Living Cells (Game of Life +)
Watch cells form beautiful patterns or touch the screen to mess with them.
- Current Version: 2.2.1
- Updated: March 2, 2013
- Requires Android: 2.1 and up
- Installs: 10,000 - 50,000
Remember Conway's Game Of Life?
Well, this is a collection of cellular automata - fields of cells which live by certain rules. At this point LivingCells is able to simulate not only the famous Game Of Life, but also its colored variant, a family of cellular automata called Generations, which includes widely known Brian's Brain, and also Turmites family, the best-known example of which is Langton's ant.
This is not a game per se because it doesn't require any input from the player. But it is possible to affect how cells live by adjusting rules, creating new cells or dragging groups of existing ones.
This aplication is designed to run on any device with Android 2.1 or higher, including tablets.
- Four types of cellular automata
- Possibility to set a rule for each type and also to enter your own rules
- Interactive field allowing to create and erase cells or to drag existing cells. Switch between adding and erasing with a longpress. Simulation pauses by default, but this is now adjustable
- Customizable look and feel for the cells: either select one of the preinstalled themes or create your own
- Application can be used as a live wallpaper
Try Star Wars rule in Generations - my friends liked it a lot!
Due to requests from the users, live wallpaper functionality has been added. Settings for the wallpaper are set separately from the settings of the standalone application. I should note that the computation of every next grid state requires CPU resources depending on the speed and the grid size. I advise not to set small cell size or fast speed for the wallpaper to avoid power drain.
You can also set the grid type to Turmites, this is the only automaton which doesn't demand much resources regardless of the speed and cell size settings. Moreover, Turmites look better when cells are small and speed is high.
You can leave your requests at my blog (see developer's info).
In the case you want to read about Game Of Life, Brian's Brain or Turmites, here are a few Wikipedia links:
Dick Cutter Published date: January 31, 2015
Great, but not as a live wallpaper This app is great! It does a wonderful job of representing the many interpretations of Conway's game of life, and it is highly customizable (yay custom color palette). BUT... it doesn't function well as a live wallpaper, simply because changing the screen orientation makes the app no longer fill the screen. If this gets fixed, this app gets 5 stars! Full Review
Luke Sciarappa Published date: May 21, 2015
Great! + suggestion I love this app. It would be great if it could prevent the screen from turning off while it's displaying the cells, otherwise you have to tap it every so often... Full Review
Patrick Murphy Published date: September 13, 2017
Live this wallpaper but can't get it to work with note 8, can't adjust settings because I can't invoke options with long press on task manager button anymore Full Review
Published date: March 7, 2015
Love it This is one of the best implementations of the game. Ability to add cells on the fly is also great. Is it possible though to add a mechanism of random cell appearance with regulated probability and within dense parts, for example? Full Review
A Google User Published date: June 29, 2012
Stare for hours.. And no brain-sucking permissions too.. Full Review
Published date: April 6, 2014
Trails. GET RID OF THEM....seriously how many people have to say this? Full Review
Published date: December 30, 2015
The color picker is a bit difficult Full Review
A Google User Published date: August 29, 2011
Good Need ability to turn off trails so the screen doesn't get so cluttered. Otherwise very good. Full Review
Louis Hardin Published date: March 9, 2017
I've watched the cells for hours. Love tweeking the settings to get all kinds of reactions. Full Review
A Google User Published date: July 28, 2012
Fun...but It's fun but what the heck is it a game pa no ha??? What is it!!!!!!!!! Full Review
Chris Clarke Published date: June 16, 2014
Awesome! Full Review
Cleopatra A Glider Published date: April 25, 2014
Mesmerizing! Full Review
A Google User Published date: July 3, 2011
The only one of them worth having. Looks superb as wallpaper. Full Review
A Google User Published date: June 3, 2011
Pretty, would be way better if it didn't pause when you add cells. The starts and stops make it unusable for VJing! Full Review
A Google User Published date: June 4, 2011
Awesome! Was only looking for the basic game of life, but was totally blown away by all the options available. Looks great and runs smooth too. Full Review
A Google User Published date: June 25, 2011
Force closes after update. Full Review
A Google User Published date: April 16, 2011
Looks Nice though on my Desire HD, should be a Live Wallpaper then. Full Review
A Google User Published date: May 3, 2011
Awesome app that has now become LWP. Thanks dev, for making lwp option. The best looking game of life LWP & APP. Tons of configuration options. :-) Full Review