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Game of Life

While watching a show about the universe they mentioned a thing called John Conway’s Game of Life, now I’ve heard about this before but it never really occurred to me to look it up. after the show ended I googled it and instantly wanted to code such a program. so I did, it’s a full screen program so it’s insanely hard to take screenshots of, it uses pixels as “organisms”.

If you have a blank face on right now I’ll explain John Conway’s Game of Life was an experiment by John conway to see what would happen if he put set of very simple rules to a world. the rules are as follow: 

1) Any live being with fewer than 2 neighbors die, like they were lonely

2) Any live being with 2 or 3 neighbors lives on to the next generation

3) Any live bring with more than 3 neighbors die, like they were overcrowded

4) Any dead being with exactly 3 neighbors comes alive, like reproduction (2 to do the deed and 1 to hold the camera I suppose)

The link is in the sidebar as always, just press escape when you want the simulation to finish.

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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Uncategorized


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