"Balancing the gameplay in the first [play] sessions is the best thing you can do in improving your retention rates."
In this free GDC Vault
video from the inaugural 2013 App Developers Conference, GamesAnalytics co-founder Mark Robinson discusses best practices for using analytics in design from day-one, including quickly adapting gameplay to new players' skills, in the talk "Analytics Driven Design
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