‘Among Us’ captivates and entertains users

Popular game is mysterious and fun

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Photo illustration by Abigail Prestholdt. The game “Among Us” has risen in popularity throughout Park. The game consists of two groups: the crew mates and the imposters. The object of the game is to complete all of the tasks without getting killed.

Maria Perez Barriga

One day, I was randomly scrolling through YouTube when I noticed many YouTubers playing a game called “Among Us” which got me interested to see what the game is all about. 

I clicked on a few videos and started watching how to play. The game consists of 4-10 players all on a spaceship and 1-3 imposters randomly selected among the players. Once the game begins, a screen pops up and tells you if you are a crewmate or an imposter. The role of a crewmate is to complete specific tasks on the spaceship while also looking for who is the imposter(s). The role of an imposter is different as they have to hide their identity while trying to sabotage and kill the crewmates secretly. In order to kick out an imposter, the crewmates must chat and decide who to vote out. Once all the imposters are out, or all the crewmates get killed, the game ends. 

Intrigued by the game, I decided to install it. My first time playing the game, I was a bit nervous as I wanted to make sure I won either as a crewmate or as an imposter. It was fun playing my first game as a crewmate since I got to experience not knowing who the imposters were, while also trying to complete tasks and making sure not to get killed. Sadly, I didn’t manage to stay alive and ended up becoming a ghost. But while you are a ghost, you can still complete tasks to win. Also, you can’t chat with those alive in order to not give away the identity of the imposter. 

Overall, the game is very fun to play and exciting when you play either role — I understand why so many people are playing the game. Although “Among Us” was made in 2018, it didn’t become very popular until recently due to the many popular Twitch streamers and YouTubers playing it, according to Screenrant. This has caused such a huge expulsion of players downloading the game and playing with random people online or their friends. It is such a good game to play with others, especially during a pandemic, as it allows us all to connect. But, improvements will be needed in order for the game not to get boring. 

Some improvements for the game are to allow more players in a room. Also, adding in more tasks and especially increasing some of the difficulties of the tasks. Creating more rooms and adding a feature that allows people to have an account in order to add friends. 

Recently the creators of “Among Us” have announced that they have canceled “Among Us 2” and will instead be focusing on adding in more features in “Among Us”  in order for players to have more options and not play the older 2018 version. New features will include adding new servers, colorblind support, a new stage, and many more as the creators figure out what they will want to add. 

“Among Us” is a thrilling and fun game that deserves all the hype it is getting, and I am excited to see what features will be added to in the new updated version when it comes out. 

“Among Us”: ★★★★☆