explains and presents, in interactive simulator form, a delightful "game" (cellular automaton) invented by John Conway and his students in 1970 demonstrating that even very simple rules can lead to extremely complicated outcomes. For additional demos, articles, and commentary on the Game of Life and related cellular automata, see the
Game-of-Life Community Site.
Johan Bontes has developed a Wiki site titled
where people can go to download and install freeware for the Game of Life. Bontes describes Life32 as the "best,
fastest, most user-friendly life player around."