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Among Us overtakes Fall Guys as most-streamed game in 2020 (Q3)

Image credits : Stream Hatchet
Image credits : Stream Hatchet
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Modified 04 Oct 2020, 12:15 IST
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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and Among Us have taken the gaming community by storm in the third quarter of 2020. These games, based on simple mechanics and a fun gameplay experience, have been picked up by gamers of different age groups during the ongoing pandemic.

Fall Guys is a platformer battle royale game developed by Mediatonic and published by Devolver Digital. It was released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 on 4th August 2020. In Q3, this title created quite some buzz, with the craze for this offering going off the charts.

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Twitch streamers picked up the game as a fun content, and suddenly, this multiplayer had its roots spread to Facebook and YouTube. The developers have packed a whole bunch of new and exciting content within the game, arriving on 8th October 2020 in Season 2 of Fall Guys.

According to reports by Stream Hatchet, this game had a peak of six million daily watch hours during this period.

Among Us does even better than Fall Guys!

Among Us, developed by InnerSloth, was launched in 2018 by a three-person team. This game takes place in a space-themed setting where players take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates, and a predetermined number being Impostors.

This title can involve up to ten players on a multiplayer platform. Initially, Among Us didn't perform very well due to insufficient advertising, and didn't even touch the four-digit mark for total installations.

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However, the developers have provided continuous support to Among Us by providing regular updates and releasing a PC version. Recently, after some popular Twitch streamers picked it up, Among Us caught the attention of the mainstream audience.

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The free version of Among Us, available to play on Androids, helped make it popular in the Indian region.

As of now, Among Us has recorded a peak of nine million watch hours during the pandemic, overtaking Fall Guys across Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.

Published 04 Oct 2020, 12:15 IST
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