1st May 2002

This program is a nice simple windows implementation of the Conway's Game of Life. This is not actually a game, but is a cellular automata with certain rules that convert one state into the next.

The rules are:

  1. If a living cell is surrounded by 4 or more cells, it dies. If it is surrounded by 2 or 3 cells, it stays alive.
  2. If an empty space is surrounded by 3 cells, then a new cell is created in that space.

These simple rules generate complex behaviour.

Download life.exe here (200k windows exe).

Click here for more info on Conway's Game of Life.