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:

about 7 years ago – Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 05:54:04 PM

Tomorrow's update is gonna pack a punch...


Tomorrow's gonna be a blast so stay tuned and have your Sneak Peek Demos ready! Insert more mysterious secretive language... You get it. Mwahahaha!

The entire MFL team also wants to thank some of our community members who continue to go above and beyond to promote our game, campaign, and embody the brutal sarcastic spirit of all us:

  • Kurt Biven (Kyote) 
  • John Smith (Krebstarr) 
  • Jared (KyloRen)


Asif Khan purchased a team and he would like the MFL Community to help name it. As a  fan of the Cleveland Browns, he would like to create a Cleveland parody team. Now before everyone starts yelling and throwing tomatoes at us, I would just like to remind everyone of a few factoids about the majestic Cleveland Browns who are embedded in Football greatness.

Cleveland Browns Factoids:

The Browns aren't an original NFL team, but started as a member of the AAFC, the All-American Football Conference. They dominated the AAFC for the four years of it's existence, winning the championship every year and finishing with a record of 47-4-3. They were only one of three teams merged into the NFL when the AAFC dissolved, joining the Baltimore Colts and San Francisco 49ers. 

Paul Brown, who coach Bill Walsh once called the "father of modern football",was the team's namesake and first coach.

From the beginning of play in 1946 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, the Browns were a great success. Cleveland won each of the AAFC's four championship games before the league dissolved in 1949. The team then moved to the more established National Football League (NFL), where it continued to dominate. Between 1950 and 1955, Cleveland reached the NFL championship game every year, winning three times.

The NFL didn't actually adopt the two point conversion until 1994, and early during that season, the Cleveland Browns had the honor of scoring the first ever one in NFL history. They converted it when punter Tom Tupa ran in a fake extra point against the Cincinnati Bengals in week one of the season. Tupa would go on to score three during the season and earn the nickname "two-point Tupa."

This may be hard to believe, but the Browns actually have more championships than every other Cleveland team combined. Back in the 1950s, the Browns were the class of the NFL, winning four NFL titles. They even won one in 1950, their first ever year in the NFL. If you add in the four AAFC titles, they have 8 championships to their names, 6 more than the Indians and Cavs put together. 

The Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor includes Jim Brown, Paul Brown, Joe DeLamielleure, Len Ford, Frank Gatski, Otto Graham, Lou Groza, Gene Hickerson, Leroy Kelly, Dante Lavelli, Mike McCormack, Bobby Mitchell, Marion Motley, Ozzie Newsome, Paul Warfield, and Bill Willis. 

That should cement the all-time legacy of the Browns and maybe even feed those fiendish Mutant Football League minds of yours as you try and suggest a contorted, gene-spliced parody name for Asif's team.


Submit your name suggestions on our Facebook page: - and please do us a favor – if you’re posting to our Facebook page PLEASE LIKE US!

The winner of the contest will get the Design and Name Your Own Play Reward PLUS Name a Player Reward. Pretty Sweet!!!

If 2 people come up with the same winning name, the person who posted first will be the winner (sheesh! we can't be given out double rewards for every contest we run).

If the name is used in the game, the person will also receive an "Additional Writers" credit in the game.

Asif will pick the winner on Saturday, February 21. Winning this contest does not guarantee that your team name will be the final name when we release the game. Asif has some flexibility here to change the name if he so desires but let's make it impossible for him to ignore you imaginative mutant-themed suggestion.

Examples of Parody Names:

  • Steamland Cleavers (Asif’s name)
  • Grieveland Groans
  • Cleaver Clowns

Thank you Asif but being such a great sport and involving the MFL Community!

Also a huge thanks to our community and backers for making this such a successful campaign!!! THANK YOU!!!

Other News…

Here is the update to the character species poll. This poll is going to continue to run throughout the campaign. For those who haven’t taken it yet here is the link:



Press and streams: – LazerBeam – So Funny!!! My ribs hurt after watching. Thank you and if you want a complete game just let us know! - i think these guys saw our survey and think we're adding all of the species types to the game (gulp!) that ain't happening.

