Embr

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Not to be confused with Ember.

Embr
Embr cover
Developers
Muse Games
Publishers
Curve Digital
Engines
Unity 2019[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows September 23, 2021
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]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Embr x Curve Digital Costume Pack Free during the Early Access Period
Windows

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 - 95 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
[14]
Subtitles
Spoken dialogue in Tutorial, and in infrequent story missions (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. Character in story missions only voiced in English.
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 fixed[edit]

Incorrect coloring and graphical glitches[edit]

Use Vulkan rendering (select Play Embr (Vulkan) through Steam[15]

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[17]
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.
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. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-12-07
    Played through the tutorial with a 5.1 surround sound system. The game used the front left and right channels only, as seen in Orban Loudness Meter.
  15. 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"
  16. Embr - Addressing the Input Lag Issue - Steam News - last accessed on 2020-07-23
  17. 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!"