The Mandate Kickstarter

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The Mandate

A project in Sacramento, CA by Perihelion Interactive LLC

As the captain on board a Mandate starship, you lead a crew through the galaxy who adapt and grow as they fight alongside you.
Backers: 16408
Average Pledge Per Backer: $43
Funded: $701,010 of $500,000
Dates: Oct 3rd -> Dec 2nd (61 days)
Project By: Perihelion Interactive LLC
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Crowdfund Bookie, December 2013: Squeaking by

As the weeks go by, the video game crowdfunding space appears to be under a shift of sorts. December 2013 saw the second-lowest total amount of dollars raised by gaming projects ($2,331,061) in the last seven months, since we began tracking such data. Unlike September 2013's $2,211,975 raised, backers in December managed to fund 40 projects, the second-highest number of successful projects in, again, the past seven months. (Read More)

Highest grossing Kickstarter projects of 2013

Kickstarter has become an extremely prevalent way for many people, including video game developers, to allow their core fan base to fund their interests. (Read More)

The Mandate successfully Kickstarted, glorious space opera for all

The excellent-looking space opera starship game The Mandate was successfully funded on Kickstarter late on Monday night, raking in $700,000 of its $500,000 goal. An additional $15,000 was secured through PayPal on top of the Kickstarter amount, making for some very happy developers at Perihelion Interactive. (Read More)

The Mandate Successfully Kickstarts, Nets $700,000

Perihelion Interactive has successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign for its inaugural title, The Mandate. With a goal of $500,000, the campaign raised $700,000 from over 16,000 backers. (Read More)

End of the beginning…AMA NOW!!!

December 1st - via:
Hi backers, This will be our final update before the end of our campaign. The Reddit AMA starts NOW. CLICK HERE to check it out. In attendance will be Ole (producer & lead designer) Garret (art director) Vegard (tech director) Robert (senior.. (Read More)

650k achieved, free stuff, and some announcements..

December 1st - via:
Hi backers, PS! You do not need to load pictures for this update ;) We just hit the 650k mini-stretch goal on our Kickstarter which is fantastic news! This means that everybody who pledged a total of $50 or more (irrespective of reward tier) will get.. (Read More)

When the cat is away.. + first stretch-goal reached!

November 30th - via:
Hi backers, PS! Remember to view this update with pictures if you read it via email The other day we “talked” about the poem The Destroyers with a bit of help from David Bradley. So today as a natural continuation we thought we would study.. (Read More)

The Destroyers

November 29th - via:
Hi backers,Today we have a very special something to share with you, namely the third and last piece which we recorded with David Bradley (as Lord High Admiral Suvarov) for use with our Kickstarter campaign. Before we get to that, we thought we would.. (Read More)

Captain Wrack's Thanksgiving

November 28th - via:
Hey backers,First of all Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! Captain Wrack and all his friends wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving (PS! That is a cyber-parrot, not a turkey!) On the topic of Captain Wrack our design example from the Great Captain.. (Read More)

Perfidious treachery!!!

November 26th - via:
Hi backers, We have passed our funding goal of 500.000 and we are very happy!!! Thank you to all backers who believed in us, Brian Fargo, Kevin Saunders, Angry Joe, Scott Manley and everybody else who supported the campaign! Thanks too to everyone.. (Read More)

New trailer, LAN support and .. fashion tips?!?

November 25th - via:
Hi backers,PS! Turn on displaying of images if you are reading this update as an email or head over to the Kickstarter link to read it there.First of all the last weekend has been great! When we did our planning before the weekend, we had expected to.. (Read More)

The Mandate Edges Even Closer to Its Kickstarter Target

Currently just over $20k short of their funding target, Perihelion Interactive has today released a brand new story trailer for the game. (Read More)

Good things to come

November 24th - via:
Hey backers, Next week will be quite packed with more content so we thought we would start with giving you a sneak peek at what you have in store. Also, since early last week we have gotten a lot of new backers which is great! But we changed our main.. (Read More)

State of the campaign + digital add-ons + design update: boarding!

November 22nd - via:
Hi backers, PS! Please turn on images if you read it via email or half of it will not make any senseThroughout the campaign, our exposure has been a result of action - a plan. Although there have been slower times, those times have been filled with.. (Read More)

Game of Thrones actor voices new gameplay trailer

November 18th - via:
Hey backers, We’re finally ready to reveal who will be voicing Lord High Admiral Suvarov! David Bradley, who you may know from Game of Thrones as Lord Waldor Frey [ the Red Wedding planner. ;)] has graciously voiced our Admiral. Bradley has also.. (Read More)

Reddit AMA, Knighthoods and a design update!

November 13th - via:
Hi backers,First of all, a reminder that our AMA (ask me anything) will start at 11 PM CET, 5 PM EST and 2 PM PST tonight (which is NOW!). Watch our twitter, Facebook and KS frontpage for links to the Reddit around that time. Head to Reddit’s IAmA.. (Read More)

The Mandate Passes 50% of Kickstarter Goal

The Mandate, a sci-fi RPG designed by numerous industry veterans, has received pledges for more than half of its $500,000 kickstarter target. (Read More)

Halfway, Reddit AMA & Dev Log #3!

