Living Cells (Game of Life +)

Living Cells (Game of Life +)


Remember Conway's Game Of Life?

Well, this is a collection of cellular automata - fields of cells which live by certain rules. At this point LivingCells is able to simulate not only the famous Game Of Life, but also its colored variant, a family of cellular automata called Generations, which includes widely known Brian's Brain, and also Turmites family, the best-known example of which is Langton's ant.

This is not a game per se because it doesn't require any input from the player. But it is possible to affect how cells live by adjusting rules, creating new cells or dragging groups of existing ones.

This aplication is designed to run on any device with Android 2.1 or higher, including tablets.

Features:
- Four types of cellular automata
- Possibility to set a rule for each type and also to enter your own rules
- Interactive field allowing to create and erase cells or to drag existing cells. Switch between adding and erasing with a longpress. Simulation pauses by default, but this is now adjustable
- Customizable look and feel for the cells: either select one of the preinstalled themes or create your own
- Application can be used as a live wallpaper

Try Star Wars rule in Generations - my friends liked it a lot!

Due to requests from the users, live wallpaper functionality has been added. Settings for the wallpaper are set separately from the settings of the standalone application. I should note that the computation of every next grid state requires CPU resources depending on the speed and the grid size. I advise not to set small cell size or fast speed for the wallpaper to avoid power drain.

You can also set the grid type to Turmites, this is the only automaton which doesn't demand much resources regardless of the speed and cell size settings. Moreover, Turmites look better when cells are small and speed is high.

You can leave your requests at my blog (see developer's info).

In the case you want to read about Game Of Life, Brian's Brain or Turmites, here are a few Wikipedia links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian's_Brain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turmite

Recent changes:
- If the grid hangs in a lengthy operation, the application will reset the grid instead of crashing
- It is no longer possible to set an invalid value for the maximum life field in the Generations rule editor
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About Living Cells (Game of Life +)
Remember Conway's Game Of Life?

Well, this is a collection of cellular automata - fields of cells which live by certain rules. At this point LivingCells is able to simulate not only the famous Game Of Life, but also its colored variant, a family of cellular automata called Generations, which includes widely known Brian's Brain, and also Turmites family, the best-known example of which is Langton's ant.

This is not a game per se because it doesn't require any input from the player. But it is possible to affect how cells live by adjusting rules, creating new cells or dragging groups of existing ones.

This aplication is designed to run on any device with Android 2.1 or higher, including tablets.

Features:
- Four types of cellular automata
- Possibility to set a rule for each type and also to enter your own rules
- Interactive field allowing to create and erase cells or to drag existing cells. Switch between adding and erasing with a longpress. Simulation pauses by default, but this is now adjustable
- Customizable look and feel for the cells: either select one of the preinstalled themes or create your own
- Application can be used as a live wallpaper

Try Star Wars rule in Generations - my friends liked it a lot!

Due to requests from the users, live wallpaper functionality has been added. Settings for the wallpaper are set separately from the settings of the standalone application. I should note that the computation of every next grid state requires CPU resources depending on the speed and the grid size. I advise not to set small cell size or fast speed for the wallpaper to avoid power drain.

You can also set the grid type to Turmites, this is the only automaton which doesn't demand much resources regardless of the speed and cell size settings. Moreover, Turmites look better when cells are small and speed is high.

You can leave your requests at my blog (see developer's info).

In the case you want to read about Game Of Life, Brian's Brain or Turmites, here are a few Wikipedia links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian's_Brain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turmite

Recent changes:
- If the grid hangs in a lengthy operation, the application will reset the grid instead of crashing
- It is no longer possible to set an invalid value for the maximum life field in the Generations rule editor

Android Market Comments
A Google User
May 21, 2015
Great! + suggestion I love this app. It would be great if it could prevent the screen from turning off while it's displaying the cells, otherwise you have to tap it every so often...
A Google User
Mar 8, 2015
Love it This is one of the best implementations of the game. Ability to add cells on the fly is also great. Is it possible though to add a mechanism of random cell appearance with regulated probability and within dense parts, for example?
A Google User
Jan 31, 2015
Great, but not as a live wallpaper This app is great! It does a wonderful job of representing the many interpretations of Conway's game of life, and it is highly customizable (yay custom color palette). BUT... it doesn't function well as a live wallpaper, simply because changing the screen orientation makes the app no longer fill the screen. If this gets fixed, this app gets 5 stars!
A Google User
Jun 16, 2014
Awesome!
A Google User
Apr 25, 2014
Mesmerizing!
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