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Langton's Ant


Langton's Ant is actually a two-dimensional cell automaton that evolves by following very simple rules.
It was invented by scientist Christopher Langton in 1986 and helped to highlight an example of emergent behavior.

The two basic rules are:
¤ If the ant is on a black square, it turns right, changes the color to white and moves forward
¤ If the ant is on a white square, it turns left, changes the color to black and moves forward


These simple rules lead to a surprising behavior of the ant:
The ant builds a road that repeat indefinitely


Here are the main features of my implementation:

¤ Changing the speed
¤ Changing the size of the world
¤ Changing the background color
¤ Changin the rules:
- 35 predefined rules
- create your own rules
¤ Creation of multiple states automatons
¤ Add as many ant as you want, simply by touching the screen!

There are many extensions (several colors, states, etc.) but it's up to you to discover them.

Visit my website : www.simon-marquis.fr

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Game Jeu automate automaton ant fourmi turmite langton cellule cell zero player world pattern motif implementation simulation casual free gratuit old school fractal explorer abstract best angry birds

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File size
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About Langton's Ant
Langton's Ant is actually a two-dimensional cell automaton that evolves by following very simple rules.
It was invented by scientist Christopher Langton in 1986 and helped to highlight an example of emergent behavior.

The two basic rules are:
¤ If the ant is on a black square, it turns right, changes the color to white and moves forward
¤ If the ant is on a white square, it turns left, changes the color to black and moves forward


These simple rules lead to a surprising behavior of the ant:
The ant builds a road that repeat indefinitely


Here are the main features of my implementation:

¤ Changing the speed
¤ Changing the size of the world
¤ Changing the background color
¤ Changin the rules:
- 35 predefined rules
- create your own rules
¤ Creation of multiple states automatons
¤ Add as many ant as you want, simply by touching the screen!

There are many extensions (several colors, states, etc.) but it's up to you to discover them.

Visit my website : www.simon-marquis.fr

TAG :
Game Jeu automate automaton ant fourmi turmite langton cellule cell zero player world pattern motif implementation simulation casual free gratuit old school fractal explorer abstract best angry birds

Recent changes:
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A Google User
Sep 16, 2014
Cool If you're high.
A Google User
Sep 13, 2014
Just like powder game It's like powder game
A Google User
Sep 4, 2014
Good app, but annoying Remove the notification tray ad for your other apps. Reply to this comment when you've fixed it for a changed rating.
A Google User
Jun 25, 2014
Good fun A well put together app that works
A Google User
Jun 8, 2014
Quite fun! This is a great app for creating reactions out of a word. (You know, typing into the generate box under settings) My favorite thing to type into the box is OAT, which creates unstable rods that explode when you tap them (You must have max speed of ants to make these rods. BTW it only works sometimes. Restart the app to fix the issue with the rods instantly blowing up.)