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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.
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      Embair on

      So happy for all the publicity you guys are getting! Regarding boarding ops, one question that's been bugging me (sorry if it was answered before): When a boarding op is in progress, will the main ship-to-ship battle still take place concurrently? Or will it pause until the boarding is resolved one way or the other? The first option sounds like potential management hell, but also incredibly cool :).

    2. Ed130 The Vanguard on

      I'll see what I can scrape up then.

    3. Perihelion Interactive LLC Creator on

      @Mario: This is not our focus, not because of any special convictions etc on our part but rather we want to focus on the core of the game. Modders should be able to add romance/sex after The Mandate is out.
      @Ed130: You will be able to get the 3D models via BackerKit store for a limited time after the KS ends, yes. Also, these characters will be fully rigged, so you can pose them if you wish. We will supply a bunch of pre-poses.

    4. Ed130 The Vanguard on

      Will the 3D model designs be available for purchase after the Kickstarter ends? I would back more for them but money gets rather tight after Uni shuts down for summer break.

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      BSL on

      So awesome to see such a big spike in backers in the last 24 hours. And now the Mandate is literally just on this side of the funded line. Let's hope the next 24 hours that not only is the funding succeeded, but exceeded and smashed through, so Perihelion can make a kick *** space game. Et deinceps sursum...

    6. Glint on

      No, but there is a lot of running....


    7. ThomasN on

      "There is no sex deck on your ship?"
      - Red Dwarf

    8. Carnwulf on

      Sex? IHow should this be possible in Isometrix view? Well i would also like to see some Romance, because, if you have "someone special" on your ship you surely don´t want this one to die. I feel this engages you emotionally stronger. Therefore i think some Space Romance sould be cool but Sex is not needed. By the way Star trek Babylon 5 and BSG are also Full of Romance and since those are the example for the Mandate i thought right away that we would have some romancing...

    9. Mario Malnar on

      How about some sex in the story? We all know witcher and other games that had it (Mass effect) were very followed up and spiced by it...

    10. Marty Czosnyka on

      Wonderful update, so close to making that goal now! Onwards and Upwards!

    11. Jason Davis - Cepheus on

      Just to make Garret feel better. I am sure he will not have anything that warrants becoming an exhibit here.

    12. Jason Davis - Cepheus on

      Who else is going to 3D print a bust of the Empress or Suvarov for their desk?

    13. Perihelion Interactive LLC Creator on

      @Leri Yi Poh : Both!
      @Chris: We understand but that is not happening. We are not going to charge for his. Instead we may do something whereby if you pick certain options during the character prologue when you create your character, it could impact your starting ship (but do not expect to swap out the frigate for a battleship!)
      @Jason D: Poor Garret, he will have to scan his stuff a bit prematurely, hehe
      @J.L.: You are not robbing, you are conducting boarding operation exercises and the money will be returned after the exercise is over. As captain you decide how long the exercise lasts, right? ;)
      @Sarah: That is a very good point, we will cover this in the dev log video about rewards

    14. firestrike on

      Sooo is the game in real time(star command style) or turn base (xcom style) cause i'm thinking of taking a rocket launcher and blow some holes in the enemy hull also I wonder if there be shotgun melee weapon and exo suit (ok too much xcom enemy within) but that will be cool

    15. Ian Gale on

      Oh. What if you're pledged at 150 tier, yet have 210 total pledged does that count for note 1 conditions?

    16. Ian Gale on

      YEA Add-ons!
      You made lot of features that I won't have expected for Add-ons. Coool, Through some of the add-ons I suggested didn't make it. Oh well. I need actually get 1,300 for my Personal portrait then ha.

    17. Jean-Luc Picard on

      The boarding update is so juicy. :)

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      Ler Yi Poh on

      Question: for the high resolution 3d textures, is it for in game or for a 3d printer?

    19. Kveny Leem Zirang on

      Releasing 3D printable models is genius!

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      Chris Cornish on

      Not a fan of most of the add-ons to be honest. Personally, naming or designing items in the game doesn't appeal to me as much as being able to pledge for different ships or weapons would be.

    21. Jason Davis - Cepheus on

      Looks like we just hit 3400 face book shares. I am looking forward to the "crappy art". Bring on Cyber Parrot mk I! :D

    22. Kjell E on

      Good work on the digital add-ons ! Lots of good options to pick from IMO :-)

    23. J.L. on

      Ouch ouch ouch, I need to go rob a bank now. (c; Turn pirate for a day, then I can atone my sins, yeah... (c<

      Love seeing boarding operations too, details like that are enjoyable to glimpse. (c:

      Looking forward to learning and seeing more!

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      Sarah D

      Love the digital add-ons - thanks for doing them. I'm on of those backers that was interested in some of the higher tier rewards but had no need for extra game copies :) One thing that I was interested in but don't see in the listed digital add-ons is the Great Captains doc. Is an add on for that possible? Or is it included with the design a captain add on?

    25. Stavros Tsiakalos on

      Digital add ons look great!

    26. Perihelion Interactive LLC Creator on

      @Solkan: Heheheh. Keep in mind once you have the $50 and the Pack #3, well... you can 3D print and build your personal army. We actually forgot to list it in our overview but we will include a bunch of weapons as well so these minatures do not remain unarmed

    27. BobbyDylan on

      Whoohoo! Pledging picking up!

    28. Solkan on

      Hell ! You are ruthless, you extort me for the Official Strategy Guide, the Art Bible and, last but not least, the Pack #3 to play with my miniatures games.


    29. Joey Viner on

      Thanks for the explanation, I added both!

    30. Makura on

      Great job once again, the last days' surge of pledges is really giving hope after a long slow period that had me quite worried...
      Considering to upgrade my pledge, I'll have to check my options in the next few days, but keep up the good work and the good trend, to infinity and beyond ;)

    31. Perihelion Interactive LLC Creator on

      The PDF Concept Book will contain a tonne (well its digital but still) of concept art for The Mandate. We will probably cram 50 pages into it minimum.
      The Lore Codex will be an extensive tome that contains a lot of backstory about the factions, story of The Mandate, lots of lore etc. It will contain illustrations as well. While the final length is TBD you can expect minimum 100 pages here, most likely more.
      Official Strategy Guide would be written by an external company with access to early builds of The Mandate as well as internal design docs. This is normal to do for some of the bigger games out there.
      The Art Bible will contain elements from the PDF Concept Book but it is much larger in scope and will include 3D renderings as well as text descriptions about the art direction for different factions, ships etc. As well as incremental improvements to specific assets where we show changes over time. An Art Bible is often made to help guide the art direction on a project but seldom is released externally. We want to polish it up and share it with loyal backers.
      Did this clear things up?

    32. Joey Viner on

      I'm confused about the "Official Strategy Guide + $5" and the "Art Bible +$5". Are those the same as the "PDF Concept Book" or "Lore Codex"? These sound different, are they new things separate from any existing tiers or something?

    33. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on

      those digital add ons are AWESOME!

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      Stuart Marple on

      The more and more I read about this project, the more and more excited I get.

      I honestly believe that this game will be an absolute hit when it lands and I can not wait.
      I do believe as time goes by that I will be increasing my pledge amount.
      I honestly think it is that exciting.

      Keep up the good work people.