John Conway's Game of Life
The Game of Life, invented by mathematician John Conway, is a cellular automaton played on a grid of square cells. The game follows simple rules: a dead cell with three live neighbors becomes alive, a live cell with two or three live neighbors survives, and all other cells die or remain dead. Life patterns exhibit emergent complexity and can form still lifes, oscillators, and gliders. The game has practical applications in studying self-organizing systems, simulating behavior, and exploring mathematical and scientific concepts.
Our iPad App
Investigate the fascinating evolution of seemingly insignificant patterns, as they either blossom into complexity or fade away within a handful of generations!
- Draw arbitrary patterns and observe how they evolve
Explore and combine 60+ popular patterns from an expanding catalog at your leisure
- Load previously saved worlds to revisit and continue your progress
- Save your created worlds to easily access and share them with others
- The Randomize feature fills the world with a random seed to simply observe how it evolves
- Custom cell shapes to style the world according to your taste
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