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
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.