Kickstarter Launches for Mutant Football League

September 16, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

A Kickstarter campaign has launched for a reboot of the original hit franchise Mutant Football League. Michael Mendheim, the original creator and lead designer of Mutant League, has launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for an all new game called "Mutant Football League."

He hopes to raise $750,000 to create a sort-of spiritual sequel to the 1993 Sega Genesis sports classic that combines football with monsters, mayhem and on-the-field chaos. If the game gets funded, it will be released for Xbox LIVE, iOS, and Android tablets.

"It's the 20th anniversary of the original game, so this is an ideal time to release a new over-the-top football game featuring monsters and mutants for the many fans who have been clamoring for it," stated Mendheim. "The fans have kept their interest in this genre alive over the years and we want to reward them for their loyalty. We will be creating a new and very different game that pays homage to classic monster sports games and parodies the owners, the coaches, the sponsors and everything else that makes football such a great American sport."

The game is being developed by a seasoned team of professionals including creator Michael Mendheim; Simon Bisley - Eisner Award winning artist (Lobo, ABC Warriors); Dave Devries, creator of The Monster Engine - a popular children's art book, lecture, demonstration and gallery exhibition that explores the premise of what a child's drawing would look like if it were painted realistically; Dave Elliot, comic writing legend (A1, Weirding Willows, Heavy Metal); Jay Lender, writer and director of SpongeBob Squarepants and Phineas and Ferb; Micah Wright, writer of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombies; and a team at Robomodo Studios, the talent behind Tony Hawk series of games, Fight Night 3 and NBA Street.

You can learn more about the game at www.mutantfootballleague.com. To get in on the Kickstarter, check out this page. As of this writing, the game has generated $5,402 from 152 backers with 29 more days to go.


Comments

Re: Kickstarter Launches for Mutant Football League

They have made some pretty positive changes already. They are adding a PC version from the start which is available from the $15 tier on. That should help the game out quite a lot.

Re: Kickstarter Launches for Mutant Football League

I dunno.. I loved Mutant League Football, but i LOVED the hell outta ML Hockey even more..

Bring that back too, and you got a deal... otherwise.. I just dunno...

Re: Kickstarter Launches for Mutant Football League

Seems that the campaign is not going to go as well as hoped. Many people are commenting on the poor reward tier structure and the odd choice of platform support. Maybe they can turn this one around. I would love to play a new game in the franchise.

Re: Kickstarter Launches for Mutant Football League

I've always loved Mutant League Football, but this is one where I'm going to sit back and wait I think. I'm not interested in mobile/tablet gaming, but I'm also starting to cringe at all of the 'spiritual successors'/reboots like I do with Hollywood movies.

 
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