If you’ve ever harboured a quiet fear that all your friends are deceiving you, well, bad news: They are. Among Us, the sci-fi deception sensation that’s sweeping space stations across the nation, has definitively proven it. Steam users are loving it, even as they realise they can’t trust anyone — especially not Cyan.
To call Among Us an overnight sensation would not be entirely accurate. The game, in which you and a cadre of friends try to do spaceship maintenance while a random selection of frenemies sabotages your efforts and lies about it, first came out in 2018. Starting in late July of this year, however, it began an improbable rise to the top of Twitch, where it has remained since last month. Now everybody’s playing it, because it also happens to be an ideal party game for these endless quarantine days. Steam reviewers love it for the elegance of its core conceit: It’s Mafia or Werewolf, but with cute little single-boned avatars and simple but engaging minigames. However, they caution that playing with friends is far more enjoyable than playing with randos, and people want to play impostor a little too much.
When Among Us, a game of deception set in deep space, was first conceived a few years ago, online multiplayer wasn’t in the cards. It wasn’t even going to be on PC. Streamers were the last thing on its developers’ minds. And yet, over the weekend, the game solidified its...Read more
Among Us 2 was announced 36 days ago. Today, it is being cancelled so that the developers of the latest very big thing on Twitch can instead focus all their energies on making the original better.Read more
I think it’s pretty safe to say that 2020’s flavour of the month, of the year, is here. Fall Guys is a tail-grabbing, bean-flinging phenomenon. It’s managed to turn Twitch, Steam, and PS4 into its own personal game show stages, with millions watching and playing. This might be a stretch...Read more