I gave this game a go over at Newgrounds, and was fully engaged. I really liked the minimalist style in which you tell a well written and gripping story. I liked the circular nature of the whole concept, and enjoyed the puzzles (though I could've done with a few more to tax my brain). I think this is definitely a game style that you can really build upon, and would love to see a longer game of this sort with more characters and unexpected twists (it was kind of like playing a Choose Your Own adventure book for me, as I always used to die within several minutes of playing those as well).
Congratulations on having made such a well received game, and creating something inspiring.