A simple, colorful Game Of Life demo on the terminal
Conway is a dead-simple implementation of Conway’s Game Of Life using my Blessings terminal library. It detects your terminal size and color depth and blits a lovely cellular automaton for your ogling pleasure.
- Simple implementation
- Pretty colors
- Few calories
- Nudges itself out of repetitive patterns
Rather than having a zillion features, Conway focuses on clarity of implementation. It’s fun to hack on. Try implementing different wrap parameters for next_board!
Getting it running
pip install conway conway.py
You should see life explode before your eyes. When you’re done, hit control-C, and it’ll clean up nicely after itself.
Ripped off a really elegant implementation of the algorithm from Jack Diedrich (and ruined it).
- Use “fullscreen mode” so we don’t leave a big white screen behind afterward.
- Initial release