Q: When and where do I submit the name for my marine, the design for my officer or captain etc? A: We will provide detailed instructions for the community design process in future updates via Kickstarter
Q: I pledged via PayPal, how will I know about future updates on Kickstarter? A: We will investigate ways to keep PayPal backers in the loop, be it setting up a separate mailing list or similar
Q: How can I stay informed about The Mandate? A: Follow us on twitter @mandategame or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/mandategame
Q: What about physical merchandise? A: We are talking with several merchandise vendors and will select the one we feel delivers the best balance of price and quality
Q: What about physical copies of The Mandate? A: This is a bit early. As we are game developers we do not have the infrastructure or logistics to handle this ourselves. We will investigate distribution partners to help manufacture and distribute physical copies of the game closer to launch. For PayPal and Kickstarter backers we will provide physical copies at very reasonable prices.
Q: Will the higher reward tiers that grant additional copies also include the season pass, alpha access and great captain doc? A: All reward tiers from $150 War Commissioner and above, include a number of digital copies that each are equivalent to $75 Cossack Captain
Q: How will DRM (Digital Rights Management) work for The Mandate? A: We will not use cumbersome DRM. You’ll require a game-key, and there will be the standard Steam services DRM. In addition we have contacted GoG.com and expect to distribute The Mandate via them at release. Since GoG.com only supports Windows and Mac, for Linux users that want a non-DRM alternative to Steam we plan to offer The Mandate via the Humble Store. We will provide more details on DRM closer to launch.
Q: Will donations on BackerKit count towards stretch goals as featured on Kickstarter? A: Yes. If we surpass $800,000 then we will add more extensive mod support. If we surpass $900,000 then we will add "more of everything", e.g. more quests, away mission types, ship sections etc.
Q: What languages will The Mandate support? A: We will localize The Mandate for Russian, German, French, Spanish and Italian. The extent of voice over as well as whether we localize the voice over is to be decided. Voice over is low on our priority list but we will have voice over for major NPCs like Suvarov, Anastasia etc.
Current Estimated Shipping Date: January 2016
Feature Alpha: Q3 2015 (early) Feature Beta: Q3 2015 (late) Content Beta: Q4 2015 Launch: Q1 2016Last Updated At: 01/08/15 | See Kickstarter Update
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