We just returned from C2E2 and had an absolute blast. It was the biggest C2E2 ever! We had a chance to meet hundreds of friendly people at the con and also had the opportunity to show the “Chi-Town” Mutant Football fans our “first look” game demo. While we’re still early in development, it did turn heads...
and literally stopped every 11 to 14 year old in their tracks, their eyes literally glued to the screen. This was such a relief, because we are going to need new fans who have never played the original game as well as our core fans. We collected hundreds of e-mail addresses who are now part of the MFL Nation (you all should have read this in your emails already if the grunts are doing their jobs!). Welcome you guys and thanks for stopping by at the show!
MFL Fanatic Chubzdoomer has written an article explaining why he considers the original Mutant League to be the best sports game ever made. He makes a great case, but we hope he changes his mind once he plays the new Mutant Football League!
Let’s face it: these days, sports games suck. Not only are they completely devoid of personality, but they’re also bogged down in annual cycles that leave no room for innovation and guarantee that if you’ve played one, you’ve played them all. EA Sports’ Madden franchise is most guilty of this, but 2K Sports’ NBA 2K franchise isn’t much better. Believe it or not, however, there was once a time in which sports games were actually creative, innovative, and incredibly fun to play. Perhaps even more difficult to believe is that Electronic Arts pioneered such games with efforts like their sadly short-lived Mutant League sports franchise on the Sega Genesis.
The Closed beta has ended, and though we are sad, it brings us great joy. Why, you might ask?
Well, partly because it's spring but mostly, because we are getting READY TO LAUNCH!!! We are 98.9% done with the project and ramping up for our release on Steam (and digital download). Our tentative target release date is:
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015.
For those of you who have purchased the PC Retro Box or other items, we are putting the finishing touches on the final designs and getting everything ready for printing. The box is looking really cool and we’re sure you guys are going to love it!
This really has been a labor of love for us, putting this all together. It’s been a lot of work but also a lot of fun. We’re hoping to send everything to the printers late next week and will mail the physical products out as soon as the materials return. Everyone who purchased the box will get a Steam code or download code on the day the game is released.