Among Us and Innersloth in 2020


Hello everyone!

Sorry for the long silence. We tend to get very busy with friends and family near the end of the year, so it's tough to get updates and news out. But we hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season and new year celebration!

In this post, we want to address as much about out future plans and goals as we can, so here goes!

Among Us
Among Us has had a very good run. We thought it was a completed game twice in the past as we came back to add online multiplayer and two new maps. But as of the Polus release, we're sure that Among Us is a complete game. There are always things that people want and things we could potential add, but Among Us was always intended to be a small game and we are just a team of three people with one programmer. So because we've already added a lot to a small game, the difficulty of adding new features and content is now very high. You all can see this difficulty in terms of bugs that seemingly never get fixed. Adding more things would undoubtedly add more bugs. So from now on, we are not adding more to Among Us. There will be a few bug-fix-only updates and a plan of price changes, then we will let Among Us take its natural course.

The Plan:

  1. We're reducing the price of MIRA and Polus today (Jan 6, 2020). They will be 2 dollars each.
    1. It may take some time for iOS or Android to reflect the change.
    2. Steam prices are not real-time and require approval, so check the price in cart before buying. I will fix the in-game price shown with an update.
  2. Polus will become free-to-join (just like MIRA) today as well.
  3. MIRA and Polus will become entirely free for all players starting June 11th, 2020.
    1. It won't be possible to get the MIRA and Polus exclusive skins after the maps are free.
  4. Mobile markets make changing the price of hats and skins difficult, so we won't be changing that at all.
  5. Among Us servers will stay running at least until 2021. Probably a lot longer.

All purchases made in Among Us will go towards keeping the servers running and us making new games, just like always.

Merchandise
Aemu is still working on Among Us and Henry Stickmin T-Shirts, a plush crewmate, and maybe some other small things. Her goal is to have them for sale and/or presale by the end of January. If you want to stay up to date on that, we recommend signing up for our email list. We haven't used the email list yet, but this seems like the perfect start. We'll also post about it here on itch.io and in our discord.

The Henry Stickmin Collection
PuffballsUnited has been full-time on The Henry Stickmin Collection (wishlist it now!) for a couple years now, and is over 2/3rds done. He recently made a blog post with more details here. But the short of it is that he's aiming for release in June 2020 (which he admits is a very optimistic schedule, so he might miss it) and it will be $15-20 on Steam. A mobile port might come some time after, but it will take a long time.

Future Games
You might have noticed there is a gap between the end of Among Us updates and the launch of The Henry Stickmin Collection. Since PuffballsUnited will be 100% focused on Henry Stickmin, Aemu and I hope to launch a small game ourselves in this time. I've got an idea that is hopefully small, but a little bit more interesting than "a time waster" game. It's too early to share a lot of details, but we know that it will be a single-player game with rogue-like elements called "Monty's Halls". We'll give some more teasers as soon as we can, but Among Us updates and Merch come first.

Once The Henry Stickmin Collection and Monty's Halls come out, hopefully we'll be in a good position to take a nice vacation, then start on a bigger game all three of us together. We're pretty excited about that and have a couple of really cool ideas for a game to do together. (But also some good vacation ideas too. :D)

Wrapping Up
That's about it for our plans in 2020. Completing a game like Among Us is really hard since we know players want so much more from it, but we hope that we can make some new games that excite you all just as much. And our goal is to start them knowing what is important to you all so it's not a problem to add cool content and features.

We hope that you all continue to enjoy Among Us even as we move on to new games. Feel free to drop us a line on Twitter or Discord about any of this or anything else.

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Please fix the 6 pings error. It makes the game unplayable. The game is amazing but this error is worse than anything ive ever seen in a video game ever. I would give a 10/10 but its now a 5/10 for frustrating server errors

Among us NEEDS a colorblind mode. My friend loves this game but he is colorblind so it is very hard for him to tell which color is which.  No one calls anyone by their username and they just go by color which makes it hard for my friend. I'm hoping the creators of the game will add colorblind settings so no one misses out on this really fun game.

whats the difference between mobile and pc version?

can i get a refund on the game?

hola como lo descargo ?

quien me dise porfa de verdad me encanta este juego

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how do i update the game?

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Among us is an exciting, amazing fun game which me and my friends play a lot.  10/10 would recommend playing. 

