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Update #29

End of the beginning…AMA NOW!!!

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Hi backers,

This will be our final update before the end of our campaign. The Reddit AMA starts NOW. CLICK HERE to check it out. In attendance will be

  • Ole (producer & lead designer)
  • Garret (art director)
  • Vegard (tech director)
  • Robert (senior designer)
  • Bolek (programmer)
  • Jimmy (character artist)
  • Greg (environment artist)
  • Michael (community manager).

We will keep the Reddit open for several hours and ideally until either a) you guys stop asking questions or b) we collapse from exhaustion. Garret will also do a live stream. What will he be drawing? We do not know! Check the top of the Reddit thread for a link to the stream (it may start a bit after the Reddit itself).

One of our loyal backers, Kelly (still warrior in Irish, still male!) decided to setup a Steam community group where those of you who plan on getting The Mandate can have a place to hang out. As stated earlier we are still fully committed to providing a DRM-free alternative in the form of GoG or Humble Bundle Store to our Mac, Linux and Windows backers. Steam community group is here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Mandate 

Where are the 4K wallpapers? These have now been uploaded to our social goals page and you can find them here. These can be printed out on movie posters if you wish and we will provide a copyright notice soon. We have two packs, one that focuses on the characters/ships and one that focuses on the propaganda posters. And yes, for those of you who asked, there is a 4K version of Empress Anastasia for all you loyalists who have contacted us and wish to print out and hang a poster of Her Majesty on your wall.CLICK HERE to download the 4K posters.

Over the next couple of weeks we will provide more details on the process going forward with the design tiers where those of you who picked a design tier ($150 and above) or plan on getting a digital add-on via BackerKit, will get more information. Our goal is to provide sufficient lore and backstory to get you started on this by Christmas, but worst case we will get this process rolling in January. We think the community involvement here will be… unique. Remember, you will minimum have until end of Q1 2014 to complete your designs, so there is no rush.

Finally, for physical merchandise we expect to have an update in the coming weeks with respect to merchandise partners. We are discussing with several possible partners and we have been very clear that the following terms are non-negotiable: a) high quality b) fair price (to you) and c) international shipping support. We will not accept sub-standard deals and will not rush a decision. One more thing, some of you have asked about physical copies of The Mandate. As we are developers we do not have the logistics or infrastructure setup to handle this but we will look into a distribution partner to help us out. How much will it cost you? For our loyal Kickstarter/PayPal backers we intend to price it at cost + shipping, so it will be very, very reasonable.

Your (exhausted but very happy) friends at Perihelion Interactive

PS! We will provide copyright notices for the 4K posters very soon!

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      Creator Wolfgang ten Weges on December 2

      Wooohooo 700k stretch goal GET !

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      Creator Turk on December 2

      Giggity , 698.3k and 30 mins to go

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      Creator Devon Mullane on December 1

      Talk about a comeback! Congrats! I can't wait to watch this project evolve and become real!

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      Creator Rand Chua TL on December 1

      It's seem I miss a lot of things when I was sleeping. :p

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      Creator Daniel Danielsen on December 1

      The only game I'm familiar that are planning to ship on flash drive is Star Citizen.. perhaps you could shoot Cloud Imperium Games a mail, they might have done some research into cost/production/distribution already. They have said in the past that customers that get their flash drives with the game content preloaded will have to pay customs fees/value added tax for the value of the software in addition to the value of the flash drive though.. CIG will therefore allow customers order an empty stick and download separately.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on December 1

      @Tory: Are there a lot of games that do this? Sure, this is something we could investigate, e.g. supplying The Mandate on a 4GB or 8GB flash drive. We would need to return to this later though
      @Richard: We would need to make a deal with a distribution partner, we understand many backers would like to get physical copies.

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      Creator Tory Middlebrooks on December 1

      Would anyone else be interested in a flash drive copy?
      or is dvd still the preferred media delivery?

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      Creator Terry French on December 1

      I agree with Luijten, digital is great for many things, but there is nothing like having an actual product of something you really like.

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      Creator Richard Luijten on December 1

      P.s. If there's a physical game I'm definitely in. That's also I reason I couldn't make myself donate a lot this time, since I only back for physical products normally. Your hproject is so great that I just had to pledge something though, but if I can get a real game DVD for myself I might just write it up as a 'Holiday purcase' and splurge some more on it.

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      Creator Richard Luijten on December 1

      8 hours left :o
      I hope we're gonna see some mad final hours pledges!

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      Creator Helena - Ordo Draconum on December 1

      @ Arthur: Yeah, it was flagged as spam by reddit for some reason. They're trying to sort it out now.

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      Creator Arthur Peters on December 1

      I am still seeing "[removed]" instead of a main post. I am not logged into Reddit. I don't know if that could effect anything. Interestingly all the comments still appear.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on December 1

      Links have been updated, do they work now?

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      Creator Dennis Skyum on December 1

      [removed] - already? :P

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