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Small landmark reached

  Puzzles 8 and 9 are the first two puzzles where non-biochemists found better proteins than all biochemists in our game player pool (and there's a lot of them).  Congratulations to ferzle, and mummiebrain.

(Sat, 12/22/2007 - 00:51  |  0 comments)

Protein Folding Holiday Presents

Hey intrepid protein folders! Congratulation to our top players on Puzzle 7 (archettes, nhertz, btavshanjian, andrewirwin, and sean.kiely), Puzzle 8 (ferzle, ccarrico, sslickerson, dimaio, and Rusty), and Puzzle 9 (ferzle, mummiebrain, Rusty, dimaio, and sean.kiely).

We've got a bunch of great new stuff for you:

  • 2 New Puzzles. For your holiday enjoyment. They will expire next Friday the 28th.
  • Software Update. Our new animation system should make the game much smoother. (This will install automatically.)
  • Invitation System. Invite your friends to play Fold It! by clicking on the link on the left. (Please remind your friends that this is an early beta testing period for the game.)
  • New Video. It explains how to play and gives some strategies. Check it out!

Keep the protein competition, bug reports, and suggestions coming. Happy holidays!

(Thu, 12/20/2007 - 06:22  |  0 comments)

Vista Support

The game now supports Microsoft Vista. Please run it, tell us what you think, and report any glitches. If you've already tried to install on Vista, you will need to uninstall, then redownload the installer linked on the main page.

(Tue, 12/11/2007 - 07:44  |  0 comments)

Three New Pernicious Protein Puzzles

The game is growing quickly, and we developers have a bunch of really cool new features we're working on for all of you. We'll be rolling those out next week. We want to congratulate the top scorers on puzzle 5: dimaio (1), ccarrico (2), ferzle (3), tk (4), and packr2 (5), and puzzle 6: dimaio (1), jeremylp (2), ferzle (3), ccarrico (4), and rusty (5). We've posted puzzles 7, 8, and 9. Please don't play puzzle 7 if you're an expert folder (placed in the top 5 in puzzles 1-6). We're going to experiment with reserving that puzzle for beginning folders.

(Sat, 12/08/2007 - 01:11  |  0 comments)

Two Weeks of Protein Fun

Congratulations to top players dimaio, findingneema, and ccarrico who dominated both puzzles 3 and 4! We've put up two new challenges, puzzles 5 and 6, for your enjoyment, and we have revamped the GUI. If you're an existing player, you don't need to do anything, the updates will install automatically.

(Fri, 11/30/2007 - 02:40  |  0 comments)
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