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It's dead, Jim.
Ah well I knew this game was a pretty long shot back when I first backed it. I mean the initial individual devs were spread out pretty far geographically. There was very little chance anything solid could come from that. But the concept was still interesting enough that I felt a 20$ was warrented, on the off chance it ever got made.
Also for those wanting their money back, there is an infantisimal small chance of that heppening. The intial money from the kickstarter was gone years ago, that seemed to be the whole reason the project switched hands at one point. All the people that have been attached to this have probably gone on to other things by now.
Heh, this was one of 3 Kickstarters I backed in a major way that failed...and taught me to only go with the bare minimum stuff. Lesson learned, and no one to blame but myself. Still, if someone is able to go after these assholes, then more power to them.
They even took down their youtube channel. So there's that ...
This project turned out to be an abject failiure.
@JediaKyrol I figured as much, havent backed anything in some time and thought I would take a few minutes looking at some of my "lagging" kickstarts that I doubt will ever mature to anything. I like to post regardless, because I end up getting people like you who post on the Devs behalf. Confirms I am not alone in my sincere disappointment.
@John Sponheimer There is no Perihelion Interactive..they shut down last month...turned off the lights...locked the doors...their website is still up...but no admin activity in 2 months and it expires in a few weeks.
Perihelion Interactive LLC
At this time you do realize...90% of the supporters of this kickstarter, and your other, think you have abandoned the project, and walked out with our money, or screwed up and ran out of money.
Lets be honest - You have one chance to gain their trust back. Put out a video showing aspects of what is there...and what is not...and why this has NOT flown the way you expected.
Otherwise, even if you come out with a game, the name is tarnished forever in fans eyes.
We forgive mistakes. We don't forgive deceit.
For me....you have roughly 2 weeks to put this video out (or the game if my timing is excellent) redemption is no longer possible...simple.
I find it amusing that their paypal donation button still sure as heck works. It's the only thing that does. My guess is that they did cut and run - thus no official announcements etc. I doubt I'll fund another software project.
Everytime I look back at this - I just don't understand how they could have so much to show so early - and then achieve nothing or go backwards. What the hell went wrong? Did they cut and run?
Asked for the money back, no response even though they are late with the delivery couple of years now. Reported the project. This is a joke. I gave them a benefit of a doubt when they first announced they found a publisher. What I should've realised was the fact that they already burned through all the money, and needed more.
So disappointing ...
Well Maybe the only one way of finding out what happened to the Perihelion Interactive LLC is by emailing and contacting with the former artist of the game Garret AJ?
I mean its worth a shot.
Well Maybe the only one way of finding out what to the Perihelion Interactive LLC is by emailing and contacting with the former artist of the game Garret AJ?
Seems that way - nothings looking up - all signs point to a fail at best
So, this game 'The Mandate' from the company 'Perihelion Interactive LLC' is officially dead / failed / scam / will never be released / ... , correct?
Garret AJ, the listed Art Director, apparently now works for EA. He even has the work he did on the Mandate in his portfolio. https://www.artstation.com/artist/garret_aj
Wow - more I use kickstarer the less they seem to do anything for me
Seriously they take 10% to basically host, run and I guess collect the monies - no responsibilities or come back when scum like this quite possibly sypthon off a few 100k and laugh at us
The company perihelion interactive Sarl has de-domiciled (effectively shut down) as of the 30th June.
As a limited liability company any shareholders are immune from suing unless you can prove intent to commit fraud .
A failed kickstarter is unfortunate, but certainly not evidence of fraud
Alright. We need to sue these assholes.
For those of you who don't check the forms https://www.mandategame.com/forum/im-throwing-towel
This project is dead.
mandategame.com expires 19-aug-2017 and I'd be surprised if the website was up beyond that
The one good thing I'd say is they're logging in a little more regularly
Was just wondering the status, based on comments not looking good lol...
I filed one they ignore me
Maybe it's time to start filing complaints with the FTC since neither Kickstarter, nor Perihelion seem to want to respond. https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
Damn 2 months + totally no update news at all!
That's a good one lol. I've seen mobile games come and go faster than this one. Better looking too
I just received my steam key and the game is just FANTASTIC!
Just kidding. I'm surprise their still people here. Forget about your pledge, we will never get any game out of this KS. I still not understand how Perihelion Interactive LLC could show us 1 year ago a decent boarding demo (https://youtu.be/PVFABizec-I) but now nothing.
Well past 2 months, and nothing
So much for the promised Q&A or any any interaction on the forums
Perihelion Interactive LLC was probably a front for the Russian mob from the start.
First kickstarte I backed, but heck it happens - sometimes an investment work outs (Shadow run Hong Kong- a marvel, or Hard West), sometimes not like this one. Fortunately it was just 15 dollars or something, so not much
"Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
Please provide a refund for my pledge amount.
