Few football games offered the same bone-crushing, gut-twisting tackles that Mutant League Football offered in the early 1990s, but the developers want to introduce the series to a whole new audience on mobile devices.
As the Kickstarter clearly states, “All of the Muck, Mutants, Monsters and Mayhem Being Brought Back to Life by Original Game Series’ Creator/Designer.” Offering the game another chance to connect to fans Michael Mendheim, the original creator and lead designer of Mutant League, has started a Kickstarter called ‘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, 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.
To support the game, checkout some character art, or to get a better feel for the new version, you can head over to the official kickstarter page below.
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