Players take on the role of starship captain, in command of a vessel that constantly evolves and upgrades. In the spirit of Star Trek, players must not only deal with combat situations, but interpersonal issues between crewmates while exploring new worlds. The developer cites X-Com, Fallout, Mount & Blade, Sid Meier’s Pirates! and Star Trek Online as The Mandate's chief inspirations.
The game's Kickstarter drive has been highly successful so far, raising $175K of its $500K goal with 34 days left. Players can visit the Kickstarter page here.
The Steam Greenlight page can be found.