A social intrigue party game developed and published in 2018 by InnerSloth, in which players are randomly divided into Crewmates and Impostors. The Crewmates must attempt to complete all required tasks and/or expose the Impostors, while the secret Impostors must murder or frame the Crewmates or sabotage the Crewmates' efforts.
Although released in 2018 as a relatively little-known game, it had a sudden boom in popularity in September 2020, with regular concurrent numbers of well over 250,000, reaching widespread memetic status on the Internet. The game has a low entry barrier and cross-platform play, allowing users across all devices to enjoy the up-to-15-multiplayer experience. Also notable for its dark yet cute style and slapstick cartoon violence.
The game would later spawn a wide variety of post-ironic memes in 2021, usually revolving around a parody of Stonetoss comics, a photoshopped image of Jerma985, anything that looks like the in-game characters and/or having the name sounded like "Among Us/Amogus" or "Sus", or simply using the in-game character itself as a "punchline".
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- Bedcrab (a reference to Headcrab)
- Charles Chopper
- Ellie Rose (a reference to the Henry Stickmin series)
- Headslug (a reference to Brain Slug)
- Henry Stickmin (a reference to the Henry Stickmin series)
- Mini Crewmate
- Toppat Chopper