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The Mandate
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Jeff No Monitor Apr 4, 2018 @ 12:12pm 
Glad i navent back this game.

An ohter dud game hyped by Angry Joe Vargas, just like Aliens : Colonial Marines
(嗜杀本性)狼队 女 梅 Jan 10, 2018 @ 4:43am 
Game is dead.
YoRHa Unit C508 Jan 9, 2018 @ 12:47pm 
@St.Aklardi. Thanks. Game is dead.
SenRavn May 4, 2017 @ 9:13am 
The Genre-Mix theems to be great. For me, the game has a kind of "Star-Trek-Feeling". Or better I have to say, that a Star-Trek-Game have to be like THE MANDATE. ;-)
I wouldt buy it.
St.Akardi Mar 31, 2017 @ 7:43pm 
An Update for the Trademark;PETITION STATEMENT Applicant has firsthand knowledge that the failure to respond to the Office Action by the specified deadline was unintentional, and requests the USPTO to revive the abandoned application.
St.Akardi Mar 17, 2017 @ 8:50am 
Can you put up your source please?
I find such a notice on trademarkia. Tried the US Patent and Trademark office. It says it can't handle my process.
Drakken Mar 17, 2017 @ 2:57am 
Abandonment Notice! On Thursday, March 2, 2017, a U.S. federal trademark for Perihelion Interactive, S.a.r.l. registration number 86561595 was abandoned having the name THE MANDATE. The Reason provided as ABANDONED - FAILURE TO RESPOND OR LATE RESPONSE. Apply Now for this name, Starts at $199!
St.Akardi Feb 7, 2017 @ 8:02am 
St.Akardi Jan 28, 2017 @ 7:58am 
So people are wondering if the Mandate has for an update if there's any. There's nothing worthy to post on Steam Greenlight on that front.

However. the lights in the Mandate forums is still on. And now you can join the forums. Here's the link to do so;

So there's someone doing stuff, no idea what they're up to, at this point this is becoming either a quiet stepping out into nothingess or step in the direction. That all of us wanted in the first place.
Someone talking about what they're up to.

Keep your cynic hammersharks and start the staring contests. All we get to do is a long wait to see if the last sign of devs quitting the Mandate happens or an alpha happens.

So join us and get some canned food and a decent internet connection. It's going to take a while.
ashurakain Jan 28, 2017 @ 12:18am 
ah i c... soo looking at that "update" this game has become a trolling money grubing scam.
St.Akardi Jan 18, 2017 @ 4:32pm 
@ Rimka, that applies only to the Steam page. Last update was Nov 9,2016 on their kickstarter.
Here's the link to start from
Sir Robin Jan 18, 2017 @ 1:49pm 
This game looks more and more like a vaporware, no update since 2013 ...
GamerWolfOps Jan 3, 2017 @ 3:30am 
There has being no actual updates of any updated mandate gameplay footages for since 2013/2014 Its almost as if the team has gone radio silence on its backers.
ashurakain Nov 18, 2016 @ 4:54am 
ic... so the release date will not be until "MAYBE" next year.....
St.Akardi Oct 24, 2016 @ 7:23pm 
@ Mendax97
Try their kickstarter profile here; ( you must hit their "profile page/conatct me" on the kickstarter page while you login in. There's not a direct link to do so on Kickstarter), note their account hasn't been login in ages, so leaving multiple messages in their various emails is my encouragement if you wish to remain solely online.
Or try to mail to: at their company website and their game website

It's unlikely no one is on top of it,answering email and such, due to the fact that our last community manager left for their own personal project, and the developer who took over hasn't done much due to splitting attention to the work and community. At this point of time, Much of the development is coming at a promised deadline so it's likely when they update/post something is when they'll pay attention to their email box.
Percival Oct 24, 2016 @ 4:08pm 
I have a question, how do you contact perihelion? I go through their email but they never reply
St.Akardi Oct 17, 2016 @ 8:26am
From the Mandate's Kickstarter, Second Producer's Letter
ashurakain Oct 16, 2016 @ 7:44pm 
when will this game come out on steam... been watching this since it entered greenlight to vote on.
Loremaster Yn'Taris Aug 10, 2016 @ 10:58am 
Really looking forward to seeing what this game has to offer.
VII Aug 2, 2016 @ 5:27pm 
OH WOW! finally played FTL and got addicted then had to find somthing a little more....then I found the mandate.This game looks like its going to be FTLs big brother.So far loving what i am seeing and those shields look beautiful keep it up devs just watching the videos leave me wanting more.
St.Akardi Jul 3, 2016 @ 8:30am 
Last day to do the Survey.
St.Akardi Jun 28, 2016 @ 3:06pm 
Developers have included a survey to see how's everyone's expectations are.
St.Akardi Jun 27, 2016 @ 7:30pm 
Hey Everyone!
Update 58 is here for all that haven't read it yet,
will do so now.

