"Among Us" is an online multiplayer game developed by the American studio Innersloth.
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- Game Type: "Among Us" is an online multiplayer game in which players are crew members of a spaceship, space station or similar structure.
- Tasks and Sabotage: Most players are given crew roles and must perform various tasks on the map, while one or two players are assigned as "Cheaters" and must sabotage tasks and eliminate other players without being discovered.
- Discussions and Voting: When a body is found, players can report it and then discuss and vote on who they think is the cheater. The cheater must try to deceive the other players and avoid detection.
- Maps: Various maps are available in Among Us, each with a unique layout and set of tasks. They include spaceships, space stations and planetary bases.
- Communications: The game requires coordinated communication between players. It is often played using voice chat, such as Discord, to facilitate discussions.
- Popularity in Streaming: "Among Us" has gained great popularity on streaming platforms such as Twitch and YouTube, making it a well-known cultural phenomenon.
- Availability: The game is available on a variety of platforms, including Windows PCs, iOS and Android mobile devices, and the Nintendo Switch console.
- Updates and Development: Innersloth is actively developing the game, introducing new maps, quests and features to keep the community interested.
- Impact of Pandemic: The popularity of Among Us grew significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many people were looking for ways to interact and play with friends remotely.
- Prizes and Awards: "Among Us" has won many awards and accolades, including The Game Awards for best multiplayer game in 2020.
- Unexpected Return: Although Among Us was released in 2018, the game did not gain real popularity until the middle period of 2020. The sudden surge of interest was largely driven by streamers and YouTubers.
- Team Innersloth: Studio Innersloth, which created Among Us, consists of just three people: Forest Willard, Marcus Bromander and Amy Liu.
- Sequel Cancelled: In response to the unexpected success of Among Us, Innersloth initially announced a sequel to the game. However, they canceled those plans shortly thereafter to focus on improving the original game and adding new features.
- Communications: Although Among Us requires coordination and communication between players, it originally had no built-in voice chat. Many players used third-party apps, such as Discord, for coordination.
- Inspirations: The game's developers admitted that they were inspired by social games such as "Mafia" or "Werewolves," where players have to determine who among them is the opponent.
- Animated Series: Due to the popularity of the game, plans have been made to create an animated series based on Among Us.
- Popularity among politicians: "Among Us" has become so popular that some politicians, including Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, played it live on the Twitch platform to promote voting in the 2020 U.S. elections.
- Procedural Variables: Although the map in Among Us is fixed, the tasks for players are different each time the game starts. The cheat also has access to different sabotages depending on the map.
- Memes and Internet Culture: The success of "Among Us" has contributed to a number of memes, jokes and references in Internet culture.
- Language of Flowers: One of the more interesting aspects of the game is how players communicate. Often abbreviations and specific language are used, such as "sus" (suspect) or "vent" (vent that crooks can move).