A video game based on Conway's Game of Life, running in Excel


Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/27/a-video-game-based-on-conway.html



Ah, but can you make the Game of Life balance your checkbook? Then I’ll be impressed.


Apparently it is technically possible:

From a theoretical point of view, it is interesting because it has the power of a universal Turing machine: that is, anything that can be computed algorithmically can be computed within Conway’s Game of Life.

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life#Origins



Here is my review of Yifat’s Excel file: http://www.myspreadsheetlab.com/game-review-the-worksheet-saga/


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