Gamers who cut their teeth during the 16-bit era will undoubtedly remember EA’s strange Mutant League series for the Sega Genesis. The violent sports line featured teams of monsters and mutants battling it out in football and hockey. Now, on the 20th anniversary of Mutant League Football’s release, series creator Michael Mendheim is looking to resurrect the line with Mutant Football League. Mendheim is hoping to crowdsource enough funding through Kickstarter to develop and release the spiritual success for Android, iOS, and Xbox Live Arcade. Some of the planned features include 30 teams, stadium traps, weapon-wielding fans, team and character customization, four-plus races, and a loaded arsenal including bombs and chainsaws.
A sizable team has already been assembled to begin work on the project. In addition to Mendheim, the current development roster includes Lobo artist Simon Bisley, The Monster Engine creator Dave Devries, comic writer Dave Elliott, SpongeBob Squarepants writer and director Jay Lender, Black Ops 2 Zombies writer Jay Lender, and the folks Robomodo Studios.
For those curious as to the backer rewards, there are trading cards, in-game codes, physical game books, and more on offer. Check out the Kickstarter campaign page for more details.
Official Site: Kickstarter.com – Mutant Football League