Play as Incendio, armed with your wits and a keg of gunpowder to liberate the town’s gold from the evil Boss Grimshaw in this explosive new puzzle game! 150 levels of mind-bending mayhem await as you blaze a gunpowder trail across the Wild West using mine carts, cannons, chandeliers, and more!
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Positive (26 reviews) - 84% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 8, 2015

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“Overall, Gunpowder is an enjoyable, and rather unique, physics puzzler. If you enjoy a bit of a challenge, and being rewarded for your efforts with a pyrotechnical display, you'll want to fire up Gunpowder. Final Rating: 90%”
90 – Gamers' Temple

“Gunpowder will appeal to both fans of puzzle games and cartoons alike. 4 ½ out of 5!”
90 – TouchArcade

“For its meagre price, Gunpowder presents a ton of fun and the promise of more to come offers even more reason to check it out in its new format.”
4/5 – We Got This Covered

About This Game

What is Gunpowder?


Play as Incendio, our hero, armed with your wits and a keg of gunpowder to liberate the town peoples' gold from the evil Boss Grimshaw in this explosive physics puzzle game!



150 levels of puzzles and mind-bending mayhem await as you blaze a gunpowder trail across the Wild West. Save the day using flaming wagons, Gatling guns, chandeliers, cannons, mine carts, and more! Burn your way through each puzzle and crack the safe with a cleverly placed powder keg or chain reactions of glorious explosions!


Blow up all of Boss Grimshaw's piggy banks and race the clock to compete with friends as you work your way toward freeing the people's money from his greedy paws. But don't underestimate Grimshaw's trickery. He isn't going to make this easy!



See the story unfold through 5 chapters, told through vibrant cartoon style pieces done by original Earthworm Jim animator Mike Dietz at Pencil Test Studios!

Key Features



  • 150 Levels
  • 5 Chapters + 1 Bonus "Lost Levels" Chapter
  • Support for Steam Achievements, Leaderboards, Trading Cards, and Cloud Save
  • Simple click and drag mechanics with deep, interesting challenges to solve!
  • Wonderfully animated cartoon style characters
  • Oh-so-rewarding explosions at every turn

Update!

Updated July 25, 2015
  • Game will now default to highest quality settings instead of lowest
  • (Note if you already have run the game, it saves the low setting so you need to change it in the options menu even after updating)
  • Fixed so that the game respects Steam language over OS language
  • Fixed a few localization issues

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series
    • Storage: 950 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Dual-Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6000 series or GeForce GTX 500 series
    • Storage: 950 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10
    • Processor: Dual-Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6000 series or GeForce GTX 500 series
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 10.10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: Dual-Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6000 series or GeForce GTX 500 series
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Positive (26 reviews)
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^7ja^1co
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Not really that much game in this one. To repetitive and boring.
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Krazedlion
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Gunpowder is a western style puzzler with cartoony graphics thats a literal blast to play! You use fire or dynamite along with gunpowder to make barrels explode and blow up piggy banks and safes. Sometimes you have a limited amount of gunpowder which of course makes it more challenging. There are also cannons and other things that you have to use to blow up the piggy banks and safes. Overall its a fun and addicting puzzler.
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malcolmmackay224
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
I liked the game for the first chapter and a half, despite some issues.

Then the game became more annoying than fun. I realized it was time to uninstall the game when I couldn't get a level to complete sucessfully more than one time in ten attempts, despite doing the same thing each time. I guess my traill of gunpowder was off by one pixel.

After a few levels like this I realized that I had no idea if I was doing a level incorrectly or the level was poorly designed.
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Acecool
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
-Steam for removing my review-


This game is quite entertaining despite not passing my yes/no recommendation which is largely in part of poor integration of the options menu, lack of sliders for music and sound although positive note being that they are, at the least, separate checkmarkable options.

Almost all of the settings that can be changed require a restart of the game.

