“Among Us” by Innersloth has recently grown recognition, along with millions of new players.
“Among Us” is a murder mystery-based game with 10 crewmates and two imposters. The crewmates go around doing a certain number of tasks to win the game, while the imposters eliminate them one by one. When a player gets eliminated and the body is found, a meeting is called where all the players discuss who they think the imposter is. If the crewmates vote out all the imposters, they win the game. However, if the imposters eliminate all the crewmates, the round goes to the imposters.
“Among Us” was officially released June 15, 2018. According to Gameindustry, “In August 2020 alone, ‘Among Us’ was downloaded 18.4 million times.” Gameindustry went on to say, “Between September 1 and 14, the game was downloaded 42 million times.” “Among Us” is now sitting at 1.5 million players.
I decided to try out the game myself, and it is definitely worth all the hype. The rounds are not too short, and not too long. They last about 10-15 minutes. While the game has a good-lasting round, the character customization is also quite interesting. The basic character is some kind of space suit, and you can also change the color. There are hats, outfits, and pets that you could also use on your character.
The game does build up some suspense. As more players are voted out, but none of them are the imposters, your last choice might be having to lose the game. Not only, but the imposters are to lie about doing tasks, where they were, and what they saw, in order to not get voted out. If you are a crewmate, and get eliminated, you are turned into a ghost and are to still do your tasks, where as the imposters are to just run around.
“Among Us” is quickly growing recognition and fandom.