Total deaths giving a negative starting bonus seems to be a bit questionable. It would also be nice to switch active items around (Impossible to do when I have no extra items it seems). Otherwise, fun little game.
Lovely music and gameplay. The creature indicator at the bottom of the screen is probably the feature I love the most (a feature not usually found in bullet hell games). Also congratulations on the game being Greenlit so soon as well.
Looking at the task manager, I believe there is a memory leak in this game somewhere. It wasn't noticeable at first,but as I constantly did quests and reached around 72 students, mission loading started freezing, thus leading to Shockwave Flash crashing.
Got the badge of the day by just thinking of one word, and then spamming all the prefixes and suffixes the word can have. By doing this way, you'll have to suffer through 40 levels of repetition though.