There Is One Impostor Among Us

November 14, 2020

Among Us is an online multiplayer game developed by Innersloth. It takes place either in space on a ship called the Skeld, on an alien planet called Polus, or in a sky base called Mira HQ. The player can get one of two roles, crewmate or imposter. As crewmate, the player must work with their team to complete tasks around one of the three maps, fix the area, repair sabotaged equipment, and vote off suspicious, or sus, characters. The imposter’s job is to kill the crewmates, and sabotage equipment, such as comms, O2, Reactor, Lights, and doors (in certain maps).

The impostor can also use vents to quickly move around the map. Once a crewmate thinks they know who the impostor is, they can either report a body or press the emergency button in the middle of the map. This brings up the voting screen. This is when the imposter tries to act innocent and frames crewmates for the murders. The crew works together to vote on a potential imposter. If they don’t skip, the most voted player is ejected. The game ends when either all but one crewmate is left alive, the crewmates finish all tasks, or the imposter is voted off.

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Popular Game Gets Updates

The popular game Among Us has been updated with multiple features

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Elizabeth Hamby

With the popularity of the game, this is one of the many planned updates, as developers are working to improve the app.

Not only was Nov. 3 abuzz with Election Day; the popular game “Among Us” was updated as well.

In the game, players are either crewmates, who run around the map completing tasks, or an imposter, that kills the crewmates. The crewmates’ job is to finish their tasks,not get killed, and try to deduct who the imposter is. 

The word “sus”, short for suspicious, was developed by players to help vote out the imposter or suspected imposter. One of the many things that are used to determine “sussery” (acting suspicious) is if crewmates branch off from the group voting for a different imposter. The update of the app comes up with a solution to the problem.

Now anonymous voting can be selected for a game, graying out all the crewmates colors when they vote. 

“You can’t see who voted who anymore, I love it,” sophomore Brett Mason said. 

One of the many players of the game, freshman Leilani Green, especially likes the new update for something not as obvious.

“I like that it doesn’t do that annoying thing where it kicks you out randomly,” Green said. 

Another feature included in the updates were symbols added on to the task of fixing wires to accommodate for color blind people.  

The emergency meeting screen has also been updated for when the crewmates report a body or report findings. The crewmates are now illustrated with their hats on their heads. 

It doesn’t sound like much, but freshman Lydia Hamby loves it. 

“I really enjoy being able to identify players by their skin and hats instead of just seeing their crewmate color,” she said.  

With the popularity of the game, this is one of the many planned updates, as developers are working to improve the app. 

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Grace Burke, Reporter

Grace Burke is a freshman and this is her first year of journalism. She is on the Color Guard and takes 16 dance classes outside of school. She enjoys...

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Liz Hayes, Reporter

Liz Hayes is a freshman this year and was recommended this class by her 8th grade English teacher. She likes to write songs and used to play hockey. She...

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Elizabeth Hamby, Assistant Editor of The Ledger Magazine

Elizabeth Hamby "Hamby" is a junior and this is her third year as a reporter. This year she has been promoted to Assistant Editor. During the “summer”...

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