Conway's game of life (A bit laggy)

(This game is a bit laggy.)

Press A to switch a square between alive or dead. Press B to simulate a generation/step, which will take a second. (Scroll down for info on what this game is.)

Don’t know what Conway’s Game of Life is? Here’s what Wikipedia says:

"The universe of the Game of Life is a two-dimensional orthogonal grid of square cells , each of which is in one of two possible states, live or dead , (or populated and unpopulated , respectively). Every cell interacts with its eight neighbours , which are the cells that are horizontally, vertically, or diagonally adjacent. At each step in time, the following transitions occur:

  1. Any live cell with two or three live neighbours survives.
  2. Any dead cell with three live neighbours becomes a live cell.
  3. All other live cells die in the next generation. Similarly, all other dead cells stay dead.

The initial pattern constitutes the seed of the system. The first generation is created by applying the above rules simultaneously to every cell in the seed, live or dead; births and deaths occur simultaneously, and the discrete moment at which this happens is sometimes called a tick. Each generation is a pure function of the preceding one. The rules continue to be applied repeatedly to create further generations."

Here’s a YouTube video in case you’re a visual learner:
Introduction to Conway’s Game of Life on YouTube

Pixel art


Hey, just realized that there’s already a tutorial on the front page about how to make this game. Just so everyone knows, I made this BY MYSELF without the knowledge that the tutorial existed. Sorry. :frowning: