Among Us is a 2018 online multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by American game studio Innersloth. It was released on iOS and Android devices in June 2018 and on Windows in November 2018, featuring cross-platform play between these platforms. The game was also ported for the Nintendo Switch in December 2020, and has planned releases for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in 2021. The game was inspired by the party game Mafia and the science fiction horror film The Thing. Since the release of its first map, The Skeld, three other maps were added, those being MIRA HQ, Polus and The Airship. The Airship's design is based on Infiltrating the Airship from the Henry Stickmin series, another video game series developed by Innersloth. A fifth map is currently in development and will be released in a future update.
|Android, iOS, June 15, 2018, Microsoft Windows, November 16, 2018, Nintendo Switch, December 15, 2020, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, TBA
|Party, social deduction
Space themed online multiplayer social deduction game in which players are divided into two categories; crew mates and imposters. The crew mates must figure out who the imposters are before being killed by them.
The game went mostly unnoticed in 2018 but found new life in 2020 after a slew of Twitch personalities and YouTubers began streaming gameplay. A sequel was planned but ultimately cancelled in September of 2020.
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