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Among Us releases for PlayStation and Xbox consoles in DecemberOct 21, 2021 - VG247On December 14, Among Us will be released for PS4, PS5, Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass. The release comes with all previous content and on PlayStation consoles you will net a Ratchet & Clank cosmetic. While the game releasing on these consoles is good news itself, there's even better news: the game allows for crossplay between systems so everyone can play together. And 4-15 player lobbies are supported with online multiplayer. Read more Epic finally admits Fortnite's Imposters mode was inspired by Among UsOct 12, 2021 - VG247Fortnite's Impostors mode was indeed inspired by the popular indie game Among Us, the game’s official Twitter account has admitted. The initial tweet brought to attention the fact Fortnite's mode now contains a new Role Bias feature which allows you to decide between being an Impostor or Agent when playing Public and Private matches. The most recent update, v18.20, also added an Impostors playlist with open Voice Chat. In today’s tweet, Epic said the mode was “inspired by the hit Among Us game,” and further tweeted it would like to work together with InnerSloth on something “fun” sometime. Read more Emergency Meeting #32: Server Issues & Upcoming RolesOct 4, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHi Crewmates! Happy October and spooky season! I bet you’re wondering when the next update is. WEEEELLLLLL. We’re working on it? :D But no really, I know it’s been awhile since our last one with concrete information, so here’s a transparent-a-dev-log as possible to explain what’s been going on. Server Issues From Sept 20 as of today, you may have noticed our servers were a bit wonky, and you weren’t able to connect or create a game at many points during that time. This was due to a DDoS attack we were experiencing. Essentially, someone was spending a lot of money to send A LOT of traffic to our servers, which overwhelmed the datacenters. When a datacenter is overwhelmed the server maintainers close off the network for our servers and we have to take an outage. There are no privacy concerns or anything associated with this – the only problem is the fact people aren’t able to play the game when this happens. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/71552b785afbef9eb342619e8a013b079de6ace3.png When it comes to DDoS attacks, our options are limited, and honestly as much of a headache for us as it is for you. To counter it, we did get new hardware, shuffled some things around, and generally improved things, but these things take time to test and get approved, hence the delay in implementation. (And meanwhile, the DDoS continues for as long as the other person has money to throw at it, which is an expensive endeavour. Usually attackers just give up after an hour or two, but at peak, this was at a scale that took down Google servers some years ago!) Everything should be up and running extremely soon, with future preventative measures! We weren’t sure if we should share this with you, but we wanted to be completely honest about the realities of game development, especially live games. Roles and More? But we’ve been pretty quiet about what we were exactly working on, haven’t we? Well – one thing I CAN tell you is our next *gameplay* update will be focused on implementing new roles. Which ones? That’s a secret. How many? Uh, also a secret. (More than 2.) (Maybe 3.) (Could be 4.) We also have another update planned around the same time, but I can’t say anything about that one yet. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/0b31644d383913b2fa45fe7c18cfff7fc4666683.png The roles we’ve come up with may be slightly different that the ones you’ve seen around due to mods, because these are ones we’ve always wanted to implement into Among Us even before we released the game back in 2018. We just never had time for it. But thanks to the continued success of the game (thank you for playing!), it’s possible now. So we hope you enjoy what we come up with. Crucially, because we want to make sure everyone can enjoy it, it’ll be an update coming to all our current platforms. And it’ll be free of course! As I’ve mentioned before, you mostly only see community mods available on PC due to the fact porting those things to other places like mobile and console are much more difficult (and in some cases i...Among Us Arena is a fan-made fighting game with some killer combosSep 13, 2021 - EurogamerIndie hit Among Us doesn't look like it would make for the basis of a good fighting game, but one fan gave it a shot - and the result is great. Among Us Arena, by game creator starcutter, is a 2D fighting game with the characters from the original but many mechanics fighting game fans will find familiar. The video below, from YouTuber Cookietriangle, provides a good idea of what it's like: The combo system looks like it has a decent amount to it. There are crossups, air dashes and even ground and wall bounces, as well as Among Us' knife and gun attacks to splice into your strings. The video below, from fighting game combo afficionado HiFight, is a pretty cool day one effort: Read more A little dev log, as a treatAug 16, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHi Crewmates! Oops I totally forgot to write a July dev log, sorry about that, please forgive. It’s been busy! You’re probably wondering what we’re working on, and I can confidently tell you that it’s... still a secret. Heh. To explain - we try not to announce things until they’re locked in and confirmed that they’re ready to release. (For instance, we can fail a check and have to go through an entire certification process again which is reviewed by people that need a minimum of X number of days to approve.) {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/341fce5d1eb3121b2564a6000b01ee16e41dfa2d.png Anyways, all that to say is our next big update is being worked on, and hopefully we can reveal that to you pretty soon. The team has been working SUPER hard. For now, here’s what I can talk about: This is a sneak peek at some art from the update that I cropped and didn’t tell people I would post, shh. For your eyes only. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/1a6afdd89faa36c36ff2e7af7631ba20c87861ec.png Actually as an apology for missing the other dev log, here’s another peek at something. Abstract, I know. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/770c32665cb85999eff39b3f0b9f07021fbf8a17.png Summer merch drop: Our newest merch drop features 3 summer themed shirts, hoodies & tanks, 2 satin headscarves, transparent holo tote bag, our Dunkin Donuts Korea collab water bottles, acrylic stands, and more! Some of these things are limited edition so make sure you hop on it. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/266ed2ad68a98bbdffe9d08cca8b6b4870e53782.jpg Retail Among Us drop: If you're in North America/Europe, you might've spotted that we have OFFICIAL Among Us products in stores now like Target, Hot Topic, Walmart, and more! Finally!!!! Whether it's 8" plushies, mystery capsules, or stamps, we're reallllly excited to have it out on shelves. If you pick any of our merch up, please tweet us or share it with us!! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/e1706020e7538018a5145875f28d8d268cba2a3a.png Other small updates: Currently rebuilding our website so it looks nicer and we can conglomerate our dev logs there, PuffballsUnited finally went on his first vacation after 5 years, and we’ve hired on Hannako and Jake! That's it for now, short and sweet. Bigger update as soon as I can give you it, I promise. The patience will be worth it, I hope!! We have SO MUCH planned - and not even just this next update. We're already planning for the big update after that! Cheers, Victoria Social Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmongUsGame TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@amongus Discord: http://discord.gg/innerslothCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s next update will include an Among Us style deduction modeAug 6, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Season 5 update will add Double Agent mode, “an investigative Multiplayer party experience” where a team of 10 is infiltrated by three randomly selected double agents. The lone investigator must work with the rest of the players to snuff out the creeps intent on planting bombs and taking lives. Read more The best Among Us modsJul 29, 2021 - PCGamesNOh, to be an innocent little bean, spinning gently through the atmosphere, jettisoned unceremoniously from the airlock after being falsely accused of shenanigans. Soon, you will be drifting around the Among Us map dutifully completing tasks as a ghost. Let's face it, being a regular old crewmate is fun, but it's significantly more thrilling to be assigned the role of impostor, carrying out your secret mission while trying not to be too sus. But what if - instead of wheeling through the void of space after being voted off, you were yeeted straight to the victory screen, because you were actually the Jester, whose sole purpose is to act suspicious and be nominated for ejection? The best Among Us mods add an assortment of new roles to the game to add to the chaos, ensuring each game is wildly unpredictable - some of them even overhaul the social deduction gameplay entirely, transforming the multiplayer game into something new. Before installing an Among Us mod, we recommend making a copy of your game folder. These mods are designed for use on private servers with friends - please don't try to join a regular game with mods installed. Everyone you play with needs to have the mods installed, but if you don't have a full squad available, there are Discord communities for several of these mods, and occasionally dedicated private servers, too. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Among Us is getting a hide and seek mode and new map 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 Among Us Irish localisation "a cultural win for a thriving minority language"Jul 8, 2021 - EurogamerAmong Us' new Irish localisation has been described as "a cultural win for a thriving minority language" by one of the people who worked on it. The monster hit game received a new update yesterday, and with it brought Irish localisation. Among Us is perhaps the biggest game ever to receive an Irish localisation, although it is not the first. "It's a MASSIVE win for a minority language and one of many I hope!" Úna-Minh Kavanagh, who spearheaded the project, said in a post on Twitter. Read more Vent Cleaning & v2021.6.30 Patch NotesJul 7, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHi Crewmates! Quick post to let you know about the changes in the latest patch for version 2021.6.30. New additions: Added vent cleaning task. Cleaning the vent will prevent any impostors from using that specific vent, but Impostors can still use other vents and the vent will be usable once it’s cleaned. If an Impostor is already camping out in a vent and then you start cleaning that vent, it'll boot them out with a dramatic sound and you'll see who it is. Surprise! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/ad95b455be7f1f21c0f4d0abef265f50ac5c5c3a.png New languages. Traditional and Simplified Chinese and Irish localization added. Bug fixes: Getting stuck in place after a meeting is fixed. This was the biggest issue with the latest update, so run free now!! Be free beans!! Scaling on "SHH" screen fixed. YES I read your comments on the SHH screen. The absolute hate that poor screen got, my goodness. I had to give it 3 tubs of ice cream to feel better. It's okay though, the world is aligned once again, the proportions have been fixed after it got weirdly borked. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/441e097a7865c2f21fc7c58ffc56110005a84860.gif Geoff eyepatch is now (sadly) back to being a mask. :( Clouds in the Airship no longer move in the wrong direction. No more backwards progress! Onward! Upload Data phone colors fixed. I have no clever caption for this. All major buttons are now localized. Yeah I’m really running out of fun ways to make this content interesting. Other minor visual and localization bug fixes. Our programming and QA team did a really great job please give them a psychic high five. Ongoing bugs: Wizard hat still missing. Still casting an invisibility spell. Working on finding it, sorry! 4:3 resolution still needs to be scaled. That’ll be addressed. And quite a few others, but those are the biggest ones I'll list out. And if you're a fan of grabbing physical editions of the game on console, pre-orders for it has just opened up!! (Release date for the game on Xbox and PlayStation has NOT been announced yet.) It comes with a ton of goodies with 3 different editions - Ejected, Crewmate, and Impostor! Check them out and pre-order here​. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/8e20953c405bf6c1b24a9e5155246cb3d6edd558.jpg That’s it for now! Don’t forget the roadmap is the place to go if you’re interested in what we’re working on next, and check out our updated mod and fan creation policy if that’s something you were curious about. See you next time! Victoria {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33836086/59fc68eef3530e3f8420e8b11e45aadbb7f0844c.png Social Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmongUsGame TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@amongus Discord: http://discord.gg/innersloth​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: https://twitter.com/AmongUsGame TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@amongus Discord: http://discord.gg/innerslothAmong 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: https://twitter.com/AmongUsGame TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@amongus Discord: http://discord.gg/innerslothAmong 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: https://twitter.com/AmongUsGame TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@amongus Discord: http://discord.gg/innersloth 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 ...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.