Hacked clients / memory scores are allowed to make the leaderboards ( ie some levels where the minimum burn-time of shortest path of powder exceeds the lowest times on the leaderboard which is only possible by cheating / altering memory ). There are a few tricks that can be used to lower the time taken such as drawing a line of gunpowder to the fire and while it burns to the next target, draw another string of powder to the next target, and so on... But, the issue with hacked clients able to alter their time using memory editors and then allowing those falsified scores on a leaderboard is annoying, to say the least. Some of the times, however, are realistic, but only with the help of a macro system, otherwise there'd be little to no way of manually performing the tasks in the time recorded by the leaderboards.

Time starts when you load into the level instead of when you place the first object or the first powder and your view is blocked for the first few seconds by a window that opens giving you information or garbage to read.

Black powder can be buggy in the sense that it will not ignite all of the time; I've laid out multiple strands from a single point and not all of them ignited despite overlapping.
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dardenfall
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
Definitely a one trick pony. It does what it does well, graphics are cute, style is maintained, but it just gets dull. New mechanics are introduced which spice things up a bit but not enough to make it compelling enough for me to continue playing. I could see hard core puzzle folks into it though. More of a phone game than anything.
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Murphy's Lawyer
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Gunpowder
  • Original Release: 2015
  • Genre Tags: 2D; Puzzle; Mobile-Era Puzzle; Casual; Lighthearted
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 5-10 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Puzzle game aficionados; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Gunpowder is a casual, two-dimensional puzzle game with a large amount of short levels, a 3-star system, and leaderboards. It is cut from the same cloth as games like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, and the many other mobile-era puzzle games out there. Nevertheless, Gunpowder does have its own independent identity. The gameplay is a perfect mix of planning and playing that combines well with the theme of the game to create a unique and charming experience.

It is a very simplistic game, so if you are seeking something with depth or immersion: this isn’t it. But if you enjoy playing casual puzzle games of this style, then Gunpowder is probably going to be a good bet for you.

As I alluded to, the mixture of planning and action/reaction that is inherent in the puzzle-solving creates some really enjoyable gameplay. It will make you think a bit, but manages to not get overly confusing. That synthesizes brilliantly with the jovial, lighthearted theme of the game to make the whole experience unequivocally pleasurable. It is the perfect game to put a smile on your face in those moments you are just looking to kick-back and relax.

There are a lot of levels (150+), but they are pretty short and easy to solve; although some of the later levels are decently challenging. For all levels, once you find the solution there isn’t much reason to try again for the average gamer, unless you are someone who relishes in the opportunity to compete on the leaderboards. I was satisfied with the amount of content, but you will have to make your own assessment on that front.

So, while I understand not everyone is a fan of this genre, I posit that anyone who is a fan should have an easy time enjoying Gunpowder. There was a good job done by the developers in creating a unique identity for the game, and it is one of the more entertaining examples of the genre.

Follow my curation page to see more of my recommendations!
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kungfu_sidekick
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2015
★★★½
Though you'll itch for achievement completion, i do wish its amazing 2D cartoon style was used exclusively thoughout the game.
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ownosourus
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
Gunpowder, a mobile to PC port set in an anthropomorphic wild west, is a fun take on Robin Hood as the little guy sticks it to big business. As its name implies, the game is centred primarily on drawing lines of gunpowder from open flames to explosives in an attempt to blow the villain’s safe up in each level. Of course a straight line would be all too easy and so each level has its own set of challenges and obstacles to overcome with the help of western staples like mine carts, dynamite, and Gatling guns.

Gunpowder’s tale revolves primarily around the aptly named Incendio, a lowly shopkeeper who gets tired of being pushed around. He sets out on his new bandit lifestyle and works his way through increasingly difficult challenges. There’s not much to it, which is a shame because motivation to finish the game was lacking about halfway through, and even something as simple as a loved one being taken hostage would have instilled a greater sense of purpose. Instead it just turns into puzzle after puzzle.

