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‘Among Us’ Mobile Game Under Siege by Attackers

The meteoric rise of the game Among Us appears to be outpacing its developer’s ability to keep up with malicious actors. On Sunday night, a specific ongoing attack forced InnerSloth, the company behind the game, to hastily roll out an update designed to kick bad actors off the game’s servers — likely along with some innocent players as well.

Among Us takes place in a space setting, where some platers are “crewmates,” and others are “imposters” that live among us. As crewmates prepare their ship for departure, they must locate and eliminate the imposters before they’re taken out themselves. It so far has 5.3 million downloads on Google Play alone.

InnerSloth is asking for patience while the company addresses this and other ongoing security concerns. InnerSloth is run by a three-person team consisting of one developer, one animator and game designer, and one artist. The game was released almost two years ago, but thanks to a long summer spent largely under quarantine its audience has exploded over the past few months.

Eris Loris Takes Over Among Us

This most recent round of attacks spammed players with ads from a player named Eris Loris, rendering the game useless. Players flooded the Among Us subreddit to report the activity.

“So far every single server I’ve joined is hacked by Eris Loris today,” one user with a NSFW handle name wrote two days ago. “I have tried maybe 40-plus games. Not a single one wasn’t hacked within 10-30 seconds.”

The breach uses bots to overwhelm the game with messages promoting a YouTube channel and Discord operated under the name Eris Loris, threatening to “blow up your phone,” and concluding with a “Trump 2020” endorsement.

Among Us Server Update

Forest Willard, InnerSloth’s resident programmer, announced a server update Sunday night that tries to identify bad actors on the game and kick them out before they cause trouble. But the move comes with a downside, some players might get kicked off inadvertently, which Willard added in a tweet is for the “greater good,” that players should view as “emergency maintenance.”

“The reason I didn’t roll this update out sooner is that I was afraid of false positives: You totally might see the game think you’re hacking when you’re not,” Willard said in a subsequent tweet. “I’ve done my best to find this kind of bug, but my hand is forced this time.”

Threatpost wasn’t able to contact the person behind the Eris Loris breach by the time of publication, but he told Kokatu he attacked Among Us because he thinks it’s funny to rile people up. He added that the blame for the damage to the game falls on InnerSloth and the team’s inability to scale up quickly enough.

“Among Us may be a small developer team, but that’s not my fault,” he added. “The game is at a scale bigger than most games. There is nothing stopping them from getting more developers, so the ‘it’s three people’ reasoning means nothing to me.”

Can Among Us Scale?

InnerSloth’s recent record might back up Eris Loris’ point about scale. A scroll through the Among Us subreddit shows breaches on the game are frequent, in addition to rampant cheating.

In early October, a massive spike in traffic kept shutting down the Among Us servers, according to Screen Rant.

But that hasn’t stunted the game’s growth yet. Among Us was the most downloaded mobile game in the world during September, with 83.8 million installs, according to SensorTower, which added that’s 40 times more than the same month last year.

And just last week New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went live on Twitch to play Among Us and promote voting, an event that drew in 435,000 viewers just to her stream alone, TechCrunch reported.

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‘Among Us’ Mobile Game Under Siege by Attackers
Hollie  Ratke

Hollie Ratke

1604228400

‘Among Us’ Mobile Game Under Siege by Attackers

The meteoric rise of the game Among Us appears to be outpacing its developer’s ability to keep up with malicious actors. On Sunday night, a specific ongoing attack forced InnerSloth, the company behind the game, to hastily roll out an update designed to kick bad actors off the game’s servers — likely along with some innocent players as well.

Among Us takes place in a space setting, where some platers are “crewmates,” and others are “imposters” that live among us. As crewmates prepare their ship for departure, they must locate and eliminate the imposters before they’re taken out themselves. It so far has 5.3 million downloads on Google Play alone.

InnerSloth is asking for patience while the company addresses this and other ongoing security concerns. InnerSloth is run by a three-person team consisting of one developer, one animator and game designer, and one artist. The game was released almost two years ago, but thanks to a long summer spent largely under quarantine its audience has exploded over the past few months.

