In Pyre, you play as the Reader, a woman who has just been exiled to the Downside. You are quickly found by three other exiles and learn about the Rites, a series of competitions that may be your only way out of the Downside. It is in these Rites that you find most of Pyre's gameplay. It's a 3 v 3 game mode where you must take an orb into the other team's goal until it runs out of HP. When you're not performing Rites, the rest of Pyre plays like a visual novel, allowing you to get to know your party members and make decisions for your team.