Idaho: “Once Homeless, Boise Man Creates Video Game Outside Library, Resets Life”
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From The Idaho Statesman:
“Right there,” Ryan Zehm said, pointing to the ground next to a Dumpster pushed against the exterior wall of Boise’s Downtown library. “That’s where most of my first video game was built. [Our emphasis] When I was just a new kid looking for things to do in Boise Idaho, I found the library. The library had everything I needed: books on programming, free Internet and a place to warm up when I needed it.”
Today, Zehm is the award-winning founder of NurFACE Games, a video-game development studio that designs and creates games for mobile and PC platforms.
But just a few years back, he was a homeless former Hewlett-Packard employee who split his days between the The River of Life Men’s Shelter and the Boise Library.
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