November 11th - via:
Hi backers,First of all, some great news! With three weeks to go The Mandate has reached the halfway mark as pledges on Kickstarter have surpassed $250.000! Pledges via PayPal are on top of this, and will help count towards stretch goals.We will be.. (Read More)

The Mandate reaches half of Kickstarter goal, artwork teased

Perihelion Interactive's Kickstarter campaign for The Mandate is at the halfway point of $250,000 with 20 days left on the clock. It's the space RTS/RPG where we captain a ship and her crew across the stars. (Read More)

In Her Majesty's Service

November 10th - via:
Hello backers,Spurred on by the positive reaction to our “soft” update on “Dressing an Empress” yesterday and at the request of community member Kelly Costanza [Kelly means “warrior” and is a male name in Irish we have been told!], we.. (Read More)

Dressing an Empress

November 9th - via:
Hi backers, Before we begin, please make sure you load images for this update or the text will be rather meaningless.. Today we have a couple of things we wanted to cover. First of all we reached 1600 shares on our Kickstarter page which means we.. (Read More)

The Mandate promises a space RPG adventure among the Tsars

No! There can never be enough space games. After all, space is infinite, so there's plenty of room for them. Not like other overused game themes. I mean, zombies? How many rotting carcasses can you fit in the ground? Not infinite of them. Erm, I think this intro is getting away from me. Ah, space! Here's another game set there: The Mandate, which is being described as a 'Tsarist space opera RPG' and is now seeking Kickstarter funding. (Read More)

Scourge of The Mandate, Stretch Goals, PayPal & DRM

November 6th - via:
Hi backers, We are finally ready to reveal our third interactive tool: Scourge of The Mandate (SOTM for short). But before we do that, a couple of quick updates: Developer log #2 has been uploaded. In it, James (Character Artist) talks about the.. (Read More)

'The Mandate' Unveils Kickstarter Stretch Goals

Yourself and up to five other players will explore the dark reaches of space, which mix hand-crafted and procedurally generated content with historically relevant easter-eggs offering insight into the Mandate's rich lore. Perihelion Interactive have not only focused on space exploration, but also human exploration – the bond between captain and ship, crew and officers. (Read More)

Kick It Forward Angry Joe! -retro style

November 4th - via:
Hey backers,Today we’re going to talk about a couple of things coming this week, and some PR bits and pieces. Quite a few of you are AngryJoe fans (and as it happens, so are a couple of our team!). You asked us to contact him about the game, so we.. (Read More)

Today's update is from 1987 [Backers Only]

October 31st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Steam Greenlit + important lore update

October 30th - via:
Hello backers! You've been reading and enjoying Empress Anastasia's Twitter feed, and recently Anastasia introduced us to admiral Suvarov. We feel now is the right time to introduce you to him, as he is a major character in The Mandate lore. Click.. (Read More)

The Mandate Gets Greenlit and New Gameplay Screenshots

Two days ago, Perihelion Interactive dropped the first gameplay trailer for their upcoming RPG, The Mandate. Now they have announced that The Mandate has been Greenlit, and offered worldwide distribution through Steam, and outed the first gameplay screenshots. (Read More)

Sci-fi RPG The Mandate hits Steam Greenlight, Kickstarter

Indie developer Perihelion Interactive has released the first gameplay trailer for its Tsar-era Russia-inspired science fiction RPG The Mandate, which features an open universe to explore. The game is currently on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight, and due in Q1 2015 for PC, Mac OS and Linux. (Read More)

The Funding Crowd 22 (Oct 14th-28th)

Welcome to The Funding Crowd! In fact, The Funding Crowd #22 to be exact. As always, we'll do our best to entertain while recapping what's happened since the 14th October and today, taking you on a tour of some marvellous Hidden Gems before ending on a high with our five Biggies. Yes, it's quality over quantity in this issue of The Funding Crowd. Enjoy! (Read More)

Battle Stations!

October 27th - via:
Today’s update should be especially tasty. First of all The Mandate was shown at MCM ComiCon in London, and our show was packed with all seats taken. A special hello to the guys on the right! Everyone was buzzed and lots of people came up for a.. (Read More)

Of Light Crafts and Heavy Burdens

October 25th - via:
This is the Friday update! The design update that covers Light Craft is available here. It ended up being longer than expected (which should excite you Mandate lore nuts!) so we will launch the weapon update on Sunday, instead of today; this will.. (Read More)

The Anatomy of a Ship & Full Steam Ahead

October 23rd - via:
Time for another update! This will be short and sweet: In a previous update, we mentioned our Social Stretch Goals, the first of which we just hit. As such we are releasing five 1920x1200 and 1920x1080 wallpapers! Click here to download them and.. (Read More)

Curse, and Ships of the Grand Fleet

October 21st - via:
Hi backers, We’ve a quick update for you today, because we have a lot of updates planned this week which will culminate with the gameplay trailer on Sunday evening. As a preparation for this event we will be rolling out several design updates which.. (Read More)

