The Mandate breaks past halfway in its $500,000 Kickstarter campaign
Perihelion has announced that The Mandate has raised over $250,000 of its initial funding target of $500,000. To keep the momentum going, the independent studio has included a series of stretch goals that will add further content to a title that seems to be quite feature-packed already. The biggest stretch goal, Mod Support, sits at $800,000, which I’m sure a lot of space fans would love to happen, allowing them to add their own flavour to the game.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of X-Com, Fallout, Mount & Blade, Sid Meier’s Pirates! and Star Trek Online, The Mandate was in the top 3 games on Steam Greenlight before being successfully Greenlit on 29 October 2013, and has already raised over $250,000 in its Kickstarter campaign, due to end on 1st December 2013. The Perihelion team is comprised of industry veterans, who have previously worked on projects including Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed II,Mafia II, Far Cry 2, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Call of Duty 3and The Secret World.
Also in this announcement was the reveal of a AMA (Ask Me Anything) for The Mandate on Reddit on Wednesday 13 November from 5pm EST (11pm CET, 10pm UK). Fans are invited to submit questions live to The Mandate team on anything to do with the Tsarist space opera RPG, which is set for release on PC, Mac and Linux during Q1 2015.
To find out more about The Mandate or if you want to help support the project, then all the information can be found on their Kickstarter page.