An Among Us clone has actually beaten Among Us in terms of record number of concurrent Steam players.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game itself, it’s Goose Goose Duck, a game of social deduction in which players must work together to complete their mission, while trying to catch the mallard and other birds that have invaded their animal-oriented space. disguised ducks. Sounds familiar?
Currently, SteamDB (opens in a new tab) shows that Goose Goose Duck recently hit a peak concurrent player count of 489,669 just today on January 4th. That staggering figure puts it ahead of Among Us which, according to SteamDB (opens in a new tab ), hit an all-time high of concurrent players of 447,476 two years ago.
Heading over to Steam(Opens in a new tab), Goose Goose Duck players are under no illusions how the game plays with Among Us. One review is written simply as “AMONGOOSE”, while another Steam player even claims that Goose Goose Duck is “better than Among Us”, mainly because there are more maps and roles for players.
Goose Goose Duck actually first launched in October 2021, but it’s only been a relatively short time since the social deduction game has fully exploded in popularity. Just earlier this week, on January 2, the game official Twitter account (opens in a new tab) notified users that the servers had basically reached capacity.
However, the game’s developer stated that they had anticipated a large increase in player numbers, but not to this degree. Fortunately, the servers were restored a day later, on January 3, and operations resumed as normal. Goose Goose Duck has been around for a while, but now it’s shot up to new heights.
Among Us just became one of the biggest games on Steam last month, after a BTS member broadcast it to an audience of millions.