This website is out of date. Better information might be found at the ConwayLife.com forum.
Conway’s Game of Life is a silly non-game where you have a grid of cells that can be either ON or OFF, and their states evolve according to simple rules.
This site is primarily concerned with collecting interesting Game of Life patterns. For an introduction to Life, you should probably look somewhere else.
|My main collection. Contains many kinds of Life patterns.
There might be some updated patterns here and here.
|Jason Summers||30 Dec ’12|
|all-osc||Discontinued as of Dec ’12. Merged into “jslife” collection.||Jason Summers|
|Patterns that are very large or very slow. A supplement to the jslife collection.||Jason Summers||13 Jan ’10|
|Wicks||Discontinued as of Feb ’12. Merged into “jslife” collection.||Jason Summers|
|c/2 rakes||Discontinued as of Jan ’10. Replaced by “c2-extended” directory in “jslife” collection.||Jason Summers|
|Dieter and Peter’s gun collection, part 1||download
|A large collection of glider guns, containing the smallest known gun for periods less than 1000. (more info)||Jason Summers||11 Dec ’12|
|Dieter and Peter’s gun collection, part 2||download
|A large collection of glider guns, containing the smallest known gun for some periods in the range 1000-9999.||Jason Summers||6 Sep ’09|
|Lots of spaceships||click here||Raw search program output from low-period spaceship searches, for those who prefer quantity over quality.||Jason Summers|
|Life-DL-98||download||A collection of patterns compiled by Dietrich Leithner in 1998.||Dietrich Leithner|
|Life-PR-98||download||A collection of patterns by Peter Rott.||Peter Rott|
|2c5puff||download||A collection of 2c/5 puffers and spaceships.||Paul Tooke||18 Mar ’07|
|ptpuffer||download||A collection of c/2 puffers.||Paul Tooke||4 Nov ’03|
|A collection of c/5 orthogonal rakes.||Paul Tooke|
|hppatterns||download||A collection of patterns by Helmut Postl.||Helmut Postl|