What is Among Us?
Among Us is a game developed by InnerSloth. Deception, stealth, survival, and trust are all elements of this space-themed multiplayer experience. In Among Us, you will fight to defend yourself from the innocent-looking, but not-so-innocent alien imposter(s). This is one of the best games to playfully betray your friends and have your friendships tested. Its like playing Super Mario Kart but without those pesky red shells! Play online or locally with 4-10 players in one lobby and enjoy the chaos. Among Us is easy to play, playable on almost any PC or Smart phone, and is very affordable. More about that in the next section. Today we’re going to tell you all about Among Us. We’ll talk about where to download and play, how much it will cost, how to play, and more!
Where can you get Among Us?
For PC players, you can obtain Among Us here on Steam. The game will cost you a very low $4.99 USD for hours of entertainment. I personally have always used a simple ratio to determine whether or not a game was worth the money I paid for it. The ratio is $1: 1 hour of entertainment and has helped me justify game purchases for years. There are games I have spent $15 USD on, have 400+ hours played, and continue to enjoy even to this day. This game is a STEAL for $5 USD.
For Mobile players, you can obtain Among Us for free from your respective app stores. That’s right, smart phone players can play for free and automatically play cross platform! Play with your friends no matter where they are or what they’re playing on!
These links are not sponsored by Among Us, InnerSloth, Google, or Apple.
Cosmetics and in-app purchases
The cosmetic system in Among Us is very simple. Let’s break it down for you.
Changing your name:
Changing your name is quick and easy! Enter the Online section from the main menu and click the top field above Host to change your name. Your name is set to “Player” by default and may only be up to 10 characters long after changing.
Colors, Hats, Outfits, and Pets:
After joining a game, click or tap the laptop to customize your character.
Choose a color for your character. An (x) means the color is already taken in your lobby.
Choose from over 67 different hats! Hats have no limitations between lobby members.
Choose from 9 outfits or use the (x) to remove from character.
Pets are $2.99 USD and support the game developer. Click or Tap the ($) symbol to see them. They do not affect gameplay in any way.
– How to Play – There are Imposters Among Us…
Chosen at random, you will play as a Crewmate or an Imposter. To get you started, a breakdown for each role is listed below.
Crewmates: What do you do?
Your job as a crewmate is to maintain your ship and identify imposters. This is done by completing random tasks that are scattered around your ship and discovering the bodies of fallen crewmates. You’ll see a progress bar, at the top left of your screen, increase with the more tasks you complete. View your tasks by tapping/clicking the map icon at the top right of your screen or pressing TAB on PC. Current tasks are labeled as a yellow exclamation mark ( ! ) scattered throughout the level. If the progress bar is completely filled, the Crewmates will win the game!
IMPORTANT: You can complete tasks still if you are killed by an imposter! Don’t AFK! While your character is a ghost, you may fly through walls to get to tasks easier and quicker.
Imposters: What do you do?
Your tasks as an imposter are dispatching crewmates and sabotaging the ship to distract them from doing tasks. Try using strategic methods to kill crewmates in hidden places is the most ideal way to play. You will have a number of tools to use for controlling what happens during the match. Imposters gain access to a vent system for faster map travel and deception. Be careful though, only Imposters can use vents and if you’re seen you will most likely be caught! Your sabotage options will change depending on what map the host has selected. Use the buttons on the bottom right to kill and sabotage.
Sabotages and their effects are a core part of how to play Imposter. Disabling the O2 for example will require Crewmates to enter a code at 2 different terminals. If they fail to do so within the time limit, the Imposters will win. The reactor sabotage requires 2 Crewmates to press and hold a button at the same time. This will also win the game for the Imposter(s) if not handled in time. Sabotaging the lights will restrict the view range of Crewmates dramatically. Use this to your advantage!
IMPORTANT: If you’ve been teamed up with another Imposter and have been voted off the ship, you can still use sabotages as a ghost! Help your alien buddies!
Emergency Meetings, Reporting, and Voting: A call to action!
The giant red button is the Emergency Meeting invoker. This button is used, most of the time, by Crewmates who have definitive evidence of a suspected Imposter. Use this button wisely, it has a cooldown and wasting it could get you voted off the ship.
Emergency meetings will stop the game and trigger a voting phase.
Reporting: I found a dead Crewmate!
When you stumble upon a dead crewmate, you’ll want to report it by tapping/clicking the megaphone button on the bottom right of your screen. Once you do this, the game will stop and discussion and voting will begin. When reporting a body, open the chat on the top right and give your team mates the information you have: where the body was, who did you see near that room last, etc. All players (except the dead), both crewmates and imposters, are present for discussion and voting.
Voting: Get ’em outta here!
Discussion and voting are time limited. You only have a certain amount of time to present facts, acquire information, and make a decision. If you all decide that there isn’t enough information to remove someone, then choose the Skip Vote button at the bottom. Whichever person/skip button receives the most votes will be chosen. Players with the most votes will be ejected from the ship. Tied votes will result in a skip.
Win Conditions: Give me my trophy!
A win condition is a criteria that determines the winner of a match. Here are the win conditions for Among Us.
- Less than or equal to alive Imposters. If the number of alive Crewmates is less than or equal to the number of alive Imposters, then Imposters win the match.
- If a timed sabotage isn’t handled. Should the timer of a sabotage reach zero, the Imposters will win the match.
- Imposters eliminated. When all Imposters are voted off of the ship, the Crewmates will win the match. Imposters who have left the game count as eliminated.
- All tasks completed. If the Crewmates complete enough tasks to fill the progress bar, then they will win the match.
Common Issues when playing: I love Troubleshooting… I think?
- Cannot find that match: When your friends are hosting a private game and you know for a fact that it’s there and has spots, what do you do?
- Keep trying. Exit to the main menu and then go back into the online section and input the code again. Sometimes it takes a minute for your client to be able to connect.
- Disconnecting during games: Sometimes the servers of the game are under heavy load. Disconnects can happen to anyone playing the game. Try changing server regions or restarting your network.
The Success of Among Us and Popularity
First of all, congratulations to InnerSloth for making a simple, addicting, and successful indie title! We love your game here at Blogforgamers.com! While researching for and crawling through pages I couldn’t help but notice the overwhelming amount of positive reviews for the game over on Steam, Google Play, and the Apple Store. So hats off to you, InnerSloth! I really enjoyed writing this blog and hopping into the game to grab screenshots for it! I’ll probably end up playing some more as soon as this is published, hehe.
Conclusion: Among Us is great.
Among Us is quite a fun experience. My friends and I have been playing it non-stop recently and I’m so glad we found it. It was only a matter of time before we discovered it because it is BLOWING UP on Twitch and YouTube! Content, content, content! It is a very simple formula which has turned into a successful game. InnerSloth has confirmed Among Us 2 in the announcement section in-game and we are very excited!
Anyways, thats all we have for now about Among Us. Take some time to check out more of our stuff here on Blogforgamers.com and have a wonderful day!