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Update #12

Down to 4 days...

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It’s been quite an uphill battle and it doesn't look too good for us now but let’s keep our heads high and move forward. I made numerous mistakes on this Kickstarter Campaign, which hurt us, like not initially putting the game on PC and having it on too many platforms. I also thought bringing along a wealth of talent onto the project was going to be a big benefit but people mostly just want the game to get made at the lowest cost possible.

We have a survey up and running right now where you the fans of this product can provide input on what you want in the game and changes we should make moving forward. A number of you have asked if after this campaign is over if I’m going to give up on the project and the answer to that is no but more on that in a few more days...

Right now the most important thing is for me to listen to all of you. So if you care about the project and want to see it come to market take the survey and let us know your thoughts.

You can take the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WM33PVH After we have all the survey information I will make it available to everyone so you can see the results. If you want to provide more feedback than the survey allows just write a message to me and I’ll read it. My personal e-mail address is mmendheim@aol.com   

Now for some more concept art…


Sketch by Terry Naughton

http://terrynaughton.com/Illustrations.php

                                  SUMO NINJA NINJA CONCEPT DESIGN

These rotund warriors from the east are the results of what happens when you combine the finest of two different martial arts schools into one species – and it shows! Fat yet agile (for really fat guys), Sumo Ninjas are very good at putting their paunch to use on the playing field. Faster than you’d expect players who weighed 400 pounds to be, Sumo’s are often known for their powerful blocking and their famous “Wall of Blubber” defensive formation created by the defensive guru, Bubbly Ryan.  

Sumos, who as a species have been known to eat more in an hour than some countries do in a week, are often troubled by eating disorders and gastro-intestinal eruptions. Most Sumo’s also suffer from bulimia – they just keep forgetting to purge (which is why their skin is always such an odd color). As a side note, Sumo flesh, which in some poverty-stricken areas is considered a delicacy, is often fought over by Out Worlder tribes when one of these sweating Sumo’s steps onto an errant land mine.

A few images from the Television show:

 ...And a retro ad for Mutant League Football from Electronic Arts:

Once again thanks for all your support!!!  

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A few other Kickstarter projects you should consider backing:

Help these guys get over the top - The Long Dark:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hinterlandgames/the-long-dark-a-first-person-post-disaster-surviva?ref=category

And Gorilla Games - The Legend of the Lance:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083751858/legend-of-the-lancer?ref=live

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      Creator Michael Mendheim on October 12, 2013

      We'll get through the end of this and then figure out what makes sense. If you haven't already please send in your e-mail address and take the MFL survey at www.mutantfootballleague.com. Clearly I can use some help and guidance from those of you who want to help me get this game made. We can rethink things. Figure out what we can do to bring down costs, start with less lofty goals, make sure we're on the right path moving forward.

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      Creator Michael Mendheim on October 12, 2013

      @john - thought it would be funny to use a retro e-mail address for a retro game but clearly the humor was too subtle. Anyway if you prefer use; mmendheim@gmail.com

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      Creator Julius Pagan on October 11, 2013

      If I can put my two cents in... Maybe it was because it seemed like mobile was the primary sku and although mobile gaming supposedly is the new fad nowadays I for one am not a big fan of it. I noticed a few ppl mentioning on media msg boards that they would have supported but didn't assuming that it was just a mobile game. Which I wish ppl would read more but alas. I just want this game to succeed on as many platforms as possible so I guess I didn't mind the whole mobile sku thing because I knew your intentions were to release it on a multitude of different platforms. I just want this game released! Lol

      I hope that u can still secure at least some of the talent u had for the PC version when u restart the kickstarter I don't feel like that was a negative at all. I was excited that these guys were on board and man if I was a rich man I'd have backed the entire project for you guys and then some :(
      This game deserves to be made and I am glad you will continue after this kickstarter if it doesn't fund, although I am still having faith that it does. We've had a nice small boost today so far hopefully we get some 10k+ backers involved!

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      Creator eXoScoriae on October 11, 2013

      Sorry to see it end this way. Wish I could say I didn't see it coming. Hopefully the lessons learned will turn things around into something successful. However Kickstarter burnout is really strong right now, as is evidence by a string of great looking failed projects in the past 2 weeks. Many projects are moving into hybrid funding options rather than trying to rely on kickstarter as a sole source. Might be worth looking into.

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      Creator Mario Forcellati on October 11, 2013

      It takes a lot for a person to admit their mistakes and because of that I will not think twice about backing any of your projects (I just hope the next project is Mutant Football League lol) please please keep us updated on any progress with the game (or other projects)...If I could ask one favor...if your gonna start off with a PC version can you maybe throw in a MAC version as well even if it comes out a little later than the PC version??...Can't wait to see what your next plan is and I know ill be playing MFL in the very near future...keep up the great work and again thanks!!

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      Creator J.R. Raith on October 11, 2013

      Bummed it didn't turn out as hoped, but excited for what's still to come. One way or the other I'm confident we'll see a new mutant-filled football game, which is a reason to hope.

      I never really enjoyed real football, either as a sport or as a video game. But games like Blood Bowl, MLF and Blitz showed me that I could still have fun in the context of a competitive sport.

      Good luck in the future, sir. Will be following eagerly.

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      Creator christopher stovell on October 11, 2013

      just relaunch. you already know that you can get 100k+, based on those numbers look at what can be cut. DONT LET THIS DIE! WE ALL WANT THIS SO BAD!

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      Creator Zach Savoy on October 11, 2013

      @John you almost made me choke on my drink, that was a close one. Rofl.

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      Creator John Czahor on October 11, 2013

      The fact that you have an @aol email address is more disheartening than anything else in the duration of this campaign.

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