GIZORAMA - In one of the most unique interview venues on GIZORAMA, we chatted with Plants vs Zombies 2 Creative Director Jeremy Vanhoozer while on a helicopter tour of Seattle, and got to see the “terrifying note” posted by PvZ zombies on top of the Space Needle. We discuss some new mechanics in PvZ2, Good Guy EA, and PopCap’s future.
JW: To start off, what was your role in the creation of PvZ2?
Jeremy: I’m the Creative Director, and basically oversee everything that has to do with the PvZ brand. I approved the artwork that we use for the game as well as for promotions and other game-related events.
JW: The name of the game is “Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time”. Just how long has this game been in development?
Jeremy: It’s been about 5 or 6 years since the first PvZ, and it certainly feels like we’ve been working on this for that long, but I would say this iteration has been in the works for 1-1/2 to 2 years.