Among Us: The latest game to ruin friendships

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‘Among Us’ is an online multiplayer social deduction game available on android, iOS and Windows. It was developed and published by American game studio InnerSloth and released on June 15, 2018. Although published 2 years back, the game took off recently in popularity; even topping PUBG momentarily.

So let’s take a look at this game which is making everyone “sus” and ruling the meme community.

How to play

Set on a spaceship, A crew of 4-10 players are completing simple “tasks” while 1-3 impostors are doing everything they can to sabotage their efforts and kill them all.
The imposter(s) needs to blend in among the crewmates pretending to be completing tasks.

His real objective however is to kill off as many crew members as possible while trying to frame innocent crew members for the crime.

The other players will work together to identify who the imposter(s) is / are by undoing the Impostor’s sabotages, checking security cameras to watch other crewmates and overall remaining vigilant for suspicious activities. They can call emergency meetings and report dead bodies to accuse the impostor and vote on it. The player who gets maximum votes will be kicked out of the ship. No one will be kicked out in case of a tied vote.

The game ends in one of four ways.

All impostors are dead. (Crew Win)
All tasks are completed. (Crew Win)
There are an equal number of crew and impostors. (Impostor Win)
The crew fail to stop a catastrophic sabotage (Impostor Win).

The game can be played with friends via local host. Or simply by joining the public games already available to play with strangers. So assemble your squads and get on the hype train for this new sensation. Or if you’re not ready to lose your friends yet , maybe play with strangers first!


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