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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 (13)
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Sep 28 @ 3:07am
What would you hope to see?
Mordac
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Nov 18 @ 5:17am
Last Annoucement 1 year ago whats going on?
Quickhand69er
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Oct 23 @ 3:20pm
This is not a game for those of ethic backgrounds
Foxx
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CptLance 18 hours ago 
Progress update #45
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1964463742/the-mandate/posts/1090966
Feature Alpha: Q3 2015 (early)
Feature Beta: Q3 2015 (late)
Content Beta: Q4 2015
Launch: Q1 2016
[TCDU] Niggledafiggle Dec 14 @ 2:36am 
Kickstarter backers get Alpha and Beta access. Only the full game will be released to Steam.
paulo Nov 13 @ 11:24am 
When The Mandate will enter in Early Access? I want to play this game ASAP. :(
GamerWolfOps Nov 13 @ 2:53am 
I am liking the updates, inculding the way ships look now.
St.Akardi Oct 16 @ 8:46pm 
It's current Alpha stage is due to release this December, However this may change. But I'll inform everyone via Greenlight if they haven't got around to notify.

Here's the current plan;http://ships.mandategame.com/images/20131015_KS_dev_budget.png
the.silver.skull Oct 11 @ 4:13am 
Do we have any info on how long till this jewel will be released ?

I backed them on KS a long while back but kinda lost track of the project, most of the
KS updates seem to just be full of concept drawings and stuff , so i stopped paying them much
heed.
St.Akardi Oct 2 @ 1:28pm 
@ Hansila
They're still accept pre-orders for the game, You'll just miss out on th comestic medals from the kickstarter. They're process orders from the Backerkit here and Paypal. And they import new backers from paypal twice a month, Just send a email and they usually tell you when that happens.
https://mandategame.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
http://www.mandategame.com/store
Crowtac Sep 28 @ 10:07am 
Looks amazing! I can't wait for this one....Please include a missile camera option where you can ride your launched weapons in camera view straight into the enemy ships....Awsome!
hansila Sep 6 @ 4:49pm 
i am really sorry that i missed your kickstarted project but i love your game its what i always dreamed of in the space rpgs love u. Steam add this or imma shoot myself with a wallnut
Yggdrasil Aug 27 @ 5:35pm 
I contacted them through their Facebook page and they were already in the process of updating their list of supporters who preordered. I checked today and I'm on! :)