Eris Loris Takes Over Among Us

This most recent round of attacks spammed players with ads from a player named Eris Loris, rendering the game useless. Players flooded the Among Us subreddit to report the activity.

“So far every single server I’ve joined is hacked by Eris Loris today,” one user with a NSFW handle name wrote two days ago. “I have tried maybe 40-plus games. Not a single one wasn’t hacked within 10-30 seconds.”

The breach uses bots to overwhelm the game with messages promoting a YouTube channel and Discord operated under the name Eris Loris, threatening to “blow up your phone,” and concluding with a “Trump 2020” endorsement.

Among Us Server Update

Forest Willard, InnerSloth’s resident programmer, announced a server update Sunday night that tries to identify bad actors on the game and kick them out before they cause trouble. But the move comes with a downside, some players might get kicked off inadvertently, which Willard added in a tweet is for the “greater good,” that players should view as “emergency maintenance.”

“The reason I didn’t roll this update out sooner is that I was afraid of false positives: You totally might see the game think you’re hacking when you’re not,” Willard said in a subsequent tweet. “I’ve done my best to find this kind of bug, but my hand is forced this time.”

Threatpost wasn’t able to contact the person behind the Eris Loris breach by the time of publication, but he told Kokatu he attacked Among Us because he thinks it’s funny to rile people up. He added that the blame for the damage to the game falls on InnerSloth and the team’s inability to scale up quickly enough.

“Among Us may be a small developer team, but that’s not my fault,” he added. “The game is at a scale bigger than most games. There is nothing stopping them from getting more developers, so the ‘it’s three people’ reasoning means nothing to me.”

Can Among Us Scale?

InnerSloth’s recent record might back up Eris Loris’ point about scale. A scroll through the Among Us subreddit shows breaches on the game are frequent, in addition to rampant cheating.

In early October, a massive spike in traffic kept shutting down the Among Us servers, according to Screen Rant.

But that hasn’t stunted the game’s growth yet. Among Us was the most downloaded mobile game in the world during September, with 83.8 million installs, according to SensorTower, which added that’s 40 times more than the same month last year.

And just last week New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went live on Twitch to play Among Us and promote voting, an event that drew in 435,000 viewers just to her stream alone, TechCrunch reported.

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Top Mobile Game Engines & Development Platforms

Mobile game development companies should have a thorough knowledge of the platform on which they are planning to develop the game. Factors like having a large developer community, easy to code, working on both the OS platforms (Android and iOS) must be some of the key features that should be looked at. Moreover, the platform should be such that it should support native as well as cross-platform mobile gaming apps.

Keeping all these in mind, we have prepared a full-throttle list of mobile game development platforms that are in trend and can help you in developing the best gaming product for the targeted audience.

Take a look at the Game Developers’ most preferred Platform & Engines.

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IndianAppDevelopers is a top-notch mobile game development company that has the ability to transform the unique requirements of clients into a flawless mobile game app. Choose us as your mobile game development partner on a fixed cost, dedicated or hourly basis at 40% less cost.

Our dedicated team of 20+ game developers has served 50+ mobile game development projects with a ratio of 100% satisfaction using the latest technologies and tools like Unity, Unreal, COCOS 2d js. Phaser etc.

Are you planning to outsource mobile game development services? Or would you like to hire a dedicated team of game developers? Then, contact us for a free quote.

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How to Hire Mobile Game Developer? Cost, Hiring & Technologies

Gaming and specifically mobile gaming is continuing to revolutionize the entire entertainment industry. Every year there is a significant rise in the number of people playing mobile games as they are looking forward to spending their time in some fun way that gaming provides. Covid-19 is playing a part in accelerating this upward trajectory.

Statistics of the Mobile Gaming Industry

  • As per GameAnalytics, in the first quarter of 2020, the number of mobile gamers grew from 1.2 billion to 1.75 billion per month showing a massive increase of 46%.

  • Newzoo predicted that in 2020, the number of mobile gamers will shoot up at 2.6 billion of which 38% will pay for the games and the prediction stood true majorly.

  • In the second quarter of 2020, the consumers spent over $19 billion on mobile phone games which in itself was a record according to App Annie.

