Among Us is a 2018 online multiplayer social deduction game that 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. The game was inspired by the party game Mafia and the science fiction horror film The Thing. Since the release of its first map, The Skeld, three other maps were added, those being MIRA HQ, Polus and The Airship.
The Airship's design is based on Infiltrating the Airship from the Henry Stickmin series, another video game series developed by Innersloth. A fifth map is currently in development and will be released in a future update. In Among Us, players each take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates, and a predetermined number being Impostors. The Crewmates' goal 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.
The gameplay of Among Us is a social deduction game for two teams, each with different roles - the Crew and the Impostors. The Crew must identify the Impostors and complete tasks around the map while the Impostors must sabotage and kill the Crew before they complete all of their tasks. The game is relatively short, with a round lasting around 10 minutes. When a player is eliminated, their role is switched to the other team. The game features a large variety of roles including a hacker, a saboteur, and a medic. One player is randomly selected to be the traitor at the beginning of the game who is given a special role and is aware of who the other Impostors are. The game is played through rounds in which the Crew and Impostors try to identify each other. The team that wins is the team with the most Impostors eliminated or the team with the most Crew members alive.
The graphics of the game are superb, with textures comparable to that of Final Fantasy VII.
Information about replayability
The game has five maps, those being The Skeld, MIRA HQ, Polus, The Airship, and a fifth map which is currently in development. The maps are released in the order that they are released.
Among Us is a multiplayer social deduction mobile video game that launched on iOS and Android devices in 2018. It is the first game to be developed by Innersloth. The game was released commercially in June 2018 and on Windows in November 2018. The game was also ported for the Nintendo Switch in December 2020.
- Gameplay is simple
- The game is social and requires teamwork
- The game is playable offline, offline mode is good for people who don't have data coverage
- The game is playable on iOS and Android devices
- The game has a variety of gameplay modes
- The game is not good for people who are new to gaming
- Games can take up to an hour
- The game is not good for people with anxiety
- The game is not good for people who get motion sickness
- The game is not suitable for children