Pyre now features full text translations in simplified Chinese, Russian, French, German, and Spanish! This is an automatic update for the Steam version. The PlayStation 4 version will be updated in early 2018.
We’re grateful to our players around the world for their patience and support on what we knew would be a much bigger and more complex translation project than we've done for our previous games. In addition to having a much larger word count than Bastion or Transistor, Pyre’s interactive narrative means there are hundreds of millions of possible content combinations to consider in the translation process.
We hope this new update means many more of you out there will be able to fully enjoy our latest adventure. Thank you for playing Pyre!
Since the launch of Pyre back in July, we've been taking stock of all the wonderful response and feedback from players around the world, as well as getting busy figuring out what's next! By way of saying thank-you to everyone who's supported the game, we're pleased to announce a free update and bonus soundtrack, available now on Steam! The update is also available on PlayStation 4.
Enjoy a new way to play the Campaign, and two hours of bonus music!
About the 'True Nightwing' Update
The centerpiece of our latest update is a new Campaign mode that's unlocked after you reach the end of the Campaign (if you've already finished the Campaign, it should be unlocked automatically).
Reminiscent of an 'Ironman' mode in other games, this new way to play really amps up the challenge, and emphasizes many of the unique aspects of Pyre's campaign -- notably in how the story has no 'Game-Over' state, and keeps moving forward, taking your choices and outcomes into account.
It's designed to enhance playing through the Campaign successive times, whether you want to visit your favorite characters again, or experience all the many millions of event combinations in a whole new way.
Some of the specific changes in this mode:
· Base difficulty same as Heightened. · All Titan Stars unlocked, and some must be used. · Enlightenment required to rank up re-scaled. · Cannot load checkpoints or restart Rites. · Book of Rites and White Lute fully unlocked. · Slugmarket inventory fully unlocked. · Feats of Glory introduced much sooner. · Note: Once chosen, this setting cannot be changed.
Many of the early tutorials are skippable so you can get into the meat of the action more quickly, and develop brand-new strategies around how to outfit your exiles, and how to take on your many adversaries. Steam version: Complete the story in this mode, and earn a new Steam Achievement!
ALSO! Introducing the Pyre Original Soundtrack Bonus Album Set
In addition to the new mode, we're pleased to add more than two hours of extra music to the Pyre Original Soundtrack, in the form of two bonus albums.
Update 12-mar-2018: Thanks to everyone who applied for this position! At this point we're no longer seeking new applicants. Should we have any additional job opportunities in the future, we'll post about it here and via our Twitter.
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We’re seeking an on-site Office Assistant & Community Liaison to help support our administrative and marketing operations. The ideal candidate has a great disposition toward customer service, and empathy and respect for fellow game players. This is a full-time position at our studio in San Francisco.
Fulfilling orders placed in our online store (packaging and shipping assorted products), organizing inventory, managing customer email / chat support.
Engaging customers across multiple channels such as forums, chat, and social media, and moderating social media activity.
Assisting with assignment and resolution of misc. customer support issues.
Contributing to event planning and execution for trade-show exhibitions, team events, and meetings for external partners (to include arranging travel and tracking expenses for studio staff and guests).
Administrative duties such as physical and digital file management, invoicing, billing, office errands, and miscellaneous clerical support.
Assisting with studio maintenance, including loading and unloading of shipments, maintaining studio common areas, stocking supplies, and organizing freight materials.
About the Candidate:
Organized, responsible, and highly personable.
Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills.
2- or 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
Demonstrated comfort and engagement with social media platforms.
Strong familiarity with Supergiant’s titles; general interest in video games and game communities.
Experience with Word, Excel, Google Apps and Quickbooks Online (or similar financial software).
Minimum 2 years administrative and/or marketing experience preferred.
Domestic travel to off-site events is required (between 3-6 weeks per year).
Occasional lifting and packing required. Must be willing and able to lift and maneuver heavy items.
What we Offer:
Benefits: Health, dental, vision, and 401(k). Generous vacation policy.
Opportunity to travel to game conventions and conferences.
Creative, open office in a great neighborhood.
To apply, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "Office Assistant". Include your resume and cover letter in the body of the email (no attachments please). Please provide a brief description of your power animal, and provide 2-3 sentences describing your experience with each of our games. We will be accepting applications now through March 9, 2018, and reach out to prospective candidates by March 16. Please note this is our only available job opportunity at this time.
New to the game? Check out our launch trailer, or read our Pyre FAQ for more!
We hope you have a wonderful time with Pyre, meeting all your fellow exiles, discovering the forsaken land called the Downside, and conducting the mystical competition called the Rites! Be sure to stick around for Versus Mode, featuring more than 20 different characters from the Campaign.
Pyre: Original Soundtrack
Also available today is the Pyre Original Soundtrack, packed with close to two hours of music created for the game by our award-winning composer and audio director, Darren Korb.
We’re pleased to offer a variety of free streaming options, or you can purchase the soundtrack either in digital format or in a lovely two-disc physical edition on CD. It's available at our online store.
Note: We recommend playing through the game before listening to the soundtrack, since the soundtrack is deeply connected to the game’s story, much like with Bastion and Transistor.
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Supergiant’s been around since 2009, and we’ve always said that we’re here to make games that spark your imagination like the games you played as a kid. We’re also here because we want to stick together as a team, to keep making games our way. We spent three years creating Pyre -- but really it's the culmination of the seven-plus years our studio has been around, and of a lifelong love of games for each of us. We really hope you enjoy it, and we’re excited to hear what you think.
Pictured, L to R: Morgan Wren, John-Paul Gabler, Josh Barnett, Darren Korb, Camilo Vanegas, Jen Zee, Gavin Simon, Amir Rao, Logan Cunningham, Andrew Wang, Greg Kasavin, Michael Ailshie
Pyre debuts next week on Steam and PlayStation 4! Our third game is a party-based RPG featuring our biggest campaign ever, filled with unique characters we cannot wait for you to meet. You can get a taste of what’s in store in our new launch trailer:
We also wanted to take a moment to reveal that Pyre features support for 4K-resolution Ultra HDdisplays! Our previous games topped out at 1080p on console and PC, so this is a huge change for us. If you have a 4K display, you’ll be able to experience the artwork at an unprecedented level of sharpness and clarity. Though if you don't, we think you’ll find the game looks stunning, nonetheless!
Pyre: 1080p vs. 4K Comparison
The top image is standard 1080p. The bottom image is 4K Ultra HD. Both are in-game screenshots taken from an early scene in Pyre.
For the PlayStation 4 version of the game, 4K support is built-in and should work automatically with compatible displays, if you're running the game on a PlayStation 4 Pro console.
For the Steam version of the game, a 4K resolution option should show up automatically in the game settings, using compatible displays. The game should autodetect your desktop resolution when you start it.
We love being able to see the work of our three talented artists Jen, Josh, and Camilo in high definition like this, and we hope you'll enjoy this aspect, too. For more information about the game, visit our Pyre FAQ. Until Tuesday!!