Hi, this was really fun small demo! Although there is always room for improvements, (an one month does not really any game make) custom pixel assets and music really gave game nice retro feeling . You have certainly put much thought and soul into this!
Despite some minor bugs I succeeded playing demo through and through, perhaps not using all the tools I was given (never quite used that monster pit after all), but fared okay regardless. Tutorial was also a nice touch, system was quite complex to get around, but held well together considering this being just a demo.
Those additional promised new features and further polish really makes me hope you can realize this game in it´s final, finished state! So good luck with the competition.
And for the plus-side, game almost makes me feel guilty of all those hours of looting in Skyrim and other RPG:s.