Amazing what not enough sleep will do... Looks like our final submission had an incorrect value for the game state update time. If you want the Pencil Quest experience to be a little snappier, change line 159 of client/interface.py from:
if self.update_time > 200: # XXX At the moment, as fast as possible.
if self.update_time > 0: # XXX At the moment, as fast as possible.
Have fun! Just a reminder, you need to download the full package from here to play.