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 82 2278  |  Mon, 04/01/2013 - 14:34  |  7 comments )
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But it has no nose...

How will we take advantage of the new Google smell without a nose???


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The nose is an upcoming feature of the Foldy 10000. Coming Spring 2035! ;-p

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It's Clippy in a new costume

It's Clippy in a new costume !

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Do I look like Clippy ?

I mean, the rugged facial features, the obvious superior intellect and the triangular hole in my head - you would think they would be a dead give away.

Anyhow, it looks like your trying to fold a protein.....

....try switching the filters off ;)

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Selection Interface C cut tool

Foldy needs to replace the scissors on the SI cut tool

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Sweet jeezus... I go away for four days, and THIS happens?

I'm still snowed in, stuck in upstate New York away from my own machine, so I can't log into the game to verify this atrocity. Please, please, PLEASE tell me this is just a horrible April Fool's joke gone horribly, horribly wrong.

[commits seppuku]

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Clearly you can't go away for 4 days ever again!

Looks what happens when you leave us, Boots!

But consider yourself lucky for missing out on Puzzle 685 (which was a lot more painful than any April Fools joke... but conveniently came out on April 1st as well!)

Luckily you can get a feel for that puzzle with the new versions of it in devprev: http://fold.it/portal/node/992823#comment-22449

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