Perihelion Interactive's space opera The Mandate is $15k over its $500k campaign goal as of press time, and so the studio has offered stretch goals for the remaining four days on Kickstarter.
The first stretch is at $600k for planetary away missions, $700k for starbase boarding operations and $800k for mod support that will assign dev time to "greatly simplify" things for modders.
A new developer video has been released called 'Anatomy of The Game' which looks closer at mechanics for exploration, combat, and starbase modes.
"We’re excited that we’ve reached our initial funding goal for The Mandate and look forward to seeing what stretch goals we can achieve before the campaign ends. Everyone at Perihelion is extremely passionate about The Mandate and we will strive to exceed on our backers expectations when the final game is released in 2015," said Perihelion.
Three stretch goals have been announced before the Kickstarter campaign expires December 2nd.
$600k - Away Missions on Planets
Perihelion has a long list of possible away missions planned, with both combat and non-combat options that can switch depending upon the scenario. The developer is inviting fans to visit The Mandate forums to suggest their favourite style of away missions and planet-side encounters.
$700k - Starbase Boarding Operations
At this stretch goal Perihelion will model starbase interiors to allow for boarding operations to take place. The developer will also make it possible for the player to walk around on and interact with his/her starbase outside of combat.
$800k - Mod Support
Perihelion 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!
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