I found the issue and it's now fixed! Long story short there was a bug if you scrolled mouse wheel BEFORE picking up first item. That's sorted now; thanks for mentioning it, I wouldn't have ever found it on my own!!
No problem Dan! I legit tried deleting my comment before you saw it because I thought it was just me. I ended up exiting out, getting back in the game, and being able to pick it up. Pretty dope game though. My video on it will be up soon.