What is this?
This is an implementation of Conway’s Game of Life I wrote in a day in 2018. But Ben, what is Conway’s Game of Life, you ask?
The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. It is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input. One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves. It is Turing complete and can simulate a universal constructor or any other Turing machine.
Right click to toggle the game ‘rules’. Left click to place new cells. The number inside the cell shows its age.