Are You The Imposter?


Chloe Price, Sophomore

ERRRR. The buzzer is sounded for an emergency meeting! We have been called to discuss the game ‘Among Us’.

You can download Among Us on your mobile device or PC. The app is free on a mobile device, but you have to pay to download if you choose to play on your PC.

It is a game of ten players, with up to three imposters and the rest of the players are crewmates. The imposters try to kill the crewmates without getting caught. All while they are finishing tasks and trying to reveal the imposters.

When you open the app, you have three gameplay options. You can choose local and play with people on the same network/wifi. You can also choose Freeplay, where you can create your own custom settings for your game and play with bots. Lastly, there is the option to play online. You can choose to host a game, or simply join one. By joining one, you are put into a lobby as you wait for the host to start the game. In the lobby, there is a computer sitting on a box. That is where you can select your skin, and hats, and purchases you have made.

There are a lot of ways to customize your character. You can choose your color and there are a variety of hats. There is also an option to buy extra items for your character, costing from $1.99-$2.99.

If you choose to host a game, you can choose to keep it private or public. By keeping it public, anyone can actively join your lobby from around the world. If you choose private, no one can join until you give them a code. At the bottom of the screen is a code you can give to your friends so they can join your lobby. All games have a code whether they’re public or private. You must have four or more players in order to start the game.

Although this game was released in 2018, it did not become very popular until mid-2020. The servers made an uprise, which went from just a few thousand people playing, to millions. This caused the servers to crash (since they were only used to handling a couple thousand players) and they had to develop and update their servers.

A fellow student of ours, Logan Borisch, provided his opinion on the game.

“I play Among Us because I enjoy playing video games, but also because everytime I play it, it feels like I am a lot more perceptive,” Logan and thousands of other people have started playing within the last year. “I actually started playing Among Us a few months ago, and I am hoping to get it for my computer soon!”

While everyone was in ‘quarantine’, we had ‘nothing to do’. As a result, many kids followed trends and started playing Among Us. We would, and still do stay up late to play a couple of rounds of the game.

The game has even taken notice in school. The educational website tool, ‘Gimkit’, has added a new version. It is an Among us version. Many of our classes have added this into their teaching. While studying and making sure we know our information, we get to play a version of Among Us.

I do not see this game going anywhere anytime soon.