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Until tomorrow then...

about 7 years ago – Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 09:22:03 AM


6 PM until Midnight CST OriginalLordDrow be putting in some time on Mutant Football League with a live streamcast on Twitch.



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Eric Sharp and Kurt Biven will receive a “Name you Player Reward”







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MFL Stretch Goals
about 7 years ago – Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 08:27:53 PM

With our initial goal demolished, it’s now overtime for Mutant Football League. This is your chance to expand the game to include new combatants, more bloody thirsty action, and of course a lot more menacing ways to include much more mayhem. Take a look at our Stretch Goals, top up your pledge, and get in while the blood is warm!

Here is the survey link:

 Below are the results of the survey, which is on-going:


 The Stretch goals were designed based on 2 things. 

1). What the dev team can realistically achieve without derailing the project or adding too much unnecessary risk.

2). To develop the features the community wants.

How to Report Bugs
about 7 years ago – Wed, Feb 08, 2017 at 09:01:13 AM


We are looking for people to actively help us find bugs and exploits and then report it to us. If you experience a bug or exploit please let us know.

We will be selecting a number of you to help us after this campaign. That means we’ll make the game available to you right away.


If you’re serious about helping us and reporting bugs you will need a tool like Fraps (it can be downloaded for FREE):

Fraps allows you to take movies and screenshots while playing, which is important for us so we can understand what the issues is.


A Bug is anything that is abnormal during playing.

Examples of Bugs:

-          Kicking a field goal but no goal post appears on the screen.

-          Player fumbles ball and no one picks it up, the game just hangs.

-          There is a smack talk and the word, “idiottt” is miss-spelled.

-          The game screen suddenly turned black.



An exploit is different than a bug. It’s when you do something in the game and it always has the same result, because the AI never adjusts to it.

Examples of Exploits:

-          On Kickoffs, if you onside kick left or right (and aim ball near sideline) and then kick it about 12 yards, you can always recover it because the defense doesn’t react.

-          If you roll out QB to the left or right sideline and then run up the sideline, you will always pick up 5 to 6 yards regardless of what play the defense called.

-          If you position your defender between the offense center and right guard, and blitz with a speed burst you will always get a sack because the offense linemen cannot react and block fast enough.



The most important information we need is your Output.log text file. When you encounter a bug quit out of the game immediately. The Output.log tracks only the last game played.

How to find your output.log:

1) Go to Steam -> Library

2) Click with right Mouse button on MFL

3) Select Properties button (in the bottom of a list)

4) Select Local Files

5) Press Browse Local Files button -> It will open a directory with MFL

6) And now you can pick output.log in MFL_Data

7). Copy the file and paste it to another folder on your PC (you can rename it if you want)


How to Post a bug on the Online Forum

1) Take your output.log, and go to our Beta Access online forum. You should have received the link to the forum with steam code for demo.

2) Go to Bug Reports section

3) Read Bug Report Rules topic first

4) Try to find the same issue among already created issue, maybe solution is already there

5) If it's something new - create new topic, describe the problem and attach output.log / screenshot / video


How to Submit Videos and Screenshots

Screenshots can be posted in the forum

Videos can be placed in a dropbox and the link can be posted on the forum. Please include us the time code where the bug / exploit happened so we can easily find the issue.


Examples of an actual bug report:

AI doesn't snap ball on punt & field goal plays if User moves a defensive player backwards.

If the AI calls a field goal or punt play on 4th down and the User calls a regular play.

When the teams line up on line of scrimmage (prior to ball being snapped). If the User moves a defensive player back (to return the punt or field goal attempt) the AI will NOT snap the ball. A delay of game penalty will be called.
video: 01:23 to end

Video continues
video: 00:00 to 00:18

This happens 100% of the time (unless the AI is calling a regular or Dirty Trick play)

Output Log


about 7 years ago – Tue, Feb 07, 2017 at 02:55:43 PM

Sal and Hunter Palandri put us over the top!!!

Thank you Kickstarter and MFL Community!!!