The surprising success of InnerSloth's Among Us game was one of the bigger Twitch stories that happened this summer, with the game rising a full 650 percent in the hours viewed on the site last month. (It just got so popular so suddenly that the developers of InnerSloth Among Us 2 canceled to focus more on the first game.)
Its success has spawned other successes as well. Us's increasing popularity has led Discord's mobile app downloads to new heights. As Apptopia's Adam Blacker recently noted, "Discord has reached new highs every day for mobile app downloading since September 5th." That's around 800,000 installations per day.
The reason Discord's downloads and Among Us's popularity are tied is, of course, because the game requires voice chat to function. It's a hidden role-playing game. Your job as a crew member is to scout out the crooks on your ship before they kill you all. Since the game is cross-platform and you need to chat with your teammates to find the cheaters, it is important to find an easy way to communicate with everyone at the same time. Discord is also pretty tightly integrated with Twitch, which means it's even easier for you to stream your gameplay to the world.