Social Stretch Goals, A Big Announcement, and Crew Part Deux

October 18th - via:
Hey backers, We were invited to Podcast with a few days ago. It runs for 1 hour and 40 minutes, so whilst a little long, you’ll get to listen to an in depth Q&A with our executive producer, Ole, and Art Director, Garret.. (Read More)

Tsar Trek: The Mandate Kickstarter

The crowds appear to enjoy funding space games, hence the golden tophats of the Elite: Dangerous team and Chris Roberts’ newfound habit of paying urchins to deliver laminated press releases by hand. One of the little ragamuffins arrived this morning, doffed his cloth cap (golden cloth) and thrust a sealed manila envelope into my mitts (golden manila). The foolscap sheet inside simply read: “By the time you finish reading this sentence, Star Citizen may well have raised another trillion dollars.” I passed the lad a ha’penny and told him to make sure he showered and washed behind his ears (not golden showers). (Read More)

The Mandate puts you in command of a ship, a crew, and an isometric view

One of the joys of FTL was that it was one of the few games that put your crew front and centre. When it came to battles, your attention was on maintaining the ship’s subsystems not flying about the vastness of space. The Mandate taps into a similar micromangement vein but under the umbrella of an RPG. (Read More)

Court Martial is in Session!

October 15th - via:
Court martial is in session! Click HERE to check out the interactive Character Prologue Creator, through the Unity web pug-in. Bring a pack of smokes, they're good prison currency! Remember to check the roadmap, as this is just the tip of the iceberg.. (Read More)

Budget Backer – October 2013

Being a crowdfunding backer can be a bit stressful, it seems like every day there’s a new project worth giving some money to. But what about bills? If spending money on games is irresponsible, then spending money on crowdfunding can be doubly so since there’s no guarantee you’ll actually get anything for it. (Read More)

The Mandate Kickstarter Spotlight

The Mandate Kickstarter is getting some big press so we wanted to see why. It appears to have a solid and interesting focus on individuals. (Read More)

You asked for PR, so we got you PR

October 12th - via:
I’d say good afternoon, but time is relative, and we haven’t figured out how to calculate time in The Mandate just yet! This update is going to be about one very important thing: PR and marketing. We are going to be as honest, open, and candid as.. (Read More)

The Mandate: Starship Conquest on Kickstarter

Perihelion Interactive has launched an ambitious Kickstarter to fund The Mandate, a spaceship-based singleplayer RPG with a strong focus on interstellar conquest. Perihelion is seeking $500,000, and the game is currently only in the pre-production phase. While I tend to direct heavy skepticism towards Kickstarter proposals of this nature, the spaceship game genre as a whole has seen a major renaissance already, thanks to other crowdfunded projects (FTL, Star Citizen), and this project is right up our collective alley. (Read More)

The Mandate: A Kickstarter project that's learning from the mistakes of Faster Than Light

At Perihelion Interactive LLC the team is learning from the mistakes of others – and building on the strengths of classic space combat games like X-Com and FTL – to create a ‘genre defining science fiction RPG experience’ called The Mandate. It’s an ambitious plan by the Sacramento, California based company and its international team. “Comparing The Mandate to FTL is like comparing GTA1 to GTA3”, they stated. In the end the team adores FTL. With The Mandate they’re just making something much more complex. Which called for a heads-up with Producer and Lead Designer of The Mandate, Ole Herbjørnse. (Read More)

PayPal, Freebies, The Dynamics of Crewmanship, and The Forums

October 7th - via:
We're back again with another feature filled update. Today we're going to cover three main developments. Firstly, based on feedback, we have created a sub-domain detailing how you control your men both in battle and the RPG universe. The Dynamics of.. (Read More)

Introducing Garret, and community interaction + updates

October 7th - via:
Hello everyone.. better yet, let's allow Garret to introduce himself: As some of you have noticed, we’ve snuck out our first developer diary which introduces our Art Director, Garret AJ. You can find the video embedded right below here, on on.. (Read More)

The Mandate Kickstarter Combines FTL with XCOM

The Mandate's co-op RPG seeks to answer a question: What would happen if Tsarist Russia colonized space? (Read More)

Space Opera RTSRPG The Mandate Now On Kickstarter

Kickstarter is filled with game projects that seem almost too ambitious. The Mandate, a cross between Jagged Alliance and Battlestar Galactica, is one of those projects. I really hope it becomes a real game someday, though. (Read More)

Introducing Anastasia Romanova, The Empress - and updates

October 4th - via:
We've had a busy week here at Perihelion Interactive, and you'd expect no less. Today we're going to cover three important developments: Anastasia Romanova, the future Empress of the Mandate, Lubica Cekovska, our very own composer, and also we want.. (Read More)

Early feedback and $5000 reached

October 3rd - via:
Firstly, thank you to everyone who has pledged, and everyone who's taken the time to watch the trailer, read the page, and blow up their very own ship. We've just reached $5000, which is astonishing given we launched today. Already, Rock Paper.. (Read More)

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