I also really want to like this game, mostly because I dig the style and I'm a fan of the original.
The graphics and overall presentation is solid, but I just can't get over the fact that you have to right click in order to move the characters.
For some of us wishing to play on laptops, it's a huge pain (literally).
Why not make a WASD or double click option, or something to make this a pleasure to play instead of a turn off?
As others have stated, the lack of food drops are pretty frustrating as well.
Anyway, I realize that this is an alpha demo, so I hope you guys can get these things worked out in time for the full release so all can enjoy.
Other than that, this looks like it has some good potential.