Local Game Developer Ethan Redd on the Rise! Featured at E3 Expo 2016 as He Gears Up for Third Summer STEAM Camp

       Game Developer Ethan Redd

       Game Developer Ethan Redd

Ethan Redd, Buffalo, NY native and rising independent video game developer, was recently featured at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (more commonly known as E3). 

An annual trade fair for the video game industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association,  E3has been described as the ‘Grammy’s of the video game industry’! It is used by many video game publishers and accessory manufacturers to introduce and advertise upcoming games and game-related merchandise.  This expo showcases the newest video game consoles and games from top brands in the industry such as Microsoft, Nintendo,  SONY and EA to name a few.

The popular indie video game website, Itch.io, featured some of Redd’s recent works in an hour long showcase, streamed online. A former homeschooled student, Redd, 22, is a self-taught video game developer who has several projects under his belt such as Rad Road Rally, Fatal Flight and his most recentNE:01.

Taking The Third Step - Buffalo Step Gears Up For Its Third Summer Steam Camp

In addition to the recent exposure at E3, Redd is also gearing up for the third summer of Buffalo STEP’s summer 2016 STEAM camp , a summer technology program that he co-founded with his sisterAsia in efforts to bridge the digital divide in his home town. Launched in 2014, Redd has been the presenter of the camp for the past two years.

Starting as a way to provide youth with the information that he wish he knew when first starting out, Buffalo STEP (Science and Technology Enrichment Program) has remained true to its goal of promoting STEAM education and bridging the digital divide within the community. Last year’s camp session was hosted by the Delavan-Grider Community Center. For two weeks, camp participants explored introductory computer science concepts. The kids learned basics of computer coding using programming languages like HTML and CSS and also learned some elements of 3D modeling and animation. 

Applications for this year’s Summer 2016 STEAM Camp are now being accepted. For more information, visit buffalostep.com