The social game about suspicion and deception in space took over the world in 2020. The premise was simple and ingenious. An important mission has led a group of explorers to a distant galaxy. There a hostile life form has invaded the ship. Pretending to be a crewmember, it kills unsuspecting scientists and engineers. The innocent players don’t know who the impostor is. The alien must pretend, lie, and shift blame until there are no survivors left. Since then, the community invented unexpected ways of enjoying their favorite activity. The famous Among Us Hide and Seek Online sessions are a perfect example. Participants would agree on special rules and change the existing environment into a playground. Unlike well-known companies in the industry, the InnerSoth team embraced such creative efforts. Instead of punishing the tinkerers, they saw the potential behind their ideas. The latest update adds support for this playstyle and makes it official. Let’s examine the new features and compare them to the initial homebrew version.
The original build didn’t have any additional functionality outside of the intended formula. Eventually, someone got bored and decided to push the boundaries and explore the possibilities. The mechanics turned out to be modification-friendly. This approach works best with a group of like-minded people. To set things up they need to establish a number of basic principles:
The plan was supposed to keep Among Us Hide and Seek free of any issues. Since the engine wasn’t built to operate this way, hiccups were inevitable. For example, the question of the competitors performing maintenance tasks or standing still. The former would complicate things dramatically. Reporting dead bodies, extra meetings and sabotage, repairing the lights were usually forbidden. Everyone had to discuss the specifics beforehand and follow them. The recent add-on successfully rids of such discrepancies and inconsistencies.
The release erases any ambiguity and awkwardness of the user-inspired rendition. The roles of hiders and seekers are dedicated and clearly defined. The map automatically darkens leaving only a small lit circle around the searching person. The rest of the crew try to quickly get out of sight and be quiet. Upon discovery, they are immediately eliminated. The process continues until the time runs out or everyone is found. In other regards, Among Us Hide n Seek operates just like the base version. The controls, the visuals, and the supported platforms remain unchanged. The signature tension, suspenseful atmosphere, and dark sense of humor are just as pronounced. The best part is that it’s optional. Those who prefer the canon experience are welcome to continue their adventures like before. The adventurous enthusiasts appreciate the variety in this fresh twist on the legendary franchise.
Thankfully, there is no need to figure out any guidelines and stick to them. The necessary responsibilities, restrictions, and limitations are embedded by default. The rounds usually follow a predetermined pattern:
The developer’s interpretation clearly respects the first unsanctioned variant envisioned by an unsung hero. However, this implementation is obviously more polished, straightforward, and intuitive.
It’s a fun take on the famous activity realized in a virtual universe. The contestants enjoy it in multiplayer with their favorite title as a backdrop. One of them tries to discover others who lay low all around the level.
There are many great locations but the coolest place is probably on the Polus map. Go to the Storage section of Communications – it should be at the top right corner. See that huge radio tower? Simply walk behind it and don’t move. It’s such an open area that nobody would think to look there.
It used to be troublesome, but now it’s easier than ever. Just select the appropriate mode and press Start!
Simple: just stay hidden or catch everyone before the round ends.