I read your post mortem post and I'm happy you are still able to submit on time despite your odds. I've played the demo, and I think it seems shorter than 10 000 words though or maybe because I read very fast, But I liked it nonetheless. I've also come across a bug that crashes my game, but I'm unsure if it's due to my PC or else entirely.
Good luck with the rest of the work! Looking forward to the full game.