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A Statistical Analysis of Player Improvement and Single-Player High Scores

@inproceedings{Isaksen2016ASA,
  title={A Statistical Analysis of Player Improvement and Single-Player High Scores},
  author={Aaron Isaksen and Andy Nealen},
  booktitle={DiGRA/FDG},
  year={2016}
}
We present the analytical and empirical probabilities of a player achieving a single-player high score after playing a series of games. Using analytical probabilities, simulated game data, and actual game analytics data from two popular mobile games, we show that the probability of reaching a high score decrease rapidly the more one plays, even when players are learning and improving. We analyze the probability of beating the previous k scores, placing on a Top m Leaderboard, completing a… 

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