Multiplayer space mystery game "Among Us" reaches new heights
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Multiplayer space mystery game "Among Us" reaches new heights

Among Us, a multiplayer space mystery game, first released in 2018 by InnerSloth who are also the developers of the game, has just touched a new high in player count.

Over the weekend, the game registered a record 1.5 million players across three platforms- PC, iOS, and Android. Over the past few weeks, the number of people playing the game rose exponentially.

Teamwork, betrayal, survival

A game where you are a part of a crew of up to 10 people who go about working, doing their job on the spaceship. The catch though is that one of the crew members is an alien imposter whose job is to murder crew members and blame others for it without being found out. The players vote to kick the suspected imposter and the crew wins if the real imposter is found out.

Although the game was not a chart-topper when it first released, it has recently gained popularity within streamers and non-streamers alike. Since June 2020, Among Us has become one of the most popular games on Twitch.

Among Us does have cross-play. Although this game has a 9/10 rating on steam and is quite affordable, most of the players join from the Mobile version which is free.

Why this game is so appealing

It's like a weird, murderous version of hide and seek. Murder your crew before they find out.

The thrill and panic that sets into players as they report dead bodies, check maps and hope to survive in space does have an appealing tone to it.

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