Java Applet – Game of Life

Below a little Java applet I created from scratch, based on John Conway’s Game of Life. Remarkably,the applet works better in Firefox (in which I tested it) than it does in IE. For some reason, in IE the drawing canvas is not the same size as the applet.


To stop the animation and make some changes to the current state, move the mouse over the applet and click on the cells you want to kill or bring to life. To continue the animation, move the mouse off the applet. I haven’t included an option to reset it and frankly, I don’t intend to. This was just a little thing I made to kill some time 😛

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