Among Us

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: InnerSloth
Release Date: June 15, 2018

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'Among Us' 2023 Roadmap Promises New Map, Improved Matchmaking/Quickchat, Fresh Collabs And More

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2023 @ 10:37 a.m. PST

Among Us is an online and local party game of teamwork and betrayal for 4-10 space!

Join your Crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal!

Play online with 4-15 players as you attempt to hold your spaceship together and return to civilization. But beware – there may be an alien Impostor aboard!

One or more of your Crewmates has been replaced with dangerous shapeshifters – Impostors. Their goal is to eliminate the rest of the crew before the ship reaches home. The Impostors will sabotage the ship, sneak through vents, deceive, and frame others to remain anonymous and kill off the crew.

When the game begins, players stay quiet and try to complete their task… until the Impostor strikes! Once a body is reported or someone suspects something, the surviving crew openly debate who could be Impostors and possibly eject a crew member from the game. Meanwhile, the Impostors try to pretend they’re Crewmates and confuse everyone! If Impostors remain after the crew votes, everyone goes back to maintaining the ship until another body is found. If all Impostors are eliminated or the Crewmates complete all their tasks, the crew wins!

New Year New Bean!!!

It’s time for a roadmap of what we’re hoping to bring you in 2023! I’m not allowed to spill the beans (hehe) on all the secrets but I think there’s a lot to get hyped about.

First off – we want to make playing Among Us an easier, more intuitive experience. This means big focus on adding multiple updates to the UI and UX (user interface and user experience, respectively) of the game. Cleaning up the account merging flow, updating the store to be easier to navigate, making it easier to see how you can report a toxic player… these are all things we want to work on, and more. We don’t want anything to get in the way of you and your tasks.

Digging further into our roadmap, here are some further detail for you (but I can’t spoil anything so be patient with meeeeee):

  • Map 5: Yep, this is finally the year we get you a whole new map to explore! I can’t tell you what the theme is, but I CAN say it’ll have all new tasks for you to figure out, come with more cosmetics, and have fun surprises hidden around. We put a TON of love into our design process for these maps – you’ll notice that all our maps often have tinyyy details in them to make them feel satisfying and fun to play, if you take a look around. (My favorite details is the little bone anatomy image in the Airship.) We don’t want to skimp out on anything, so we’re excited to finally be gearing this map up for you to play later in the year!
  • Improved Matchmaking: With Hide n Seek mode, new roles, and the customization of our lobbies, we realize that many of you want to be able to find the games you want to play more easily and quickly. That’s why a big focus this year will be on adding features to matchmaking to ensure you are closer to the type of spacebean experience you want.
  • Quickchat Rework: Quickchat is a huge part of the game experience, and we want to refine the dialogue options while also making it easier to navigate. We’re always reviewing how you all use our features and systems, so don’t think we aren’t paying attention to you! <3
  • Collabs: AwwWWWWWWW yesSSSSSS. Collabs are SO FUN for us to do, and we love seeing your reactions to the chaotic things we get up to with other studios. We have some big ones planned for this year, and I think you’re gonna freak out it’s so cool. (Maybe I am freaking out right now.) (AHHHH.)
  • More??????: Alright so I’m going to tell you some things we would love to do at some point in the future BUT ONLY IF WE HAVE EXTRA DEVELOPMENT TIME, CAN TEST IT, WE AREN’T DYING, MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T BREAK EVERYTHING, AND IS APPROVED BY THE HIGHER POWERS IN TIME (e.g. platform partners). OK? SO THIS IS NOT A PROMISE IT WILL HAPPEN. I swear if one of y’all are like “uh but you promised in the dev log this would be out in 2023” NO I DID NOT. THIS IS ONLY IF WE HAVE EXTRA TIME. Okay anyway – so! If we have extra time and are able to, we would loveeeeee to add some more new roles into the game. We’ve already seen the fun you’ve been having with the Shapeshifter, Guardian Angel, Engineer, and Scientist, and how it creates a whole new way to play the game. We have a lot of other ideas up in our brain space, and hope we can share that with you at some point! Another thing we hope to work on are Friends List improvements so you’re able to do much more with the people you call “friends” (that would stab you in the back the minute you’re an Impostor but whatever).

Okay that’s enough random yelling from me! Thanks for reading through this entire dev log (because you definitely did right..? RIGHT?) and hope the beginning of 2023 has been treating you well! I am personally already dying and in a pit of despair but let’s not talk about that.

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The Crew

  • Win by completing tasks to prepare the ship or ejecting all Impostors.
  • React quickly to undo the Impostor's sabotages.
  • Check the Admin map and Security cameras to keep tabs on other Crewmates.
  • Report any dead bodies immediately to start discussion of who the suspected Impostor is.
  • Call emergency meetings to discuss suspicious behavior.
  • Vote to eject suspected Impostors.

The Impostor

  • Kill crewmates and frame bystanders.
  • Pretend to run tasks to blend in with the crewmates.
  • Sneak through the vents to quickly move about the ship.
  • Use sabotages to cause chaos and divide the crew.
  • Close doors to trap victims and kill in private.

Key Features:

  • Customization: Pick your color and hat.
  • Lots of game options: Add more impostors, more tasks, and so much more!
  • Quickly find a game online from the host list.
  • In-game text chat.
  • Rich discord integration.
  • Cross-platform play between platforms

Currently available for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch and PC, Among Us is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One with Xbox Game Pass on December 14, 2021.

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