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  • #: 36144
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2015-05-02
  • Current Version: 1.2.1
  • 1.2.1
  • Size: 0.80 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Sergey Ilyevsky
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © 2010 Sergey Ilyevsky
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LifeSim is a simulator for Conway's Game of Life on an infinite grid.


• Infinite grid: explore huge civilizations on your iphone without the limits of finite or torus grids

• Easy controls: drag to scroll, pinch to zoom, tap to toggle cells states

• Hundreds of known patterns: explore them or use them as building blocks

• Quick-start Game of Life tutorial

What is Conway's Game of Life?

Game of Life is a famous model devised by John Conway in 1970.

Imagine a universe existing of square cells on an infinite flat grid. A cell can contain life or be empty.

At each game step, live cells can stay alive, die, or multiply - according to 3 simple rules:

• if a live cell had less than 2 live neighbors (at the previous state), it dies of loneliness

• if a live cell had more than 3 live neighbors, it dies of overcrowding

• if a dead cell had exactly 3 live neighbors, it comes to life

Now imagine a civilization starting from 3 cells placed in a row. What will it evolve into?

Can there be still patterns in this universe? Yes, the simplest one is 2x2 rectangle.

Is it possible to build a civilization that will move across the universe? Yes, there are such "spaceships",

and the smallest one consists of just 5 cells, so you can even try to discover it yourself.

LifeSim brings this amazing universe into your pocket. Tap on a few cells and see what they will evolve into.

Or explore hundreds of known beautiful patterns. Or try to protect a still life from a spaceship moving towards it.

More information about Game of Life can be found at LifeWiki (http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/).

LifeSim comes with a quick-start Game of Life tutorial (tap the help button).

What's New in Version 1.2.1

+ Bug fixed: removed an empty appearing view on horizontal swipe in portrait orientation (was also causing a crash on orientation change)

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Rated 4/5 based on 2 customer reviews.


4/5 stars

Need speed

Great app. By far the best life based game. Just needs speed control and would be perfect

4/5 stars

Great Version of this Classic Life Simulation

I am a long-time fan of "life" simulation programs and this is definitely one of my favorites. It is extremely well done.

If it had the ability to change the growth animation speed and to save your creations, it would be perfect.

I really hope both those features get added soon!


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