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Among Us devs admit they felt "burnt out" and "overwhelmed" following the indie game's successJun 20, 2021 - EurogamerThe team behind Among Us, Innersloth, has opened up about feeling "overwhelmed" and "burnt out" after the success of their cult classic multiplayer detective game during lockdown. "Among Us going viral, it was just like, 'OK, this is my life,'" said artist Amy Liu. "The pressure to get things done quickly was really high. September to December, we're talking to Xbox, PlayStation. They were gonna try to get Among Us on these platforms, which usually takes many months - like, half a year to a year. We were like, 'Three months! We're gonna try that.'" "I definitely burnt out," Liu told Anthony Padilla (thanks, Kotaku). "It was tough because during all of this, we weren't able to see friends and family. Being so tired from working, I couldn't even go visit my family during covid and had to spend holidays alone... that was definitely the hardest time." Read more Among Us’ 3rd Birthday & 15 Player Lobbies Out Now!Jun 15, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsIT’S AMONG US’ BIRTHDAYYYYYYYYYYYY! On June 15th 2018, we released Among Us... as a local, mobile only game with just a few players. And now in 2021, not only is the game out on PC, Nintendo Switch, mobile and soon Xbox and PlayStation, but we also have this GIANT community of Crewmates and Impostors all over the world??? You really showed up!! To celebrate, 15 player lobbies are OUT NOW, which includes things like: An improved art style (subtle, but cleaner and easier for us to animate) - 4K BEAN GRAPHICS ARE THE FUTURE. 6 brand new colors: Tan, Gray, Banana, Rose, Maroon, and Coral -- I have seen absolute blood baths in the comments section of people claiming Rose and Banana for their mains. Be safe out there. The pastel stans are thirsty for their cute colours, and rightfully so. (Also I know these colours are not super colourblind friendly - we want to move away from colours being the main way people identify Crewmates, so hang tight!) A new kill screen meeting menu that indicates who died between rounds -- Yeah that's right I know you don't keep track of who dies!! This is a call out to you Steve. (I don't know a Steve but whoever is named Steve must be really freaked out right now.) Ability to honk horn added to The Airship 😀 If you have the “Stabilize Steering” task, bop the horn to honk it. Most important update in my humble opinion. And various bug fixes: The shop works in multiple languages again Right Hand Man skin kill animation makes the WEEEEH sound again Kick/Ban icon remains persistent on screen if chat is open after voting ends Made it more clear you can change the chat type (Free Chat VS Quick Chat) in the game settings if you are logged in Various localization fixes Players will stop moving when meetings are called Whew! Wondering what's next? Make sure you check out the Among Us Roadmap to see what our plans are. Cheers, Victoria {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/59fc68eef3530e3f8420e8b11e45aadbb7f0844c.png Social Links Twitter: TikTok: Discord: Us is getting a hide and seek mode and new mapJun 10, 2021 - PCGamesNAmong Us has heaps of cool things coming your way. Developer InnerSloth revealed during the Summer Game Fest stream that it's got a rough roadmap of goodies that'll come out in no particular order. The Among Us team is working on a new mode that's based on hide and seek. There aren't more details than that, but you can guess how it'll go. A short clip shows one seeker mulling around as they try to find a rabble of crewmates that are littered around the map hiding. We've got one hiding in the bathroom, and another among some snowmen. InnerSloth also revealed that they're working on the game's fifth map, though there isn't much to show off yet. You're also getting new roles such as sheriff and scientist. What that entails, however, wasn't shared, so sit tight. There's good news for those of you who are looking for more customisation options. Soon you'll be able to colour your wee beans tan, maroon, grey, banana, and coral - you're getting more cosmetics, too. If you're more of an achievement hunter, there's something on the roadmap for you, too - Among Us is getting achievements. During a short clip, we see one player get one for racking up five kills. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Among Us chicken nugget sells for nearly $100,000 on eBay Among Us goes from 350k daily PC players to two million after Epic giveaway Epic's free game this week is Among Us The Among Us RoadmapJun 10, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHey Crewmates! Just a quick update, but as part of the Summer Games Fest, we revealed a roadmap for Among Us' future. Here's what we have planned: The next big update will be 15 player support with new colors (including Rose, Gray, Tan, and more), a slight graphics update, mobile controller support, and more. Details on this coming to you sooner than you think...! Then, in no particular order, here's what we want to work on: A new map - Map 5! Very secret. What's it gonna be on? Don't ask me! I'm sworn to secrecy, I'm bad at secrets, and I would like to keep my job. Achievements. For anyone who wants to prove they are pros at the