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Conway's Game of life

This cellular automaton is a grid of cells that evolve from generation to generation according to the set of Conway's rules. A living cell ist colored dark red, a dead one looks grey. Start with a living cross or by defining your own base patterns by clicking on the grid cells...

Base:


Rule:

The source code is gol.js. Thanks to Eric Rowell for the library KineticJS. Watch the HTML source code, too.

Conway's Rule Set 23/3

Every cell is surrounded by 8 neighbours.

  1. In the next generation a living cell with 2 or 3 living neighbours will survive, but will die with less or more.
  2. A dead cell will come to life in the next generation, if it has exactly 3 living neighbours.
Gosper Glider Gun

A funny world: Gosper Glider Gun - the glider dissolves

Your task

Choose basic patterns and observe the development process of the generations in Conway's world. You will find different behavior. Sometimes the result is a still life or all cells die, sometimes an oscillators comes up or even a spaceship, that flies across Conways cell grid.

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