Falling Embers is a rougelike 2D bullet-hell in the same vein as The Binding of Isaac and Enter the Gungeon. It draws heavy inspiration from Dark Souls, Isaac, Gungeon, Crawl, and many other games. The game follows the story of a high school senior that struggles with multiple mental illnesses. The game occurs when these illnesses take over, making the protagonist slip into a monstrous, dark version of the world around him. He must fight to overcome his own mind, to free himself from the now real demons in his head.