Game of Life Simulation

A cellular automaton is a discrete model studied in computability theory, mathematics, physics, complexity science, theoretical biology and microstructure modeling. It was popularized by John Horton Conway's Game of Life, a 'zero player game' where each cell's future state is defined by its neighbors.

Here are the rules used to define each cell:

  • Any live cell with fewer than two live neighbors dies, as if caused by underpopulation.
  • Any live cell with two or three live neighbors lives on to the next generation.
  • Any live cell with more than three live neighbors dies, as if by overpopulation.
  • Any dead cell with exactly three live neighbors becomes a live cell, as if by reproduction.

Our goal for this project was to create a JavaScript version of the Game of Life while solidifying our learning of functional programming and DOM manipulation.


  • Client:Fullstack Academy Project
  • Date:November 2017
  • Skills:JavaScript / CSS
  • Demo: View Live