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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The man accused of squatting in a Palm Springs condo, under claims that he has not been paying his agreed-upon rent, says he'd do it again.

Maksym Pashanin lit up the Internet and blogosphere last week when it became widely publicized that he was refusing to vacate a Palm Springs condo he had acquired via the online vacation rental site Airbnb.

And then, two days ago, Pashanin posted on the website KickStarter — where he was raising money to fund a video gaming project (more on that later). He seemed to have no regrets about his squatting behavior.

"Ok guys, what's the latest deets on the drama? 10/10, would squat again," reads acomment by Pashanin.

The one-bedroom condo in Palm Springs Villas, a gated community in north Palm Springs, is owned by Cory Tschogl, a Bay Area vision therapist. She first shared her story with The San Francisco Chronicle.

Tschogl told the Business Insider that Pashanin and his brother reserved Tschogl's place from May 25 to July 8, and paid for the first 30 days in advance through Airbnb. After staying in the home for a month, the man stopped paying, Tschogl told the Chronicle.

Because he has been in the home for 30 days, the "squatter" — as he's been referred in other media reports — is protected under California tenant law.

Tschogl has been reported as saying she has had to hire a lawyer to aid in navigating the legal process to evict Pashanin.

Repeated attempts by The Desert Sun to contact Tschogl were unsuccessful, though she has acknowledged receiving these requests.

"Skip, Thanks for reaching out," Tschogl wrote via Twitter over the weekend. "Should I decide at a later time to speak with reporters, you as a local to PS will be my priority. Best, Cory."

In the meantime, the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday reported that Pashanin and his brother, Denys Pashanin, are principal holders in a company called Kilobite Inc., first incorporated in Navarre, Fla., in August. The company was incorporated on Dec. 11 in Austin, Texas, with Denys Pashanin listed as agent and Maksym Pashanin as director.

In November 2013, the brothers successfully received the funding they needed to produce a new video zombie game, "Confederate Express," promising it would be released in June. To date, only a demo has been produced.

Instead, the Chronicle reports, Kilobite launched a new Kickstarter campaign, seeking $25,000 for another game called "Knuckle Club."

On July 20, Maksym Pashanin posted an update on Kickstarter's website, saying he now expects "Confederate Express" to be released in December.

In explaining the delay, he said that a group of investors made an offer to buy Kilobite and hire him as a full-time employee, but they wanted "Knuckle Club" released ahead of "Confederate Express."

Kickstarter backers are saying they were duped and want their money back, the Chronicle reports. But Kickstarter offers no guarantees that the creative projects funded on the site will come to fruition.

Attempts to contact Pashanin have been unsuccessful.

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