Over two years after its release, the online multiplayer game Among Us rose to the top of many gaming charts in several metrics and is currently the talk of the gaming world. According to data presented by Safebettingsites.com, Among us recorded a 3709.9% increase in downloads for the first half of September 2020 compared to January 2020
Among Us Reaches Over 40 Million Downloads On Steam For First Half Of September 2020
Among Us is an online multiplayer game that can be played between 4-10 players. The game is inspired by real-life party game known in some parts as Mafia. Players are randomly designated roles such as crewmates and impostors. The goal of the impostors is to kill all of the crewmates without being caught before the crewmates finish their minigames. The crewmates can win the game by finishing their mini-tasks before everyone is killed or if they figure out who the impostor is.
The game already was rising in popularity in gaming hotspots like South Korea and Brazil but it when a popular Twitch Streamer in the United States played and streamed Among Us, the game reached a meteoric rise in its popularity. In the first half of September 2020 alone, Among Us was downloaded almost 42 million times on Steam compared to just 1.1 million downloads in January 2020 – an increase of 3709.9%
Among Us Competing Among Gaming Goliaths Despite A Small Team Of 3 Developers
Among Us was released on June 15, 2018, but did not gain popularity until the middle of 2020. Despite its obscurity in its early days, the creators of Among Us still regularly updated the game and sought to make improvements. Fast forward to two years later and the perseverance of the developers have been rewarded as Among Us began to rise out of obscurity.
On September 20, 2020, Among Us reached over 388,000 concurrent viewers on gaming platform Steam, placing third in its rankings behind well-established gaming behemoths CS:GO and Dota 2 and in front of long time number one PUBG. This achievement is all the more impressive considering Among Us was the creation of a team of only three developers compared to the development teams of such games like PUBG.