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"Tried a few times now filed an FTC complaint - probably pointless but especially as I added on outside of the KS system - who knows"
File a case in small claims court.
"How did we go from incredible concept, plans & updates through the campaign - showing elements of various things that worked & a great line up of people doing awesome things...
...to this in 2017.
Guys, guys, guys.
You were on a winner here."
Simple: This was a grift. The game never existed nor was ever going to exist.
I wish they would have sent out lube to the backers beforehand...
My only hope at this point is they get what is coming to them.
Tried a few times now filed an FTC complaint - probably pointless but especially as I added on outside of the KS system - who knows
Found that on their website. I recommend letting them know how disappointed we are.
@tunabowl tony Huh, I never thought of that. We should start getting into contact with gaming magazines and stuff to actually bring some attention to it. Its bad enough Perihelion ignores their backers here, I bet putting them in some hot water would get them to notice. Seriously, everyone should try and reach out to some of these places and bring their mishandling to light.
for a project with over 700,000$ in funding there is surprisingly little media outcry over the constant delays and complete changes in game system designs. other video game projects with less than half the funding get articles written about their incompetence. outside of this kickstarter page I never see mandate get mentioned anywhere. for a project that is 2 years late it has somewhere slipped under the radar for criticism.
just write it off as a loss patrick. they relocated to europe a while ago and as you can read from the other pledgers here they're unresponsive to messages. this project was dead a long time ago. way before the trade mark lapsed.
What can we do to get a refund or the source code...?
What really blows my mind is the blatant lies that they spewed years ago when I was questioning the team changes seemingly backwards progress they had made. Wish I had asked for a refund a few weeks earlier than I did, back when they were actually giving them out.
I think anyone who doesn't read the forums may want to look this over
Zombie mode, we'll get a turd of a game pushed out of their rear orifice so they can say 'see we made the game, can't sue us, what about add on packs,captains, dlc...
ummm yeh, uhh - see ya
Is this project dead?
FL Sonataluna they basically go 'snot our problem
So basically this project is dead.
The game has literally not one of the promised features in it anymore, the original team seems to have been replaced entirely and updates are non existent on KS, and more than unregular on their page.
I reported the project to Kickstarter now via the reporting function, since the project status is not only unclear but non existant anymore. The promised product is not available at all anymore.
"Luckily" I am only out 30 bucks, that I will not see again I bet... I am sorry for everyone who paid more :(
If they cannot refund anymore they might as well just cancel the whole game then clearer we aren't going to get the same game that we were promised during the lunch of the kickstarter project.
I am getting very tired of this silence treatment by this dev.
Actually from the forums and Q&A it was left very up in the air about something to discuss but that was when there was movement
They already said they will not an cannot refund. Comments will not change this
Shouting into void
Is there an official line for how to get a refund or are folk just shouting into the void and hoping for the best?
Soooooo, the amazing 3d combat we were promised (homeworld is how old now btw?) has been replaced with a 2d battle fleet gothic feel....ahhhh this is not the project I backed.
Would also like a refund, but if someone actually manage to get a refund om this mess it is almost a miracle in it self..
They do not reply to anything, how do you expect to get a refund? At least I am happy they actually still work on the game...
The video released earlier has shattered any confidence I had left in this dev team. I'm officially requesting a refund if a horrible starfleet command clone is the direction you're going.
I have learned my lesson of not backing nor supporting another project on kickstarter again.
"Games are dying and you only have yourselves to blame."
Games are not dying. There are still plenty of good decent game devs left.
Obsidian Entertainment,Harebrained Schemes come to mind.
I am getting the distinct aroma of vaporware around this project.
This is never gonna get released at the rate that they are going. We are all taken for a ride guys. Don't think they will ever refund any of us.
Well you got me, you had a laugh at my expense. There is really nothing I can do to get my money back, but you've made an enemy of me and plenty of others. I'm not even going to play my copy of the game from the kick-starter, not that you care, you already swindled me. Game Development is nose diving into the same void it did in the 70's when countless copies of ET were buried in the desert. Consumers will only take your lies and blatant swindling for so long. Don't count on another Nintendo Entertainment System reviving the dead industry like it did in the 80s. I hope you devs will enjoy your monthly visit to the unemployment office when you can't get a job with your useless skillset. Games are dying and you only have yourselves to blame.
If you compare this
is not the game that I have backed. :-(
Looks like they found their login details. Last login was 2nd March.
We're all on for the ride now. After 3 years it is a safe bet there are no refunds.
How did we go from incredible concept, plans & updates through the campaign - showing elements of various things that worked & a great line up of people doing awesome things...
...to this in 2017.
Guys, guys, guys.
You were on a winner here.
After watching the most recent combat video... yeah, it's over. Good job completely screwing up.
Perihelion took our money plain and simple. There are good studios that are not thieves, so I hope people don't give up because of one fraudulent apple.
So now we dont even get updates on KS anymore. Update only on their site...
Pros: we have gameplay...
Cons: seems like a starfleet command clone with barely any modern touches... And its just button smashing
Total loss imo
I saw on Facebook that the design director Iain left Perihelion in October 2016. That, along with the gross lack of communication all but confirms that this game is either in development hell, or will end up being released in a skeletal state, like Doublefine's Spacebase DF9, if released at all.
...anyone think they've lost the login to this site, like the last perosn who knew the KS login left the company...hence the last update being on the forum and no ones logged in here since November
ops I mean https://www.mandategame.com/article/update-66
I only got this game because AngryJoe was supporting it and I was planning on destroy his fleet live stream to get favors from Total Biscute. And that the whole damn untruth!
Kickstarter couldn't care less
Ive only just noticed that kickstarter have removed all their 'contact us' links. How are we meant to contact anyone for comment or help?!
We all should be reporting this project to kickstater and again the least vid update still shows they are just showing us a tech demo of how the game would actually look like. :(
I would like a refund please.
You me and about 16,000 other probably
I'm trying to be reasonable about it - and messaged them here
Last login Nov 10 2016
That's right they last logged into their own KStarter three months ago
The latest update isn't even on kickstarter...they've turned a corner from bad to really bad
Latest update also shows our dream dieing my inches again with the whole space battles being poor 2d planes, energy bars health bars and powerups
A game will come from this, but it won't be the Mandate and it will never be a success, but it will cover the whole 'made a game'
How they then justify the people who paid for name a marine create a captain, add on packs or expansions....I don't think they know
I want a refund aswell, anyone knows how?