Perdition’s Mouth: Abyss team


Game design:

Timo MultamäkiTimo Multamäki aka “Multis” – a game designer with strong convictions and vivid imagination. Created the Arctic Union, a co-operative of Finnish game designers, five years ago. Long history of RPG and LARP, including a few noteworthy items (Dragonbane, Wanderer Saga). Published a few board games (Zanziar, Phantom League + 2 expansions, Black Hat) and a book “The Legacy of Dragonbane“. An active member of the BGG community with a known tendency to be blunt to a level that some would consider rude – it’s never intentional, but just practical Finnish way of resolving things.










Thomas KlausnerThomas Klausner from Austria has been playing board games for all his life. A few years ago he started getting active in developing games and editing rules. He co-edited the rulebooks for Phantom League – Mostly Harmless and was main editor and co-designer for Black Hat, as well as for the upcoming Perdition’s Mouth: Abyssal Rift. Apart from that, he has developed a web application for organizing tournaments which was used for example in Agricola World Championship and Settlers of Catan European Championship tournaments.




Game development:

Blurred_Kevin_WilsonKevin Wilson from USA is a game designer and game component developer who is known for designing games for Fantasy Flight Games. He previously worked for Alderac Entertainment Group and has a degree in artificial intelligence from the University of California, Berkeley. He first got into gaming with a Dungeons & Dragons box set at the age of 8. Bruno Faidutti has been one of his favorite game designers. Kevin’s notable earlier game on dungeon crawl scene is Descent.

“For me, the theme of a board game is sort of like its sales pitch. … a great game is a marriage of a theme that excites me and a set of mechanics that I’m proud of.”








Art director:

Jere KasanenJere Kasanen AD / Graphic designer / Developer of such games as Serpent’s Tongue and Nations + many upcoming titles. He works full ours with all kinds of games and as a hobbie designs them and enjoys greatly playing almost anything with a strong theme! His roots are deep within old pen and paper RPGs. This is the time of my life.



Original art:

Tanja YlitaloTanja Ylitalo, illustrator. Tanja mostly draws stuff. Her favorite character in Perdition’s Mouth is the Summoner.








Blurred_Juha_SalmijarviJuha Salmijärvi, illustrator. Juha’s specialities are gruesome details, such as the wounded victims of the cult and bloodfilled pools. Even though Juha is a Finn, he lives and studies in Scotland.







Blurred_Matthias_CatreinMatthias Catrein has been working in the scene since 2003, doing everything pre-press related: Illustrations and layout of a complete game. His work culminated in the German “Game of the Year” 2009, Dominion. He has been maintaining Dominion and it’s multitude of expansions ever since. The first contact to the Arctic Union was years ago, when Timo presented Zanziar in Essen Spiel 2009. Over the years, both game geeks found that the chemistry is right, which lead working together on Perdition’s Mouth: Abyssal Rift.





Blurred_Jamie_NobleJamie Noble is a digital artist and avid board gamer, who works across a range of industries, including creating art for book covers/illustrations, board games, and video games. After over a decade of developing his distinctive style through studying, practising his form, and closely examining the work of his greatest influences – including Frank Frazetta and Ian Miller – he now works as a freelance artist, who specialises in fantasy and sci-fi art.






Blurred_Dean_Ray_JohnsonDean Ray Johnson is a boardgame editor and enthusiast living in Houston, Texas, who tries not to argue too much about semantics. For Perdition’s Mouth Dean is responsible of rulebook and varying other editing tasks.


Chris Gabrish, 3D models. Chris is a 3d artist with extensive background in video game industry and miniature sculpting. Original art by Chris can be seen in many games, furthermore Chris has made licensed sculpts based on paintings of Frank Frazetta.
Alex Garrett, Sculpting. Alex is a British sculptor living in Ottawa, Canada. He has been collecting and painting miniatures for decades and sculpting professionally almost as long. He did the original Perdition’s Mouth miniature models, which was according to him: “Great fun. Good and innovative designs.”
Janne Rämö, Painting








 Special thanks:

  • Guinea pigs of the ESRSPY (for enduring the first iterations of the game testing)
  • L Scott Johnson, Ian Gill (Posco), Olli Numminen and Kari Lakoma (editorial help)
  • Henri Sareskivi (Manual labour of most frustrating sort)
  • Markku Markkanen (Graphical design help)
  • Mikko Hoffren (Tinkering with 3d models)
  • Desmoda (Master model production)
  • Ricko Tshien (Best game testing feedback in early stages)

And all of those 70+ individuals who have helped us through the steep uphill of game
creation since the original idea inception. We’ve seen a lot of progress, many updates
during the way nearly four years of path from bunch of cool and controversial ideas
to a fun and well balanced game. But we’d have never succeeded without all of you.


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