game. AKA not me, I'm a very anxious Impostor. Account linking between platforms. All your save data and cosmetics, available on your platform of choice. New roles and ways to play. VERY SECRET. OR MAYBE I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT'S UP. Hide n’ Seek mode. Come out come out wherever you areee. Visor cosmetics. Even more ways to fix a ship in style! Yes it may block your vision but at least you'll be fashionable. Consoles (Xbox and PlayStation). I get it, you want to know when. I can't tell you. I'M SORRY. When I can I will!! Take a nap at some point, idk, the churn of capitalism is rough {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/ec4d347d3eb803a2f34b6d39a1043f9e83a63e0c.png Once we can give you more concrete dates we will, but there’s A LOT to be excited for in the coming months. Keep an eye out this weekend too on our Twitter or via the newsletter... there's more we have in store for you. See you soon! Victoria {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/59fc68eef3530e3f8420e8b11e45aadbb7f0844c.png Social Links Twitter: TikTok: Discord: Us chicken nugget sells for nearly $100,000 on eBayJun 4, 2021 - PCGamesNSomeone has spent close to $100,000 - around £70,986 - on a chicken nugget that looks a wee bit like a character from Among Us. The snack was put up on eBay by a user from America called Polizna before it went viral and attracted 184 bids, with someone then finally winning out by putting down $99,997. The seller has listed its condition as "used' - sure, the little nuggety bean doesn't appear to have any hungry bite marks in the photos, but it makes far better sense than BNWT. The seller also adds that the item will be frozen and then air sealed to ensure freshness. Oh, and if you were wondering, the Among Us-shaped nugget came from a BTS Combo meal from McDonald's - I wonder if that adds to the value at all. The seller also replied to a tweet from Xbox (below) saying it better come with Szechuan sauce for that price. "Joke's on them," they say. "I have Szechuan , and at buyer's request will ship some with the nugget." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Among Us goes from 350k daily PC players to two million after Epic giveaway Epic's free game this week is Among Us Among Us maps: vent locations, emergencies, and visual tasks Among Us is free to keep this week on the Epic Games StoreMay 27, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunAmong Us is free to keep if you grab it from the Epic Games Store this week. The social betrayal multiplayer game normally costs an already pretty small £4/$5/€4, so it's not a huge saving, but now is a good time to grab it if you've been mildly curious over all the fuss. Read more April Dev Log - Upcoming 15 player lobbies, new colors, and more!Apr 27, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHey Crewmates! Not a lot of super exciting news for this dev log as we work on fixing bugs and getting everything ready for our next update. But here’s a quick run down of what we’ve been working on. Boop. Bug Updates If you don’t see your bug mentioned here, know that we’re aware of them! (E.g. missing skins, lag, various visual glitches, etc.) Here’s a brief summary of what’s been fixed though: Airship uses proper background on Create Game screen now Authentication issues when players tried to sign in has been fixed on PC and mobile Ping counter re-added Region text no longer always shows North America, even when in other regions "PLAYERNAME left the game." alignment fixed Other scaling/formatting issues fixed Miscellaneous fixes to accounts - mostly backend stuff Reflow in 2021.4.12 removed MismatchedProductUserIDs and NullContinuanceToken errors (multi account/device support) Vitals color bug has been "fixed" (vitals no longer shows color names at all) Stuck on Quick Chat and changing your username? If you’ve created an Account (or gotten parental permission) and are logged in, you can change the chat in Settings and your name in the Account tab! Progress Report - Art style: We're working on an updated art style for Among Us! Don’t worry though, it’s not too different from what you’re used to. Just cleaner lines and other improvements that’ll make animating it on the backend easier. … But imagine how horrifying it would be if it looked like this though. - 15 player lobbies: Gather all your friends because we’re going to expand the lobby sizes! (Don’t have enough friends? Then invite your enemies. Make new enemies. Everyone is now your enemy.) - Colours: There are a total of 6 new colours coming to the update, which we'll be revealing more in May. Considering all the colours we already have, it was actually kind of difficult to find colours that will automatically be visually distinct from all the other ones. But in terms of accessibility and colourblindness, we hope to move away from colours being the defining way people identify each other. We’re workshopping ideas for that though. - New meeting screen: A bigger lobby means our old meeting screen won’t be able to handle all the new crewmates, so expect a bit of reworking there. There’ll also be a new intro when meetings are called that accentuates the information between the reporter and who exactly died between rounds, as seen below. Note the image below might not be final. