InnerSloth, developer of the popular online multiplayer social deduction game Among Us, has officially announced the arrival of a new map. ‘The Airship’ will be available to players early next year and was announced at this year’s Game Awards, where it won the award for best multiplayer title of the year.
Teased last month, this will be the fourth map added to the game and will introduce new tasks and skins, the ability to decide where to start a match, and the addition of stairs and elevators to access certain areas of the ship. The map is expected to be much more extensive than the existing ones. In particular, the game recently received an update that introduced a ton of new features, including the ability to vote anonymously.
☀️ THE AIRSHIP: a new map in early 2021 ☀️
Brace yourselves, fellow crew members. This next map (free!) Will include:
🔹 all new tasks
🔹 your choice of room to start in
🔹 and more?
But don’t forget about those impostors that lurk … pic.twitter.com/IU2HJGuyEY
– Between us (@AmongUsGame) December 11, 2020
Adding a new map would refresh the game for more engagement periods for your audience. Most of the appeal of this game comes from its social engineering aspects. But having a fresh coat of paint every now and then will keep many users satisfied.
Among Us was originally released in 2018 but only gained popularity in 2020. One reason for the game’s popularity is said to be due to the COVID-19 pandemic as it allowed friends and family to socialize despite social distancing. . The game is available on both Android and iOS, as well as Windows PC. The multiplayer game can be played with four to ten players, of which one to three players (depending on the host) are chosen to be the Deceiver (s) while the others are Crewmates. Crew members are assigned tasks in the form of mini-games to complete around the map, including maintenance jobs like electrical rewiring, engine refueling, etc. Imposters are also assigned tasks, however their main objective is to covertly work with other imposters to kill crewmates and destroy vital systems. In addition to completing the tasks, the Crewmates must identify the impostors and successfully eliminate them. This can be done by calling an emergency meeting or when a corpse is reported, after which each player has to vote to kick a player out. Crewmates win if all Imposters are eliminated or all tasks are completed, while Imposters win if the number of Imposters equals the number of Crewmates or if a critical sabotage is not resolved.