Among Us has been one of the most performed video games of the previous couple of months, and the game’s builders have all been arduous at work attempting to take care of and add new content material to the recreation for the thousands and thousands of new gamers who not too long ago picked up the recreation. But being only a three particular person studio, development is gradual. Despite this, we must always take a look at what the future of Among Us may look like.
How does content material get added to Among Us?
Among Us is the product of the work of simply three people, Forest Willard, Amy Liu, and Marcus Bromander. Forest is listed as their programmer, Marcus is listed as the artist, animator, and recreation designer, and Amy as the different artist and “common task-doer” of the firm.
These three are the solely official builders for Among Us, though the recreation has a quickly rising modding neighborhood as nicely. As you may count on, with only a three particular person development workforce progress strikes pretty slowly, though this drawback is considerably mitigated because of Among Us having a really excessive diploma of replayability.
The precise order by which new content material will get labored on will additionally change vastly based mostly on what precisely is required. For instance, the newest wave of hacking plaguing Among Us has been dealt with nearly solely by Forest as a result of the nature of the drawback. As the game’s solely programmer, he’s liable for creating the anti-cheat software program for the recreation, and implementing it when prepared.
Among Us content material that isn’t developed in response to malicious hackers ruining the recreation for thousands and thousands of gamers has a extra pure development, starting with Marcus’s work as a designer and artist. Marcus not too long ago acknowledged in an interview that with regards to creating new maps for the recreation they hand draw the total map.
While they seemingly check layouts and job placement earlier than finalizing the map, the course of of producing a complete picture to set the recreation inside will naturally contain far more of the workforce than simply its programmer.
How can Innersloth enhance development on Among Us?
For most of us who seemingly hadn’t heard of Innersloth till only some months in the past it may be arduous to keep in mind that Innersloth aren’t simply the creators of Among Us. All three of the builders bought their begin on Newgrounds, and becoming a member of as much as work on a recreation collectively was a mutual resolution.
As a consequence, their firm construction isn’t going to be like that of a studio deeply ingrained in the business’s tradition. Innersloth doesn’t have a producer they should reply to, the solely individuals they’re beholden to is themselves.
Additionally, whereas they may now have the capability to rent one other programmer or developer to work on the recreation, they would wish to determine how they might deal with new hires, or even when they need to.
For an organization used to working as a tight-knit group the place every particular person has a large say over varied components of the recreation it may be tough to know precisely the place a brand new particular person would match into their development cycle. Nevertheless, Among Us may positively profit from some additional arms on deck as they work on implementing new options and content material into the recreation.
Published 29 Oct 2020, 00:25 IST