Why the Game “Among Us” is So Popular Right Now


If you’ve been paying attention to recent internet trends, you probably know what the game “Among Us” is by now. Honestly, you probably play it too. For those who don’t know yet, “Among Us” is a simple game where you guide your astronaut character through three different maps. You either play as a crewmate, whose job is to finish all their tasks, or an impostor, whose job is to kill crewmates. The winner of the game depends on whether the crew can complete all of their tasks and vote out the imposter before the impostor kills everyone.

The feature that has fans captivated is a chat where after a dead crewmate’s body is reported, the players have to talk to each other in real-time to figure out who the impostor is. There are 12 colors that your character can be and there can be up to 10 players in an online or local game. It’s a great party game so long as nobody tells who the impostor is before the group figures it out on their own. “Among Us” is a great game to pass the time because it requires logic and deductive skills and beyond that, it’s just a fun game to play.

“Among Us” gained so much popularity even though it came out in 2018 and the reason behind that is some clever marketing. Many TikTok users are making jokes about “Among Us” and the short videos are gaining popularity as well, exposing “Among Us” to a new generation of players. It doesn’t hurt that the mobile version is free, either. This newfound publicity has skyrocketed the number of players and plans for a revamp of the game were recently announced by the game’s creators. As of Sept. 29, 3 million people have downloaded the game.

Word of mouth and internet trends have made “Among Us” a success which surpassed even “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG) active players according to ScreenRant. If you haven’t played it already, grab some friends and give “Among Us” a try!