Currently, I don’t think there’s a more interesting Kickstarter project than The Mandate. When I first saw footage, I was confused – was it a 4X space game, an RPG or a turn-based tactical combat sort of a thing? It contains all of those aspects in one great smouldering fusion of sci-fi concepts but that’s not all. The Mandate is a lore-rich story of Tsars in space, with procedurally generated galactic sectors and strongly defined crew members, each with their own personality, skills and cultural attachments. It’s a complex game and hard to summarise, so I spoke to Ole Herbjørnsen (Executive Producer) and Michael Douse (Community Manager) of Perihelion to uncover some details. There’s an enormous amount of information about this hugely promising game below.