The Uprising of Among Us

The Uprising of Among Us

Elizabeth Smith, Staff Writer

In early 2020 everyone who was anyone was playing a happy-go-lucky game called Animal Crossing on the Nintendo-Switch. The adorable game was all about the fun thrills of chatting with the villagers. Now that we are in the closing months of 2020 we went in the opposite direction with the mobile game Among Us. It’s about astronauts trying to find the Imposter among them.

When you join/create a game, you appear in a pod-like room where you can wait for friends or strangers to join. There can be no less than four and no more than ten players in a game. If you create the game, you can choose the settings (player speed, number of imposters, vision settings, etc.). While you are waiting for the game to start, you can chat with the other players or change the way your character looks.  There are twelve colors to choose from but only one person is allowed to have that color in that game in order to prevent confusion and provide an easier way to distinguish who is “suspicious” during discussions. You can also choose from 51 unique hat options such as a wet floor sign or a fried egg. There are also pets and skins, but you have to pay for them.

Once a game starts, you are randomly chosen as either a Crewmate or an Imposter. Crewmates have to go around doing tasks that help fix the ship/base/area. While you are a Crewmate, you have to be wary of other players because you never know who is the Imposter.

If you are an Imposter, you have to go around faking your tasks, sabotaging the ship (i.e the lights, oxygen, reactors, and doors), and killing the other players.

With themes of betrayal and murder, Among Us is becoming increasingly popular, even though it came out on June 15, 2018, and Innersloth is still fixing some bugs.