Maybe someone won't die sometime
If you can be certain of one thing for the upcoming Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes, it's that dying is an inevitability -- an inevitability that will happen time and time again. This trailer shows some of the ways that you can share your despair.
If you want to take a cooperative approach to the game, know that each death draws from a shared pool of lives, meaning that it's entirely possible to take the expedited route to failure. But, if you want to take advantage of your friends being terrible at 1001 Spikes, the competitive multiplayer might be the way to go.