Anthony Ortega – Production Coordinator for the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies

Anthony Ortega – Production Coordinator for the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies

Getting to know the people appearing on the EDGE of EXTINCTION Human cards. Anthony found the girls on Facebook and liked their page back in its infancy. He labels himself as a game designer, but he is truly an educational game guru. Athia and Maia were looking for more experience in game development a few years ago and Anthony found out about it and invited us down as guests to see the Harrisburg University of Science and Tech’s Game Development Studio. It was quite a fun time for us. The girls were invited to a lunch with some of the schools’ leadership and professors. They were asked questions about their games and their goals as a company. Then Anthony’s students learned to play EDGE of EXTINCTION while the girls fielded questions. I think the coolest part for us what the invitation itself, but Maia and Athia said it was their Virtual Reality Simulator … They may be right. So without further ado, here is Anthony Ortega’s questions and answers. What is your full name and title? Anthony Ortega. Production Coordinator for the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies as well as Corporate Faculty for the Interactive Media Program, both for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Where do you work and reside? I work live and work in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. What is your educational background? I have a BFA in Illustration from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and an MET in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center. What was your life like growing up? It’s kind of hard to encapsulate what I was like growing up without...