April 23rd, 2007 by Keith

Golly Game of Life 1.2

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Windows

Golly Game of Life

Enjoy this open source, cross-platform Game of Life simulator, developed by Andrew Trevorrow and Tomas Rokicki, Golly 1.2. It is able to run in Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The idea is to develop a world-class Life simulator for users.


  • * Unbounded universe (limited only by memory).
  • * Fast, memory-efficient conventional algorithm.
  • * Super fast hashlife algorithm for highly regular patterns.
  • * Responsive even while generating or garbage collecting.
  • * Reads RLE, Life 1.05/1.06, dblife, and macrocell formats.
  • * Can also read common graphic formats: BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF.
  • * Includes a state-of-the-art pattern collection.
  • * Supports other Life-like rules and Wolfram’s 1D rules.
  • * Can paste in patterns from the clipboard.
  • * Auto fit option keeps patterns sized to the window.
  • * Full screen option (no menu/status/tool/scroll bars).
  • * Supports multiple layers, including cloned layers.
  • * Includes HTML-based help with an integrated Life Lexicon.
  • * Scriptable via Python.
  • * Runs on Windows, Mac OS X (Universal) and Linux (GTK+/X11).

Source and binary distributions are available. Have Fun playing Game of Life, Golly!

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Golly 1.2

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