Simple and nice. Add a difficulty curve maybe...
You have been chosen by Comshield to operate the new Strategic Telegraphic Interception System, or in short, STSI. Built by Babbagetech Industries, the STSI is the new best mechanalytical science can offer to intercept enemy messages and provide the Western European Republics an invaluable edge in the current battle for the soul of the continent.
I need not explain to you how crucial it is for us to gain any possible advantage in the current Franco-Teutonic war. The mass employ of wireless long distance communication is perhaps the greatest innovation that this was has seen. Gone are the days of messengers or slow wired telegraphs. Nowadays each platoon has their own wireless telegraph machine, sending messages through the air encoded with the peculiar brainwaves of the operator. The wonders of mechanalysis have created a new sort of war - fast, mobile, deadly. When the war started, in 1921, no one could have imagined things would be this different from the last conflicts - but now we're quickly catching up. This project will hopefully turn the tide.
Thanks to the technology of the STSI, you will be able to immerse yourself into the flow of communication we can intercept, but not easily decipher, from the enemy lines. Your brainwaves will synchronise with the message, and you will experience a natural interface to the decryption system. Your own body's natural physical instincts will aid you in the complex task of cracking the encryption. All you will have to do, from your perspective, is jump.
The STSI connects with your brain at a deep level. Without such a deep connection, it would not be able to harvest the full capabilities of your own neurons to crack the encryption. If you make a mistake and do not jump in time, the feedback will not be innocuous. Let's just say that you run just as many risks as your brothers and sisters fighting in the trenches. A good soldier knows how to face a honourable death. A great one manages to stay alive to better serve their country. Be a great soldier.
That is all. You may begin your work. Stay sharp: the country, and our own Founding Father, Emperor Napoleon himself, have their eyes on you.
Press UP to jump and avoid the Morse code messages.
Made for #trijam. Theme: "Communication kills". Additional challenges: monochromatic, and includes a triple jump.
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Thanks! This was made in three hours because, well, the rules of the jam. The "complete" idea would be to have a story of sorts, which could come with longer and longer messages, and increasing difficulty. As it was it took long enough to find the sweet point of jumping speed/gravity and spacing of the Morse code that made it winnable at all.
Really cool take on the theme! Good job!