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/e471711a873fee3816899b4573c758f844dc08f9.png - General QoL update: We’ve been working with some partners to get our whole website revamped, which hopefully will give us a more centralized place to give you these updates and all our news. Plus we hope to get a better bug reporting system and general page where you can keep up to date on all the bug fixes we’ve been working on. It’s been all over the place so far, and having a more streamlined process will be easier for everyone! ---- That’s all...Patch Notes - Version 2021.4.12Apr 12, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHello Crewmates! Here are some hot fixes for the latest version of Among Us. Fixes for version 2021.4.12 Account login flow significantly reworked Multiple users can now log in to the same device (no more MismatchedProductUserIDs error) Missing skins from Airship Bundle should be fixed Text graphical update Updated translations Setting an invalid birthdate no longer makes account initialization fail Sabotage menu no longer replaces minimap for Impostors Room names are now consistently layered on the map Develop Photos task does not finish instantly Comms sabotage can no longer be repaired by ghosts, Impostors can now repair Other various bug fixes Thanks for playing as always! Victoria and the Innersloth Team {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/59fc68eef3530e3f8420e8b11e45aadbb7f0844c.png Twitter: TikTok: Discord: Among Us player count soars following the Airship updateApr 1, 2021 - PCGamesNAmong Us' major new update has landed, with an Airship map, tasks, areas to explore "(or get murdered in)", gameplay tweaks, and more in tow. And, it looks like it's drawn a whole raft of players back to the social deduction game, too, with its Steam player count shooting up into orbit following the update's launch. Head to SteamDB's charts for Among Us and you'll see that the multiplayer game's peak player count has shot up to around three to four times its recent numbers. The site's data indicates the game's concurrent player count has gone from figures roughly between the 22k-53k marks over the past couple of months (with a gentle decline overall) to a whopping high of 132,544 on the night of March 31 - the new update's launch date. Going by most recent numbers, that's a peak player count around four times bigger than the ones seen in the last seven days, which sat somewhere between the 22.5k and 37k marks across the week. Phwoar. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Among Us maps: vent locations, emergencies, and visual tasks Among Us has quickchat now Among Us costumes guide: how to unlock seasonal skins and outfits Among Us has launched its big airship map and account systemMar 31, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunImposter simulator Among Us has just pressed the big launch button on its new airship map. The new playground for sneaky assassinations has its own new chores to complete and shortcuts to memorize. Along with the new map, the big update also brings the account system Innersloth have been working on which allows reporting other users for their bad behavior. Worse behavior than crew murder, that is. They've given a rundown on both today with the map's launch. Read more LET’S GO AIRSHIP 🎉 New map out now!Mar 31, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsWelcome recruits! Hop onto the newest Among Us map – the Airship! Out now on all platforms, work together on this airship to carry out the greatest plan... though whether that’s as a Crewmate or Impostor is another question. This free map update includes: The 4th map, and the biggest one yet New tasks including jewel polishing, emptying trash (wow fun), and more The ability to pick the room you start in All new areas to explore (or get murdered in) Improved mobility with ladders and moving platforms New free hats including a heart pin, angry eyebrows, unicorn head, udder, and more! Inspired by our other game, The Henry Stickmin Collection Furthermore, an all-new Airship Skin Bundle is available for purchase! Check it out here and get fancy new gear to impress all your friends and enemies. Each new outfit in this bundle comes with its own custom kill animation! Not that you’ll need it. Since you’re not an Impostor... right? Right?? {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/892380e6a1ed77ab2bf8e1cec430ecca60dc6603.png Code of Conduct If you saw our dev log last week, you’ll know we have a new Code of Conduct and Account system. Please take the time to read through the Code of Conduct as you’ll be subject to them even if you claim you haven’t read it. Here’s a recap on what the account system is all about, you can read the full explanation here: Right now it’s focused on reporting and moderation capabilities, but in the future we hope to add a friend system and the ability to transfer your cosmetics between devices. You can only make on account per device - if multiple people are using the same device it'll be locked for the time being, but we're planning a hot fix for that soon. You will be able to report if someone in the game is acting inappropriately, including: inappropriate names, inappropriate chat, cheating/hacking, and harassment/misconduct. Consequences can range from temporary to permanent bans (including alternate accounts). You must create an account to access free chat (without it you will have to use Quick Chat for safety!) and to change your display name freely. If you are under the minimum age of digital consent in your country (for most countries 13 is the minimum age), you have to get a parent/guardian's permission to access free chat (which then allows you to create an account), or change your display name. Without an account (or if you're a minor who doesn't want to ask your parent/guardian for approval), you can still play via Guest Mode. This locks you to Quick Chat and doesn't allow you to change your name other than with a randomly generated name. We’re still working on a number of measures to keep our game as safe as possible! This is just the beginning! WHAT’S NEXT? Provided everything goes well and there aren’t massive bugs we need to handle from the Airship launch, we’ve got lots on our plate in terms of future plans! With our 2 new recent programmer hires we're definitely on track for faster work. We’ll make a public roadmap at some ...The Airship in 7 days & info on accountsMar 24, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsOne more week until the new map drops, Crewmates! I wanted to jump in and quickly explain the account system that'll be launching with the map, since I'm going to assume once the update launches very few people are going to read the dev log, lol. INFORMATION ON ACCOUNTS Right now accounts are focused on reporting and moderation capabilities, but in the future we hope to add a friend system and the ability to transfer your cosmetics between devices. Cool? Cool! You will be able to report if someone in the game is acting inappropriately, including: inappropriate names, inappropriate chat, cheating/hacking, and harassment/misconduct. Consequences can range from temporary to permanent bans (including alternate accounts). ​Note that reports will be read by people (not bots!) and you will need to provide a reason as to why you are reporting. No linking of multiple accounts yet (Steam account is only on Steam, mobile on mobile, etc.) It’ll be coming soon though. You must create an account to access free chat (without it you will have to use Quick Chat for safety!) You must create an account to freely change your display name. If you do not create an account, there will be randomized names you can choose from. Usernames are not exclusive. Multiple people can have the same username. (So if you take the username "PuffballsUnited", other people can still use "PuffballsUnited".) If you are under the minimum age of digital consent in your country (for most countries 13 is the minimum age), you have to get a parent/guardian's permission to access free chat (which then allows you to create an account), or change your display name. Without an account (or if you're a minor who doesn't want to ask your parent/guardian for approval), you can still play via Guest Mode. This locks you to Quick Chat and doesn't allow you to change your name other than with a randomly generated name. A corresponding Code of Conduct will be available on our website that outlines the expectations for our community and consequences. The launch of an age gate, Quick Chat and an accounts system that requires children to obtain a parent/guardian's permission to use free chat or change their display names are all our initial efforts towards making it more safe for children to play Among Us, and comply with various global requirements in the process. Thanks for sticking with us! Random Fun Bit We showed off two of the new, free hats that'll be coming with the Airship update. Angry eyebrows and Unicorn hat! There are still a few more to show off on Twitter as we lead up to the map drop. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/607e671ea8d420affac3f8f9da8bacc8d30c7da2.png There will also be an Airship Skin Pack you can buy along with the game. It'll include 3 new skins (one of which has a custom kill animation) and 13 new hats! You've probably spotted quite a few of them in the opening to the Airship's trailer. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/ccf874a2a1f8a02483046936d8214cf47c0eec26.png See you in a week! Pray o...Among Us' new Airship map is out at the end of MarchMar 18, 2021 - EurogamerDeveloper InnerSloth has announced Among Us' eagerly awaited fourth map, known as The Airship, will finally launch on 31st March. Revealed during last December's Game Awards, The Airship is inspired by another InnerSloth series, the Henry Stickmin Collection, and introduces new rooms, tasks, and ways to move around, including ladders. It also lets players pick their own starting room. InnerSloth had originally been hoping to launch The Airship map, which it describes as its "biggest one yet", a little sooner. As it explains in a new blog post, however, several factors prevented it from doing so - including the 5-person team needing to deal with everything from maintenance to hiring to working on last year's Switch port in recent months. Read more 📣 March 31 - The Airship Releases!Mar 18, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHi Crewmates! We know people have been excited and waiting for the map – thank you to those who have been SO supportive and understanding. It’s really helped us out mentally these past few months. ☁️ The Airship, our new & biggest map - drops MARCH 31st, 2021! ☁️ {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/ba7a28b8a05a9593c29da46f69fb34a31a30aa4e.png This free update will have all new tasks, the ability to pick the room you start in, ladders, a basic account system for moderation and... more?! (Some new free hats as thanks for being so patient with us perhaps?! 