Server Downtime - The Move to Amazon!
Hey everyone, we have some exciting news - we are moving our servers to Amazon!
We took steps earlier this year to try and minimize the downtime from this move, but it looks like we are going to need more.
We've scheduled the move for next Wednesday, November 16th at 3 PM PST (11 PM GMT). All puzzles will end at this time, and we'll be down for 24-48 hours, depending on any issues.
As a result of this move, our servers will now be located on the East Coast of the USA, which should improve connectivity and latency for most of our players. We should also be less affected by outages with the better reliability of Amazon Web Services.
A big thanks to Amazon for helping to make this happen!(Fri, 11/11/2016 - 00:33 | 0 comments)
We're releasing a new client today with an exciting new feature - the Blueprint Tool!
You can read about this tool in the following blog post:
This tool should make it easier than ever to create scientifically realistic designs. We're very excited to see how this compares to traditional design puzzles, which we will continue to run.
We understand from tester feedback that there are some usability issues with the tool currently, and we're working hard to resolve these soon. Keep an eye out for a devprev release!(Tue, 11/08/2016 - 23:39 | 0 comments)
Developer Preview Release Soon
We'll be pushing out another update to the developer preview soon with an exciting new feature - the Blueprint Tool!
This tool allows you drag-and-drop different building blocks (such as secondary structure and ABEGO loops) onto your sequence, making it very easy to create new designs out of known ideal fragments.
Here is a demonstration of some of the features:
A devprev puzzle will be released soon with this feature enabled, so keep an eye out!(Wed, 10/26/2016 - 19:28 | 8 comments)
Hey everyone, we've just released a small update to the main game. You shouldn't notice any practical differences - this update just prepares your clients for an upcoming feature. Stay tuned for a devprev release soon!(Wed, 10/26/2016 - 19:14 | 0 comments)