The lights are on
In our current issue (October 2013), we have an exclusive interview with Michael Mendheim, creator and designer of Mutant League Football. Today, the Kickstarter campaign for Mutant Football League launched, and the goal is to recapture the glory of the Sega Genesis title.
The campaign seeks $750,000 to create iOS, Android, and Xbox Live versions of Mutant Football League. Mendheim has assembled a team to help complete the task. Dave Devries of The Monster Engine has signed on as visual art director, Chicago mobile studio Robomodo will handle game art direction and production, comic writer and artist Dave Elliott will design the world and characters.
Additionally, Mendheim has signed Jay Lender, writer and director of the first run of Spongebob Squarepants and Phineas and Ferb cartoons to help with story and design. He will be working with Micah Wright, a writer who as worked in videogames, film, television, and more.
The projected release date for the game, if funded, is September 2014 for iOS and July 2015 for Xbox Live Arcade. You can see the pitch video on the Kickstarter page and read our interview with Mendheim in the current issue of Game Informer.
Our TakeIt takes a lot to pique my interest in Kickstarter these days, but Mutant Football League has my attention. There is a solid team behind the project, with even more unannounced staff that will be revealed as time goes on.
This is a franchise I've wanted to see rebooted for a long time, and we've written about it in the past. EA has let the trademark lapse, and now is the right time for the series to make a comeback.
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The Ps4 version is the 3,000,000.00 stretch goal? Maybe MS is tending to indies and the like more than I'd thought...
I really want in on this game. But I don't have the patience to wait almost 2 years for a return on my money. Geez, having one of those shirt or hoodies would be rad though.
I would love to see this series make a comeback! Although I'm not sure how much fun I would have with a mobile version. I am definitely looking forward to the Xbox Live Arcade release in the future.
Kickstarter = NO, no matter what the title. Find your own money or don't bother.
mobile gaming is ruining games with great potential. Seriously? iOS?? What about PSN??? Like one person said before, find your own damn money!
Well....I WAS excited for this, but mobile, really? Then 2 mil and 3 mil for the xbox one and ps4 versions......so do not see that happening.
God damn iOS. I wish mobile gaming would die. Give us the PSN or XBLA version instead!!!
Here's to hoping it does swell.
writer and director of the first run of spongebob? uh, *** awesome. I still watch the original episodes sometimes. I would like a PC version of this game because I have gotten into playing smaller downloadable games on my computer and I don't have an iphone or android phone (windows phone, wooo) but I guess I'd get it on xbox live if I have to. I just do not like buying XBLA games for some reason. I find it better on my PC. I guess because PC gamers don't quit playing the game after 2 months
Loved this game. It will always be a memory though. It was essentially Madden with monsters. The EA NCAA football team should have picked this up since they are likely to be out of work soon. Without all the advancements in the licensed games, this would have a better chance to make an impact.
dont get it ... if this guy has been so long in the game industry ... he should work out some private angel investors ... or take a loan ... i think KS is getting a bit abused by people that want to put out dreams with no risk ... didnt any one hear the phrase "put your money were your mouth is"!?!$%&?
I just have one thing to say "Troll Troll Troll"!! :)
The campaign has made some changes. There will now be a PC version and he struck a deal to so he can use the Football Heroes engine.