Update: The game works fine when run from File Explorer. When run from Q-Dir the program acts as though it is being run from the Q-Dir directory which is C:\Program Files\Q-Dir. I know this because another game app I run has the same problem.
I'm glad it works for you as intended when launched from the Windows file explorer. Thanks for the feedback, I may at some point add some simple information overlay that automatically shows the first time the game is launched, or maybe a kind of tutorial alternatively. As for the reason there are audio options, that is because the engine has audio capabilities, although they are unused for this game (though I may add sound effects to make the game more immersive, later on).