The More You Play a Game, the Less Likely You Are to Get a High Score

Science proves it.

According to a new research paper, A Statistical Analysis of Player Improvement and Single-Player High Scores, from researchers at NYU Tandon, after the first few plays, people tend to stop improving at games, or at least they improve very, very slowly.

“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,” researchers Aaron Isaksen and Andy Nealen wrote.

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