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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 (19)
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Sep 28, 2014 @ 3:07am
What would you hope to see?
Mordac
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Mar 2 @ 7:46am
Release date
shadwstrm
10
Feb 25 @ 2:25am
This is not a game for those of ethic backgrounds
Foxx
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718 Comments
St.Akardi Apr 18 @ 5:57pm 
@ Shade
An Update is once again in the works, and I could swore I replied to your inquire. Eh, something else to check if it becomes more of an issue.
Shade Apr 2 @ 5:20am 
so no new updates on this one ?
St.Akardi Feb 29 @ 7:11pm 
@ Mendax
Nope, your order is confirmed as much as you got a paypal receipt.

Currently pre-order store is still open and it developers usually email your forum logons, once in a purchased month to email the pre-orders & confirmation. Since day you bought it was 24th and today is the last day. Expect a email sometime next month.

To get a response/confirmation earlier, just email the Mandate kickstarter profile here; https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1964463742/the-mandate ( you must hit their "contact me" on the kickstarter page. There's not a direct link to do so on Kickstarter)
Or try to mail to: contact@perihelioninteractive.com at their company website and their game website contact@mandategame.com.

And yes the project is still alive, just no dedicated community/PR manager.

Mandate; No Quarter(mercy) to your expectations!



Mendax97 Feb 24 @ 5:49pm 
I just pledged $75 via paypal, has pledges been closed and my money been hurled into cyber space or can I expect items from the rewards tier. If not oh well that is disappointing, BUT I would like to know if I at least helped this game. That would be enough
St.Akardi Feb 9 @ 3:04pm 
@Yggdrasil, That is the hope
@Ashurakain, There's unfortunate nothing definite, most supposed date of release has come around by word of mouth or the hope by the Devs when talking to the community on the forums.

The only guarantee you can have is from the Kickstarter at this point. And even then, read the context as well since most timelines given so far has been changable.
Yggdrasil Jan 22 @ 2:52am 
Probably will hit alpha around March or April.
ashurakain Jan 22 @ 1:37am 
sooo... do we have a date of release?
St.Akardi Dec 19, 2015 @ 8:21pm 
@ Maarduk, Just check their kickstarter. Currently there's update 55 about finished trackscore and more about armor designs and intriguing work.

There's not definite timeline besides 2016 is the "definitive" end point of the Mandate release. At least that's what one facebook post suggest with update 55.

Here's a interview if you missed out from Gamescom convention in Germany.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsIvaq-evGw
Maarduk Nov 15, 2015 @ 7:35am 
Release date?. Any news?
Zeabz Oct 16, 2015 @ 9:51pm 
Update 53 http://www.mandategame.com/article/kickstarter-update-53 this update has a new boarding video. This game is looking better ever month.