Monday, September 16, 2013

Mutant Football League™ Resurrects a Classic Gaming Genre via Kickstarter

An all-star team of talent has been assembled to breathe new life into one of the video game industry’s most beloved, and downright brutal, sports-hybrid genres. Michael Mendheim, the original creator and lead designer of Mutant League, is initiating a Kickstarter effort for a new video game entitled Mutant Football League™. With fan support, and a successful Kickstarter campaign, Mendheim is planning to release his Mutant Football League game on Xbox LIVE, as well as on iOS and Android tablets.


The original Mutant League video game was released in 1993 for the Sega Genesis. The combination of monsters, mayhem, and good ol’ American team sports turned the game into a cult classic.


“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.”


An all-star team of art and writing talent culled from the gaming, comic book and animation industries have been assembled to form the Mutant Football League roster:

  • Michael Mendheim: Creator and lead designer of the original Mutant League series, writer of the hit Heavy Metal graphic novel, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse™.

  • 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 Elliott: 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.

  • Robomodo Studios: Talent behind Tony Hawk series of games, Fight Night 3 and NBA Street.


Mutant Football League will be a great-playing action football game with deep strategy, bone-crunching hits, over-the-top gore, a graveyard full of tongue-through-cheek humor, and a mind-blowing roster of original customizable characters, environments, and gameplay features and options, including:

  • Mutants vs. Monsters – 30 vicious teams featuring  a variety of awesome, fully customizable Monster and Mutant characters including: Mutant Humans, The Undead, Battlebots, Orcs, and more!.

  • Maximum Carnage – Inflict devastating mayhem on the opposition with punching, kicking, bombs, clubs, axes and even chainsaws.

  • Killer Stadiums – The stadiums are filled with crazed and obnoxious weapon-wielding fans, and the fields are strewn with hazards, traps and debris. No field is the same, and all fields are deadly.

  • Dirty Trick Plays – These are mean, nasty, unfair and lowdown plays intended to hose the opposition, or if that doesn’t work, kill them.

  • Customizable Creatures – Create and name your own team and players, assign players a position, train them with skills and abilities, give them attack moves, add armor and weapons and let them loose!

  • Tongue-Through-Cheek Humor – A fun, entertaining and off-the-wall parody of the NFL, with all the excitement, hard-hitting action, lunacy, unspeakable greed, corporate ruthlessness, hypocrisy and over-the-top egos that professional sports has to offer.


Mutant Football League Kickstarter Page Location: 

Mutant Football League Kickstarter


A cornucopia of great Mutant Football League merchandise and one-of-a-kind items are available to backers of the project, including MFL trading cards, exclusive in-game codes, limited edition hardcover MFL Art of the Game Books, and entrance to the special MFL Launch Party in Chicago (home of Da Bears!).


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