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Foldit is an online game in which humans try to solve one of the hardest computational problems in biology: protein folding. You don't need to know anything about biology to play the game, although a little background will help. Most Foldit player are not biologists. Read about The Science Behind Foldit.

New Players

Visit the, the official Foldit site to download the game and get started. Foldit runs on Windows, Mac, and 64-bit Linux. Use the feedback page if you're having trouble getting the game installed.

The Intro Puzzles show you the tools, try them before trying a science puzzle. (deutsch) | (svenska)

Please read the Foldit Community Guidelines and Terms of Service.


  • Begin the begin: new Beginner Puzzles page added, six existing beginner puzzle pages updated.
  • Not dead yet: Mozak and Zoran Popović featured in the New York Times. Foldit gets a mention way down in the article, in the past tense, as "attracting nearly a million players over its lifetime". Funeral arrangements pending.
  • Mother liquor: Protein Crystallization explained, to along with design updates Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Lua luau: the Lua scripting tutorials Beginner 1 through Beginner 5 have been updated and expanded.
  • New hope for the bewildered: Intro Puzzles updated.
  • As seen on TV: Origami Revolution. Nova on PBS featured protein folding, David Baker, Rosetta@Home and Foldit. (Minutes 20 through 28, with Foldit briefly mentioned at 23:45.)
  • Oldie but goodie: 2013 animated video featuring the Contender's mimi and Renton Innes.


David Baker (U14:42

David Baker (U. Washington HHMI) Crowd Sourcing Protein Folding Rosetta@Home and FoldIt

Foldit Status

Usually the Foldit page has the latest info. You can also check Foldit Status here on the wiki, and the latest updates and system status through the official Twitter and Facebook channels.

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