I really like the idea you are going for here. A few problems though, the audio needs work. I started the game and got stuck with looping audio and had to turn it off. The other thing I noticed was that character couldn't easily run over "lumps" in my drawings, so I ended up stuck and having to restart a level just for not having a perfectly smooth platform. I liked the animations and the character speed felt good, I would suggest you work on the swimming a bit, along with the pillars of water just being there...I get the idea of having them there so the player can get back up, but it looks awkward to just have a square pillar of water hanging around. Seriously though I loved the concept, just needs some more polishing. Keep at it!