I remember when you showed this off at one of the Knoxville Game Design events, but I don't remember if you had ever posted it anywhere before now. I got to the top of the tower and didn't have a flame to light the lantern. :-(
It should be possible to light it, but you need a particular item in your inventory.
I got back around to playing this game again, and I was able to light the tower with the lantern. I made it to the straw hut in the forest. Great art style and I liked how you handled the camera in Castlevania (3?) style at the split in the path.