Despite its 2018 release, Among Us has recently become one of the most popular online games. What exactly is this space-themed game, and how did it become such a widespread phenomenon? Among Us is an online multiplayer party game is the new big name in Twitch Gaming and YouTube Gaming. The game is not a new release. Surprisingly, the game had released in June 2018 and had an average of seven players playing it in its first year. However, the game has now suddenly blown and everyone on the internet seems to know about it.
Among Us is an online social deduction game where the majority of players take on the role of crewmates. Working together to complete tasks on different space settings like a spaceship or base. Additionally, there are up to 3 impostors aboard with the main goal of sabotaging the ship and killing off crewmates while trying to blend in. Crewmates must try to stay alive and correctly identify the impostor(s) via emergency meetings. That is where they can discuss why they think a certain player is or is not the impostor.
Ideally, no one speaks until a meeting is called. Once initiated, players can debate potential suspects and have the option to vote off a crewmate. Crewmates win the game when they correctly identify all impostors among them. Conversely, the victory goes to the impostors if they’ve managed to kill off enough crewmates without being detected.
How Among Us became so wildly popular
Among Us is cheap and very accessible
Of course you can download the game from only accessing PlayStore. The game is available on Steam at a basic price of $5. Other games on these platforms have much higher prices, and the low price point has definitely worked in Among Us’ favor.
Simple interface makes it playable and entertaining for everyone
Platforms like Youtube and Twitch tend to recommend videos with higher click-through rates and viewership time. Among Us has thousands of videos under its name now. People have started binge watching these videos now, which has made these platforms recommend the game even more. In the past few months, the viewership of Among Us has surpassed many popular games like League of Legends, Rocket League, and DOTA 2. Around 300 channels on Twitch are now making content based on the game.
Among Us is a low-end game
This game doesn’t demand much from the user’s device. It can be played on simple low-end desktops and mobile phones. Hence, a large number of people are able to enjoy the game.
Among Us can be played by 10 people at a time
In Battle Royale games, one can usually see streamers and professional players playing together. They can play in a group of four to five people at the most. However, up to 10 people can join the custom lobby of Among Us. As a result, a lot of streamers play together and which also leads to big collaborations.
Meme culture has helped Among Us gain popularity
As soon as the game garnered a small following, online platforms like Twitter and Reddit were flooded with a huge amount of memes.
Those are the explanation on how Among Us become so popular in the gaming industry. We would say that the game is fun to play with friends, and it seems like we will play it several times a day. We even have some tips & tricks to be a good Impostor in the game. Have you ever play the game? What do you think about it?