Another area that left me a tad disappointed was the time and points system. Each level, no matter how long you take to complete it, will give you three pigs (like stars) as long as you can break all of the piggy banks along with the safe. There is a target time you’re challenged to reach, but it doesn’t really affect your completion in the long run. There doesn’t seem to be a bonus for ever hitting this target aside from a few extra points. The target time itself probably could have been optimized a bit more too, as some early levels were very difficult when attempting to hit the target, and some later levels were much too forgiving and somewhat easy. I can’t speak for the target times on mobile, but it felt like the PC times could have been tested a bit more to provide a smoother difficulty ramp.

Other than what I just mentioned, Gunpowder is certainly a lot of fun and will entertain you for an hour or two depending on how many puzzles you get stuck on. It’s a little hard to justify it at eleven dollars, but for a lot of people this is exactly what you might be looking for. Something quick and simple you can pick up and play when you only have twenty minutes or so before you’ve got to be out the door again. While the overall length isn’t anything to write home about, the gameplay itself is well designed and has a steady difficulty ramp. Mechanics are introduced at a good pace, and everything is taught without holding your hand too much.

The artwork isn’t a huge upscale from the mobile version, but it does look good. The first two chapters seem to feature a lot of the same assets and it gets a little boring to look at, but then later on the mines and town really do make up for it. All of the blues and purples in the mines are a nice contrast to the sandy yellows that makes up most of the game. The fifth chapter, thankfully, steers further away and takes place in the winter, with lots of snow and ice taking over the landscape. Overall, Gunpowder is a nice game to look at, so don’t give up and make sure you see the rest of what the artists have to offer.

In Gunpowder’s case, it’s a matter of quality over quantity, with more quantity on the way via updates and DLC. If you’re looking for a quick and simple puzzle game to play on your laptop during breaks in class, or simply want a relaxing way to unwind at the end of the day, this is a decent buy.
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Wild Salmon
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
Fun for a little while (maybe an hour?) and then it just gets a little bit repetitive. There is plenty of content and solid gameplay - if you're into the style. Otherwise, if you're like me and not easily hooked by casual puzzle games, you will have ahd your fill after a short while.
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Dariush
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: August 23, 2015
Cartoony western puzzle-solving trough timing, phisics and logic! Challenging but never unfair, with a leaderboard that makes it even more addicting and plenty of imaginative levels...liking it alot so far.
Best enjoyed in short gaming sessions.

The game is also available on Windows Store and for the Ipads and seems perfect to play on a couch with a tablet, so think about purchasing it on these devices.
4/5
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66 of 71 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Gunpowder
  • Original Release: 2015
  • Genre Tags: 2D; Puzzle; Mobile-Era Puzzle; Casual; Lighthearted
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 5-10 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Puzzle game aficionados; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Gunpowder is a casual, two-dimensional puzzle game with a large amount of short levels, a 3-star system, and leaderboards. It is cut from the same cloth as games like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, and the many other mobile-era puzzle games out there. Nevertheless, Gunpowder does have its own independent identity. The gameplay is a perfect mix of planning and playing that combines well with the theme of the game to create a unique and charming experience.

It is a very simplistic game, so if you are seeking something with depth or immersion: this isn’t it. But if you enjoy playing casual puzzle games of this style, then Gunpowder is probably going to be a good bet for you.

As I alluded to, the mixture of planning and action/reaction that is inherent in the puzzle-solving creates some really enjoyable gameplay. It will make you think a bit, but manages to not get overly confusing. That synthesizes brilliantly with the jovial, lighthearted theme of the game to make the whole experience unequivocally pleasurable. It is the perfect game to put a smile on your face in those moments you are just looking to kick-back and relax.

There are a lot of levels (150+), but they are pretty short and easy to solve; although some of the later levels are decently challenging. For all levels, once you find the solution there isn’t much reason to try again for the average gamer, unless you are someone who relishes in the opportunity to compete on the leaderboards. I was satisfied with the amount of content, but you will have to make your own assessment on that front.

