Twitch plays let’s kill zombies.
You guys remember Twitch Plays Pokemon? You must, it was only earlier this year. The conceit was that by inputting commands into the Twitch chatbox, the streaming audience could directly control the game. It became an internet phenomenon, devolving into an internet meta-culture, with its own communities, lore, and memes. It was also a great example of crowdsourced gaming.
Well, something like that may be coming to the PS4. It’s a game called #Let’sKillZombies, which is set in a future that sees civilians into a sport of survival were a ravenous zombie population is unleashed in the name of sports entertainment with television spectators voting upon how many zombies they want to uncage to make survival all the more harder for you to accomplish with the potential of a collective horde of over 1,000 zombies.
Well, that’s the story conceit anyway. The translation to actual gameplay is allowing the audience to interact with and change how the game is being played.
There are four ways that spectators can affect the game for the broadcaster:
It is important to remember that the streaming aspects of the game are not mandatory, and you can definitely play it all by yourself as a regular arena zombie shooter. But it is probably best enjoyed when the community aspect comes into play.