When did Among Us become so popular? Although the indie game launched in 2018, it has become a smash hit over the last month.
Its nondescript, minimalist characters may remind you of Beans from Fall Guys, but Among Us is an entirely different game that coincidentally also began spiking in popularity throughout August. The game, available on Android, iOS, and PC, just reached 85 million downloads. Even though its growing player base has resulted in some server issues, it is currently the most-watched game on Twitch — according to TwitchTracker.
Among Us launched in June of 2018. The game has 4-10 players attempt to maintain a spaceship and return back home. The caveat is that some players are Imposters, and will attempt to sabotage the ship — their goal is to eliminate the rest of the crew. If the crew successfully votes off The Imposter, the crew wins.
When Did Among Us Become So Popular?
Among Us had modest viewership on Twitch in the two years following its launch, according to TwitchTracker. However, as evidenced in the graph, Twitch viewership of Among Us saw a meteoric rise throughout August and September of this year.
As Among Us became an overnight hit, two years after its initial launch, many big-name streamers started streaming the game. There aren't many games like Among Us out there that socially pit players against one another in a battle of intellect.
While there aren't many details yet, Among Us 2 is confirmed to be in the works by developer InnerSloth.