Hi! My name is Ben Silvis. I’m a University of Central Florida alumni with a BA in Digital Media. I currently reside in Orlando, FL working for E2i Creative Studio where I’ve been for almost 5 years now, currently as Lead Gameplay Programmer. I wear a big hat that also includes Technical Artist and Research Tech, and I’ve had the opportunity to work on all kinds of stuff including Mixed Reality, Mocap, and Game Dev in a plethora of platforms/engines built on Ogre, XNA, iOS, Flash, Unreal, and Unity3D. The nature of the work has found me collaborating closely with schools, military facilities, science museums, and the web on multiple permanent installations and research projects.
In my spare time I like making my own games, growing food, being involved in my community, cooking, teaching, and living sustainably. I also really enjoy music and doing outdoorsy things. I love staying active and healthy, being creative, and working with others! Feel free to send any new band, web game, crazy workout, or awesome artwork my way!