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 80s 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 Behaviour Interactive in Montreal as a video game designer, but in his spare time he still designs boardgames and builds his own video games. His most recent published game is an iOS/Android game called Cognizer.
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.