Mutant League Football is approaching its $60,000 funding goal on Kickstarter and now Digital Dreams have added even more reason to get behind the project. The team have brought in Tim Kitzrow to be the commentator for the gore filled American Football title. Kitzrow might be familiar, if you read through game credits, as the boisterous voice of NBA Jam.
Kitzrow told Polygon
This is a dream job for me. Complete artistic freedom, no corporate suits and league attorneys saying ‘you can’t say this,’ or ‘did you just say that?! You won’t say that.’
In what other video game could I talk about deflated balls?” Kitzrow mused. ”[Such as] ‘After that vicious sack, Bomb Shadey will be playing with deflated balls for the rest of his career!’
His booth companion in Mutant Football League has a tragic story, however, Derek Dziak had been recording his lines for the game but while out on his honeymoon in the Bahamas he contracted a viral infection. That infection, unfortunately, saw Dziak pass away on the 2nd January. A GoFundMe page was set up to help his wife.
Dziak will still appear in the game posthumously. Kitzrow said of Dziak
He was a huge fan of the game. He spent one afternoon just showing me old clips on YouTube of the Saturday morning MLF cartoon show, and talking about how excited he was to be part of this.
Michael Mendheim, founder of Digital Dreams and creator of Mutant League Football added
We loved Derek and I get a lump in my throat just thinking about him. We will do something significant to tribute Derek in the game.
In terms of the development progress of Mutant League Football, Mendheim says that the core systems and features are complete except for the online multiplayer. This is where Digital Dreams are focusing their attention and will see the crowd funding help them complete and release the game.
Mutant League Football is planned for release on PC in October. Followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early 2018. Backers pledging $1 or more get access to a pre-Alpha version of the game on Steam.