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Explore the world of Conway's Game of Life!

First devised by the mathematician John Conway in 1970, this deceptively simple 2D grid generates fascinating patterns.

Drag your finger across the screen to bring Life to life!

Watch the patterns evolve, and guide them with your touch.

Adjust the speed of the animation.

Select from among 38 different Life-like universes, including Coral, Diamoeba, Gnarl, Seeds, and Walled Cities.

What's New in Version 3.0

ported to the iPad


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Customer Reviews

good, but lacking some features

The program implements a lot of different variations of the basic life rule, and these can be fun to explore. But, as an earlier reviewer noted, it's badly in need of some new ways to start things off. In addition to being able to freeze the system and draw some starting pixels, it would also be nice to have an option for a random start, perhaps with a user-selectable probability of initial activation. A library of interesting figures discovered by others would also be nice.

Still, the program is cleanly implemented and not junked up with a lot of confusing graphical oddities (like some of the competition). It can be mesmerizing simply to watch it.


This app is very interesting, pretty cool to watch. But I'm wondering, why doesn't it have colors? I downloaded this thinking I would see colors showing the life growing. But it's just little white lines forming cubes. It's still very interesting, but I feel that I was either mislead by the pictures, or there's something I need to do to get it like that but I don't know what. Three stars for now, but I would like colored simulated life.

Edit: well, I don't know what happened, but my life is now blue and red. And it looks very good. So I have changed the rating. =)

Great app especially if you're bored.

I love this app. Whenever I am bored (which is usually when I'm supposed to be doing homework) I get on this app and try out different settings and see what they look like.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 0.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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