What are the kids up to in a pandemic?
For many it’s playing “Among Us,” a new online game that’s even making its rounds in the political realm.
On Friday at 7 p.m. ET, Canadian NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will challenge U.S. congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the popular Gen Z game on Singh’s Twitch channel.
“Among Us” is an online multi-player version of the party game “Mafia.” In teams of 10 or less, the objective is to fix a ship while sniffing out impostors whose mission is to kill members of the crew. Once a member is found dead, or there is suspicion, players will work to convince one another to vote a member out or skip their turn.
Ocasio-Cortez, also known by the nickname “AOC,” livestreamed her debut on the game last month in an effort to lure younger voters to the polls for the Nov. 3 election, attracting a staggering 439,000 viewers.
The Oct. 20 livestream, which included fellow progressive congresswoman Ilhan Omar, was one of the most-viewed events in the nine-year history of Twitch.
Singh and Ocasio-Cortez will also be joined by popular gaming streamers HasanAbi and Northernlion.
With files from The Canadian Press