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Among Us is a 2018 game developed by Innersloth, and is a social deduction game. The game uses an online multiplayer setting. Among Us is a 2018 online multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by American game studio Innersloth. It was released on iOS and Android devices in June 2018 and on Windows in November 2018, featuring cross...

Among Us

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • May 22, 2021

Among Us is a 2018 game developed by Innersloth, and is a social deduction game. The game uses an online multiplayer setting. Among Us is a 2018 online multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by American game studio Innersloth. It was released on iOS and Android devices in June 2018 and on Windows in November 2018, featuring cross-platform play between these platforms.

The game was also ported for the Nintendo Switch in December 2020, and has planned releases for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in 2021. The game was inspired by the party game Mafia and the science fiction horror film The Thing, and since the release of its first map, The Skeld, 3 other maps including MIRA HQ and Polus have been introduced. Lastly, the fourth map, "The Airship" based on Henry Stickmin's Infiltrating the Airship was released in March 2021.

Gameplay

The gameplay is divided into two opposing teams: Crewmates and Impostors. Crewmates' goal is to identify and eliminate all the Impostors. Impostors' goal is to kill all the Crewmates before they complete their tasks.

Players suspect to be Impostors may be eliminated via a plurality vote with any player able to initiate it. Crewmates win if all Impostors are ejected or all tasks are completed, whereas Impostors win if there is an equal number of Impostors and Crewmates, or if a critical sabotage goes unresolved.

Players take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates, and a predetermined number being Impostors.

In Among Us, players each take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates and a predetermined number being Impostors. The goal of the Crewmates is to identify the Impostors, eliminate them, and complete tasks around the map. The Impostors' goal is to covertly sabotage and kill the Crewmates before they complete all of their tasks. Players suspected to be Impostors may be eliminated via a plurality vote, which any player may initiate by calling an emergency meeting (except during a crisis) or reporting a dead body. Crewmates win if all Impostors are ejected or all tasks are completed, whereas Impostors win if there is an equal number of Impostors and Crewmates, or if a critical sabotage goes unresolved.

Graphics

The game is set in a space-themed setting. The game takes place in a space-themed setting, with graphics that are reminiscent of those in the popular video game series No Man's Sky. Players have the ability to customize their character's appearance.

Information about replayability

The game features cross-platform play between Android and iOS devices, and Windows. Among Us is a game that is suitable for virtually any age group, and is based on a scenario that is easy for anyone to understand. This makes it a game that has a high replayability factor.

Conclusion

Among Us is a social deduction game that has a large player base and is played online. It is available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices, is free, and has a high replayability factor.

Pros:
  • Among Us is said to be an intense game with no room for idle chat
  • Players are assigned a predetermined role and are not given a choice
  • The game is set in a space-themed setting and thus provides an original setting
  • The game is played online and there is no need to have a physical meeting
  • The game is free to play
  • The game is available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices
  • The game is a social deduction game which is said to be one of the most popular party games
Cons:
  • The game was released in 2018 and was not subject to much mainstream attention
  • The game is said to be difficult to play, and is said to be not as intuitive as other social games
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