The rundown on coronavirus
You don't have to be a scientist to do science! Download and play Foldit and you can help researchers discover new antiviral drugs that might stop coronavirus! The most promising solutions will be manufactured and tested at the University of Washington Institute for Protein Design in Seattle.
Foldit is run by academic research scientists. It is free to play and not-for-profit. To get started, download Foldit and create a username!
We recommend that new players start with the Foldit Intro Puzzles.
After some practice, move on to the Science Puzzles and try out the Beginner: Coronavirus puzzle.
We also have an
advanced puzzle NEW advanced puzzle where you can try to design an antiviral protein from scratch!
To meet other players, check out the Foldit Discord channels.
Note: Foldit is an interactive computer game and not a distributed computing project. If you would like to donate idle CPU cycles to science, please check out the Rosetta@Home project on BOINC.(Wed, 03/04/2020 - 05:46 | 9 comments)
A Reminder of the Community Rules
Hello all! Hope you are enjoying this fine Tuesday. I wanted to take a brief moment to remind everyone about the Foldit Community Rules. As part of the community, everyone is expected to adhere to these rules at all times, so it is important all are aware of what is expected. Here are the highlights:
- Keep the conversation PG-rated, since there is a wide range of ages in the community. Anything deemed offensive or obscene will not be tolerated.
Lab Report #15: A new kind of puzzle
A couple software updates — big and small — with a whole suite of new features, plus we've got new puzzles for coronavirus and beyond! Watch our latest lab report on YouTube now.
- MERS-CoV binder design
- NEW Designable linker puzzles
Big Announcements for the New Year
Hey folders! The Foldit team is happy to announce an awesome update for you!
Early next year, we will be rolling out a brand new website! This website will have loads of new features that we hope will help players share ideas with each other and help our scientists share more cool science updates with you! Additionally, this change will come with a big clean-up from some of our old systems, which will make development much smoother moving forward and take care of a few bugs which have been sitting around for years. In particular:
When the new website is rolled out, we will remove support for GUI and Lua V1 recipes.(Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:24 | 2 comments)
We've just released an update with the following fixes:
* Fixed a crash on puzzle load caused by the ContactMS metric.
* Fixed an issue with the DDG metric score behaving oddly in proteins with cutpoints.
Thanks to our devprev players for helping test this release!(Sat, 11/21/2020 - 01:37 | 0 comments)
Developer Preview Release Soon
We're about to release an update to the developer preview with the following fixes:
- Fixed a crash on puzzle load caused by the ContactMS metric.
We've just released a big update with the following fixes and features:
UI / Gameplay:
- Updated the Mutate icon
- Backbone pins are now colored purple when locked
- Achievements now describe the achievement earned
- Rubber bands are now colored differently based on optimal bonding distances
- Rubber bands are now colored darker if a recipe made them
- Dark mode is now on by default
- Arrows on the Clashing Importance, Band Strength/Length, and other sliders now make more fine-grain adjustments
- Increased the maximum Undo Graph length to 1000