Epic invites Among Us devs to collaborate as Fortnite finally credits inspiration for Impostors mode

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Epic has invited the developer Innersloth among us to collaborate on “some fun” after crediting the hit game for inspiring Fortnite’s Imposters mode.

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“V18.20 Brings Improvements to Impostors, Game Mode Inspired by Innersloth Among Us,” Latest Fortnite patch notes Reading. This is the first time Epic has formally acknowledged the game’s massive impact on imposters — a game mode that, as our own Alyssa Mercant writes, Borrows heavily from Among Us, though it really fails to repeat its magic.

were cheaters Fortnite first. added to Back in August, The Between Us re-emerged shortly after and exploded as the go-to party and streaming game. It was a daring bite on the exact same cherry, and one so obvious that it inspired people Innersloth to share their frustration with the status on social media.

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Innersloth community director Victoria Tran lamented that “it would have been really, really cool to collaborate” when the Imposters were revealed. “The game mechanics, well, they shouldn’t be gatekeeping, but at least the different themes or terminology also make things more interesting,” she said.

“We didn’t patent the mechanics between us,” Innersloth co-founder Marcus Bromander said at the time. “I don’t think it leads to a healthier sports industry. Is it really that hard to put 10% more effort into putting your own spin on it?”

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“We never had to talk about how you inspired us,” Epic claimed. Tweet The innersloth was dispatched today.

Nevertheless, Innersloth is ready to cooperate… Some with epic. The partnership is nothing more than a lovely conversation on Twitter for now, but both indie studios and corporate giants apparently on board. Whether this equals anything, or anything beyond the skin or any other end of the cap, remains to be seen.

you know your game is big when A chicken nugget that looks like one of your characters sells for about $100,000.



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