Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has mainly been streaming Valorant since his triumphant return to Twitch, but he recently tried a game of Among Us and shared his thoughts and strategies on the latest Twitch craze.
The game actually released two years ago, but has recently picked up steam due to its heavy streamability, going from an average of 500 channels for the past few months to over 1,000 for last week alone. With big names like Shroud playing, Among Us’ popularity appears to still be on the rise as more players discover this hidden gem.
Among Us is a murder mystery set in space, where the crew must complete basic tasks to keep their ship running. The only issue is, one of the crew is not supposed to keep the ship running, but is instead supposed to murder the other crew members by way of sabotage.
In the chat, it was suggested that Shroud was taking too long to complete his tasks, but as he explains, that’s actually all part of the plan. “In the round of me being a crewmate, I know I’m supposed to be doing tasks right away,” Shroud says, “but that’s how you get killed.”
Shroud says that he deliberately plays the game slow for a couple of reasons. Firstly, by not rushing in he gets to observe other players to make a note of who might be acting strangely. Conversely though, it also means he’s constantly acting strangely, so when he’s the impostor, it’s far less obvious to those around him.
As for the game itself, Shroud says he “didn’t particularly love it, but it was pretty fun.” It’s not the highest of praise, but then Shroud isn’t one for elaborate statements. Considering he recently suggested Fall Guys will “die real quick,” Among Us has fared much better in his estimation.