Ethan has been interested in designing games since changing the rules to Point Blank when he was about 10. After designing a slew of die-based games in his teens, he came to dislike random elements and tries to leave them out if possible.
During the late 80's he designed and programmed many games on the Commodore 64. He published four shareware titles on the Macintosh in the late 90s: Flip-O-Matic, Fast Smack 'Em, Lazer Zone, and Hexaplex. Hexaplex was designed by Allen Rogel.
After finishing a Master's degree in physics, he entered the video game industry in 2000. He currently works for Autodesk in Montreal making video game development software, but in his spare time he still designs boardgames. His most recent published game through Ubisoft is an iPhone game called Crystal Shuffle.
The game best known outside his circle of friends is Linkage, which can be purchased at nestorgames. It is also available for online play at iggamecenter.
Nearly complete are a long economic/diplomatic space-conquest game (which still has the working title "My Space Game") and a Euro-style economic game.