      =  
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|lan play modes      = Co-op
 
|lan play notes      =  
 
|lan play notes      =  
 
|online play          = true
 
|online play          = true
|online play players  =  
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|online play players  = 4
|online play modes    =  
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|online play modes    = Co-op
|online play notes    =  
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|online play notes    = Includes a password option for private lobbies.<br>Cross-play with [https://stadia.google.com/ Google Stadia] users is supported.
 
|asynchronous        =  
 
|asynchronous        =  
 
|asynchronous notes  =  
 
|asynchronous notes  =  
 
}}{{Network/Connections
 
}}{{Network/Connections
|matchmaking        =  
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|matchmaking        = false
 
|matchmaking notes  =  
 
|matchmaking notes  =  
|p2p                =  
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|p2p                = true
 
|p2p notes          =  
 
|p2p notes          =  
|dedicated          =  
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|dedicated          = false
 
|dedicated notes    =  
 
|dedicated notes    =  
|self-hosting      =  
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|self-hosting      = true
 
|self-hosting notes =  
 
|self-hosting notes =  
|direct ip          =  
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|direct ip          = true
 
|direct ip notes    =  
 
|direct ip notes    =  
 
}}{{Network/Ports
 
}}{{Network/Ports
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|udp  =  
 
|udp  =  
 
|upnp =  
 
|upnp =  
 +
}}
 +
 +
==Issues unresolved==
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===Vulkan-related issues===
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{{--}} The ''Embr Eats'' update introduced a number of bugs to the Vulkan renderer, including (but not limited to) input lag issues<ref name="Embr Eats Update">{{Refurl|url=https://steamcommunity.com/games/1062830/announcements/detail/2618230844483166526|title=Steam :: Embr :: New Feature & Update on Input Lag Issue|date=2020-07-17}}</ref> and a 59 Hz lock in fullscreen/borderless mode.<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Cptmold|date=2020-07-17|comment=Tested with the Embr Eats update on a 144 Hz display.  This issue did not occur in DirectX 11.}}</ref>
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{{ii}} The developers have temporarily set DirectX 11 to the default option while these issues are being investigated.<ref name="Addressing Vulkan Issues">{{Refurl|url=https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/1062830/view/2765724820072856363|title=Embr - Addressing the Input Lag Issue - Steam News|date=2020-07-23}}</ref>
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{{Fixbox|description=Disable [[Glossary:Vertical_sync_(Vsync)|Vertical sync]]|ref=<ref name="Embr Eats Update" />|fix=
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{{Fixbox|description=Play in windowed mode|ref=<ref name="Embr Eats Update" />|fix=
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{{Fixbox|description=Use the DirectX 11 renderer by selecting the default {{code|Play Embr}} option on launch|ref=<ref name="Embr Eats Update" />|fix=
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}}
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===Multiplayer sound effects missing===
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{{ii}} The developers acknowledged the issue as one to be fixed.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://discordapp.com/channels/522869119285067777/712705549317177465/714634339383640194|title=Embr Discord: #steam-bug-reports|date=2020-05-27|snippet=Yeah that sfx one is known<br/>we'll get that fixed up asap}}</ref>
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==Issues fixed==
 +
===Incorrect coloring and graphical glitches===
 +
{{Fixbox|description=Use Vulkan rendering (select {{code|Play Embr (Vulkan)}} through Steam|ref=<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://discordapp.com/channels/522869119285067777/712705549317177465/714146634149396601|title=Embr Discord: #steam-bug-reports|date=2020-05-27|snippet=Try running the game with the default launch option (which uses Vulkan). Should be a bit more stable}}</ref>|fix=
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<!--{{ii}} Some specific graphical glitches are still present on certain missions; however, Vulkan rendering reportedly resolves most cases of this issue, although at a slight impact on performance compared to DirectX 11.-->
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'''Notes'''
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{{++}} DirectX 11 mode was reportedly greatly improved in Update 1.12.<ref name="Addressing Vulkan Issues" />
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===Unable to join private lobbies===
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{{ii}} The "Join Code" option for private lobbies may malfunction in some situations.
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{{Fixbox|description=Join by IP address instead of join code|ref=<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://steamcommunity.com/app/1062830/discussions/0/2243301553210547230/#c2243301553210659861|title=Posts 4, 7 :: Can't get multiplayer to work :: Embr General Discussions (Steam)|date=2020-05-27|snippet=Yeah we've seen this reported a few times now. We're investigating this asap. Really sorry again. If you can email us your player logs, that would be a big help. Thanks so much!}}</ref>|fix=
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{{mm}} The developers have included instructions for port forwarding and direct IP connections on their [http://embrgame.com/faq#CantJoinFriend official FAQ] under "I still can't join my friend's match!"
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
==Other information==
 
