Copyright Date: 2020
Rated: Everyone 10+
Teammates must work together on the crew of their ship to complete tasks before imposters among them begin to kill off everyone on board. Part whodunit, part sci-fi action adventure, Among Us is all fun. There is deception, laughs, and space chores. Being able to deduct whether the others working with you will help you to survive or murder you—well, that's kind of the point of the game.
Among Us is a game of teamwork as well as a betrayal-based party game. Between four to ten explorers are on a spaceship. Crewmates are given tasks that need to be accomplished, but chances are, there is at least one imposter on board the ship, methodically taking crewmembers out. With the imposter sabotaging systems and working against the goals of the group, everyone else must work together to not only keep the ship going but to find out who is the suspicious person ruining the crew's chances. Emergency meetings can be called to discuss who is potentially guilty, and if the argument is persuasive enough, the group can vote to eject the suspect into lava or into space. If the imposters are discovered and dealt with, the crew wins. If the imposters are successful in sabotaging the ship and its crew, they win. Problem solving skills and teamwork are major focuses on Among Us, and the soundtrack is fittingly spacey and spooky.
Work as a team to prepare your spaceship for departure, but what is this? One or more of the other characters might be killing others?
About the Developer
Innersloth is a small indie studio mainly based out of out of Washington, USA. Created in 2015, we worked part time on several unreleased games (we do not talk about “Poop Week”) until finally going full-time indie in late 2018 for Among Us. Other games we’ve worked on include Dig2China and The Henry Stickmin Collection. We strive to make games and products that our community will have fun with, and that we can enjoy making. By being proud of the quality of work we put out, we can continually create positive and welcoming experiences for new and old players alike. We respect our employees and players, with a zero-tolerance policy for harassment, discrimination, and cyberviolence.We want to help others rise up and shape a better future for the industry. Success is built on collective energy, respect, and contributions from not only our team, but our partners. The aim isn’t to always work with the “biggest”, but how we can support those that are doing quality, ethical work. Success is built from the actions we take, rather than lip service. We focus on quality, we make the games we want, and we try to do our best for the community. (About found here.)
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Among Us is incredibly popular and involves problem solving skills and teens working together. It won the 2020 Game Award for Best Multiplayer Game. Since up to 15 players can be involved, teamwork is key.