Tell us how to get your puzzle chosen as the daily puzzle
Is it based off of creativity, previous "likes", number of plays, "cute factor or what?
I choose the daily puzzles by hand. Make a really awesome 20×20 that’s beautiful, original, captivating, or funny, and I may choose it! Leaving this as “planned” to remind myself to add this information in-app.
I think the amount of plays also matters. The first puzzle I ever made was a daily puzzle, and shortly after I posted it I got a tip on it, and then shortly after I got a message it would be a daily puzzle and therefore kept out of the online section, to keep it a surprise. So it was barely played by anyone, but well-liked.
If you look at the history of daily puzzles, you can see there are no daily puzzles now that are done by an anonymous creator. The puzzles are usually either really spectacular, funny, or seasonal. The quality of a daily puzzle is much higher than the daily puzzles in 2013. Not many patterns get it - I can understand why - they aren't very satisfying as a logic puzzle as you can guess them, and most patterns have been done now. A good puzzle always has a good chance - and you have to be doing that good puzzle when they happen to be picking them - they seem to pick them in bulk lots.