Have you Played Among Us Yet?

Who do you think is ‘sus’? Among Us is an online multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by American game studio InnerSloth and released on June 15, 2018. The game takes place in a space-themed setting where players each take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates, and a predetermined number being Impostors. Although it was initially released in 2018, the game received an influx of popularity in 2020 with several well-known Twitch streamers and YouTubers playing it. Have you downloaded the app yet?

How to Play

The goal for 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 their tasks. Through a plurality vote, players believed to be Impostors may be removed from the game. If all Impostors are eliminated or all tasks are completed, the Crewmates win; if there are an equal number of Impostors and Crewmates, or if critical sabotage goes unresolved, the Impostors win.

But how do you know if someone is an imposter? Well, you can either catch them killing another crewmate, “venting,” or using the vents to relocate and lastly, they may just be “sus” – Sus is a shortening of suspicious or suspect. In slang, it has a sense of “questionable” or “shady,” and though the term has become widely popular over the past couple of years, Among Us has given the slang term a major reputation!

Online Influential Responses

Since the game is booming, Twitch and YouTubers are using this opportunity to gain traction and attention towards their content by playing Among Us on their platforms. Professional gaming organizations such as FaZe Clan have made collaborative content revolving around the game, while independent gaming streamers have also used the game strategically to attract more viewers.

The gaming community is not the only one playing Among Us! Even beauty gurus and influencers have taken a liking to the game and have created looks based on it. One particular being Abby Roberts, or more popularly known as “Abby Artistry” who took to her Instagram and TikTok platforms to show off her remarkable look, and clearly, her love for the game.

Future Plans for Among Us

In response to the game’s popularity, a sequel, Among Us 2, was announced in August 2020. However, a month later in September, the planned sequel was cancelled, with the team instead shifting focus to improving the original game. Since the game has been downloaded millions of times over the past couple of weeks and it predominantly being played on smartphones, the creators would likely use this time to create a more positive and efficient experience while playing the game.


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