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Explore different rules that control how cubes are born, change, and die in an infinite 3D universe. Discover the complex patterns that can arise from simple specifications.

Styled after the famous 2D Conway’s Game of Life (GoL), gol3d is an engine for building and visualizing the evolution of 3D cellular automata.

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My experiments indicate that the B/S rulespace of GoL produces less interesting results in 3D, so I greatly expanded the space of possible rules and the number of valid states. My quest continues for a rule with the same chaotic, long-lived, but basically stable behavior of the original Game of Life.




Tested only on 64-bit Linux.