THE GAME THAT TOOK THE INTERNET BY STORM
NUMBER 1: THE GAME WAS RELEASED IN 2018
Among Us was released back in 2018 by Innersloth, a team of 3 people who based the game off of the famous party game known as Mafia. It took them only roughly 12 months of development before the game was ready for launch in June of 2018.
NUMBER 2: IT BECAME POPULAR BECAUSE OF A TWITCH STREAM
Among Us originally did not gain any popularity or almost any traction on release, up until the middle of 2018 when it took the world by storm because of Sodapoppin’s twitch stream.
NUMBER 3: IT WAS DESIGNED BY A SMALL TEAM
Among Us was only designed by a small team of three people, shocking as it is, a small crew of three people created this simplistic game, which is certainly evident by its art design and simple mechanics. Marcus Bromander, Amy Liu and Forest Willard worked on the game for 12 months before launching.
NUMBER 4: IT WAS NOT CALLED AMONG US ORIGINALLY
The developers Innersloth, named the game “Space Mafia” originally, because it was based on the famous party game called Mafia. The developers later changed their minds and chose to call it among us as they thought that it would be much more attractive to their audience of players.
NUMBER 5: IT CAN BE PLAYED BY ALMOST ANYONE
Among Us is a low-end game, it doesn’t require gaming computers or consoles to play, the game can be played on the lowest specifications built computers as well as you can download it for free on your smart phones.
NUMBER 6: THE GAME GOT POPULARITY BECAUSE OF MEMES
As soon as the game started getting a small amount of traction on the internet, social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Reddit took over and started creating more memes every day than the human brain could laugh at, which definitively increased the popularity of the game.
NUMBER 7: NO GAMING SKILL REQUIRED
After playing Among Us for roughly an hour, everyone seems to be ready to take on the imposters or the crewmates depending on their role with relative ease, with most games having a high learning curve; Among Us being easier is a breath of fresh air.
Only gaming skill required: The Art of Lying!
NUMBER 8: CROSSPLAY
The best thing about Among Us is the fact that it doesn’t require you to be on the same platform to be able to play with your friends, as it supports crossplay between PC and phone, and since it’s not a fast paced shooter like Fortnite, it’s much fairer to play too.
NUMBER 9: SUPER CHEAP
Among Us is one of the most accessible games in the market, it’s low end and doesn’t require impressive specifications on your computer to play, and it is super cheap, costing only $5 on Steam and free to play on phone.
NUMBER 10: AROUND 100 MILLION DOWNLOADS
At the end of September, the game reached around 100 Million downloads in total count on android, ios and steam, with around 4 Million concurrent players every day.
Among us definitely took the world by storm, and it sent a huge message to small developers, that if their game is good enough, it might just become a sensation.
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