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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.

Halfway, Reddit AMA & Dev Log #3!

Posted by Perihelion Interactive LLC (Creator)

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 holding an AMA (Ask Me Anything) this Wednesday 13th November at 11 PM CET, 5 PM EST, 2 PM PST on Reddit. In attendance will be Ole (exec producer & lead designer), Garret (art director) & Michael (community manager). We will announce on both our Twitter, Facebook and Kickstarter pages the exact link (as well as the AMA link mentioned above).

Today we present Dev Log #3 where Vegard, our tech director, talks about various things we are doing to ensure we produce art assets and animations as efficiently as possible. There is a small easter egg... well, actually a handful of them, which hint at topics for upcoming trailers that the team is working on. Apologies for the bad quality at the start of the video but Vegard broke his primary webcam and had to use a backup! 

On the topic of trailers, we’re working with someone simply… magical. On Wednesday, some of our devs will be heading into London to direct the voiceover for our next trailer. If all goes well, our famous actor may be the voice of Suvarov for the final release!

For good measure we also decided to throw in a couple of work in progress screenshots. You already know what a captain uniform looks like so who could this chap be? Specifically for the hat, you can compare against the guy in the middle in this reference. Also, a few early screenshots from the inside of a capital ship. 

 Your friends at Perihelion Interactive

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    1. Joshua P. on

      I like the crewman's space hat.

      Please consider putting the belt at waste level instead of just above the hips. It's a more classic look.

    2. Perihelion Interactive LLC Creator on

      @Kjell, Lars: Vegard ..uhm... has really really bad eyesight, so he is wearing special glasses, the fact that they look like an Oculus Rift (we had to google this!) is purely coincidental ;)
      @Social-Pariah: Thanks, its a quick and dirty preview, stay tuned for more soon
      @RudeReality: ;)

    3. Kjell E on

      Short and sweet tech update! I know you guys use a lot of ready made components to save time - thus maximizing effect of pledged money - but it's nice to get a behind the scenes look of the actual tools.

      And yes, a question springs to mind: what's Vegard doing with that Oculus Rift dev kit! :-)

    4. Chaotic Entropy on

      Liking the interiors, keep up the good work.

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      Jan Leitz on

      To be fair, these projects often pick up pace as more backers join and tell their friends, some of which tell their friends and so on. It's an exponential function. So I think this still has a fairly good chance to make it if we keep it up ;)

    6. Lars on

      So, does Vegard wearing an Oculus Rift dev kit, indicate that you are planning to add support for it in The Mandate? If so, I might just have to get a pair...

      I really like what you have been doing lately, giving updates on both the technical and lore side of the game.

    7. RudeReality on

      Magical, so, does that mean Harry Potter or Tolkien? Perhaps more in line with King Arthur and tales of Camelot?

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      Christoph Nelles

      Hm, half the money in 2/3 of the time. Let's extrapolate. 100% of the money in 133% of the time. Ups, There's no extra time in Kickstarter :(

    9. Helena on

      'Magical', eh? Hmm. Anyway, AMAs are usually good for spreading the word - I hope you get a good response!

    10. Marty Czosnyka on

      I'm excited about this game! Can't wait for it to get funded!

    11. J.L. on

      Yay, halfway party! (c:

      Can't wait to see what you come with next!