Plants vs. Zombies Turns 10 and Creator Shares Original Designs

May 6, 2019
Plants vs. Zombies Turns 10 and Creator Shares Original Designs

Ten years ago George Fan created the timeless gem that is Plants vs. Zombies. For the game’s birthday, he decided to share his original sketches on Twitter.

To celebrate the game turning 10 he shared the designs and thought process that made Plants vs. Zombies what it is. Originally the enemies were aliens from his previous game Insaniquarium, not zombies.

After drawing the first zombie he changed his mind and that very first zombie is the one that we know and love.

There were a few other differences, one of them being that sunflowers weren’t a part of the game. You would have to upgrade tubers to earn money. Originally the game would have been more like a classic tower defense game, later on, that was scrapped in favor of lanes. Deck building was also considered as a game mechanic.