Polytron's 2012 indie puzzle platformer. Gomez is a 2D creature discovering a 3D world.

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What is Fez's alphabet?

I'm trying to translate the Fez alphabet/symbols, numbers included. Could somebody post the deciphered alphabet and numbers please?
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How is the Monolith puzzle in Fez supposed to be solved?

The Monolith puzzle. It confounded players for nearly a week after Fez was released, and ended up being solved by brute force. Surely after all the careful design and five years of development that ...
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What does this QR Code hidden in the soundtrack mean?

Since some people were saying that there would be things hidden in the soundtrack, I played a little with "Sonic Visualiser". In the track "Spirit", I've found a QR Code at the end: After cleaning ...
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What is the secret to the burnt treasure map with the Polytron logo, the candle room, and the floating black monolith?

After lowering the water level, there is a anticube room beneath the first warp zone. In New Game+ first-person view mode, the Polytron logo shows on the floor. After following the treasure map ...
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How to solve the “What's my name” security question puzzle

There is a giant rectangle floating above me that says 2 things: Please answer this security question Security question hint: my first half is what it is my second half is half of what made it And ...
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Is this QR code in Fez useful?

There's a QR code in 16-cubes city but it has been blocked by some obstacle. And I tried to fix the picture to make it clearer but there's still something missing in the top left part. You can ...
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What do we do with the U-shaped tuning fork pillars?

The controller vibrates when I'm near them, but I don't know what to do. Screenshot of one of them on the map:
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What's the back-story in Fez?

I've been trying to piece together the backstory of FEZ - this is where I'm up to... There are 4 races in FEZ: Visitors - these appear as floating heads with 3 eyes and 3 tentacles. Long-heads - ...
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What are the rainy “giant owl” room's secrets?

Off of the dark, rainy node, the one with the owl's head that follows you. The map marks a secret on this node, and a grayed-out child node. Are they two different secrets?
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How do I solve the clock room?

There's a room with a huge clock in the temple/science warp zone. I think I just have to wait until something appears, but how long should I wait?
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How is the language code in Fez intended to be solved?

A lot of text in Fez is encoded, including text from a number of NPCs. I'd assumed that you have to do something in-game to unlock the translation, but I haven't come across anything of the sort yet. ...
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3 Heart Cube Pieces: What next?

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 ...
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What is the translation of the tome/book artifact text?

Is the text supposed to translate to something useful? It doesn't appear to follow the language's conventions. How is it deciphered, and in which direction should it be read? Is its content ...
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Will the water go on forever, or is there some secret eventually?

I just got my first anti-cube in a room where I had to throw four purple blocks with unique patterns on them in order to make yellow "power" lines flow in a bigger block. I decide to try swimming in ...
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Is there a mod to replace the cryptic alphabet font in Fez, so I can read the text?

I quickly discovered that the gibberish written all over the place is a mono-alphabetic cipher. It was easy to crack, but, I'd rather not have to do the replacements by hand (or google that ...
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What are the treasure maps for?

How many are there, and what are they used for? Are they a cipher for something?
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Are there any privacy issues associated with scanning the QR codes in Fez?

I want to play and enjoy the game I paid for, but don't want any spam, or to be "tracked". Does anyone have any insight on this?
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What's the secret of the boiler/technician room in the beginning village?

Do someone know what to do with this room ? It's in the village from the beginning. Edit: I found the solution alone, I didn't notice an hidden poster, during a perspective rotation.
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What is the secret to the classroom in the 8-cube door city in Fez?

The room is located in the 8-cube door city-esque place. It has 3 walls with chalkboards on them and one with a blue/green picture of what looks like it might be a map of the world. I can't figure out ...
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What's the secret to the concentric squares in the Weeping Waterfall stage?

In Weeping Waterfall stage (screenshot of menu), right about here: there is a secret on the ground near the trees, which looks like several concentric squares when viewed in first-person view: I ...
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What's the secret in the infinite purple room?

There's a secret I've had trouble finding in the purple infinite room with a waterfall : I've tried looking in first person on every floor and wall but haven't found any instruction. Could someone ...
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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 ...
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What do the counting cube, writing cube, and skull artifacts mean or represent?

I know how the tome works, but what do the inscriptions on the counting cube, writing cube, and skull mean or represent? Are their inscriptions used as a code for something? Is it just an Easter egg, ...
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Is stereoscopy (3D) in Fez's New Game++ used in any of the puzzles?

Gomez gets 3D glasses in the New Game++ intro (activated in the settings menu thereafter). Does it reveal any hidden codes, information, or new functions in the levels, or is it strictly just for ...
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How can the shortcut doors be used effectively?

Throughout the game you come across "shortcut" doors marked with intersecting squares. Is there any way to predict where these doors will take you without just going through? It seems they are ...
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How do you lower the water in the lighthouse area and main warp room?

