I've with the minor tweaks, some of the problems you've pointed are solved. They are explained in this devlog
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The game is a great jam entry and stays with the theme. However, in my case (at least) the gunshot of helpers were louder than that of player. Try to make it such that the intensity of sound has an inverse square relation with distance between player and helper. The sprite art was very simple, which is okay in jam but make sure to update those.