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Pim Pam live! Working on a digital demo. T-minus 2 days.

The Kickstarter is live! It's been live for a few hours now and it is doing ok! The goal is pretty low ($100). Just wanted to get it out there. Here's to hoping a few extra bucks for the holidays. I'm also working on a digital version so folks can try the mechanic on their own.

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I also created a digital demo so folks can try out the mechanic: https://alexandershen.itch.io/pim-pam-demo Looking forward to my last day tomorrow.

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