Is Among Us cross-platform?
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Among Us has emerged to be one of the most engaging and fun game to play online because of its exciting murder mystery game. It is an online social deduction game developed and published by Innersloth Studio and runs on the Infinity Game engine. Even though this multi-player science-fiction murder mystery game being released in 2018 for android, ios, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows rose to fame recently during the pandemic in 2020. The story of the game was inspired by the part game Mafia and film The Thing. It features the crewmate who departs the ship by completing various task and imposters who try to sabotage their progress and kill them. Despite the restrictions being imposed for socializing due to covid surge, socialising was allowed resulting in more online users. Among Us takes place in space-themed settings with players taking the role of either being crewmates or imposters. The game can have a total of ten players online with up to two or three imposters.
The goal of the crewmates is to find the imposter, eliminate them and complete the task around the map in the form of mini-games such as fixing the wiring, Downloading data, emptying garbage, swiping an ID card, etc and also to discover the imposters and remove them and the goal of the imposter is to sabotage the place and kill the crewmates before they all complete the tasks. Imposters are given a fake list of tasks to blend with the crewmates. However, they can’t perform tasks but can sabotage the system, travel through Vent, help the other crewmates with work to kill them. The players can eliminate the imposters if they suspect anyone by voting by calling for an emergency meeting and discussing the suspect. When a player dies he becomes a ghost who can explore the whole place without colliding on the walls. They cannot communicate with the living crewmates but can talk with other ghosts.
Crewmate will win if all the imposters are eliminated and have completed the tasks. While imposter will win, if there is an equal number of Impostors and Crewmates, or if critical sabotage goes unresolved. The game can also be ended by players quitting the match if doing so fulfils any win condition because if a crewmate quits the game, their tasks are automatically considered as completed. It is set on four locations such as a spaceship, above-the earth base, planet base and Airship.
Recently the game developed another new mode named Slasher mode which is specially made for imposters. Through this mode, the imposter can slash the crewmates into halves before they complete the task. In each game’s lobby, there are options to customize the game. You can change speed, allowed the number of meetings, number of tasks and cosmetic options.it has managed to bag the Best Multiplayer Game and Best Mobile Game at The Game Awards, Golden Joystick 2020, steam award 2020 in 2021, webby awards 2021 two years later after gaining popularity during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
A sequel named ‘Among Us 2’ was announced to be released by the year 2021 but cancelled later and decided to improve the original version because of its popularity. However, other forms of merchandise such as T-shirts and toys have been announced and launched. Currently, the game is available in more than fifteen languages such as English, Korean,Japanese, Russian, Spanish and many more.
There are many unique features present in this game such as
Graphics present in Among Us which are simple, cute and well-portraying space view. It is the perfect game to play with your friends during your free time.
Visible ghosts in the game that appears once the imposter kills a crewmate. They can roam around the place, hide, complete the tasks and also help direct other crewmates from the imposters.
There are four maps present in the game by default such as
Skeld: It is the most popular and the first map among us and is the only free map available before 2020. It is set up within a turtle-shaped spaceship and travel around outer space.
MIRA HQ: It is the second map released in 2019 as paid content and is set on the sky base. It is the smallest map available in size and design thus making it more intense to play. The task locations available on this map are Admin, Balcony, Cafeteria, Communications, Greenhouse, Hallway, Laboratory, Launchpad, Medbay, Office, Reactor, Storage.
Polus: Polus is the second largest and the third map in the game released in 2019. It takes place in a research base of the planet named Polus. Being a planet the map doesn’t have vent but holes. This map is ideal for imposters because of its large space which makes it difficult for crewmates to report the dead body.
Airship: It is the largest map and was released on March 2021 based on the Toppat Clan‘s Airship in the Henry Stickmin game Infiltrating the Airship, making it available for free to all the players. The map was intended to be the among us 2 but the cancellation of the sequel leads to adding the map into the Among Us.
The In-game chat is one of the fun element of Among us where you can chat while playing. Once a crewmate is found dead, the players can call for an emergency meeting to discuss who is the imposter i.e who is lying and whom to suspect and eliminate them on plurality voting.
New skins and collaboration is fun where players can put on new skin like batman skin, Doomguy, Bloodhound, Venam, Predator, Tobi, etc. Other than that players can choose from twelve colours such as red, blue, green, pink, orange, yellow, black, white, purple, brown, cyan and lime. Hats and pets were also added later to this version.
Is Among Us a cross-platform game:
You probably would have played the Among Us game before with friends virtually during this pandemic situation. Conversations with friends can get really funny and can get relax from daily routine. Now among us has become the most popular multi-player game available for teens and adults. And because of its popularity, people are eager to know about the recent updates about the game. Lately, the developers have made updates recently so that you can play with more people.
The cross-platform game means: It means that multiple people can play the game together regardless of what platform they are using. For instance, an iPhone player can host the game and players using PC or Switch can join it. You can play together online as long as you are on the same server and on the regional version of the game.
So to answer it shortly, Yes Among Us is a cross-platform game.
To play song us on different devices you just need to log in to the same server and select the same geographical location similar to what your friends selected. There are three geographical locations such as North America, Europe, or Asia.
It means that the players of Asia won’t be able to play with friends in Europe or NorthAmeria location.
Cross-platform among us game
1. Launch ‘Among Us’ on your device and log in or create an account.
2. Check the regional server on the main menu located in the button right corner of the screen(You can see a round globe-shaped logo, just click on it).
3. Select ‘create’ the game on the main menu.
4. Select the map, number of players, number of imposters, and chat language and click ‘confirm’.
5. Now your character will appear in the empty lobby. At the bottom of the screen you can see a code containing six letters or numbers.
Copy it and share it with your friends to join and start playing.Once you enter the code, you will be playing on the same server as your friends.
If you are playing online through matchmaking the game will automatically pair you with a lobby thats full.
Althoug amoung us game provides text communication,there is no video chat option.So the players must use other communication applications like Discard to communicate while playing the game.