It's bad enough to come off as a lame way for someone to trick people into giving them money for something that is very broken. How hard it is to screw up basic platformer controls? I can't make games but I've managed to get righter controls from doing a tutorial for Game Maker that I never finished becuase I got lost from version differences.
I'll add some reasons why this is bad.
I've played a lot of platformers since the NES days. I love platformers. I'm not sure what this qualifies as. It seems extremely broken. Slightly touch the Right direction and you slide extremely fast to the right...right into a block...which kills you because there is a spike above it. Yes, above it. The hit boxes are so off. You die from spikes when you haven't even come into contact with them. You touch a block that has a spike above it, dead.
Something seems terribly wrong with the friction settings too. You completely stop moving when you come into contact with a wall. One might try to hide this problem by calling it a wall grab or something similar. A feature? LIsten, I know wall grabs from the many games that pull it off. This is not a wall grab.
Dev, if you used Game Maker for this, at least finish the tutorials on how to make a simple platformer.
I really hate to use such harsh judgements on a game, especially early access. But This game does not even seem to have the basic foundational mechanics working enough to be fun. That would seem to me to be much more important that getting a random level generator working, or spooky sound design, or story. Get the dang game working at least up to par with some oldschool Atari titles before passing it along to public.
I will gladly change my opinion of this game if the changes between now and completion are drastic enough in a good way. RIght now they would need to be extremely drastic at best.
I would never discourage one from getting into game dev and creating something fun to play. By all means make it fun. Have fun doing it. But when you get it released on Steam as Early Access for $9.99 in the currect state it is in it kind of feels like a slap in the face. I cannot recommend this unless I was trying to prank someone out of $10. (which I would never do)
P.S. It's really late and I haven't slept in ages. It's possible I'm over reacting and lacking in my ability to filter the harshness. But please put some effort into making this game actually playable and fun.
P.S.S. At least this game has a pretty title screen.