So, basically, once you jump into a game, you'll find yourself in a space shuttle with other players popping in and out of the game. This is the pre-game waiting room. You will be a short, odd, cute and stubby-looking character in a space suit that will be colored as any of the following: Red, orange, yellow, lime, (darker) green, cyan/aqua, (darker) blue, purple, white, brown, or black. To change your suit color, go over to that little computer-looking thing towards the middle-left of the room, and then you can customize from there (along with the game settings, if you're the host).
When the game starts, a partially skippable animation will play, which reveals whether you are a crewmate or an impostor.
The crewmates win the game when either the task bar is completely full for a period of time (as I understand it), or the impostors leave the game.
As an impostor, your main goal is to kill the crew by any means, whether it is by hand or by sabotaging the ship. Impostors are also the only ones who can travel through vents, so be sure not to do it in front of anyone. Impostors also have a list of fake tasks, and pretend to carry out these tasks to make it look like they are a crewmate instead of an impostor. They may stand at an often-used object where a task takes place as if they are doing it, but they are not. No one else, however, can really tell. Impostors fake tasks to avoid suspicion. The impostors work together to win the game and try to cover for each other (or one reveals who the other one-two impostors are and the game turns into pure chaos).
Impostors can sabotage the ship by tapping/clicking the button to the bottom-right of the screen that says "Sabotage". This will pull up a map of the ship. The buttons with X's in them are what shut doors to trap victims in a room, and any others are what will impact the entire crew, and possibly kill the crew. It is best to sabotage when you are at the end of fak.ing a task.
Impostors can also kill other crewmates simply by pressing the "Kill" button when they are close enough to a crewmate. The victim immediately dies and can no longer be seen in the chat or participate in voting. They will become a ghost.
Reporting Bodies, and Emergency Meetings
Emergency meetings are exactly the same as reporting a body. If you start an emergency meeting by going to the big table in the cafeteria and pressing the big red button, the chat --and voting options --will interrupt the game and bring everyone's attention to the reason why you called the meeting. Generally, emergency meetings are meant for reporting suspicious behavior, but they can also be used for other things. I call meetings if a player is chasing/following me without a reason, if I saw someone vent, or if I generally just know who the impostor is.
Impostors become ghosts only by being ejected while another --or two more --impostors remain. You cannot kill players, but you can still sabotage. I have found that I almost always win if I sabotage the oxygen as an impostor ghost.
This game is really fun, very fast-paced, and kind of intense. I have a lot of gameplay stories, and I wonder what stories some others have as well.
I do not even try to fake visual tasks. Visual tasks are tasks a crewmate carries out that others can see. For instance, if someone is visibly removing garbage from the ship as a task, the end of their task results in a bunch of garbage being ejected from the ship and is, if the visual task settings are on (which they usually are), visible to all other players. Some impostor players try to fake these tasks to look like they are crewmates, but if someone catches them in the process, it makes them very suspicious. I really don't understand why they do that, and I avoid it as an impostor. I also often catch it as a crewmate. So, when we're in a meeting, and I'm a crewmate, I may say something like, "I have asteroids/med scan, come see me", both of which are visual tasks, and is a cue to other players that I am not an impostor. Once they see me carry out these tasks, I am deemed "safe", meaning I can't possibly be the impostor. Sometimes as an impostor, one of your fake tasks is visual, and you have to keep track of which ones are visual and which ones aren't. Just don't pretend to take out the garbage.
I play as a bunch of little characters but currently I'm a blue guy with wolf ears named Ikol. It'd be fun to know how many others on here also play this game ^^