Two years ago today, EyeWire launched with J Day. Celebrate with Double Points on Dec 10, 2014. Deets here. We’ve also added new and greater achievements for you to earn! Click your username to check it out.
A few flashback stats:
Since EyeWire launched, we’ve grown to over 165,000 players from 145 countries. Together, you have completed over 3.9 MILLION cubes.
In the past year alone, we’ve mapped 170 neurons!
6 players have over 5M points and 58 players have joined the Millionaire’s Club!
We published our first scientific finding in Nature, which you can read all about here. You helped discover how animals perceive motion. Awesomesauce.
Neurons YOU mapped were featured in Times Square for an entire month! See pic below.
We’re curating the world’s first 3D printable neuron catalog with the NIH.
EyeWire teamed up with Visual.ly and FEI to create a Scale of the Brain Infographic
Your discoveries, animated: check out gorgeous EyeWire neurons in this playlist.
EyeWire wouldn’t be what it is without you. We thank you wholeheartedly (or wholebrainedly) for making EyeWIre what it is.
To the Future
Here are a few things to look forward to in 2015
- More science discoveries (and likely finding new cell types) thanks to the Countdown to Neuropia
- Hot new in-game sounds.
- EyeWire Mobile! Yep. We’re actually working on it.
- API streams so that any dev anywhere can readily build bots, leaderboards, plugins and more.
- Neurons in Virtual Reality free and available to the public
- Better Scouting and Scythe tools
That’s all we’re allowed to talk about now 🙂
We look forward to making the next year’s discoveries with you! For Science!
Shoutout to the Millionaires! Scores as of 12/9/2014 ar 11 pm US ET.