Among Us by Innersloth saw a huge rise in player popularity after many well-known Twitch streamers and YouTubers started playing it and since then, most of us have been lining up to try and guess who the murdering imposter in the group could be or to try and hide the fact that we’ve been the imposter all along. The game even went as far as to dethrone the highly successful Fall Guys off the top stop on Steam. A big part of the games’ appeal is its old-school art style and taking that concept one step further is YouTuber Lumpy Touch who decided to see how the game would look reimaged for the classic Nintendo Game Boy.
The classic aesthetic of the original Nintendo Game Boy thankfully works just as well today as when it did in the 90s, so much so that animator, streamer, and YouTuber ‘LumpyTouch’ has created a pixel art animation for Among Us that showcases what the game could’ve looked like if played today on the Game Boy. The Game Boy demake video can be seen down below as it shows off the iconic four-player multiplayer link-up system accompanied by that well-known synthesized electronic music. It’s such an impressive piece of animation by Lumpy Touch who used a real Game Boy rom using GB Studio 2. Even though it’s just a sequence of cutscenes and it doesn’t actually play out if you go off-script, I would be first in line to give this a go if it ever came out on the Analogue Pocket, that’s not-a-Game-Boy-but-kind-of-a-Game-Boy.
If the name ‘LumpyTouch’ sounds familiar to you, it might be because of their retro-themed spin on the loveable comic cat from the 1970s, Garfield. To check out more of Lumpy’s work, head on over to their Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch to see more of their pixel art, digital painting, and also some game dev creations.
Among Us has recently some high-profile people take to the game over on Twitch. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Otherwise known as AOC) took to Twitch last month along with other streamers to join her for an Among Us stream while also encouraging people to get out and vote for the 2020 US Presidental Election. The stream saw viewership skyrocketed at 628,000 concurrent viewers making it the third-highest individual stream by viewership in Twitch history, only behind the Ninja/Drake collab which saw 628k viewers and Shroud’s return at 500k.
According to the official Among Us Twitter account, the title will soon be translated into several languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish EU and LA, Dutch, Russian, BR and EU Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino. The language update will also be especially beneficial for Japanese players. The popularity of the title has seen the studio canceling plans to create a sequel, instead, bringing content updates to the current version of the game. And at the moment, Among Us is only available on PC and mobile devices, but there are plans to bring it to other platforms, but it’s not without trouble.
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