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# Conway's Game of Life for Browser

The Conway's Game of Life is a simple simulation of the birth, evolution, and selection of life, invented in 1970.
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## What is the Conway’s Game of Life?

Conway’s Game of Life is a simulation game that uses a simple model to recreate the process of birth, evolution, and selection of life, invented by mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970.

There are no winners, losers, or goals in Conway’s Game of Life. There is life and death.

## Rules of Conway’s Game of Life

1. Each cell (square) is treated as one life.
2. A cell has two states: “live” and “dead”.
3. When the game starts, the board changes generations.
4. The live or dead of the next generation cell is determined by the live or dead of the adjacent cells (in this site, “live = black, dead = white”).

### Generational Change of Cell

Cells go through a generational cycle, dying from overpopulation or overcrowding and giving birth to new cells. Cells may reproduce rapidly or become extinct in a matter of seconds.

#### Born

If there are exactly three living cells adjacent to the dead cell, it is born.

#### Survive

If there are two or three live cells adjacent to a live cell, it is survive.

#### Depopulation

If there is less than one living cell adjacent to a living cell, it is overpopulated and dies.

#### Overcrowding

If there are four or more live cells adjacent to a live cell, it will die of overcrowding.