I was driving with my friends the other day, discussing Fez with one who had all but solved the game. They had remaining only the Security Question and, of course, The Monolith. After mentioning the need to learn a language and the monolith, the driver suggested that the monolith could be a reference. I responded with "of course, the internet's figured out that it's a reference to 2001, but no one knows what it means."
She responded by saying, "No, I think it's a reference to The Edifice." The Edifice, as I've done my research, is a 1997 text adventure game in which the major puzzles involve learning a language to communicate with one of the characters and a towering smooth "edifice."
Has anyone played this game? It can be played here, and those wishing to simply dig through a walkthrough can find that here. I'm planning to dig through this if nobody else is interested, but as an early winner of the Interactive Fiction Competition, it could very well have some ties to our friend Phil Fish. My immediate thought is that the monolith solution could be tied to a set of instructions one has to enter to complete the game, but I'm not entirely sure. It could certainly be much more complicated than that.
Also, summoning known Fez fans to the thread. COME,