How is the number / tetris code in Fez intended to be solved?
In the same spirit as : How is the language code in Fez intended to be solved?
I was able to crack the language code using tradition substitution cipher breaking techniques.
But I ended up cheating on the number/tetris symbols by looking on the Internet.
The number code is logical enough now I know it — but I can’t see how I would have arrived at it without help.
With regard to tetris shapes:
What would cause you to go down the path of associating Tetris shapes with controller inputs?
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Tetromino/Tetris block cipher
Controller inputs are only associated with tetrominos once.
Towards the top of the map, in the tree near the octopus building that houses the solar system model.
A puzzle that displays tetromino blocks based off of controller inputs, and an anticube prize for cracking the nearby pillar’s code. (image) (link to finished cipher)
The classroom in the 8-cube Blade Runner city then shows how to interpret the pillars with tetromino inscriptions. Here’s one wall, but relate it to the others:
Like the alphabet, there isn’t one proper way to do this, but you might be interested in the 16-cube temple’s classroom. Instead of trekking back, this is what it looks like:
Those are “equals” signs, and the last picture is arithmetic. Also, the figure/ground is confusing—pay attention to the box and its internal vertical/horizontal lines, not the “C” shapes. (link to finished cipher)
For the tetris shapes:
There is a room where a pillar flashes the appropriate shape when you apply the input near it. There’s a tetris-shaped chain next to it to test the inputs on. It looks like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/pfnDd.png
It was really satisfying to figure that one out for myself, I loved that puzzle.
For the numbers:
The numbers are in order on a wall (in the big-head village I think), and 1-4 are on connected treasure maps.
With regards to the tetris blocks translations there’s also a schoolroom with the explanation marked down on a blackboard on how to view them.