Game of Life

Game of Life is a cellular automaton, which essentially is a grid of cells that follow certain rules to evolve one generation at a time. The Game of Life is typically demonstrated on a 2D grid and it follows just 4 simple rules.

  1. Any live cell with fewer than two live neighbours dies, as if caused by underpopulation.
  2. Any live cell with two or three live neighbours lives on to the next generation.
  3. Any live cell with more than three live neighbours dies, as if by overpopulation.
  4. Any dead cell with exactly three live neighbours becomes a live cell, as if by reproduction.

These 4 rules (coming straight from Wikipedia) are simple, but the patterns that emerge are very complicated. Below are relevant links.


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