Among Us

Among Us is a popular online multiplayer game based on social deduction where the crewmates have to identify an imposter. The set-up of the game is designed in space. The game is developed and published by Innersloth and is designed by Marcus Bromander. In  Among Us, the players are divided into crewmates and imposters. The objective of the crewmates is to identify and eliminate the imposter while completing their assigned tasks whereas the imposters’ aim to kill the crewmates before they complete their task. For eliminating a player, all the players need to vote after either calling an emergency meeting or after reporting a dead body. The crewmates if they successfully manage to eliminate all the imposters or complete all the tasks. The imposter can win if they manage to kill all the crewmates or create critical sabotage which the crewmates fail to resolve.

How to Play Among Us?

A minimum of four players and a maximum of ten players can participate in a game of Among Us. In each round, a minimum of one and a maximum of three players are randomly chosen as imposter based on the settings created by the host. The game supports four maps:

  • The Skeld: spaceship
  • MIRA HQ: headquarters building
  • Plus: planet base
  • Airship

When the number of participants is fulfilled, the participants are randomly divided into crewmates and imposters. The crewmates need to complete minigames which are present in the form of tasks. The imposter is also assigned false tasks which help them to blend with the crewmates. Imposter comes with the power of sabotaging the vital system, killing the cremates and also they can travel through the vents.

If a teammate dies, they have the option to continue the game as a ghost. The ghost can travel across the walls and have the freedom to chat with other ghosts. Also, their vision gets extended. The ghosts can help their teammates by completing the task. An imposter ghost can still sabotage the game. For helping the crewmates to identify the imposter, a surveillance system is present in each map, which one can use to monitor the movement of their fellow players. For eliminating a player, the players can either report a dead body or call for an emergency meeting. After which, a discussion takes place in a textual message followed by voting. The player who earns the maximum number of votes is eliminated. If two or players manage to get the same amount of vote, no elimination takes place.

Release Date

  • Android: 15 June 2018
  • iOS: 15 June 2018
  • Windows: 16 November 2018
  • macOS: 17 November 2020
  • Nintendo Switch: 15 December 2020

The game will be available on Xbox One and Series X/S in 2021.

Developer

The game is developed and published by Innersloth, an American game studio. Among Us is designed by Marcus Bromander and programmed by Forest Willard. It is composed by Forest Willard.

Platforms

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Microsoft Windows
  • macOS
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Xbox One (soon)
  • Xbox Series X/S (soon)

Controls

When playing Among Us on your smartphone, you can control the movement by tapping on the screen. However, when you play Among Us on a smartphone, clicking the mouse again and again can be frustrating. You can use the following keyboard controls while playing Among Us on your PC:

  • Esc: Closes open menu
  • Tab: Opens Mao
  • Q: Kills crewmate (works for the imposter)
  • R: Reports dead Body
  • W: To move up
  • A: To move left
  • S: To move down
  • D: To move right
  • Alt+Enter: Toggles screen size

Features

  • Multi-player game
  • 4 different setting
  • Minigames
  • Highly customizable

FAQ

What are the different tasks Among Us?

The tasks presented in Among Us are divided into three categories: short, long and common tasks. The short tasks can complete in a while, while the long tasks take a bit more time to complete. The tasks which are common for all the crewmates are known as common tasks.

How can the imposter sabotage the game?

Among Us allows sabotaging of:

  1. Doors
  2. Oxygen
  3. Reactors
  4. Comms
  5. Lights

For sabotaging these arenas, the imposter needs to tap on the sabotage tab present in the bottom right section of the screen.

How can an imposter fake task on Among Us?

For faking a task, identify the long tasks and then spend enough time to show that you are completing the task. If you are standing near a crewmate while faking the task, ensure that you move from your position only when the total tasks completed bar increases to show that you have just completed a task.

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