Conway's Game of Life

The Game

The Game of Life is not your typical computer game. It is a cellular automaton, and was invented by Cambridge mathematician John Conway. It is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input.Wiki

The Rules

For a space that is populated:
Each cell with one or no neighbors dies, as if by solitude.
Each cell with four or more neighbors dies, as if by overpopulation.
Each cell with two or three neighbors survives.
For a space that is empty or unpopulated
Each cell with three neighbors becomes populated.
Simulation information

Simulation Frame: | Live cells: 0 | Generation: 0 | Death: 0 | Total Cell Count: | Mouse Position:


Help ?

Press Start to start simulation.

Or, Choose a pattern from the pull-down menu or make one yourself by clicking on the cells with a mouse. A new generation of cells (corresponding to one iteration of the rules) is initiated by the 'Simulate Once' button. The 'Start' button advances the game by several generations.


How to use patterns?

Select any pattern from above and tap on the simulation panel. This will insert that particular pattern at the tap location.

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