Just over a month ago, Among Us was still a confusing phenomenon in the game world. Rarely has a product launched in 2018 suddenly “Hot” than ever at the time of 2020. Among Us has created a series of unprecedented records and even kicked off the majestic names to monopolize the number one position.
Specifically, Among Us has achieved a huge increase in downloads last month and became the most downloaded application on both the App Store and Google Play in the third quarter of 2020. Even, not long ago, Among Us also reached 1.5 million players simultaneously on all platforms. In the Vietnamese market, Among Us was take the number one position which was monopolized by Lien Quan Mobile and Free Fire for a long time on the App Store.
But that was the story of one month ago. And now, Among Us has gradually run out of heat. However, in recent times, Among Us has suddenly been searching more. But not about this game, but Keyword on “dark web”, which means Among Us style 18+.
Not only fanart, meme, live-action … a series of variations Among Us has been spread on the internet, but most including 18+ content, serving for “other needs”, not just playing entertainment anymore. A recent statistic has revealed an explosion in popularity of Among Us on a rather “popular” black website.
Specifically, Among Us has become a strong search keyword in early September and peaked on September 16 when there are nearly 700,000 real searches on that day alone. In total, Among Us has accumulated 4.7 million searches on this black itieensg website in September and an average of about 115,000 searches daily. This is more than 100,000 regular daily searches when compared to the game Overwatch, which was also a “parody” movement on black web sites.
In Among Us, players are divided into teams of 4-10 people with the task of repairing a space station by completing a series of different missions. While all players are aiming for a common goal there will be some spoilers installed to destroy the rest. Gamers will have to both do the task, and be in a high-alert position to find the traitors.
In addition to the player becoming Impostor or Crewmate, the player who is killed by a traitor will become a ghost and continue the game with relatively boring jobs of observing teammates or doing some simple tasks.