==Other information==
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{{Image|Embr - Bug Report Menu.png|Bug reporting menu}}
 
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|minCPU  = Intel i5 6600 Series 3.5 GHz
|minRAM  = 2 GB
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Latest revision as of 15:05, 23 July 2020

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This article documents a product currently under development - information may change frequently and could be outdated or irrelevant.
Embr
Embr cover
Developers
Muse Games
Publishers
Curve Digital
Engines
Unity 2019[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows Early access
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Art styles Cartoon, Stylized
Themes Comedy, Contemporary
Embr on HowLongToBeat
Embr on IGDB

Embr is a cartoon-stylized first-person shooter action game emphasizing comedic and casual physics-based gameplay. Developed by Muse Games, developers of the Guns of Icarus titles, alongside publisher Curve Digital, Embr makes use of the Unity engine. This title also takes full advantage of many Unity 2019 features, such as Vulkan support and Google Stadia cross-play.

The game released on May 21, 2020 through Steam via the Early Access program.[2] This title was also the first game to appear on Google Stadia in an Early Access state.[3][4]

The early access roadmap as of May 20, 2020 indicates that Embr is expected to fully launch within about 12 months of further development. The developers seek to expand on the current gameplay loop and create new content for the game based on feedback from their current version.[5]

General information

Official Discord server
Steam Community Discussions
Official Embr FAQ

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Muse Games\FireProject
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1062830/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Muse Games\FireProject
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1062830/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Support for cloud saves may be added in the future.[6]

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Windowed Mode and Resolution settings are combined into one drop-down box.
Fullscreen/Borderless can only be selected at native desktop resolution.
Selecting any specific resolution will render in windowed mode.[7]
Multi-monitor
Hor+ scaling.[8] Some out-of-bounds areas can be seen in menus. UI elements expand based on resolution and can become cumbersome at wider aspect ratios, especially in menus.[9] The developers are aware of multi-monitor HUD issues.[10]
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ scaling.[8] Some additional clipping is present on menus.
4K Ultra HD
[11]
Field of view (FOV)
55 - 80 degrees.
Windowed
Select any specific resolution from the list to enable windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
In-game Fullscreen Windowed option only allows for desktop resolution.
See Custom resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
No option included. Anisotropic quality unknown.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Unknown type with three quality settings.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
[12]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Custom resolution[edit]

The resolution for fullscreen and borderless windowed mode cannot be manually set. Furthermore, most launch arguments are ignored.
Use windowed mode (workaround)[13]
  1. Select a specific resolution from the in-game list.
  2. Begin the next job in windowed mode.
  3. Press Alt+ Enter in-game to switch to a borderless fullscreen window.

Notes

If entering a job in fullscreen mode, the game will return to desktop resolution. This can be circumvented by returning to Windowed mode before entering or leaving the job.

Input[edit]

Keyboard/mouse settings
Keyboard/mouse settings
Gamepad settings
Gamepad settings

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Master SoundFX, Elemental (environment), Player (characters), and Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No spoken dialogue outside of tutorial voice-over (English only).
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Localizations

Announcer voice in tutorial is only voiced in English. This has no impact on the game.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer menu (Create Game)
Multiplayer menu (Create Game)
Multiplayer menu (Join Game)
Multiplayer menu (Join Game)

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
4 Co-op
Online play
4 Co-op
Includes a password option for private lobbies.
Cross-play with Google Stadia users is supported.

