Embr will have using your axe, hose, trampoline, and brain to find the best ways to put out fires, making a tidy sum from saving lives and valuables.
Embr, which feels (uncomfortably) like a kind of Uber for firefighters, will have you trying to rescue folks from burning buildings. With very little training. Or qualifications. You just need the app, the equipment (which the company graciously lets you pay back), and a willingness to put yourself and others in danger.
Embr places you within the vicinity of a burning building filled with valuables and living people who’d kind of like to not be on fire. You have to make that happen, somehow. Maybe this means cutting off power to certain places, dousing flames, or moving flammable objects out of harm’s way. A hose can only do so much if a gas leak blows the whole place up, after all. You need to assess the danger, and then figure out how to deal with it. Well, you and a few friends, if you want help. A fire may be easier to deal with together through the game’s online co-op.
You’re not doing this out of a sense of good will, though. You’re out for profit, as are your employers. If you;re an effective firefighter, you can make cash that you can put into buying better equipment and vehicles, which will allow you to tackle more dangerous jobs and get greater pay. Which is what being a firefighter is all about, really (not really).
Embr‘s looks to be ridiculous in its firefighting and in its themes, offering an absurd take on keeping folks safe. Should be an interesting one when it gets its Early Access release.
Embr is currently in development, but in the meantime, you can add it to your Steam Wishlist.