Been a few games that have used an auto-save function like lucius. It forces the player to keep focussed and not to faff around.
It is an Indie game, and like even AAA games there is always things to touch up here and there until things are fixed.
Question is, are they going to be fixed?
I remember Vampire the Masquerade Redemption back in its day. Originally you also had a console-ish save system, where you could only save the game in specific points. However the developers were wise enough to listen to their fans and fix in that the first (and only) patch, that allowed you to save and load anywhere from the menu.
The game saves after you kill someone or after a day passes(in game). So far I have 2 saved games. It never told me it was saving, which is why I looked up this forum, then I decided to go back into the game just to check and I saw, "resume game" and there were my choices of loading game save 1 or game save 2. Hope this helps.