Enterprising starfleet RPG The Mandate secures $700K in crowdfunding


Indie developer Perihelion Interactive has wrapped up its Kickstarter campaign for the spacefaring RPG The Mandate, surpassing its initial funding goal of $500,000 and reaching many of its stretch goals.

Gameplay in The Mandate focuses on crew interaction, and players will build space stations, scavenge wayward vessels and fight in large-scale intergalactic battles over the duration of the campaign. Perihelion gave backers a taste of the experience with a bevy of pre-release content, including an interactive prologue and a text adventure.

The Mandate has ended its run on Kickstarter, but would-be captains can still contribute to the campaign via PayPal. The final product is set to launch for Windows, Mac, and Linux in early 2015.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.