|Mark Walsh on Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:01:32 -0700 (MST)
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|[s-d] And speaking of Grids....
And speaking of Grids.... I've recently revisited an old interest of mine: Conway's Game of Life. It has spawned the kernal of an idea for a possible subgame. A short overview of the concept is available at: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life> The following site has a more extensive list of links, some downloadable source code and applications, and a nice java applet that has some preloaded examples of some of the more interesting discoveries made in this virtual world. <http://www.ibiblio.org/lifepatterns/> My initial concept would be to allow players a starting number of live 'cells'. That number could be expanded and manipulated by having the players achieve any of a given set of goals (such as growth, period of oscillation, total cells alive, etc.). I've got an engine coded in VB for excel now (limited, of course, to the finite memory in my machine). The applet in the above link can be manually filled in, and appears to have a capacity in area far greater than the finite 41x41 space I've coded (I can easily increase the area of mine.) I'm not sure how I would implement this by rule yet, but I'd like to get some feedback to see if it's worth pursuing. Triller _______________________________________________ spoon-discuss mailing list spoon-discuss@xxxxxxxxx http://lists.ellipsis.cx/mailman/listinfo/spoon-discuss