Now here's something totally new. I don't think it necessarily suits the theme, all the mechanics just seem like a regular part of a game. That said, this game concept is incredibly creative.
I find the controls much too difficult to control however, I can't seem to grasp how to properly control the marionette. With some extra work this could turn into something very cool, regardless of whether it fits the theme or not. It's hard to understate how neat this concept is.
I immediately picture a mobile game where you control 2 strings separately to swing the marionette around, or perhaps keyboard keys that change it's pose and thus it's movement.