Ohhh, this was so good! The story was delightful and yet heartbreaking at the same time, and graphics are deliciously old school and the ending is very bittersweet but worth the effort.
The only criticism I have (and it is one that's echoed below), is that the enemies that can do damage (the bats and especially the snowballs) are pretty harsh and there's no real way to deal with them. It would be nice to be able to battle against them or at least if the game made it easier to avoid them! I died a lot of times trying to advance the story, which really made things frustrating from time to time.
It was an awesome experience though, and I look forward to seeing what you create next! =)