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Frenetic Firefighting Multiplayer ‘Embr’ Launches on GamePass Today as Brand New & Free ‘Secret Hosr’ Update Makes Debut

Multiplayer Madness Challenges Players to Smoke Out Secret Agents!
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

London, UK - Thursday January 6th, 2022 - Wannabe firefighters, unravel your garden hose: Embr is coming to GamePass for Xbox today!
 
GamePass subscribers can start their new careers as fire fighters right now, joining forces with up to 4 players, or striking off on their own. Head off to fight frantic fires, enjoy the crazy cooperative multiplayer, and rescue residents by throwing them to safety. If they miss the trampoline, well - there’s always another burning building to save!


 
What’s more, the world of Embr is also about to get bigger for those homemade heroes who have been dousing the flames over the course of the last year. Rolling out today, the brand new ‘Secret Hosr’ multiplayer mode throws four Respondrs into even longer missions, with more clients, and dangerous explosives ticking down to destruction in need of disposal.

But there’s more to Secret Hosr than meets the eye. For the first time, you’ll be working against one of your teammates. A Hosr Agent has infiltrated your mission, and is working to undermine your mission. You’ll have to keep your clients safe, the building secure, and the bombs defused. If you think you’ve figured out who’s the saboteur amongst you, use your one time report to vote them out. But was that bomb detonation really intentional, or just a slip of the hands? Was that client murdered, or did they accidentally miss the trampoline?  Can you spot innocent mistakes from intentional sabotage?
 
PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch owners will find the new ‘Secret Hosr’ mode pops up in play automatically after an update, while Steam owners can also pick it up for free by downloading the dedicated DLC from the Steam client.
 
“Just when you think things couldn’t get more fast and frenzied, suddenly Secret Hosr drops,” says Howard Tsao, Team Lead at Muse Games. “We can’t wait to see how players work as a team to defuse bombs planted by rival corporate spies, and to see the carnage that arises when players start pointing the finger at each other as the potential ‘Sabotr’. It’s the next step in Embr’s evolution, and we’re excited to welcome the millions of players on GamePass to the party as well.”
 
Embr is designed for PS4 and Xbox One, but will run perfectly on PS5 and Series X|S. The game is available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch for £17.99/€19.99/$19.99 or for free on GamePass, and features crossplay compatibility between the PC, PlayStation, and Xbox versions.
 
For media enquiries:
 
Sophie Carter – Renaissance PR
[email protected]
+44 (0) 7810 848 320
 
Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR
[email protected]
+44 (0) 7828 692 315
 
About Muse Games
We’re Muse Games, an independent game development studio in NYC. We focus on boundary pushing co-op gameplay and AI, with the aim of bringing people closer together through games. We are the team behind the award-winning and best-selling Guns of Icarus series on Steam and PS4 that features team-based multiplayer airship combat set in a post-apocalyptic, steam/dieselpunk-inspired world. Other projects include the award-winning and App Store top selling Hamsterdam and CreaVures. Our upcoming project is the irreverent, frantic, co-op, firefighting (un)simulator Embr, where you get to save lives and get paid in a hyper-capitalist alt-present, where firefighting funding has run dry, and venture capitalism and e-hailing rule the roost.

About Curve Games
Curve Games is an award-winning independent label working with developers across the world to deliver the best in interactive entertainment. With a uniquely diverse games catalogue that includes classic indie gems For The King and Bomber Crew, community favourites The Ascent and Lawn Mowing Simulator , and the multi-million selling smash hit Human Fall Flat, Curve Gamesl has taken its place as one of the leading games publishers worldwide.
 
In addition to working with a host of independent developers, Curve Games’ internal family of owned studios includes Brighton-based Runner Duck Games and Vancouver-based IronOak Games.
 
More information on Curve Games can be found at www.curvegames.com

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