Behind the Scenes Interview With Danny From PCHgames!
Have you ever wondered what it was like to work with games all day long and get paid for it? Well wonder no longer! We have a behind the scenes interview with Danny, one of the managers at PCHgames!
Hi Danny! Thank you for taking the time to talk to me today about your experience working at PCHgames! I’m sure our readers are curious about the behind-the-scenes in your offices.
What do you do for PCHgames?
I’m the product manager which basically puts me at the center of all site operations. I set up all the development, events, tournaments and games that happen on the site. I work with a great bunch of programmers, game designers, artists and marketing folks who work really hard to bring you the excitement of PCH games.
Do you get to play games all day?
You’d think so, but I don’t get to play games all day. I mean I DO play a lot of games, but that’s technically work – right? I spend time playing our games, as well as games on other sites to see if you guys would enjoy them or to get ideas for new games to create. Seriously though, this is just like any other job — my day is filled with meetings, reports and answering what seems like a million emails.
What game do you think is the most popular on the site?
Game popularity is something I’m always looking at. It’s how I determine which games should have token events or tournaments. It also gives me an idea as to what “type” of games you all enjoy. This guides my decisions when we look for new games for the site. I can tell you that for last month one of the most popular games was Tri-Peaks Solitaire. You folks played that over 1.1 million times in June.
What is your personal favorite game?
Like you guys, I’m a big fan of Tri-Peaks and Kings in the Corner. I think that Chickaboom and Momma’s Diner are also pretty awesome. I know that most of you don’t share my opinion on those two…I see that in the game performance reports!
What is your favorite part of working at PCHgames?
I’d have to say my favorite part is that something is always changing. There is always a new idea, game or challenge to work on. I’ve been working for PCH for almost 12 years now, and running PCHgames is my 2nd career here, so I can honestly say that something is always changing. We’re constantly looking for new ways to make the site more fun and create more winning opportunities.
Tell us something about PCHgames you don’t think our blog readers already know.
I’m listening. I read your blog and Facebook comments and take them seriously. I meet with customer service regularly about your feedback on the site. If something isn’t working, I try to correct it as soon as possible. I pay special attention when you say things like “I wish Sunken Treasures was a full game”.
Have you ever played in a gaming tournament?
Do you have any ideas for future PCHgames?
It’s been a busy year here at PCHgames. We redesigned the site and merged tokens and sweepstakes opportunities between PCH.com and PCHgames. Plus, we released a pile of new games this year and we’re working on the full game version of Sunken Treasures: Gems of Atlantis, so I’m currently focused on other parts of the site. I have some ideas around creating more instant win chances, as well as working on a way to get your opinions on site changes before we put them out.
Thanks for your time, Danny!
We hope that you all enjoyed this chat with Danny. Please let us know if you would like to read and see more from other folks at PCHgames!
P.S. – Danny has never played in a game tournament before, so what game do you think should be his first? Tell us in the comments below!