I'm planning a challenge, in which players submit a bot (one per player), as in a koth. however, none of the submitted bots play against each other, instead they play against an npc force of alien things. The goal is for the team to survive as long as possible. that is, there is no scoring between the bots (except that there might be data on how long bots lasted. Any attempt to try and have a bot perform better at the cost of the team is degenerate behaviour and not allowed or incentivised in any way)
However, I wonder whether a "KOTH" with no inter-player competition is regarded as having an objective winning criterion for the purposes of on-topicness, as there is no ranking, just how well the team did?
We've had a discussion on whether cooperative koths on specific teams are acceptable, so really this post is about whether we can do that where there isn't a dynamic yardstick of another team.