The Tower Video

Cole sent out a message with a "unintentional reply"

Good afternoon (or morning or evening, wherever you might be),

Congratulations to those of you who have made it to Phase 1 Onboarding, and best of luck to those of you that are still in the process of getting there.

As a heads-up, most of our employees will be unavailable over the next few days as the entire organization is involved in a time-sensitive project. We will try to reply to emails as they come in, though it may take longer than normal for you to receive a reply.

In the meantime, I encourage you to find and reach out to your fellow recruits and get to know each other, as Phase 1 will require collaboration between prospective recruits of different divisions. This is also an excellent opportunity to finish solving those pesky challenges and finding other secrets.

-Cole

Hey,
Is anyone going to have a chance during the system isolation this weekend to set up an automated decoder for the latest garbage from the Tower?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my5w0GzAyhM
There's another large datastream incoming, and if it's the same code, I don't want to be spending ages on decoding it.

leading to a video with a visual code.
The different directions of the lines decode to '0' and '1' and finally different binary encoded messages:
exact method missing

Green Message:

IF YOU ARE DECIPHERING THIS MANUALLY YOURE WAY WILL BE LONG AND ARDUOUS.~

Blue Message:

HE TOWER WAS CONSTRUCTED LONG AGO AS A SIMULATION TO PREPARE FOR THE ASCENT TO GREATER DISCOVERY.~

White Message:

THE TOWER WELCOMES YOU. AN EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION EN__OINT IS AVAILABLE AT MOC.LIAMG|SEMITTSOLFOREWOT#MOC.LIAMG|SEMITTSOLFOREWOT. SEND THE PASSPHRASE HIDDENLINESBELOW. WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR COMMUNICATION AND EXPLORATION. @THETOWER~

Sending in HIDDENLINESBELOW to the tower (toweroflosttimes[at]gmail.com) gets this answer

Response accepted.
Sending alert to 'magus'.

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Time and time again, explorers venture here to discover the secrets of the Tower of Lost Times.

But time and time again, their time here ends and the progress they make is lost to the ether.

Warning: Simulation 19194124 Terminated.
Awaiting Simulation Initialization for 19194125.
Expected Response:

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Message from user 'magus': Your account doesn't seem familiar, but maybe you can be of some help. See what you can make of recurse.zip.

The attached recursive.zip file led to the Recursive puzzle

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