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Among Us Developers React to Fortnite Impostor Mode

The developers of indie hit Among Us aren't pleased with Epic Games' new Fortnite Impostor mode.
The developers of indie hit Among Us aren't pleased with Epic Games' new Fortnite Impostor mode. / Photo courtesy of Epic Games

Fortnite's new Impostors game mode bears a striking resemblance to Among Us, from game mechanics, to terminology, to map layout, and the developers of the hit indie game are disappointed that Epic Games didn't reach out to collaborate.

In Among Us, up to 10 players are placed on a space ship with various tasks to complete. Up to three, but usually two, of those players are impostors trying to kill the other players before being discovered and voted off the ship. Fortnite Impostors uses the exact same player dynamic, with eight Agents and two Impostors.

Innersloth developer Gary Porter tweeted Tuesday a photo of the Fortnite Impostor mode's map, Loop Control, beside Among Us' most popular map, The Skeld, noting similarities in the design.

"I haven't been tweeting much recently because I've been working so hard on upcoming content for Among Us," he wrote in a follow-up tweet. "So it feels weird to be compelled to tweet again because of stuff like this.

"It's okay tho they flipped electrical and medbay and connected security to the cafeteria," he wrote sarcastically.

Innersloth's community director, Victoria Tran, was more disappointed than angry.

"It would've been really, really cool to collab haha," she tweeted Tuesday.

"Like game mechanics fine, those shouldn't be gatekept, but at the very least even different themes or terminology makes things more interesting?"

Indeed, Fortnite has a reputation for collaborating with just about every intellectual property with any level of interest. In its last season alone it's featured crossovers with "Rick and Morty," DC Comics characters such as Superman and Batman, Guggimon, the Union of European Football Associations, Marvel characters Thanos and Loki, "Space Jam: A New Legacy," Ferrari, Gilded Guy, Street Fighter, and Ariana Grande.

"i think it's just hitting me particularly hard today," Tran tweeted later on Tuesday.

"It hits so weirdly personal because it feels exactly like being a woman/POC in tech. It feels like a powerless 'lol what's the point anymore' of making our own stories/content."

"Just sad indie hours rn."