Here's the link:

Developers/CM want us to ask questions, So post yours here, And I'll add them to the forums and see what response it gathers. Or you can post here if you're a backer:

And wave hi to our new community manager while you're at it.
St.Akardi Jun 27, 2016 @ 6:42pm 
@ GamerWolfOps,

We had a rather informal introduction to our Community Manager , User named Danicia, about 3 weeks back, that CM quickly went quiet like the rest. It's going be intense few days waiting once again for the Mandate.

Which everyone had practice in. Ha, thanks for the Update
GamerWolfOps Jun 27, 2016 @ 2:50pm 

"Hey There. Later today we will have a bigger kickstarter Update and we are also happy to introduce a new community manager who will Now take care of Getting Information to you much more often. We are sorry For The long silence, we had to Face many problems in the last months, that are now dealt with. I hope you can Understand. Thanks a lot."

Confirmation? if so i can wait, i just hope the update the fourms and backers:steamhappy:
St.Akardi Jun 27, 2016 @ 8:19am 
@ Dreganxix,

Nothing currently from the Forums, yet we get a new trailer for 2016 from E3
St.Akardi Jun 27, 2016 @ 8:18am 
@ GamerWolfOps,
Yes refunds should be available, yet one of forum members have so far tell us nothing has been done, So currently it's a toss up if it's today they check or whatever happens.

Basically refund method is to contact them.
Did you email? Please ensure that you contact them through all available means; Try their kickstarter profile here; ( 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: at their company website and their game website
dreganxix Jun 27, 2016 @ 5:42am 
any news..??
GamerWolfOps Jun 26, 2016 @ 9:17pm 
For those like us who backed the game on kickstarter can we ask for a refund?
St.Akardi Jun 26, 2016 @ 8:22am 
@ GamerWolfOps,

It seems that we're going dark for a bit . While EuroVid showcases off the Mandate lowkey at E3 so everything's been quiet while we wait for actual update news. I'll update when there's more solid information.
GamerWolfOps Jun 25, 2016 @ 8:17pm 
Any Updates?
St.Akardi Apr 18, 2016 @ 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, 2016 @ 5:20am 
so no new updates on this one ?
St.Akardi Feb 29, 2016 @ 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; ( 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: at their company website and their game website

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

Mandate; No Quarter(mercy) to your expectations!

Percival Feb 24, 2016 @ 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, 2016 @ 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, 2016 @ 2:52am 
Probably will hit alpha around March or April.
ashurakain Jan 22, 2016 @ 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.
Maarduk Nov 15, 2015 @ 7:35am 
Release date?. Any news?
Zeabz Oct 16, 2015 @ 9:51pm 
Update 53 this update has a new boarding video. This game is looking better ever month.
St.Akardi Aug 11, 2015 @ 6:34pm
Gameplay footage for the Mandate with Boarding action as centerpoint.
All of it is in German though
Mr. Seeker Aug 11, 2015 @ 6:30am 
This game is far from dead btw, the onliest problem is that the game is not being updated on Steam. For the latest news, go to their website:
That Guy Aug 6, 2015 @ 10:17pm 
so games bad
CptLance Aug 3, 2015 @ 7:55am 
It got pushed back, Alpha is some time after Gamescom, and the full game is expected early 2016

the re-schedule was for Alpha to be early Q3 2105 but some things pushed it back a little bit.
shadwstrm Aug 1, 2015 @ 12:14am 
Any News? The game was supposed to be released by first quater 2015.
[Cz]crimson Jul 21, 2015 @ 2:37pm 
Ok its now nearly end of july and still no alpha news has there been delays again cause haven heard a thing for over 2 months
St.Akardi May 31, 2015 @ 11:51am 
@ Malletmann117
Sorry about such a delay, It's mostly myself on the Steam Greenlight and I been neglecting it since Backerkit & Paypal are suppose to be phased out this month.

Did you email? Please ensure that you contact them through all available means; Try their kickstarter profile here; ( 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: at their company website and their game website

Usually they check twice a month or so, currently it seems most community staff is either busy or on holiday.
malletmann117 May 16, 2015 @ 2:08pm 
I preordered this game on Backerkit, and haven't heard anything from anyone since. Now Backerkit doesn't recognize the email I registered with. Please get in touch with me as soon as possible.