We've just released an update to the game with the following fixes and features:
* Added the Pin Tool - this allows players to have greater control over where the changes to the protein backbone are rooted. To access, go to the view options and check 'Show backbone pins' (off by default, and not shown when 'advanced gui' isn't enabled). A pin will appear over each piece of protein representing where the piece is rooted. Left click and drag to move it, right click to keep the piece from moving. You can find a quick demonstration here.
Electron Density for Foldit Player Design
We recently solved the crystal structure of a protein designed by fiendish_ghoul in Puzzle 1331! The crystal structure shows that the protein folds up exactly as fiendish_ghoul originally designed it, with a Cα RMSD of 0.9 angstroms! Congratulations to fiendish_ghoul! We've uploaded the refined electron density map into Puzzle 1516, so players can try folding a model into the electron density. Check it out now!(Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:01 | 0 comments)
Updating macOS version to 64-bit
Since Apple will soon be limiting support for 32-bit applications (https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=06282017a), we will be updating the macOS version of Foldit to 64-bit in an upcoming update, and the existing 32-bit version of Foldit will no longer be supported. This will likely require re-downloading the macOS installer.(Tue, 04/24/2018 - 20:05 | 1 comment)
Citizen Science Day Heroes
It's Citizen Science Day and the fine folks over at the Human Computation Institute together with SciStarter have put together an event called the CitSciDay HERO Challenge. Players go around and try out some cool citizen science games and earn badges. You may have guessed it, Foldit is involved this year! There are likely to be some fresh faces in chat from people coming by to earn their badge and try Foldit on for size. If you want to check out the event (or claim your Foldit badge!) check out the blog post here.(Sat, 04/14/2018 - 16:47 | 0 comments)
Developer Preview Release Soon
We're going to be pushing an update to the developer preview soon with the following fixes and features:
General:(Wed, 04/11/2018 - 00:56 | 2 comments)
Foldit at USA Science and Engineering Festival
Aflatoxin Challenge Update
Foldit Community, we are ready for an Aflatoxin update! Thank you for all your efforts in designing the first round of designs to combat aflatoxin. To date we have had hundreds of players design >400,000 structures! There is a lot to choose from and it has been a fantastic way to start off this effort. Players have been incredibly creative, and have engineered exciting new molecular interactions that truly have the potential to stabilize the aflatoxin hydrolysis transition state we provided in the models.( Posted by 72 1890 | Wed, 03/14/2018 - 23:04 | 6 comments )
New Update! (REQUIRED)
We've just posted an update to the game that improves our biochemistry software under-the-hood.
This update is a major change to the way the game scores your proteins, so you will need to update your software in order to see or play any new puzzles.
There's a great blog post about some of the specifics of the update here.
A huge thanks to the players who helped to test this update in the 'experimental' build!(Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:20 | 0 comments)
Foldit update and puzzle expiration
Next Tuesday, March 13 at
10am PST 11am PDT (18:00 GMT), all active puzzles will expire and we will release a new update for Foldit clients.