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The Mandate
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Genre: Strategy, RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Players: Single-player, Co-op
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Release date: First quarter 2015
IMPORTANT: We have now been Greenlit by the community. Thank you to all who took time to review and vote on our project. While we have not set final sales prices for The Mandate, Kickstarter backers will receive the lowest price / most bang for the buck. Anybody who backs us on Kicksarter will get a choice of a Steam key or other DRM-free alternative. Check latest announcement for more details.

As the captain on board a Mandate starship, you lead a crew through the galaxy who adapt and grow as they fight alongside you.

UPDATE: Play Scourge of The Mandate and try your hand at piracy with our text adventure here[www.mandategame.com]

There are a lot of sci-fi RPGs out there, but we feel there’s something lacking. Being huge fans of the sci-fi genre, we wondered why spaceships feel so empty? What’s missing? Looking back to all the TV and Movies that inspired us, like Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica or Firefly, we realised games are missing something integral: a crew. A ship without a crew feels hollow and meaningless, so we’ve taken space travel to the next level. The dangers of space should not only test your metal, but your flesh.

We wanted to make a game where you’re not a solid, singular object in a sky-box; you are a captain in an evolving, dynamic ship that hundreds of people call home. They adapt to you, and grow with you as you fight alongside them, and if you suffer losses, you’ll feel the loss that comes with that.

That’s where the drama is, that’s where the story happens, and it’s the interacting with people on the deck that makes this a complete experience.

We want to create a complete sci-fi RPG experience.

Q: The premise and backstory are unclear!
A: Read more about the backstory here: http://forum.mandategame.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=25

Q: Where are the gameplay videos?
A: The first gameplay video will arrive Sunday 27th October

PS! Kickstarter backers will get the game for $20 as well as OST. This is our way of rewarding players who back us on Kickstarter so consider backing us on Kickstarter. We will provide you with Steam keys.

Check out our interactive prologue, design your captain and chronicle his adventures and finally attend your own court martial!
http://www.mandategame.com/charactercreator/

Check out our interactive ship designer and skin, equip and blow up your own ship: http://www.mandategame.com/mandateshipbuilder/shipbuilder.html

Read about the first factions here:
http://factions.mandategame.com/

Read the first design update "The Dynamics of Crewmanship" here::
http://yourcrew.mandategame.com/




We've written 1500 years of history. It's up to you to write the future. The explorable reaches of space mix hand-crafted and procedurally generated content and is packed with historically relevant easter-eggs offering insight into the Mandate's rich lore.

The Mandate is a complete singleplayer sci-fi RPG with optional 6 player cooperative designed for Windows, Linux and Mac.


COOP EXPLAINED - Please head to our Kickstarter campaign linked on this page for the general FAQ where the majority of questions will be answered.

It's true that The Mandate is cooperative with up to six players, and there will certainly be mechanics and aspects of the game that complement cooperative gameplay, rewarding those who choose to play this way (tactical specifications, variations on the trinity system, etc), but The Mandate is designed so that each captain decides his very own fate, and enjoys his very own story path. You needn't play with friends, or seldom play with them, it's entirely up to you. There's one thing we need to make very clear, and that is that The Mandate is being created with enough depth and drive to immerse players creative and strategic minds. Many cooperative games distract players from this side, but that's not what we're trying to do. You are your own captain, join your friends, or journey alone - mix, match, whatever you like. It's your sandbox.

We are an international team: Canada, USA, Sweden, Norway, UK, France, Slovakia.

We are a team of veteran developers who decided to go Indie together and come from different game developers each with their own strengths [ex-EA, ex-2K Games, ex-Ubisoft, ex-Funcom]. Previously we have worked on and shipped both singleplayer, multiplayer and MMO AAA productions with team size ranging from 30 to 200

Some of the titles we have worked on and shipped include: Assassin's Creed 1&2, Mafia 2, Alan Wake, FarCry 2&3, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures,Call of Duty 3, Splinter Cell, Planet of the Apes, Saga of Ryzom, FIFA ONLINE, FarCry Evolution, Rainbow 6 Vegas, The Secret World and more.
Popular Discussions View All (9)
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Jul 9 @ 1:45am
What would you hope to see?
evilmordac
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Dec 1, 2013 @ 9:42pm
Steam code from Kickstarter pledge?
Hasbin
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Dec 6, 2013 @ 6:53am
Problems with the mini games and ship designer
Opos
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Kimokeo Jul 9 @ 11:54pm 
Can't wait
King Kornholio Jul 8 @ 12:12pm 
The scale of this blows my mind. I have always wanted a game like this- or at least similar. The fact that you are building this gives hope to the whole genre's future. I want to be able to completely cutomize everything from the cut of my uniform to the build of my ship, to the name and species of my and enemy factions. I want to design the crew as well as the captain. I want to fight in space, then board and pillage. I want it all. Do I expect it all from you? Nope. But it looks like you have a bigger chunk of the space opera in your game than most. This is a huge step in the right direction! Can't wait.
jpablo Jun 30 @ 6:52am 
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pa4kin Jun 28 @ 6:02am 
thanks
Historicles Jun 26 @ 6:35pm 
thanks for all the info
St.Akardi Jun 24 @ 3:10pm 
If you want all the release info on the Mandate in one document then the Fan Compedium is here for you! http://www.mandategame.com/forum/fan-compendium-0
St.Akardi Jun 24 @ 3:09pm 
Hello Steam Users! Currently the Mandate has a site http://www.mandategame.com/ and backer only forums. Anyone that preorders before the release can join the community! And you can still preorder through their paypal store here with backerkit support! http://www.mandategame.com/store

Have a Great Summer!
longstar Jun 21 @ 6:57am 
I'm jumping in the early access too.
Psynox Jun 20 @ 5:45pm 
I want this.
Shade Jun 18 @ 10:57pm 
still hoping this game makes it , it looks and feels awesome