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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.

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