PopCap Games (http://www.popcapcom) has released Plants vs. Zombies,
a new, humorous action strategy game for the Mac and PC. It’s
designed for players of all ages and costs US$19.95. Plants vs.
Zombies onceived and designed by George Fan, senior game designer at
PopCap’s San Francisco studio and the creator of Insaniquarium.
Here’s how the game is described: “Plants vs. Zombies pits you
against legions of invading zombies bent on overwhelming your lawn
and making their way to your front door. To defeat the hordes of
living dead trespassing on your lawn, you must purchase and plant a
wide range of lovable mutant flowers, vines, trees and other foliage
that has zombie-combating powers and abilities.
“Featuring five different modes of play, Plants vs. Zombies presents
you with a front lawn and encroaching zombies striving to reach your
front door and defeat you. Choose from an ever-increasing assortment
of specialized, zombie-battling plants to slow down, confuse, weaken
and ultimately destroy the vegetation-munching undead before they can
traverse your yard and reach your front door. Thoughtful selection of
plants, judicious use of resources and clever planting/placement
decisions are key to overcoming more than two dozen different kinds
of zombies, each with its own combination of ‘skills’ and behaviors.
Additional obstacles and challenges in later levels include the
setting of the sun, a creeping fog that obscures part of your view —
even a swimming pool that takes up much of your lawn.”