Hold on to your wallets, as this game in the making seems to have all the right attributes to be epic. This game is set in a galaxy ruled by a mighty empire (based on Tzarist Russia) and you play as a disgraced capitan, who is given a second chance by the new empress to help maintain The Mandate.
The empire is starting to crumble as more and more systems are trying to gain independance because of the recent death of the old emperor, the imperial fleet is missing and the various factions all want a piece of the action.
The promises made by the developers are quite ambitious, from Pirates! in space to Darklands.
The game will have real time ship to ship combat, real time combat on boarding actions, while putting a strong emphasis on the relations with your crew and diplomacy whenever possible.
So far the devs have published a lot of material, including gameplay footage and tech demos, do check out their kikstarter The Mandate by Perihelion Interactive LLC —Kickstarter
If you have a bit more time do also check out this podcast about The Mandate:
Well… they have my money.