Man, this was actually a pretty cool game. While certain mechanics could get repetitive from time to time, I thought it was really cool how you mixed up the routine for the bargaining house. Having a time mechanic was a really nice change of pace!
The writing was also really nice. It was subtle, but hit hard when it needed to. I thought you went about it well, revealing certain things about the characters life over time. Walking out of the last house after reading the final journal entry, and being confronted with its contents, actually got me pretty good. I thought it was really clever how you set that up from the start; it made the reveal a lot more punchy.
(The gnomes were a little much tho lol)
Overall, interesting game! Keep it up, y'all!