Among Us- Friendship or Betrayal?

You have certainly heard about the two-year-old game that has taken a rise in popularity over the past couple of months. Among Us is a game that is played around the globe. This game is very popular- and they’re working on another!

Among Us is a game of teamwork and betrayal. Among Us takes place in a nonexistent world, or one in a distant future. One or more “crewmates” aboard a ship in space has been replaced by an alien shapeshifter. The alien is labeled as an impostor. The impostor’s goal is to kill everyone aboard the ship before the ship lands at home base. The impostor can sabotage the ship, sneak through vents, and frame anyone they can to avoid getting caught.

While everyone fixes the ship from the impostor’s sabotages, no one can talk. This is the way it is to maintain the impostor’s anonymity. Once a body is found, the crewmates that are still alive have the option to talk, and they will discuss who they think the impostor is.

The impostor’s goal is to pretend that they are a member of the crew. If the impostor is not voted off, everyone goes back to maintaining the ship until another body is found. If The impostor is voted off, the crew wins! If the impostor is not voted off and has killed enough people, the impostor wins!

When asked in a poll, many people said they heard about this game only a month or less ago, and from a youtube video. Out of 20 people, the top 70% have played for more than ten hours in the past week. 95% of people love being the impostor, and being the impostor is their favorite part, but one person said that they “like being a crewmate and doing [their] tasks, then [they] try to watch cams [security cameras] and figure out who the imposter is.”

If you see anything suspicious, you are obligated to report it

While there isn’t much criticism for the game, the mobile version could be better. “The joystick in the mobile game never walks up nor down,” one student said. Another common criticism was that it would burn out quickly, with there only being one game mode and only three different maps to play it on.

Among Us is a very creative game, but only got discovered very recently, after being released on June 15th of 2018. You can even customize your character with hats, outfits, pets, and more! What is your opinion on this thriving game?

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