I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas or if they knew how to lower the water in those areas, I know you can and I know you have to. I just don't know how. Soooo yeah, if anyone can help me, ...
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How do I finish the room with many useless doors (mausoleum)?

I found a room with about 50 doors arranged in four rows of four on each side of the cube, but with some removed/blocked. Every door I have gone through has brought me to a different door in the same ...
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Is there a way to keep the walls from coming back in the Mine area?

In the mine area of Fez, when you blow up a wall it just comes back. I have no idea what to do. Is there a way to keep the walls from coming back?
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Solving the purple & white pillars

I have encountered two kinds of pillars in the game: I've solved the vibrating type, but I'm having trouble solving the white or purple pillars (that have floating dots in their hollowed tops). How ...
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What is the secret to the moon door next to the weeping waterfall in Fez?

Found this door by accident. There is a moon door that appears on the side wall of the weeping waterfall node. Does anyone know whether it has any use? Or is it just an Easter egg from Lord of the ...
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What's the monocle room's secret?

The first world/area shows an "incomplete" room (white node) with many paintings, most prominently one of a monocled guy. What is the secret to this room?
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Fez: Treasure Chest in the sewer/well area with acid

On the level that is diagonal up/right from the Well warp room, with the image with a cube piece above a valve, I cannot figure out the solution. You can lower the water level to get to a pivot to ...
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What is the secret on the bell stage?

There is a bell with four symbols, one on each side. The map node has a "?" signifying a secret in this level—what is it?
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What are the Giant Telescope room's secrets?

I tried pressing buttons after looking at the constellations through the telescope, but it doesn't seem to be that. I just noticed a purple square and two blinking red dots in the sky with the ...
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Is it possible to interact with animals in Fez?

Apparently it is necessary to interact with the owls in order to solve the puzzle in the owl statue room. Is it possible to interact with the other creatures, such as snails and crows at any stage in ...
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How many ghosts are there, and what do they say?

In the graveyard levels I encountered multiple ghosts. How many are there, and what is the transcript of what they say? Is there any known relationship between what they say and a puzzle or ...
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Is it possible to play Fez with more than one save game?

More than one person in my house is interested in the secrets and puzzles of Fez. However, even though it has a save feature, I don't see how I can switch between saves (thus allowing multiple ...
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What's the secret of the secondary owl room off of the water tower room?

This owl room is in the air warp zone, not the rainy warp zone, off of the water tower node. What is its secret? That owl doesn't rotate its head when switching the perspective.
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How can I tell which part of the game can only be unlocked in New Game+ and which one cannot?

How can I tell which part of the game can only be unlocked in New Game+ and which one cannot? I am getting frustrated with this game, not with the complexity of it, but the lack of information on ...
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Why can't I play Fez when offline?

For some reason, every time I try to play Fez without being signed into Xbox Live, it only let's me play the trial version, even though the only version in my game library is the full version. I'm ...
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Where are the Heart Cubes?

I have entered the 64 door room, and it shows the heart with two red cubes in it and a space for a 3rd. I cannot recall where I got the two cubes so far, and no secrets seem to be left. Where should I ...
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King thrones puzzle?

I noticed that there are two rooms in the game with a king's throne. One of them is nice and shiny and the other one is old. Easy of them has a code in front of the seat that you can see only when you ...
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How do I fly down from a high ledge?

I was stupid and flew to a high ledge in Fez, and now I can't get down. I've been trying to fly/float down slowly, but I get the "You have fallen to your death" sound, and I automatically respawn at ...
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What's the deal with the library off the clock tower?

Off the clock tower there's a screen with a big official-looking building. When you go inside there's a smallish room with some pictures on the wall, a bookshelf, and a fireplace. I've tried pressing ...
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Where does the 64-cube door lead?

I just want to make sure that it isn't some kind of game ending thing inside that will make me lose my map and progress.
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What do the “numbers” wall inscriptions in the 16-cube temple classroom mean or represent?

You know that room ? What does this mean? I can translate the numbers, but it doesn't make any sense... Could it be words ? Then, I was also wondering if those symbols below the numbers 0 1 2 3 ...
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How do I get down from the floating ledge in the arch room in Fez?

In the early, blue-sky area of the game, there's a room with a stone arch and two treasure chests. One of the chests is on top of the arch, but the other is on a floating ledge far to the side. This ...
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How long is the day to night cycle in Fez?

In Fez I was playing with the giant telescope trying to solve the puzzle, but suddenly it turned to day and I can't see anything useful. How long do I have to wait for it to turn to night?
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What do the percentages mean in the overall leaderboards?

I just stumbled upon the leaderboard and the xXRangerXx25, the current reigning champion has a percentage of 421.9%, followed by BeeMickSee 400% and smallest kiss 309.4%. What do all these percentages ...
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Advice on the red lava level

I'm having a frustrating time on the red lava level in the sewers on Fez. It may be that my platforming skills are not up to par, but are there any suggestions as to how to get through it easier?