Adam Luptak

Game of Life Heatmap

July 11, 2012

Conway's Game of Life is a concept I've wanted to experiment with for some time, but it's never gotten high enough on my to-do list to dig into it.

My good friend Michael, however, shared an implementation with me that he wrote in Processing. It's cleanly written, and was a great jumping-off point for me to play with.

As a quick exercise, I sketched up a heatmap visualization of the Game of Life as it runs, given a random setup.