World Premiere of The Mandate Gameplay Footage at MCM London Comic Con

18 October 2013 - California, USA/… Perihelion Interactive today announced that it will be showing the first gameplay footage from its Tsarist space opera RPG The Mandate on the Game Stage at the MCM London Comic Con.

Taking place at 12pm on Sunday 27 October, at ExCel London, Vegard Myklebust (Tech Director), James Condliffe (Character Artist) and Michael Douse (Community Manager) from Perihelion will be taking the stage for the world premiere of the first gameplay footage and new trailer from The Mandate.

The presentation will reveal the inspirations behind the ambitious sci-fi RPG, as well as highlighting combat elements, crew dynamics and how to design your ship. The Mandate will be the first Kickstarter campaign to have ever presented on the Game Stage at the MCM London Comic Con.

Ole Herbjørnsen, Executive Producer, Perihelion Interactive said:

“We are very excited to show - for the first time anywhere - gameplay footage from The Mandate at the MCM London Comic Con, as well as a few surprises, including the identity of the sci-fi fantasy TV and movie celebrity who will be voicing one of our major characters in a character trailer due for release in November.”

Dan Webb, Game Stage host and Editor-in-Chief of, said:

“Like the MCM London Comic Con itself, we pride ourselves on providing a variety of content on the Game Stage and The Mandate is sure to appeal to fans of Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and Firefly.”

The Mandate is a six-player, cooperative, sandbox sci-fi RPG, planned for release Q1 2015 on Windows, Mac and Linux. Set in a dystopian future controlled by a Russian Empire inspired by the Tsars of history, you take on the role of a captain at the helm of an evolving, dynamic ship that a crew of hundreds call home. As captain, you’ll command a crew of officers selected and honed by you, taking them into epic space battles, boarding operations and galaxy exploration. Whilst epic in scale, The Mandate takes the concept of sci-fi RPGs to the next level by rooting the drama in your relationship with the crew – they and the galaxy map will adapt and react to the strategic choices you make, the battles you win… and those that you lose.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of X-Com, Fallout, Mount & Blade, Sid Meier’s Pirates! and Star Trek Online, The Mandate is currently in the top 50 games on Steam Greenlight and has already raised an impressive $120,000 in its Kickstarter campaign, due to end on 1st December 2013. The Perihelion team is comprised of industry veterans, who have previously worked on projects including Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II, Mafia II, Far Cry 2, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Call of Duty 3 and The Secret World.

The game is planned for a Q1 2015 release and can either be played solo, or with five other friends for additional strategic and tactical challenges. Perihelion has designed the game to be a no-compromise experience for multiplayer and single-player, and players should not notice a difference in enjoyment level or depth playing either alone or with friends.

Game information

Title: The Mandate

Developer: Perihelion Interactive

Genre: Sci-fi RPG

Launch Platforms: [Windows, Linux, Mac + TBD]

Release date:  [Q1 2015]

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About Perihelion Interactive

Founded in 2013 by a team of internationally based veteran game developers, Perihelion Interactive’s first project is the science fiction RPG The Mandate. Members of the Perihelion team have previously worked on projects including Assassin's Creed 1 and 2, Mafia 2, Far Cry 2, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Call of Duty 3 and The Secret World.

About MCM Expo Group

The MCM Expo Group hosts the UK’s largest and most popular comic conventions and pop culture events, including the twice-yearly MCM London Comic Con, the largest show of its kind in Europe attracting around 80,000 visitors per event. Featuring film, sci-fi, comics, videogames, anime, cosplay, manga and more, MCM Comic Cons take place across the UK and Ireland, with events in Belfast, Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Telford.

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