Plants vs. Zombies Creator Shares Original Designs on 10th Anniversary

Plants vs Zombies
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It's been 10 years since Plants vs. Zombies was released, and fans have been loving the franchise ever since. The original game mixes elements of deck-building, tower defense, and strategy all while providing a fun experience for players. That said, creator George Fan has decided to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the title by sharing some original designs that were sketched out on paper years ago. Needless to say, what was originally sketched out is a bit different from what was released by PopCap Games back in 2009.

Taking to Twitter, Fan shared some of the original Plants vs. Zombies designs, and it wasn't until he drew one of the basic zombies that it actually became what it is known as today. Before that, players were going to be facing off against "aliens from Insaniquarium." He also revealed that the Sunflower was originally a radish-ish plant that players would have to water and pluck in order to obtain currency. Thankfully, that didn't pan out.

As for the five lanes, it was originally "a more traditional tower defense," Fan said. There were even six lanes at one point, but the sixth one can be seen scribbled out. There are definitely some interesting concept from the early days of creating Plants vs. Zombies, which you can see in the tweets below.

Plants vs. Zombies is currently available on PC, consoles, mobile devices, and probably a bunch of other devices because it has been released on many platforms over the past 10 years.

What do you think about all of this? Glad to see all of the changes that were made from the original Plants vs. Zombies designs? Sound off in the comment section below, or feel free to hit me up over on Twitter @anarkE7!


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