So, while I understand not everyone is a fan of this genre, I posit that anyone who is a fan should have an easy time enjoying Gunpowder. There was a good job done by the developers in creating a unique identity for the game, and it is one of the more entertaining examples of the genre.

Follow my curation page to see more of my recommendations!
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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2015
Casual puzzle game with aesthetics straight out of your favorite western cartoons. Evil Boss Grimshaw has taken more then his fair share of the towns folks money. Playing the role Incendio you have one simple goal, draw a line of gunpowder through all the explosive barrels and while making you way toward the stolen loot. Perhaps claiming some fame and glory along the way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzmQVbYnlRc
Levels start off simple but quickly increased in difficulty requiring you to take down entire walls, chain reactions that split into multiple paths, launch cannons on to moving river rafts and just time more explosions in general. Best scores come from taking out all the extra piggy banks which were often in more obscure locations that require careful planning. Puzzle fans who are perfectionists should find a rather addictive game and with the inclusion of a global high score board it certainly keeps you hitting the replay level button to refine skills. If not bothered can progress the story just by clearing the end safe.

While it's past history as a mobile game is rather obvious, it's far from being a terrible port. Gamepad support isn't provided given the drawing nature of the game but I had no issues with mouse control or menu navigation. Overall enjoyed Gunpowder enough to complete it as I have the spare time. Cheers folks. :)

Like:
Addictive simple gameplay
Domino-esque explosions

Dislike:
Okay music but a little repetitive
Price could be lower but did provide adequate challenge.

NOTES:
Gametime isn't logged correctly since I play offline.
Publisher provided a steam code. Never changes my thoughts.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2015
Quite a fun game. Although it is called a puzzle game, prepare to solve the puzzles in short time, since some puzzles require you to change your layout after you've lit the fuse. Your score also depends on how fast you solve a puzzle. If you want to get into the top players list, figure out your solution and then show your mouse skills.

Concerning mouse skills: This game would definitely great on a touch screen, since painting with a mouse is usually not ideal.

So far, I've seen puzzle games that are much more difficult, but I've only played about 40% of the game and the level is rising.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
Gunpowder, a mobile to PC port set in an anthropomorphic wild west, is a fun take on Robin Hood as the little guy sticks it to big business. As its name implies, the game is centred primarily on drawing lines of gunpowder from open flames to explosives in an attempt to blow the villain’s safe up in each level. Of course a straight line would be all too easy and so each level has its own set of challenges and obstacles to overcome with the help of western staples like mine carts, dynamite, and Gatling guns.

Gunpowder’s tale revolves primarily around the aptly named Incendio, a lowly shopkeeper who gets tired of being pushed around. He sets out on his new bandit lifestyle and works his way through increasingly difficult challenges. There’s not much to it, which is a shame because motivation to finish the game was lacking about halfway through, and even something as simple as a loved one being taken hostage would have instilled a greater sense of purpose. Instead it just turns into puzzle after puzzle.

Another area that left me a tad disappointed was the time and points system. Each level, no matter how long you take to complete it, will give you three pigs (like stars) as long as you can break all of the piggy banks along with the safe. There is a target time you’re challenged to reach, but it doesn’t really affect your completion in the long run. There doesn’t seem to be a bonus for ever hitting this target aside from a few extra points. The target time itself probably could have been optimized a bit more too, as some early levels were very difficult when attempting to hit the target, and some later levels were much too forgiving and somewhat easy. I can’t speak for the target times on mobile, but it felt like the PC times could have been tested a bit more to provide a smoother difficulty ramp.

Other than what I just mentioned, Gunpowder is certainly a lot of fun and will entertain you for an hour or two depending on how many puzzles you get stuck on. It’s a little hard to justify it at eleven dollars, but for a lot of people this is exactly what you might be looking for. Something quick and simple you can pick up and play when you only have twenty minutes or so before you’ve got to be out the door again. While the overall length isn’t anything to write home about, the gameplay itself is well designed and has a steady difficulty ramp. Mechanics are introduced at a good pace, and everything is taught without holding your hand too much.

