A cross-platform application for exploring Conway's Game of Life and many other types of cellular automata. Features include bounded and unbounded universes, fast generating algorithms, Lua/Python scripting, and a state-of-the-art pattern collection.


  • Bounded or unbounded universes with up to 256 states.
  • User-definable rules.
  • Reads a variety of common CA and graphical formats.
  • Unlimited undo/redo for difficult pattern editing tasks.
  • User-configurable keyboard shortcuts for menu items and custom scripts.
  • Scriptable via Lua or Python.

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  • Very cool, Thanks for this project.

  • Very impressed with quality, performance, and design. Only a couple natural editing features I found missing or difficult to accomplish (filling a region and moving a region), so only -1 on features.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Perfect! The best Life/CA simulator I've ever known! Great thanks to developers.

  • Perhaps the most feature-full and speedy-running software of its kind I had seen to date. Very nice work! Moreover, it's being actively maintained, and is open source.

  • Light Portable and A wonderfull tool to have fun and experiment

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Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows), Cocoa (MacOS X), wxWidgets

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