👀) In an effort to continue being as transparent as possible with our process, we wanted to share exactly what we’ve been doing and why things have taken longer than we wanted. Let’s get started! General I’m going to try and do my best to explain everything in as few words as possible, but please remember there’s a lot of nuance to any and all situations! Why did we not release a map ASAP? I explained this a bit in our last dev log, but Among Us’ popularity was something no one expected, and quite late into 2020 too. (Thank you for that!!) We had already considered the game done and had moved onto something else. And while it may seem odd things took a few months, it’s quite normal in game development, especially for a team of our size. When you work in an official capacity and need to handle various business needs, there are more legal considerations that need to be put into it versus if it were just a side project or mod! Additionally, creating a map and updates isn’t as simple as creating one aspect of the game and throwing it onto the PC. Because our game is cross-platform, it means EVERYTHING needs to work on as many devices as possible. (Every kind of smartphone and its various versions, console, etc.) You may have noticed most modifications to the game focus on just PC, as that makes development much easier. When a game becomes unexpectedly popular it’s great, but it brings a whole slew of other problems we were extremely new to, which I’ll outline below. That being said, we're extremely grateful for all of the success we’ve found. The explanation of problems is just that – an explanation! Not a complaint. Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives. 😊 Maintenance Multiplayer online games have a lot that goes into them – especially one with as many players as Among Us. Time gets taken away from other tasks because we’ll need to put out a fire somewhere else e.g. when servers go down, we get reports of hackers, etc. Because it means it often affects millions of players, these are high priority items we need to immediately switch to fixing. The more people playing, the more things can go wrong sometimes! Hiring Why not just hire a ton of people? Well, for one we want to keep our close studio dynamics – the bigger the group, the more problems you run into with management, interpersonal clashes, and just overall coziness! If you’ve worked on a group project, you know having more people isn’t alway...Is Among Us coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S?Mar 17, 2021 - The LoadoutFor a period of 2020, it was hard to find one of Twitch's biggest streamers playing anything other than Among Us during their live streams. The whodunnit party game kicked off the Twitch audience's hunger for collaborative content that would see their favourite streamer play alongside several other big names. Among Us has provided millions of hours of hilarious content, and it's been picked up by an insane amount of players on PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. But console gamers have been left asking: 'When's our turn?' With so much hype around the game, which is so untaxing in the graphics and gameplay departments that it can be easily run on most mobile devices, it's strange that it's taken this long to set the wheels in motion for more console ports of Among Us. So when is the game coming to PlayStation and Xbox consoles? Well, we've compiled all the info for you right here. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Among Us smashes gaming record for most monthly players The best party and split-screen games to play with family and friends Among Us is now available on Nintendo Switch Among Us has quickchat nowMar 7, 2021 - PCGamesNThe team behind Among Us has added a shortcut wheel for fast responses while playing the social deduction game. The feature is already available, and should make those meetings quicker and easier. Developer Innersloth revealed the quickchat in a tweet, adding that anyone relying on the text chat may find this a simpler option. "We've just added Quickchat (version 2021.2.21)," the tweet reads. "This is an easier, faster, and safer option to play if you're using text chat! More info in-game." A screenshot is attached, displaying a circle of seven options: accusation, crew, systems, location, statements, question, and response, streamlining the whole process. No "sus" button just yet. Many players use voice chat, whether through Discord, Zoom, or otherwise while playing together, but if you don't have that option, the chat in-game can be messy or inaccessible for whatever reason. This option helps everyone. A larger update is still planned, and the team reassures everyone this is just one sliver of what's in the pipeline. "I know you're waiting for the big update news too," the Twitter post finishes. "The ball is rolling, promise I'll get you more info soon." