I stumbled upon this article on Kotaku on thought I’d share it here for some discussion:
The game sounds like its an online dungeon crawler with 8 players or “contestants” who are specifically chosen by the game creators to participate. It is housed in a single server and only 8 players can play at a time, but everyone can be part of the “live audience.” If you die/lose you can never play the game ever again (under that same email/gamertag/id I guess?)
"Each Contestant explores the overworld and generated dungeons in
search of the Dream Tech Crystals. They fight monsters, avoid traps, and
compete with the opposing team.
When the Contestant fights monsters or gets treasure, the EXP and other
rewards go to the Audience. EXP is used collectively by the Audience to
level up the Contestant’s Skill Tree. Simply put, the Audience is part
dungeon master, part strategist, and part judge & jury."
At the very least it’s a very interesting idea. To my knowledge this has never been attempted before. I am cautiously optimistic.