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Session Name How I Got My Mom to Play Through Plants vs. Zombies
Speaker(s) George Fan
Company Name(s) PopCap
Track / Format Game Design
Overview

The final boss of Plants vs. Zombies has been conquered by gamers of all ages as well as people with no gaming background whatsoever. George Fan, designer of Plants vs. Zombies, will walk you through how he managed to get his Mom to play through a full-blown strategy game while not alienating hardcore gamers. He will present 10 techniques he uses to better teach game mechanics to players, using specific examples from Plants vs. Zombies to illustrate these concepts.

GDC 2012

George Fan

PopCap

free content

Game Design

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