Among Us continues to be a very popular game and it can run quite nicely on Linux with Steam Play Proton, however if you have issues with it not connecting or getting a black screen - there's a really simple fix.
One reason we're bringing this up, is that recently Epic Games released a new game mode for Fortnite called Fortnite Impostors. No guessing needed where they got the idea and terminology from. There's been a lot of talk on how Epic with Fortnite has, again, copied a developer without credit. The Among Us developers don't seem to be particularly amused by this either. Epic teams up with all sorts of brands but apparently not indie game developers.
So why not try out Among Us proper?
While it doesn't have native Linux support, you can play it on Linux with Steam Play Proton. However, you might find you need to do a very small in-game tweak to make it work. Out of the box, you might see that when trying to load the game list it just doesn't stop loading or when going to host a game it just gives you a black screen. Not great but the solution it appears is an easy one:
- Click the Online button in the main menu
- Click the little globe in the bottom-right corner
- Select a region (it may need a double click to be sure)
That's it. Done. Something about Proton doesn't seem to like auto region picking, which is an issue other games have seen too at times. Now you can enjoy Among Us on Linux tested with Proton Experimental and Proton 6.3-5.