I downloaded this and played for a bit the other day, but the gesture movement was absolutely killing me. For some reason, the left and right swipes seem backwards (?) to me, and I even found it confounding after switching it in the settings. I'd end up doing three right turns instead of a left and vice versa - super frustrating. I'll have to try it with the arrow keys enabled or whatever they're called.
Also agree with you on the hunger mechanic - I hate that so much in an RPG. This isn't Don't Starve, for heaven's sake.
Other than that, great game so far and highly recommended for fans of the genre.