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I've played it! It's also available for mobile devices, and is cross-platform.

 

I'm pretty sure I've only played with kids, since one game I was playing during a break from work involved a discussion about what Zoom class they were supposed to be in, so it'd be fun to play with people who have more advanced reasoning skills.

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You can download it for free for iOS, but there’s a fee to get rid of ads. I prefer playing on the laptop, though.

 

For those who don’t know, you’re one of ten characters on a spaceship, and one member is an impostor trying to kill everyone. If you can find the impostor, you get to vote them out - but if you’re wrong, you shove an innocent person out into space and the game keeps going. Matches are typically pretty short, 5-10 minutes. 

 

The crew mates can also do tasks to win, by completing all of them to get the ship back running before the impostor kills everyone. The nice thing is that even as a ghost you can keep working on your tasks, so you’re not necessarily out of the game if you die.

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I figured I would give it a try and now I can't stop playing this dumb game. I keep going, again and again, hoping to be an Impostor. But I feel like I am never the Impostor! I should have a 1-in-5 chance of being the Impostor but I suspect the system is rigged to incentivize players to ... watch more ads? pay for the deluxe version? I don't know. I know for sure it is possible to cheat/hack because one time someone managed to pull a little ventriloquist trick on me where my account was saying things in chat that I didn't type.

 

I guess what I'm saying is I rate the game ★★★★☆ and now everyone around me is 'lowkey sus' and are all about to break my neck or headbutt my body to the floor then shoot me with a gun or crane their whole mouth open and impale me with the sudden snap of an alien proboscis.

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Being the impostor is totally random. I’ve gone days without being the impostor and also got it 5 games in a row.

I love it, but being impostor is definitely more fun. But I hate people who cheat, either through hacks or by sharing info or teaming up with the impostor.

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I have been repeatedly and relentlessly pushed out the airlock by groups of what are almost certainly literal children all for nothing more than the crime of 'faking task'. As near as I can tell 'faking task' means :

 

  • doing a task too fast

  • doing a task too slow

  • doing a task at any speed but the green bar in the upper left corner of the screen doesn't change

  • going into a room and then leaving a room

  • running away from someone I assume is the Impostor

  • looking at the map in the Administration room

 

I am not faking task! I would never fake task! I would very much like it if the youth of today would stop turning me into a ghost.

 

On 10/16/2020 at 7:27 PM, Fozzie said:

Being the impostor is totally random. I’ve gone days without being the impostor and also got it 5 games in a row.

I love it, but being impostor is definitely more fun. But I hate people who cheat, either through hacks or by sharing info or teaming up with the impostor.

 

Good to know!

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My kids play it all the time, both the grown up ones and the ones that are still sorta “oh, they’re just babies”. My youngest, 8 years old, gets quite vocally annoyed when he is the one voted out. The game has been the cause of many recent lectures about not letting our emotions get the best of us. lol

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