@Weresheep Ah, yes, I wondered about that one. It's a bit of a different situation it still shows the FTC will get involved in something though probably only if the company is set up and running in the US. I can't remember where Perihelion claim to be this week - LLC on here (US) but SARL elsewhere (various other countries...)
Phil, yes, there is a precedent:
For those saying "According to the KS policy, I want to know how the money was used and a detailed plan of what have been done the past years." - you're referring to section 4 of the KS T&Cs (the newer T&Cs, different T&Cs cover projects funded earlier than October 2014 anyway) and it's not something that is enforced by KS. It's a set of guidelines (if that) of what creators can do if things aren't going to plan with a warning that they *may* be subject to legal action by backers if not followed.
So, they don't *have* to tell us anything. They risk *maybe* being taken to task legally by the backers but they probably think they're safe from that (is there any precedent?)
...were you drunk when you typed that?
Well 2 months+ since the last rather....poor....update
We still haven't actually sorted space combat and w know what we showed you was rubbish so 'our next iterations of space combat' will be worked on please tell us what you want so we can mangle it
We have several hypothesis for the timeline, and who killed JFK, wheres Bigfoot is and is Queen Elizabeth head of the lizard people and how they're all interconnected - I mean these conspiracy theories probably hold more water then whatever timeline you produce - I mean the last one was so good, much accurate.
We aim to have a regular update every month. Please remember to direct your comments to the forums instead of the Kickstarter page as this is where we can best get back to you - 2 months and nadda - good start!
0 responses or feedback to people on the forms - gooder start!
Great job guys - really feeling your trying and engaging with us
Then an add for a game - so I had looked at it, think I even reminded me it - so I took that off, if your pushing it I think that's an indication I want nothing to do with it
Part of our next update we will do an open questions/answers session. You will be also able to see the progress in the space combat.
We are very grateful for the core community being still supportive for such long time.
HAHAHAHAHAH - We could be supportive, we've rallied once - but the way you're currently acting we'd string you up - probably why you're not actually coming out and trying to sort the mess you made - however if you actually tried, took the beasting you so rightly deserved and actually started showing some engagement - we'd come round, we'd do what we can - right now you're rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic
This is actually the very first KS I backed. Sometimes I forget I did. I've backed several projects after this and have experienced the highs and lows of success. A lot of them already came out. Surprising what a well managed project can achieve.
I'm chucking this one as a loss. Sucks for the guys that trusted this company with a lot more money.
I have to agree with all the people saying.
"According to the KS policy, I want to know how the money was used and a detailed plan of what have been done the past years."
For what it's worth, and for how long this message will last, I highly recommend Stellar Tactics that's available on Steam's early access. If you're (understandably) gun-shy after this debacle, it's at least something to keep an eye on. It's not quite the same in scope but it's a space exploration rpg with squad based tactical ground combat, etc and a procedurally generated universe where your actions have consequences. Definitely a potential haven for The Mandate refugees! At least I've found it to be so.
A lot of software projects fail. Maybe they could have done better but it's a moot point at this stage. It would be eternally optimistic to hope for a refund, as any monies would probably be long spent at this point. A pity as the proposal sure looked great. Chalking this one as a loss and moving on
Please, tell me we can have a refund on this! Had great expectations but apparently their team too!
According to the KS policy, I want to know how the money was used and a detailed plan of what have been done the past years.
I would also like a refund, as it is clear a game will never be produced.
Yeh I added on for the Captain after the event - reallllly regretting that as they've completely butchered the game and look to eb producing a steaming dogpile nothing like what I paid for
And they way they're behaving is disgusting - crap communication lies, unfocused and long silences
If they WANT to fix this if they WANT to do something come here, TALK, plan ENGAGE instead of sitting in the corner fiddling your thumbs and combat styles while the game burns
14 people kicked in $1000 or more. I'd be livid if I were one of those folks. I mean, I'd love to be the kind of person that could afford drop a grand on a video game... but no matter how much money I had, I'd be screaming bloody murder at the devs for a refund.
Good thing I only kicked in $40, I suppose. For that amount, I'll request one without much expectation of it being granted.
I just logged in to kickstarter after years. I cant believe I had forgotten that am funding this project since 2013 and it has not been delivered. Might as well shut it down at this point. Keep my pledge.
My bad projects have been MOSTLY video games for insane run on times and in this case - it's a fail - we'll never see the game
So unless it's either a franchise I love, and the pitch is good - OR it's a big company/IP like Mechwarriors which basically can't fail then I don't back video games....
It is projects like this why I no longer back any video game projects on Kickstarter unless those who are doing it have a proven track record for succeeding with crowd funding. I can see I'm not the only one judging from the considerable lack of funding video games get on this site than they compared to a few years ago.