The immediate success of InnerSloth’s game Among Us was one of the enormous Twitch stories that have happened this year: for the past month, the game rose a full 650% in hours that has been watched on the site.
It has gotten so popular very suddenly that the developers at Innersloth have canceled Among Us 2 to focus on the first game.
The success has spawned the other achievements, too. Among Us’s boost in popularity has led to Discord’s mobile app downloads to hit a new height.
Adam Blacker from Apptopia recently observed: “Discord has been hitting a new lifetime high for mobile app downloads every day since September 5.” That’s around 800,000 installs a day.
Discord’s downloads and Among Us’ popularity are linked, of course, because the game requires voice chat to function. It’s a hidden role game; your duty as a crewmate is to sniff out the impostors on your ship before they kill all of you.
Since this is a cross-platform game and you need to chat with your teammates to find the impostors, it’s essential to find an easy way to communicate with everyone at once. Discord also integrates fairly closely with Twitch, which means it’s even easier for you to stream your gameplay to the world.
For those who don’t know, Among Us is an online multiplayer social deduction game, developed and published by American game studio InnerSloth and was released on June 15, 2018. The game takes place in a space-themed setting where players each take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates, and a predetermined number being Impostors. The Crewmates’ goal is to identify the Impostors, eliminate them, and complete tasks everywhere in the map, and the Impostors’ goal is to kill the Crewmates without being identified.
The fundamental reason that Discord’s downloads and Among Us’ popularity are connected is simply that the game is requiring voice chat to function. It is a hidden role game; the duty as a crewmate is to reveal the impostors in the spaceship before they kill and sabotage every crewmate on board.
Since the game is cross-platform, and because a chat feature is needed so that the teammates may find the impostors, it is essential to look for an easy way to communicate with everyone at once. Discord also integrates equally closely to Twitch, which means that it is even more comfortable for a gamer to stream the gameplay to the world.