Among Us–a worldwide sensation played by millions of teenages on any mobile device or PC. Starting in 2018, but not rising to fame until 2020, Among Us was developed by InnerSloth. From being an interactive multiplayer murder mystery type of game, it caught many social media stars attention, who then promoted that game on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and even Twitter by creating videos of them playing, short films, pranks, or songs. Due to the fact many teenagers are bored and may be lonely during this pandemic, many tried it out only to become addicted, and introduced it to friends, who introduced it to family, and so on.
Among Us can be played on any smart device or PC as long as they are able to access the Play Store. With a whopping 4 ½ star rating, this game surely has risen to fame in the small amount of time it had been first introduced. The game Among Us wasn’t very popular yet back before mid 2020, only having a few new downloads a month. Not only has the game now have over 217 millions downloads, it has become so popular that almost everyone knows about and can talk/bond over/about it. The game Among Us has risen to its fame due to the fact that it can be easily played with friends and family, while still being apart from each other. Another feature from this game would be that you are able to meet new people and create better teamwork skills with one another.
According to Hannah Pham, a 7th grader at AdVenture STEM, Among Us is such a fun game that she plays it on a daily basis! Unlike many other opinions, Hannah prefers to play as a Crewmate, and is actually not a big fan of the character design. She says, “In the controls for how our Among Us character looks like, they left out a lot of very common colors like mint and burgedee.” Her least favorite thing about the game is that there isn’t much diversity for people who have disabilities, for example, being colorblind. On the other hand, her favorite thing is that Among Us allows her to talk to and create bonds with complete strangers, meaning she makes new friends and even a pen pals if she wants. Among Us has also kept her busy when she is bored and allows her to do something with friends while still social distancing and staying safe.
According to GoofyFeed.com, the only reason we are able to play this game today is because of 3 Innerslother workers, Amy Liu, Forest Willard, and Marcus Bromande. This creation eventually led to Twitch Streamers and Youtubers to be able to stream the game live and play with fans, causing the games to rise and into fame. People have also created accounts for them to play Among Us and post about it to get views, likes, and comments, as well as merchandise like hoodies, mugs, and t-shirts.
Among Us allows every character in a game to choose a color for their spacesuit, each suit can only have one color and has to be different from the rest of the team players suits. This makes it easier to keep track of everyone to help the voting easier. You can also make yourself stand out even more by adding accessories to your character, such as hats, a mini ¨child¨, masks, pets, and etc. Your equipped pet and costume must be swapped in the physical lobby before matches. For some of the accessories you would have to pay for them in order for you to be able to use them during a game, for example hats, pets, and etc. When you equip a pet, a small creature or machine will follow you throughout the map. If you happen to perish, they’ll mark where you died by sitting beside your corpse for eternity.