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We know how to obtain the three heart pieces (or red cubes, if you want), but now? What next?

It just doesn't make sense that after doing that, there's no third ending, the Heart Room was already gold, and strictly nothing happens in it.

So, like treyher says :

Congratulations, searchers. It seems your quest is at an end (monolith solved), but the harder one begins now, and it begins with Where, and Why?

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So I decompiled FEZ.exe and found codes that only work when you're standing in the heart room beyond the 64 cube door...

You actually enter the codes in the menu screen—there's a separate code for both the letters and numbers artifacts. When you do both, the heart disintegrates, and the game does a faux-reboot!

The code to disintegrate the heart is (and BE WARNED: this worked fine on my Steam copy, but people are saying doing this on xbox actually corrupts their save—so beware, and maybe copy your save first if you're trying it there):

  1. Get all the heart pieces, and go to the "Temple of Love" behind the 64 cube door.
  2. Open the menu, go to the artifacts page.
  3. Look at the red "letters" artifact and enter LT RT RT LT RT LT LT LT.
  4. Look at the green "numbers" artifact and enter RT RT RT LT RT RT LT LT.

But I can't find anything else, past that. Nothing seems to change, and there's no extra ending. The heart room does remain empty though.

See this GameFAQs post for details, or a video of the heart disintegrating on Youtube.

Questions still remain...how were we supposed to figure these codes out? Were they "cut" from the game? Do the faces of the artifacts lead to them? What is the purpose of the alien skull artifact?

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Could you perhaps add the code to your answer? –  BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft May 24 '13 at 22:40
    
Sure. I added the important bits. –  keelo May 26 '13 at 18:36
    
I meant the cheat code, not the C# code, lol –  BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft May 26 '13 at 21:49
    
Oh, haha. Good point.. –  keelo May 28 '13 at 22:16
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An anonymous rejected edit claims while looking at the red "letters" artifact there's one LT missing at the end. Since they didn't provide further information, I assume it's a garbage edit, but just in case someone notices the answer doesn't work this might be the reason why... edit In fact looking at the code dump in the previous revision suggest this might actually really be missing –  Zommuter Jul 7 '13 at 8:06

It is highly probable that this particular puzzle was designed as a nudge to Kokoromi.

Kokoromi is an indie collective, Phil Fish used to work with them. Look at their logo :

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As you said the heart room was already gold, I doubt there's anything more to it.

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Do you have any actual information to support your answer? –  murgatroid99 Apr 21 '12 at 0:02
    
This is just an easter egg, a wink to Kokoromi. –  Gimlao May 9 '12 at 15:23
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Looks like an input sequence (← A ← A RT A ↓ LT) to me. –  Keaanu May 24 '12 at 19:14

There's no additional ending because the 64-cube ending was the final ending. The heart cube piece trials were considered Easter eggs for adventurous gamers.

Also, the treyher quote is trolling. The game is partly about inventing explanations for things that cannot be explained, so while some connections between hidden rooms can be uncovered, there isn't always something next1 2 (though the devs would prefer that you would think so).

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Do you have any actual information to support your answer? –  murgatroid99 Apr 21 '12 at 0:01
    
I gave actual information. If you want support, there are only two endings: 32-cube, and 64-cube. Polytron's Twitter account has stated that the alphabet cipher is not needed for the game, just Easter eggs. Since the "What's my name" puzzle was the only one that required the alphabet cipher (for a heart cube piece), I concluded that the finished heart was an Easter egg hunt. –  Sean Apr 22 '12 at 5:57

I'm pretty sure the game is done after that. I think the whole game is about Eternalism read about it here and this story someone posted on Tumblr also seemed to go along with this theory

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There is discussion going on regarding the discovery of images hidden in the soundtrack files.

The pictures that have been found so far are collated in that discussion. Examples can be seen here.

This mystery may be the key to the why the code for the monolith was what it was (as hinted at in theyher's "WHERE and WHY" post) or it may be a new puzzle.

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