Of course, Aver­age Score on its own is also not a great solu­tion, and Aver­age Score With Tweaks risks becom­ing too com­pli­cat­ed for play­ers to care. On a pos­i­tive note, Spelunky’s Dai­ly Chal­lenge is the clos­est I’ve seen so far to an excel­lent solu­tion to the high score prob­lem. It’s clever, sim­ple, and rep­re­sen­ta­tive of gen­er­al Spelunky skills. The only prob­lem with the Dai­ly Chal­lenge is that post­ing a very high score in Spelunky involves a lot of some­what tedious ghost min­ing. Also, I’m not good enough to do it, so it’s got­ta be flawed some­how.

Streak Scor­ing in 868-HACK | In Machi­nam

Fun post dis­cussing the prob­lem of high scor­ing in 868-HACK. That last sen­tence got me.

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.