Trailer Park #008: It Walks Among Us
Did you know that the first known Among Us stream was actually found in 1986, archived on an abandoned Commodore 64 in a cave outside Phoenix? True story. Or is it? We can’t blame you for not trusting what anybody says anymore. Being a phony is so hot right now, in gaming and IRL. Whatever the game’s ancient 2017 origins may be, the darned thing caught fire in late summer 2020 and we haven’t looked back, or each other in the eye, since.
This week’s Trailer Park features clips from the Extended Among Us universe — and some of the crazy ways a quarantined world has taken this five-dollar game of endless deceit, gruesome murder and menial tasks, and made it their own happy place. We sus it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
Some games are created to be esports, such as Valorant and Overwatch. Others, like Rocket League, became esports organically and unexpectedly. And don’t forget those who tried and failed, such as our ill-fated attempt to turn Kinect: Star Wars into a global high-stakes competition.
Could Among Us be the next big thing? FaZe Clan, with their invitational tournament that included new team member and future “Most Famous Person in the World” Brony James, proved through a legitmately entertaining competition that there could be a future in competitive Among Us. We imagine this is literally the last place developers envisioned their game going. Then again that’s what they said about the MVPL, our own Monument Valley Pro League, and that might still become a thing. We hope.