Share this project


Share this project

As the captain of a Mandate starship, you lead a crew through the galaxy where they will adapt and grow as they fight alongside you.
As the captain of a Mandate starship, you lead a crew through the galaxy where they will adapt and grow as they fight alongside you.
16,408 backers pledged $701,010 to help bring this project to life.
Rinswild, Devil Khan, and 24 more people like this update.


Only backers can post comments. Log In
    1. Travis Gaby on

      Oh, Thank you Perihelion, I do understand now, it's sort like seed grew to big tree, sort of. Hard to understand at first.

    2. Perihelion Interactive LLC Creator on

      @Travis: for the NCO ranks, both the # and position indicate their respective ranks. They gradually fill up until they form a star. Read it from left to right and you should see the pattern.

      In addition to ranks, we are evaluating colour coded service branches (medic, engineer, marines etc) and we are discussing into unit badges. The rank insignia we are using is actually based on a scheme that was developed right after the Russian revolution but never adopted.

    3. Travis Gaby on

      Ok, I did posted in forum as you asked.

    4. Travis Gaby on

      Oh, Sorry, ok those first row are a NCO ranks, not enlisted but still it's so confuse rather than in order, way it's look like.

    5. Travis Gaby on

      Perihelion, Sorry I didn't answer soon, I didn't know your question till now, I mean that first row of officer rank of enlisted, there triangles dot here and there, next one no longer and other place, it's seem level are not same as well, confuse me.

      What I was a suggestion that is should be similer or same shape and in same place, more number of that shape meaning higher rank till limited, then you could had start over but difference color sure as brozen, then next silver, then last gold, similer like real military in real life, sort of, at least US, not sure about other country or nation. I may post this in forum soon to see what other thought of it and had said about it, if that seem good to you.

    6. Kraken on

      But you haven't created the new $25 tier.

    7. Perihelion Interactive LLC Creator on

      @Kraken: Ok, this has been done
      @Hung Fuen Mak: Good idea, we will add a few more things and then start to reach out for developer endorsements
      @Travis: could you elaborate? Keep in mind we are not showing the enlisted ranks. For the officers we both are inspired by a transitional ranking scheme that was never adopted in Russia as well as our own ideas. Feel free to write more lengthy feedback at

    8. Kraken on


      Vlagrate 1 day ago

      You could create another 25$ tier, lock the current 25$ tier to the current number of backers and keep bumping down the limit as they all switch out.

    9. Missing avatar

      Hung Fuen Mak on

      Would be nice if you could get Mr Christ Roberts to share some support for your project. Give him a cal, pm or something. He would be delighted to help a space sim strategy game.

    10. PHOENIX Interactive

      No, no, no Skyrek - you won't have time to play this... ;-)

    11. Duane Crago "Skyrek"

      That was really good information on the crew. Really looking forward to playing this. I keep getting people interested in it so hopefully it's translated in to some pledges :)

    12. Travis Gaby on

      Hmmm, 2nd, 3nd, and 4 row of Officer ranks might be ok, but first row seem a mess...

    13. TanC on

      Just what I wanted! FTL on adrenaline overdrive. I really hope we'll reach the goal and more. This game needs to be made!

    14. Missing avatar

      Timofey on

      Nice, deep and crew-oriented space game. Oh, how long i waited for this :)
      Really love the bits and pieces you are sharing with us. Squadron Azimov - nice tribute there, as well as its admiral. I'll try to tell my friends too, especially if Empress commands.

    15. Kjell E on

      Wow! Great article on crew and ranks. The Mandate is looking better and better.

      Crew management looks intriguing. I'm looking forward to training a crew and taking them into some tough space battles. Let's just hope I'll be able to keep some of them alive... And regarding ranks: It is going to be fun, I'll of course be going for top ranks - just like in Sid Meier's Pirates!

      Needless to say, I'll be spreading the link to The Mandate kickstarter to my old RTS and FPS gaming friends.

      PS: Apparently I have no choice - in the words of The Mandate Propaganda Machine - The Empress commands:

    16. Vlagrate on

      You could create another 25$ tier, lock the current 25$ tier to the current number of backers and keep bumping down the limit as they all switch out.

    17. Inquisitioner on

      You can limit pledge to current pledges amount or more.

    18. Zombra on

      Liviu makes sense. Make the new $25 tier now. Then, IF you can get those 38 people to migrate their pledges, you can delete the old one. Waiting around for those people to change their pledges twice is a bad idea.

    19. Zombra on

      Wow! The Dynamics document looks great. I love the idea of progressive management, starting off bossing around a couple guys on one little ship and eventually commanding a whole fleet. This whole project is full of fantastic ideas. Go Perihelion!

    20. Perihelion Interactive LLC Creator on

      @Liviu - We still wouldn't be able to touch it if people were still backed on it.

      @TheChosenOne - Everyone is asking for PayPal, so we'll keep a record of those who backed via it accordingly. We'd prefer it if people went through Kickstarter but it's entirely up to them.

    21. Liviu on

      Why don't you create another 25$ Tier with the new stuff and delete the old one after that?

    22. TheChosenOne on

      You can ask Kickstarter to change it. They sometimes comply depending on the need/urgency.
      And offering paypal before the campaign is funded already? Would suck if X K would be the cause this project fails when people who could have backed via CC have done so via paypal.