John Conway's Game of Life

The Game of Life

The Game of Life is a cellular automaton, invented by John Conway. You can find more information here:

The Download

The Game of Life is freeware. Download it here:

Windows GameOfLife-1.5-installer.exe (152 kB)
Installs the program on your Windows system.
Windows 7 users should also download msvcr71.dll and move it to Windows/System32 on Windows 7 32-bits or Windows/SysWOW64 on Windows 7 64-bits.
Mac OS X GameOfLife.jar (55 kB)
Right click the file and select Open.
(and other operating systems)
GameOfLife.jar (55 kB)
Double click or type "java -jar GameOfLife.jar" to start the program.

The Screen Shots

The Java Platform

Get Java button The program is written in Java. Download Java if your machine doesn't have it.

The Source Code

Life is a bit - Edwin Martin <>