Elliott Thank you! The running jump is loosely referenced from the running jump in Prince of Persia. I guess you could see it as an homage.
liquidmetal It's a really good game, though it has some of that 'old-school' quirk to it that can get a bit annoying at times.
I have a story for the game but I don't want to disclose any of that at this time, I'm currently focusing on the getting the gameplay ready, features implemented and such. Once I'm ready to make a proper announcement I will reveal the themes and the basic story. Stay tuned.