Mutant Football League (MFL)

Created by Michael Mendheim

Mutant Football League is an NFL Blitz arcade-style football game, with nasty mutants, ferocious monsters, deadly chainsaws, and lots of gory player deaths, along with some edgy, satirical humor that parodies America's favorite sport. This is the next generation, spiritual successor to the classic retro game, Mutant League Football,

Latest Updates from Our Project:

MFL Online PC Steam Tournament - TONIGHT!!! Saturday, November 18th - 9pm est
over 6 years ago – Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 09:43:26 PM

Who got Game?


Showoff your MFL skills
Showoff your MFL skills


The community is running an MFL Online Tournament on Saturday, November 18th starting at 9:00pm est

These guys are giving away prize rewards, so go here to check out the details and sign up:

Check in is underway now!

Good luck to all those competing.

Halloween PC Launch!!!
over 6 years ago – Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 09:13:09 PM

PC Launch is today!
PC Launch is today!

First let me say, for those of waiting for XBox One and PS4 -- I know it sucks to have a scattered launch window, but the wait will be worth it. So far everything is on schedule and the game is looking awesome on both platforms.  The Your time is coming... for some of you, sooner than you think. Stay tuned for some breaking news later this week.

We're also going to let all of the console backers keep your Beta keys for the Steam PC game for a while longer so you can continue to play. As we get closer to console launch we will deactivate those keys, but we will let everyone know before we do that.

For the PC backers...


Available now on Steam!
Available now on Steam!


Everyone who has a PC Beta Steam key you don't need to do anything. The key you have will give you access to the final product.

Game Credits will go into the game next week.

We will still be adding content via updates for the foreseeable future. Like we discussed previously, we still owe you guys demons and werewolves and we'll be adding more teams and other goodies over the next 6 months. This product is going to evolve over time.


1). Write a Steam Review! A thoughtful review by the community goes a long way on the MFL Steam page.

2). Make some noise!!! Spread the word!!! Let your friends know via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites. 

3). Keep providing feedback and comments. This is the first version of the game. It's going to get better over time. If you see bugs or exploits let us know. If you have a cool idea, don't hold back.

4). Join our Steam and Discord MFL Communities:  

Steam Group:  

Sign up on Discord and search Mutant Football League:

Thank you all for your help, ideas and support to make this possible. 


The MFL Team.

over 6 years ago – Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 03:14:18 PM

Hi there! We've delivered another Steam update. And it has some major changes:   

Game Speed  

Based on your feedback we've added Game Speed setting. It makes game faster or slower by changing some global attributes. You can switch it before each match in Team Selection screen (press X - Game Settings). We need your help to figure out what option should be default. Please, try it out and fill our survey:  

Keyboard Support  

Finally, MFL doesn't require a gamepad to play it. We've reworked all our UI and input system to add keyboard support. If you need help with keyboard bindings - try use tutorial or go directly to the Keyboard Map screen. As always, your feedback on this feature is highly appreciated.

over 6 years ago – Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 12:58:04 AM

MFL is rumbling and stumbling to the goal line!
MFL is rumbling and stumbling to the goal line!

Hi Everyone!  

There will be a new MFL build delivered on Steam this Thursday, Oct 5 and we want to share what’s been updated in this release... but before we do that want to let you know about a little tournament hosted by mine_is_broken, Kyote and a bunch of other awesome community members. 

MFL 12 player Single Elimination Tournament 

Friday, Oct 6th at 9:00pm EDT. Go here to sign up:

Now back to the Change list...

Fixed (reported by community):  

  • Consecutive bullshit penalties  
  • Player is fainting after he breaks a tackle  
  • Kill QB / Kill Referee don’t stop on Galaxy Chaos field 
  • Wrong mini-game VO if player dies because of land mine 
  • Kicker position on kickoff after penalty. Now he is always in the middle of the field
  • Dead players not having a tombstone 
  • The "Fake Kick Rollout" pass play doesn't bring up receiver icons 
  • Teams' ratings differ slightly between Play Now and Season/Playoffs 
  • Missing referee on a field 
  • PAT moving to the next quarter after half time, thus breaking kickoff 
  • Timeout can stop Kill QB / Kill Referee dirty trick 
  • Announcer says wrong line if defense calls an audible 


