Let's Foldit! Episode 2
Happy Friday, everyone. It's time for another edition of our podcast, Let's Foldit!
In this episode Foldit dev Tamir Husain shares tips for playing Foldit -- perfect for new players! Learn helpful keyboard shortcuts, how to customize the visual look of your proteins, and strategies for climbing the leaderboards.
(transcript coming soon)( Posted by katfish 135 1899 | Fri, 04/05/2013 - 18:44 | 3 comments )
New Foldit server!
Great news! Our new Foldit server has arrived and will be set up this Sunday night 4/7 starting at 10:00pm PDT (-7GMT). Please be prepared for about 3-4 hours of downtime. Thanks, everyone!(Wed, 04/03/2013 - 18:22 | 1 comment)
A message from David Baker about Puzzle 691
I know that Puzzle 691: 60 Residue Tetramer has not been easy. As I mentioned in my recent blogpost we are working on fixing these issues for future design puzzles (hopefully the new Puzzle 695: 70 Residue Trimer is a step in the right direction), but I wanted to mention something about Puzzle 691:
Many of the top-scoring designs so far look amazing! I have been blown away with what you have been able to come up with. In fact, the rest of the Foldit Team had to ask me to be patient because I wanted to already start testing some of your designs before this puzzle even closes! That is how excited I am about them!
So I know that 691 has been frustrating, and we really hope that will be solved soon, but until then: please keep up the great folding you have done on this one, because WE WILL EXPERIMENTALLY TEST OUT AT LEAST 3 DESIGNS FROM PUZZLE 691 ONCE IT CLOSES!( Posted by David Baker 135 4275 | Tue, 04/02/2013 - 15:34 | 0 comments )
We are very proud to present the Foldy 9000!
Today we are proud to announce the latest groundbreaking addition to Foldit which will revolutionize gameplay for folders of all experience levels.
We give you the Foldy 9000, an intelligent in-game AI assistant who can help you in any step of the game. Foldy has been programmed to intuit your needs and will appear with helpful tips when you need them most.
And that's not the half of it! We have also expanded Foldy's expertise to include mastery of lip reading, art appreciation, and chess, making him a well-rounded in-game companion. But don't be fooled, Foldy didn't always look as polished and crisp as he does now. As a special treat, here is some early concept art for the Foldy 9000.
If for any reason you do not wish to use Foldy, rest assured a deactivation feature will be released as soon as we iron out the kinks. Thanks everyone and have a fabulous April Fool's Day from all of us here at Foldit headquarters!( Posted by katfish 135 1899 | Mon, 04/01/2013 - 14:34 | 7 comments )