In 2020, more smartphone users have downloaded Among Us than any other game in the world. The data released by Apptopia places the year’s breakout at 41 million downloads in the US and 264 million downloads worldwide—beating games like PUBG Mobile and Roblox, both of which stay in the top 10 biggest games of the year. Despite being published in 2018, Entre Us didn’t find a common base until the last year. The multiplayer online deductions play, in which spacecraft members of the crew work together to accomplish tasks and seek out imposters until they are killed, was a late-quarantine success on Twitch. Nearly half a billion people played the game in November, which is available on smartphone, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Releases are also scheduled for Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. If you’re adjusting your normal Christmas and New Year festivities this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but still want to do something remotely with your family and friends, look no further than Among Us, a highly successful free competitive mobile game that’s more enjoyable than managing political talk at the dinner table.
If you’ve spent some time on Twitter or with a person under the age of 30, you’ve probably become acquainted with memes featuring colorful Teletubby-like figures in space suits. These are the competitors of Among Us, who have grown in popularity over the last few months.
The response seems to have been Twitch streamers, as popular internet streaming players like Sodapoppin, Pewdiepie, Shroud and Ninja have all played. On Twitch, among Us, there are 3.3 million followers—on the other side, Fortnite has 3.7 million.
As for the team that created Among Us, InnerSloth is an individual developer with only four workers. The game has been so famous that the developer will potentially do a sequel and keep working on the original.