This was hard honestly! It probably shouldn't have but it took me a while to figure out I had to dash through the rings to activate them. Getting the key to the lock was a whole other challenge itself! Just a couple of things I noticed:
1) When the game is paused you can still press jump and hear the sound effect
2) There might have been a way to do it that I missed but I would have loved the ability to bring the phone menu back up. I tried every button on a controller and all I could find was jump,dash,pause, and text messages
That being said I could see what you were going for with this game and with polish and music(this alone would improve so much) this project of yours is turning out to be a really interesting game! (the day and night cycle was a nice touch by the way. I noticed it on the last leg of my journey with the key). I look forward to seeing where you take this!