The new mode Impostors of Fortnite, announced yesterday, has drawn attention to using a set of ideas already previously seen in Among Us. Its developers wasted no time and publicly accused Epic Games of plagiarism. Notably, Among Us programmer Gary Porter posted posts on Twitter to point out the similarities between the two-game maps.
The mode Impostors of Fortnite is set in a map with more rooms called The Bridge, closely resembling Among Us. It is designed for ten players, divided into eight agents and two impostors, with the former having to find out who the latter are. Gary Porter (through VGC), the programmer Among Us, has tweeted a few posts to point out the similarities between the map mode Imposters and The Skeld, the original map Among Us. Below is the first post he published on Twitter :
” Okay though, ” the programmer added sarcastically, ” they swapped Electrical and Medbay and connected Security to Cafeteria. Anyway that’s what I think about the whole thing .”
Making it even clearer was Twitter user Stephen Parker, who tweaked Porter’s images to show how similar the maps of the two games are, drawing colored lines showing how each of the rooms is connected. Below is the Twitter post :
Even the director of the community Among Us, Victoria Tran, expressed her disappointment :