  • Improved position synchronization in online game. Should be noticeable if ping <= 70
  • Various framerate optimizations 
  • More game SFX 
  • Improved Crowd SFX (react more & louder in the playoffs) 
  • Buzz Saw / Spikes hazard delay – it doesn’t instantly pop-up 
  • Depth of field for smack talk cinematics 
  • Added collision to Mutant Worm - now he is dangerous 
  • Allow injured players be on a field if nobody else left, that means you no longer can’t forfeit because of injured players 
  • Added rock hazard 
  • Various tutorial / UI fixes and improvements 
  • Bench has new player categories 
  • Grim Bay Attackers Roster updated 
  • 20+ Backer names added 
  • Tweaks and polish on difficulty settings (playing on rough is a bit easier now)
  • Improvements to AI in final seconds of game (AI is smarter) 
  • Video Capture / Screen blood and numbers removed from options 

In Progress

  • Keyboard support 
  • Online mode improvements 
  • Less tutorial & tip messaging 
  • Leaderboards 
  • Onside Kick improvements 
  • More hazards and weather effects 
  • Team Tuning
  • Stat Tuning
  • Arena & Hazard polish
  • SFX Improvements
Awesome Art by Kyle Martin
Awesome Art by Kyle Martin

The Sherminator wants to thank everyone who is playing, writing reviews (so cool of you to take the time) and most importantly those people who are finding bugs, reporting them and giving us great feedback, which we are implementing in the game! THANK YOU!!!

Join our Steam and Discord MFL Communities:  

Steam Group:  

Sign up on Discord and search Mutant Football League:  


About 229 backers who have NOT filled out survey's yet. Please go ahead and fill out your surveys so we can deliver your rewards and make sure you name appears in the credits. If you haven’t filled out your survey yet, please do or you will be left behind for launch.  

Best, The MFL Team.


Open Beta on Steam Now!!!
over 6 years ago – Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 12:50:26 AM

Hi Everyone,  

Just wanted to check in and say thanks to all of you for making this all happen! Everything happening is because of all of YOU!!!

Today we went into Steam Early Access (Open Beta) to a pretty decent response. We were sitting at #1 in trending for a good chunk of the day (now we're around #5). If you haven’t seen our store check it out (just click the pict):  

Steam Store Art
Steam Store Art


For those of you who have been playing, if you can spare a few minutes and write a review it will really help the game out. Those player reviews are so important for the success of Mutant Football League, because the more reviews, the more visibility the game gets on Steam. That visibility translates into more people playing the game, which is what we need. So if you can help us out, please do. The MFL team, along with Bomb Shady will be eternally grateful. Good or bad, write a review.

We also simulated the Malice Hellboys vs. Midway Mutants Monster night football game and picked the winner correctly. If you haven't seen it here it is:

 We'll try to get another video created for the Midway Mutants vs. Grim Bay Attackers game.


We'll be putting out a Steam demo before the weekend so people can give the game a test drive.

The next hurdle is finishing the game on PC, submitting to Microsoft and Sony and trying to hit our ship dates. 

While we’re doing all that we’ll also be getting the Retro packages completed. Here’s a comp of what the boxes will look like.

Retro Genesis Cover
Retro Genesis Cover

 This cover was designed by Maxim's (our CTO and co-founder of Digital Dreams) wife, Diana Novikova. Pretty cool, eh? Diana is also designing the manual.

We’re a little behind on the fulfillment side, but we'll start sending shirts out this week. The Genesis, PC retro packs are just about ready for printing. We're sorry for the delay’s, but our main priority has been to get the game as good as it can be. As we go into certification for Xbox One and PS4 over the next few weeks, we will slowly shift our focus back to getting you all of your rewards... and get the demon and werewolf characters rolling too.

The Steam PC Launch will happen around October 24th just in time for Halloween. We should also have a few surprises to announce too (providing everything goes well).

Have fun playing and please write some Steam reviews for MFL!  

Join our Steam and Discord MFL Communities:  

Steam Group:  



About 249 backers who have NOT filled out survey's yet. Please go ahead and fill out your surveys so we can deliver your rewards and make sure you name appears in the credits. If you haven’t filled out your survey yet, please do or you will be left behind for launch.  

Best, The MFL Team.