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Among Us costumes guide: how to unlock seasonal skins and outfits Among Us devs answer "why is everything taking so long?" Someone has got Among Us working on a Nintendo Wii Small Patches (version 2021.3.5)Mar 6, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHey Crewmates! We've been working on fixes over the weekend for the game, sorry about for the issues! Whew. Version 2021.3.5 updates includes fixes for: Blank screen when creating a new room Players unable to find any lobbies in the public list Age gate for Quickchat is 13+ Black screen in lobbies and creating games Desync issues should be fixed when everyone in the game is updated to the latest version. However we're waiting on approval from the store for iOS, so there may be some people in public lobbies that still have the old version. We're still aware of visual bugs, clipping, and other gameplay bugs. Super appreciate the patience and support as we get these sabatoges fixed. :) {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/91c3ffc8a10bfc83f31241a1d8809a7a25ac499f.png - VictoriaIntroducing Quickchat! 💬Mar 5, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHey Crewmates, small feature update! We've just added Quickchat (version 2021.2.21) - this is an easier, faster and safer option to play if you're using text chat! There will still be an options for free chat (toggle it On/Off in Settings), and if you're under the legal age limit you'll have Quickchat for you. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/6698d2e6700e8fea792d59d6d3a1ca7b8be464eb.png I know you're waiting for the big update news too. Sorry it's been so quiet on our end, we've been focused and working on getting things to you. In trhe future we'll definitely make sure to get you more regular dev updates. The ball is rolling, promise I'll get you more info when I can! Cheers, Victoria -- Minor update: We're highly aware that a lot of things are broken and we are very hard at work trying to put out these fires! We're also working on fixing the age gate to 13. We'd appreciate your patience as we work on fixing this update!Among Us mod adds Joker, Medic, Officer and Engineer rolesFeb 5, 2021 - EurogamerIf you're looking for a way to shake up your Among Us games - we're in the middle of our third lockdown, after all - then one way to do so is through mods. Specifically, there's now a PC mod that introduces four new roles to the game to really shake up the meta. The Extra Roles mod, made by Hunter101, adds four new roles to Among Us: a Medic, Officer, Engineer and Joker. It even works on the official InnerSloth servers, but all players need to download the same version of the mod in order for it to work. So, let's go through the roles: the Officer is allowed to kill people, but will die if they hit a crewmate instead of the imposter. High stakes indeed. The Medic, meanwhile, can give other players a shield to make them immortal, although this breaks when the Medic dies. Rather helpfully, the Medic can also inspect a corpse for clues about the killer - although the type of information they receive depends on how fast they get there. Read more Among Us dev update explains why things are “taking so long”Jan 20, 2021 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Among Us became a surprise smash hit in 2020. The hidden-role murder ’em up was originally released in 2018, and managed to burst its way to fame late last year thanks in large part to lots of Twitch streamers. Alas, this success brought with it a fair few challenges for the developers at Innersloth. Yesterday, they released a dev blog explaining why development and updates have been taking so long, and telling fans a bit about what’s been going on behind the scenes. (more…) Among Us Becomes the #8 Most Played Game Ever on Steam with 300k PlayersSep 14, 2020 - GitHypOriginally released back in 2018, Among Us wasn't very successful with an average of only 30-50 concurrent players across all platforms. But with popular games getting delayed and gamers still stuck at home due to COVID-19, everyone has been looking for fun new multiplayer game to play with friends. Over the weekend, Among Us passed Destiny 2 and Grand Theft Auto V with a peak of 300k concurrent players to become the #8 most played game ever on Steam. Among Us' success has been mainly due to its low barrier of entry for players on all devices. The game is free on Apple's App Store and Google Play, while only $4.99 on Steam. And with crossplay, this allows users on Android, iOS, and PC to all play together online. Allowing up to 8 friends to play together has also also been one of biggest reasons for the game's success. Large groups of Twitch and YouTube's most popular streamers have been teaming up for super streams that have kept the game at the top of Twitch over the past couple weeks. With a peak of 443k viewers, Among Us also topped popular games like Destiny 2, Overwatch, and Grand Theft Auto V at #16 on the list of most watched games ever on Twitch. To put in comparison with a more recent easy-to-play party game, the summer's biggest surprise hit, Fall Guys, had more success on Twitch with a peak of 700k viewers; however, the game's higher $19.99 price tag on Steam (while being free on PlayStation Plus) only brought in a peak of 170k players, half the size of Among Us' peak on Saturday.