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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

18 December 2013 - California, USA/… As an early Christmas present to its supporters, Perihelion Interactive has released a procedural textures video for The Mandate, This short test demonstrates colour tinting, decals, rust and armour damage.

Watch the video here:

The Mandate is a six-player, cooperative, sandbox sci-fi RPG (playable online and over LAN), which is currently in development following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $700k and concluded earlier this month (the original funding target was $500,000).

A dedicated The Mandate BackerKit page will run through to 31 March 2014, allowing those who have already pledged their support to make changes to their order. This includes additional options like extra digital copies of the game, unique features like ‘Name a Marine/Enlisted/Ship’, ‘Design an Officer/Captain/Marine Platoon/Light Craft Squadron’, and even the option of being able to write the history of a past event to be included within the game’s lore. Latecomers to the cause can still join in and pledge their support via PayPal. Perihelion has also set up Knighthood and Medal docs, which backers can fill in names of friends and family who they plan on giving extra copies to, and then print these docs and put in an envelope under the Christmas tree.

Ole Herbjørnsen, Executive Producer, Perihelion Interactive said:

“It’s fantastic that we reached our first two stretch goal funding targets before our original Kickstarter campaign ended earlier this month, meaning that away missions on planets and starbase boarding operations will be included within the final game. We’re currently looking into how we will implement this, and are discussing two types of away missions: the classic Star Trek-style as well as more elaborate small-scale skirmishes between armies.”

If The Mandate is on course to reach its next stretch goal of $800k, where Perihelion will add Mod Support. The developer is a huge fan of the mod communities that have sprung up for the likes of Total War, Mount & Blade and The Elder Scrolls series. At this stretch goal it will be in a position to allocate more programmer and designer time to plan the code and data structures to greatly simplify the process of creating total conversions for The Mandate. Developer tools will receive extra polish and documentation so they can be used both by the devs and by the mod community. Start planning your mod or total conversion project today!

To request an interview with Perihelion Interactive about The Mandate, contact Stu Taylor at Dead Good Media:

About The Mandate

The Mandate is a six-player, cooperative, sandbox sci-fi RPG, planned for release Q1 2015 on Windows, Mac and Linux. Set in a dystopian future controlled by a Russian Empire inspired by the Tsars of history, you take on the role of a captain at the helm of an evolving, dynamic ship that a crew of hundreds call home. As captain, you’ll command a crew of officers selected and honed by you, taking them into epic space battles, boarding operations and galaxy exploration. Whilst epic in scale, The Mandate takes the concept of sci-fi RPGs to the next level by rooting the drama in your relationship with the crew – they and the galaxy map will adapt and react to the strategic choices you make, the battles you win… and those that you lose.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of X-Com, Fallout, Mount & Blade, Sid Meier’s Pirates! and Star Trek Online, The Mandate was in the top 3 games on Steam Greenlight before being successfully Greenlit on 29 October 2013, and raised over $700,000 during a Kickstarter campaign that ended on 2 nd December 2013. The Perihelion team is comprised of industry veterans, who have previously worked on projects including Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II, Mafia II, Far Cry 2, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Call of Duty 3 and The Secret World.

The game is planned for a Q1 2015 release and can either be played solo, or with five other friends for additional strategic and tactical challenges. Perihelion has designed the game to be a no-compromise experience for multiplayer and single-player, and players should not notice a difference in enjoyment level or depth playing either alone or with friends.

Game information

Title: The Mandate

Developer: Perihelion Interactive

Genre: Sci-fi RPG

Launch Platforms: [Windows, Linux, Mac + TBD]

Release date:  [Q1 2015]

Press kit:


About Perihelion Interactive

Founded in 2013 by a team of internationally based veteran game developers, Perihelion Interactive’s first project is the science fiction RPG The Mandate. Members of the Perihelion team have previously worked on projects including Assassin's Creed 1 and 2, Mafia 2, Far Cry 2, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Call of Duty 3 and The Secret World.

Press enquiries please contact: 

Stu Taylor

Dead Good Media


T: +44 (0)7780 600 728


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