# Cryptographer21 (15)

### Break the code.

Solution
Far north on the map west of the telescope is a room with a device which displays Tetris shapes when Gomez moves. Next to it is a statue with some kind of scribbling which you've likely seen through the game. The scribbles are Tetris code. They're to mark places where you can earn reveal secrets/open doors by cracking the code and entering in the specified command sequence.

I'm going to try to explain this visually with Xs and Os, where the X denotes a part of the block shape and the O is a space. I'm using letters for spacing to try to preserve the formatting just in case.

Press UP

oxo
xxx

Press DOWN

xxx
oxo

Press LEFT

ox
xx
ox

Press RIGHT

xo
xx
xo

Press JUMP

xx
xx

Press RIGHT TRIGGER

oxx
xxo

Press LEFT TRIGGER

xxo
oxx

The problem here is that this doesn't quite match up to what you see on the display. The code as written on the stone has been turned counter-clockwise, thus what initially is displayed as

xo
xx
xo

and would require a RIGHT press is actually

oxo
xxx

and requires an UP press. Got that? For example, the initial truncated sequence of

xo
xx
xo

xx
xx

xo
xx
ox

requires UP JUMP RIGHT TRIGGER to pass. The reason here is that the squiggly pieces are drawn vertically on the stone, but you've only access to horizontal ones. So, to make things easier on you, go ahead and jot down the notation on the stone on a piece of paper, then flip it counter-clockwise, then write down the controller input sequence over the symbols.

(There's a classroom behind the ancient door that requires 16 cubes to open which explains how to break apart the Tetris blocks and rotate them as explained above.)

There is a limited time window for this to be entered. It's nothing terribly strict, but you'll miss out if you're fumbling through the solution, trying to remember what goes where, and making mistakes.
Not sure if this is related to the number of anti cubes you get? I unlocked the achievement on the 4th anti cube. I found it in a room with a large qr code on one wall. When you scan the code it gives you the text RT RT LT RT LT LT LT RT. Just spin the room in that order and the anti cube is yours. I DID NOT do the above method in the slightest and unlocked the achievement. I'm sure once the game is out a bit people will figure out what this achievement really means.
Posted by ReaganStein on 13 Apr 12 23:02:53
This achievement is definitely based upon the Tetris code being solved. I can see the possibility of someone stumbling upon a code since it just uses basic motions for the most part, but it's in no way tied into either the "Achievement unlocked" achievement (the RT RT... one you cite) nor anti-cube collection.
Posted by bendomino on 13 Apr 12 23:53:17
I got it at the same place as ReaganStein -- the QR code that leads to the trigger sequence. I wasn't moving when I pulled the triggers, so I'm pretty sure there are multiple ways into this achievement.

For reference, though, that was my 5th anti-cube.
Posted by ianthe on 16 Apr 12 22:04:54
I'm thinking that the achievement triggers after any code has been cracked. For me, that was after getting a cube from breaking this code, but as others have noted, you can get this from cracking QR codes, picture puzzles, and other stuff in the game.
Posted by bendomino on 16 Apr 12 23:53:39
So........said in an EASIER way, it's:

UP, JUMP, RT, LT, JUMP, DOWN, LT, RT.

This took me way too long to figure out, lol. Gaaah. Oh well, at least I got it eventually.
Posted by Maria Masuimi on 19 Apr 12 00:38:46
There are multiple puzzles based on this decoded sequence. Better to know how to read the code for the puzzles ahead than just spit out the answer alone and leave you stranded for later challenges since you skipped through understanding how that initial answer was derived. :^)
Posted by bendomino on 20 Apr 12 12:47:28