Glad you enjoyed our game! You got the pronunciations pretty close. This was my (Allison) first game I've ever programmed, so I'm hoping to expand the attack feature to be less linear and more omni-directional. Actually, it's the first thing I've ever really programmed! I'm definitely considering looking into adding mouse aiming instead of spacebar.
I probably should have also added a pronunciation guide into the game as well. Definitely something I'll include in the next update. And yes, you were stolen as a "fetus." The statues give you a health +1 along with a proverb that I found translations from Hawaiian into English. The souls give you full health back.
If I get time, I'm thinking about adding a second level. I'll also hopefully be redesigning the current map with larger space in mind to allow more flexibility.