The artwork isn’t a huge upscale from the mobile version, but it does look good. The first two chapters seem to feature a lot of the same assets and it gets a little boring to look at, but then later on the mines and town really do make up for it. All of the blues and purples in the mines are a nice contrast to the sandy yellows that makes up most of the game. The fifth chapter, thankfully, steers further away and takes place in the winter, with lots of snow and ice taking over the landscape. Overall, Gunpowder is a nice game to look at, so don’t give up and make sure you see the rest of what the artists have to offer.

In Gunpowder’s case, it’s a matter of quality over quantity, with more quantity on the way via updates and DLC. If you’re looking for a quick and simple puzzle game to play on your laptop during breaks in class, or simply want a relaxing way to unwind at the end of the day, this is a decent buy.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2015
Lets be honest, Im not huge fan of puzzle games, especially if there is time to beat.

But this I loved from first level, animations are great, and what will make you repeat levels at least once is crazly worldwide leaderbord.
You can try and try, and always ask yourself, how the fu?k did that or those guys finish it faster :D

Lots of levels, and if you go try chasing highscores you will have yourself many hours behind this game.

Love cartoons, puzzle and challenges ? Look no further, this is a game for you.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2015
Good, fun, little game. Clean presentation and smart levels make it an easy recommendation. The game doesn't strike me as being particularly long but I haven't beaten it yet nor do I feel like I'm all that close. The music could use some additional variance but what is there is pleasant and didn't irritate me. It's an all around solid package for the asking price (sub-$10).

I streamed this game for a couple of hours and had a couple of folks watching. I think the best indication of this game's quality is the fact that I said "alright, this is the last level" multiple times just because I couldn't stop going for one more level.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 8, 2015
A solid return for a developer studio that consists of long-time industry veterans! Yes, their next game will be much larger, but this is more than just a teaser. If you are fan a puzzelers, you will have a blast with Gunpowder and your greatest gripe would be that there isn't enough of it!

https://youtu.be/311R9rucnXU
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2015
I bought this on a whim not expecting it to do anything more than help fill some spare time, and the game turned out to be an excellent way to fill that time. The first few levels teach you how to play, without obviously being a tutorial or babying you along. It is extremely gratifying to complete the puzzles; blowing up piggy banks and a safe is a lot of fun. Each level has a time limit which is often challenging, and this adds to replayability. It's easy to get hooked and play level after level.

The music is upbeat and tuneful, this is one of the few games where I haven't bothered to mute the soundtrack.

Finally, the game is polished and free of bugs and I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2015
While I've only played for about half an hour at this point, I'm having a blast with Gunpowder. Even gave the hubby a laugh when he asked: "What are the pigs?" "Well, those are the bag guy's piggy banks." "Why are you blowing them up?" "So he can't finance his world take-over plans, of course!"

I'm enjoying the puzzles. They start simple to learn the mechanics, then increase in difficulty at a good rate. They aren't so difficult that I pull my hair out, but neither to I always get best time + 3 piggies on the first try.

My only gripe with Gunpowder: the sound! I like to keep background/environment sound on while playing games but at a minimal level, with sound effects just above that. Gunpowder is an all-or-nothing setup for sound, and I was nearly blown out of my chair when it started up! The default volume was WAY too high! Even the sound effects were blasting. So that I had some game sound, I had to turn my system volume and speakers nearly down to nothing so I could play without wincing. My hope is that there will be an update later on to incorporate volume sliders.

Overall I'm enjoying Gunpowder, and would recommend it to anyone who likes puzzle games to pass the time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Gunpowder is a western style puzzler with cartoony graphics thats a literal blast to play! You use fire or dynamite along with gunpowder to make barrels explode and blow up piggy banks and safes. Sometimes you have a limited amount of gunpowder which of course makes it more challenging. There are also cannons and other things that you have to use to blow up the piggy banks and safes. Overall its a fun and addicting puzzler.
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