The Team

Brian Hermansen

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Brian is the owner and founder of Ultra Evil Studios. He served as a co-developer on the recently released Stormweavers and is now serving as the lead developer of War of the Races. Brian is the founder and owner of several businesses, including Ultra Evil Studios, The Key Armory, NerdFundr and much more. In addition, Brian is a husband and a father to a 4 month old boy and enjoys The Legend of Zelda, Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy, Stormlight Archive, and more!

Rod Villalba


Rodrigo is a co-owner of Ultra Evil Studios and a co-developer of War of the Races. Previously, he served as a consultant for Stormweavers. Rodrigo has been a lover of Fantasy since he was a young kid, citing Final Fantasy as one of his biggest inspirations. Rodrigo is an avid card game player, with years of experience in development. Rodrigo is currently at BYU in Provo, Utah studying business and finances. He is desperate for a girlfriend, so please send any single women his way!

Randall Hampton

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Randall is the lead artist for Ultra Evil Studios. His expertise has added new depth to Scourge: A Game of War and several other projects, including art for an upcoming unannounced project. Randall is a music enthusiast and lover of all things nerd culture. his favorite video game of all time is Final Fantasy 6. He is also an avid fan of epic fantasy novels, including J.R.R. Tolkien and G.R.R. Martin. Randall graduated from Michagin State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in studio art.

Podcasts & Interviews

super boatrd bros

Episode 7

Brian & Blake discuss Stormweavers, the making and development, the art style, the overview video and future plans.

Episode 19

An introduction to Rod and the development behind War of the Races. We discuss game mechanics, art, and future projects!

sweet kicks

Episode 73

We tackle the vastness that is Stormweavers with Barry Ricks – development tips for future and current Kickstarter creators!

Episode 92

Brian discusses the back story of War of the Races, discusses all reward tiers, and how development evolved over time.

your tables on fire

Episode 14

Brian sits down with Jeff to discuss the War of the Races and participate in an “On The Spot” development session!