  • 25% of iOS and 21% of Android apps downloaded are games globally.

How to Hire a Mobile Game Developer?

Earlier, it was quite a challenging task to hire to find a game developer. However, thanks to online portals and various communities that have made it accessible to find the game developers in this technologically driven scenario. But finding a suitable game developer can prove to be a tricky task as there are a lot of newbies in the market and it is very easy to deceive with a little touch-up. Therefore, you need to be very specific and alert while finding the right developer to do your job.

When we talk about game development, the Asian market, especially the Indian market is turning out to be a promising hub for this domain. Indian market is enriched with talented and experienced mobile game developers who are well versed in their field of developing gaming apps.

Here are the Top Online Portals Where You Can Hire Game Developers:

  • Toptal
  • Unity Connect
  • Upwork
  • Hired
  • PeoplePerHour

Cost to Hire a Game Developer

In the gaming industry, the cost solely depends upon the standards of the industry. However, the same also depends upon the individual skillset. Say for example, in case you are a fresher in the industry, you will be provided with a standard salary as per the company norms. After getting significant experience, you can do wonders and get a tremendous leap in your professional career. Talking in numbers, generally, iOS game developer’s standard cost is greater than Android game developers. Generally, the hourly cost to hire a game app developer is between $20 to $30 depending upon the project’s specification and complexity. The same may vary depending upon the policies of the employment.

Technologies Involved in Mobile Game Development

Here we are going to talk about the technologies prevailing in the mobile gaming market. Efficient tools and frameworks are required to build a high-quality mobile game. Although there are plenty of game engines and technologies that but here we will be discussing the most popular ones. You might also like to know about mobile game development tools. Hence, please read the rest of the blog to get complete knowledge:

*** Unity**
*** Marmalade**
*** Unreal Engine**
*** Game Maker**

Click here to read complete blog post: How to hire mobile game developers

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Hire Best Mobile Game Developers | Mobile Game Development Companies

It's often said that mobile gaming is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and with more than 2 billion devices worldwide in use, it's no wonder. In fact, there are now so many opportunities available for those who want to get into the mobile game development industry that it can be difficult to choose which company to work for. That's why we've put together this list of our top 10 companies to hire Mobile game developers!

The main idea is that by applying online today, you're putting yourself ahead of the competition and securing your place as a successful developer. We want you not only to feel good about making an application for any one of these highly-paid companies but also aspire for them as well. We all need a little gaming break once in a while, and, thankfully, mobile games are ubiquitous. In the past few years alone, they have evolved from simple puzzle puzzles to immersive world-building simulations.

Game development is a booming industry it was valued at over $100 billion annually - and there are plenty of companies who are looking for sharp developers. Here's our list of the top 10 companies to hire mobile game developers:

List of Top 10 Mobile Game Development Companies:

  1. Auxano Global Services
  2. Intermediait
  3. Game Taiko
  4. True Agency
  5. Toexa Inc.
  6. Bright Inventions
  7. Parabeac
  8. CactusSoft
  9. Flow Studio
  10. Zefre Media Türkiye

1.Auxano Global Services

Auxano Global Services is one of the top mobile game companies in the USA and India, offering mobile game development services to clients. We have expertise in developing games across all genres for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. We use Unity, Cocos2D, PlayCanvas, Cocos-JS, Pixi.Js, and many other industry-leading tools to create the best games and experiences for mobile platforms.

2. Intermedia

Intermedia is an Argentinian company that offers high quality software development services, providing extra value at every step of the way. The company is committed to continuous improvement through different angles, not only by offering technological innovations, but also highlighting the human aspect. Over the last nine years the company has built a strong  portfolio of software solutions and have worked with global startups and corporations along with the most important Argentine companies.

3. Gametaiko

Game Taiko is a global company on a mission to create world-class entertainment experiences with our games, virtual reality, augmented reality, hologram, licensing and other businesses. The company’s games business has developed dozens of titles since its founding as a grant winner IPCC Malaysia in 2007 and Cradle in 2010, including Bob The Plumber, Zombie Rescue, and uh, something to do with big truck, shooting and offroad racing game. What was that one called again?

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