Humans have played games of a different nature for thousands of years, from challenges on rudimentary boards to simple pastimes, word puzzles, mysteries, or competitions.
Among Us, an indie multiplayer title released in 2018 by Innersloth, is enjoying a significant surge of popularity in the second half of 2020. Within the genre that we could classify as ‘ casual, ‘Among Us is based on elementary tabletop dynamics (board games).
A minimum of four and a maximum of ten players are trapped in a space station. In space station they must complete a series of tasks (very simple) to ensure the optimal conditions of the same.
Throughout a game, after several attacks by the impostor while the rest are dedicated to their maintenance tasks. Each player can press the ‘ emergency meeting ‘ button to hold a meeting with all the players. In which it will be decided who of the crew is the imposter. Based on apparently suspicious behavior, and the consequent votes will be made. A meeting can also be called if one of the crew finds a body by pressing the ‘report body’ button.
Here, during the conversation with the players, you have to show your cunning. Whether you are a crew member or the impostor, trying to find out who is boycotting the team or, on the other hand, trying to convince the rest that you are one.
How to play ‘Among Us’?
You can play on three different maps, each one with common characteristics. All players start together in a common room. They will have to search the map for which rooms require a repair mission if you are a crew member.
If the team members can identify the impostor and eject him from the ship, they will have won. On the other hand, if the impostor or impostors manage to assassinate all the crew, they will be the victors. Finally, if the repair missions are not completed in time, the ship will be damaged, and the impostor will have won the game.
Now, if you are a neophyte and do not want to be left out of the conversation, we recommend that you try it for yourself. First of all, we are going to tell you some tricks to keep in mind if you are going to play your first game at Among Us.
1. Have control of the map
During the game, you will have to frequently open the map of the station to avoid getting lost and go to the rooms in which you need to carry out repair missions. Get in the habit of opening and closing the map quickly while on the move.
2. Be attentive to the movements of others
In the game, having control over where the rest of the crew are located is essential to try to find out which of them are developing missions or who are carrying out a mysterious behavior.
3. Anyone can be the imposter
Don’t underestimate your peers. In this game, the cunning and power of dialectics are put to the test to convince others that you are just another crew member. The infiltrator (or the infiltrators) will make it difficult for you and will try to accuse another of the players.
Be suspicious of everyone, even those around emergency tasks: one of them could be the imposter trying to mislead you.
4. Don’t stay alone in a room
Try to go close to your companions so that they always see you perform missions and do not suspect you. This will be very useful for making your arguments at crew meetings.
5. Finish missions as fast as possible
Remember that the impostor will sabotage the ship, so you have to perform maintenance missions. If these are not carried out in time, you may lose the game in favor of the impostor.
6. If you are an impostor, try not to kill right away
For the impostor, it is essential to try to camouflage himself among the rest; or be convincing enough to fool others. If you act impulsively, if you allow yourself to be seen, or your behavior becomes too suspicious (chasing a player, for example), you will be detected immediately, and the game will end. Give it more exciting!
7. Beware of cameras
The camera zone is dangerous for the impostor because if you kill near them and someone is watching you, you can be detected.
8. Learn how to handle vents
Knowing how to use vents is essential for an imposter. No one else except him will be able to slip through them, which work as a teleportation system through which, if you sneak through one, you can exit through another conduit in another area of the ship. But beware! If someone sees you sneaking in or out of one of these ducts, it will be clear that you are the imposter.
9. Take advantage of the doors
The imposter also has the ability to close the doors that divide the rooms (they are open by default), using sabotage. Doing so will allow you to lock up one of the crew for a short time. In addition, when a door is closed, the visibility of what is inside is blocked.
10. In variety is a taste
As an impostor, try not to carry out the same boycotts all the time: first you sabotage the oxygen tank, later the engines, don’t forget about the lighting . All of this is part of the plan to go unnoticed and win.
The game Among Us is available for iOS devices and smartphones, on the official website of its developer, Innersloth, and on Steam.