hard to play with the reload being the space bar if it was being like most games, then I would not be sent to the bottom of the page ever reload
I think the solution for your problem is to click on the game screen, not anywhere else on the page, to make the space button work for reloading. I hope it helps. Thank you for your feedback.
Wow! Really creative and fun! You should check out my games if you have a chance. Maybe we could collab sometime! I'm really good at pixel art.