Among us shot up through the roof during the Corona pandemic. Everyone started playing the game on a whim and are still invested. Among us has become a sensation on social media. From Conan o’Brien to US Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, everyone played Among us.
Who doesn’t know about Among Us? In case you don’t know, Among Us is an online multiplayer game. It was developed by American gaming group Innersloth in 2018. It takes place in a space themed setting. The player has to assume one of the two roles: Crewmates or an Imposter. The crewmates have a goal of identifying and eliminating the imposter and completing the given task.
Among Us is available on Android, iOS, Mac, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It will be released for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in 2021.
What did Among Us look like before its launch?
Innersloth recently revealed the initial design of Among Us before its launch in 2018. Innersloth shared a small video on its Twitter handle, showing the game being played before its release. Initially, Among Us had a more retro vibe to it.
The original footage has the same layout of the game as it is known currently but it looks like it is being played on a Macintosh from the 90s using a floppy disk. The recently pre- released footage shows that Among Us had a similar art form like games from the Atari era or Super Nintendo. However, the developer’s decision to change the game layout, Among Us has become super popular.
Among has an enormous fan base. Among Us has a perfect balance of retro and cartoonish layout. It appeals to all the generations of gamers.
Innersloth has said it will be releasing more pre launch videos of Among us. Among Us lovers from around the world have expressed their love over this surprise by Innersloth.
The inspiration behind Among us
Among Us kept everyone around the world busy in times of strife. It is also a great meme material and has achieved a huge following online.
But what was the inspiration behind Among Us? The iconic game is inspired by the live party game Mafia and sci-fi horror film The Thing. As a ‘Mafia’ fan, Innersloth’s co-founder Marcus Bromander was the brain behind the game. Bromander gave his all to develop the game.
Initially, the game was supposed to operate on mobile phones only with a single map. It was also supposed to have no audio. The first map of Among Us, The Skeld was designed by Bromander and artist Amy Liu.
The duo used Google images to determine the details of the rooms in the game. Although painful and slow, the creators did not give up on Among us.
The game was initially released on Android and iOS in 2018. The game kept getting exciting updates through the years. It got two new maps, MIRA HQ and Polus in 2019. Addition of new features like multiplayer, character customization and new missions made the game more popular. The game is set to get its fourth map Airship in 2021.
Latest updates and exciting narrative has led to the stabilized growth in the game’s player base. Let’s hope Among us will stay among us for a long time.
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