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Underscore Life

By Underscore AB

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Life is an application to experiment with the wonderfully entertaining Conway's Game of Life.

The Game of Life is a deceptively simple game published by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970.

Just drag your fingers over the screen to start and guide the Game of Life on your screen as the pattern evolves. Completely configurable including algorithm, color schemes, speed, size and several other parameters for presentation.

• Supports multitouch to create and guide the algorithm.
• Many predefined alternative algorithms and also complete freedom to configure any algorithm giving over 200 000 different combinations.
• Pause, resume, save and restore special life patterns.
• Change speed and size of generations.
• Support 8-way, 6-way or 4-way connections for algorithms.
• Customize color palette with several predefined themes and a custom color picker.
• Touch brush editor with many predefined well known predefined patterns.
• Highly optimized and can handle cell size down to 1 pixel very well.
• Unified binary support for iPad & iPhone devices.

What's New in Version 3.0.1

Fixed to work on retina display. Also improved performance on newer devices.


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Customer Reviews

Not working on iOS 8

Update needed

Best version of Conway's "Life" around

I looked at a number of versions of Conway's Game of Life, and most seem to be fairly basic or just "eye candy" with little facility to configure your own automata or algorithms. This version is not free but is well worth the few pence it costs. You can design your own automata and configure the death/birth rates, or experiment with the preconfigured ones included. You can also change colours etc too. A fun version of Conway's classic.

Underscore Life
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £0.79
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.1
  • Size: 0.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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