Perihelion Interactive’s six-player co-operative sandbox sci-fi RPG The Mandate, which was successfully kickstarted late last year, now has a gameplay video demonstrating the Battle Orchestrator.
This holographic simulator can be paused and returned to at any time, allowing captains to strategically plan out their deep space skirmishes, using any advantages provided by their environment like asteroid cover or line-of-sight. The footage was crafted using the Unity game engine and the speed of ships, their turning rate, the weapon firing rate, etc, are not representative of the final gameplay/pacing.
Perihelion Interactive has also launched a new community site, which features built in chat functionality. The new website’s forums is also where Perihelion will conduct the backer design and review process for those backers who have previously pledged their support to one of the design tiers. The website is also where new game lore and story features will appear over the coming months.