Among us developers Innersloth throws shade on Fortnite
Developers of the massively popular game Among Us Innersloth have called out Fortnite for its latest Impostor mode, which is basically Among Us but wrapped in Fortnite
The new Fortnite game mode pits eight Agents against two Impostors in a battle of wits and espionage. The new mode highly resembles Among Us in terms of gameplay and design. After the announcement, members of the indie studio ranted on Twitter and opened up about the situation.
Programmer Gary Porter pointed out the similarities between Fortnite’s Loop Control facility and Skeld – the first map to debut in Among Us. Innersloth co-founder Marcus Bromander, better known by his online name, PuffballsUnited added, “We didn’t patent the Among Us mechanics. I don’t think that leads to a healthy game industry. Is it really that hard to put 10% more effort into putting your own spin on it though?”
It's okay tho they flipped electrical and medbay and connected security to the cafeteria. pic.twitter.com/XXVsJPpiXn
— Gary Porter (@supergarydeluxe) August 17, 2021
Among Us Community Director Victoria Tran said on Twitter “it would’ve been really, really cool to collab,”. She then pointed out how eerily similar Fornite’s impostor mode is to Among Us. However, despite Fortnite ripping off Among Us, the team at Innersloth is working on a number of projects with other indie developers that feature Among Us collaborations. According to Callum Underwood of Robot Teddy, the studio currently has a number of stock contracts for the Among Us IP that developers can request to use for their games. Underwood encouraged others to reach out should they want to do an Among Us collaboration in the future. Which is frankly, the right thing to do.
like game mechanics fine, those shouldn't be gatekept, but at the very least even different themes or terminology makes things more interesting? 😕
— Victoria Tran 🧋 (@TheVTran) August 17, 2021