Michael Mendheim, creator and lead designer of the original Mutant League football series on the Sega Genesis is attempting to bring a new version of the game to the Steam, iOS and XBox Live, launching a new campaign via Kickstarter today.
Mendheim and his team are currently asking for $750,000 to fund the completion of the title. In just a few hours on Monday, the Kickstarter has brought in $4,414 towards its goal.
This modern day version of the game, if completed, will consist of 30 teams and promises to bring the classic gameplay to the tablet, with several new additions.
"While it would have been terrific to work with some of the talented individuals that are still at EA, I must say that we’re looking forward to having full creative control over a NEW storyline, characters and environments so that players can enjoy the absurdly grotesque, tongue-through-cheek, **monster-and-mutant, gameplay experience that we want to make," Mendheim said on the Kickstarter page.
Mendheim's team will also consist of comic book artist, Dave DeVries, known for his work on "The Monster Engine, as well as comic book writer Dave Elliott who will also help create a comic book type world for the game. Former "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Phineas & Ferb" director and storyboard is also helping with the game's story. Independent Chicago-based development studio Robomodo will also help produce the game.
The Kickstarter will run through Oct. 15.