I have a few recommendations for the game: -New emotes for when killing someone. -A chat for the imposters. -emotes for players to communicate and well to show emotions or to have fun.

Yes i see you all mad that me a fillipino (or philppines) can go in to a server and go nuts but inner please add a translator yes its hard but your fans are tired of them please!

My suggestion for among us is that we should have a map maker/gamemods/gamemodes maker

Suggestion for among us 2: the imposter has the "invisibility cloak" feature to stay invisible with it for a short period of time

in the impostor’s vision his vision will look like he’s under a dark cloak, and we’ll only see his shadow walking
and when he acts to kill his victim, he pulls her into the dark cloak inside, killing her





What if have an option named "timer" in the game setting, and this option will basically add a timer and when the timer goes to 0 the impostor win. The reason for this suggest is because a lot of times, people just stay together, doing the impostor victory impossible and the game boring. With this option , people will have to separate to do the tasks, and it will do the impostor game "vincible". (The players will decide how long the timer will be)

Sorry about my poor english, i did my best here.

 could you possibly think of colorblind option in the next Among Us? I have a friend who has a hard time with the wires because they can't see the colors

No english players on english servers, only philipineese toxic players who I can't communicate with. Can I get a refund?

hii! i was just suggesting for you guys to PLEASE make a tagalog server. Lately many tagalog people have been joining the english server and speaking tagalog since they dont have their own server. They are very mean as well, when i asked them to speak english they started swearing at me 

Okay Karen no one is forced to speak english so don't force them.

its not being a karen when you want to be able to play with people that you speak the same language as

It is only a suggestion calm down, he isn't forcing anyone to do anything he only said "I asked them to speak English" he didn't say "Speak English or you will get kicked". 

Also, I think it's a really good idea because Tagalog players use the same servers and I found that I was having the same issues. 

You're saying it backwards tho, since he said: "When i asked them to speak english they started swearing at me"

So really, no one is forced to speak tagalog so don't force them to understand.

due to server problems i have an idea to make option to host games on our own computers and internet, like it is in the forest


It could be easier to play with friends

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I understand that you've moved on to other games, but can you please please please add servers for Hindi and Filipino?  

They've started playing on the english servers and have taken them over for most of the day.  Communication is so crucial for this game to work that it really ruins the experience when players just end up yelling at each other, so much so that my friends and I have stopped playing.

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I understand your decision not to develop the game deeper, but can you please make a small documented API or like a simple protocol to connect to a game and to get some information about it?

The most-most requested thing imo is a Discord bot that will mute players when the game starts and also mute dead players (or move them between voice channels or whatever, lots of possibilities) and I am willing to develop such a bot, but I am too lazy to actually reverse engineer the game itself or the network protocol to somehow get an idea of what is happening in a game lobby.

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The bot would have to take up a player space to know whats going on.

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Without the API that I am asking for  - most likely yes.

Maybe add a slightly bigger party with 3-4 impostors, would be a lot of fun.

Hello talented developers!

I was wondering if you ever had any thoughts or plans to have this game on Xbox and PS4 as well?  I think it would be great to spread your amazing game around on more devices for people to play on. This game is so addicting and fun. People would have no problem spending money for it I am sure because this game is just genius. It would make my wish and I am sure many others who are wishing the same thing come true. Thank you for taking your time reading this comment! 

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I love Among Us, I find it quite addicting. There are some things that I wish they would change that I think would be easy change.

-they need to make it so that either you can’t see other players perform the scan task or that imposters can fake the scan task. In my opinion it’s significantly less fun when the game gives away that someone is guaranteed to not be an imposter because you see them doing something an imposter cannot do.  The main reason they don't do this is because people know the person is the imposter when the task bar stays the same, so there are many solutions to that problem, perhaps the easiest would be to just not have the task bar update right away when people complete tasks, just have it update every 15ish seconds.

-They need to make it so that when there are multiple imposters the kill cool down time can change when 1 imposter is voted off. 


-they need to make it so players are forced to do their tasks in a certain order, and make sure the order is different from other players’ order. It’s annoying for the imposter when you can never find someone alone because everyone is always clumped together.

re: they need to make it so that either you can’t see other players perform the scan task or that imposters can fake the scan task...

you can disable visual tasks though

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