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

Vulkan-related issues[edit]

The Embr Eats update introduced a number of bugs to the Vulkan renderer, including (but not limited to) input lag issues[14] and a 59 Hz lock in fullscreen/borderless mode.[15]
The developers have temporarily set DirectX 11 to the default option while these issues are being investigated.[16]
Play in windowed mode[14]
Use the DirectX 11 renderer by selecting the default Play Embr option on launch[14]

Multiplayer sound effects missing[edit]

The developers acknowledged the issue as one to be fixed.[17]

Issues fixed[edit]

Incorrect coloring and graphical glitches[edit]

Use Vulkan rendering (select Play Embr (Vulkan) through Steam[18]

Notes

DirectX 11 mode was reportedly greatly improved in Update 1.12.[16]

Unable to join private lobbies[edit]

The "Join Code" option for private lobbies may malfunction in some situations.
Join by IP address instead of join code[19]
The developers have included instructions for port forwarding and direct IP connections on their official FAQ under "I still can't join my friend's match!"

Other information[edit]

Bug reporting menu
Bug reporting menu

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Vulkan
Available as a fallback launch option.
Vulkan renderer is not recommended at the moment due to input lag issues.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel i5 6600 Series 3.5 GHz
Intel i7 4760 3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2019.3.3f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1062830/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1062830) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-05-20
    Checked using the log printed to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow on game launch.
  2. Steam :: Embr :: Hold Onto Your Hoses: Embr launches into Early Access on May 21st! - last accessed on 2020-05-20
  3. This Week on Stadia: Embr available in early access - Stadia Community - last accessed on 2020-05-27
  4. Everything we know about Google Stadia: how it works, what it costs, and what games it has : Gamesradar+ - last accessed on 2020-05-27
    "Stadia is set to get its first Early Access game on May 21. Titled Embr, you'll play as an on-demand firefighter putting out fires across the city."
  5. Embr on Steam" - last accessed on 2020-05-20
    "“We are planning to stay in Early Access for 12 months. We want to make sure the game launches in a state we are, and you are, happy with, and we don’t want to rush it."
  6. Post 2 :: Cloud saves? :: Embr General Discussions (Steam) - last accessed on 2020-05-27
  7. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-05-21
    Information is accurate as of the build available on May 20, 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-05-20
    Tested by comparing screenshots of the same height between 16:9 and 16:10.
  9. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-05-21
    Tested at 3840x1080 and compared to 16:9 (1920x1080 and 3840x2160). Findings were later reproduced by a Muse Games developer.
  10. Embr Discord #general - last accessed on 2020-05-21
    "That one does get a bit nasty. I can hand over to our UI guy after launch. Shouldn't be tooo much work to detect and handle"
  11. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-05-20
  12. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-05-20
    Tested with RivaTuner Statistics Server.
  13. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-05-20
    Tested after other typical Unity solutions proved ineffective.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Steam :: Embr :: New Feature & Update on Input Lag Issue - last accessed on 2020-07-17
  15. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-07-17
    Tested with the Embr Eats update on a 144 Hz display. This issue did not occur in DirectX 11.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Embr - Addressing the Input Lag Issue - Steam News - last accessed on 2020-07-23
  17. Embr Discord: #steam-bug-reports - last accessed on 2020-05-27
    "Yeah that sfx one is known
    we'll get that fixed up asap
    "
  18. Embr Discord: #steam-bug-reports - last accessed on 2020-05-27
    "Try running the game with the default launch option (which uses Vulkan). Should be a bit more stable"
  19. Posts 4, 7 :: Can't get multiplayer to work :: Embr General Discussions (Steam) - last accessed on 2020-05-27
    "Yeah we've seen this reported a few times now. We're investigating this asap. Really sorry again. If you can email us your player logs, that would be a big help. Thanks so much!"