George Fan standing beside a Plants vs. Zombies poster


George Fan is the main designer of Plants vs. Zombies and the creator of the Plants vs. Zombies series. Before he joined PopCap, he had a prototype for a Java game about a fish tank where aliens attack it. It ended up turning into Insaniquarium. Fan got job offers from both PopCap and Blizzard Entertainment back in 2002, he ultimately chose Blizzard and worked there for around two and a half years. He left since he felt he could not keep up with the other programmers, and found it difficult to work with a large team. He preferred to work independently, and did not join a single studio for a year[1]. He joined PopCap in 2004. Fan is the lyricist of "Zombies on Your Lawn" and voiced the zombies, while Laura Shigihara sang and composed its tune. Fan did not help develop Plants vs. Zombies 2, and had only affected the game on a conceptual level. Not much personal information is known about him.


He was laid off by PopCap Games in September 2012. He later reunited part of the original Plants vs. Zombies team, forming a new indie game studio named All Yes Good and became the creator of Octogeddon[2].



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