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A nearly non-interactive demonstration of The Game of Life (well, you can quit or restart).
Another Z-Abuse, this one weirder than most. It's billed as an "implementation of Conway's Game of Life," and it essentially consists of a lot of ASCII characters moving around uncontrolled by you. If you're in on that particular joke, by all means check this out.
-- Duncan Stevens
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Not to my taste, really, but I can't hold my taste against it. It works perfectly well, and some people might enjoy watching it.
I remember something similar that ran on my old Amstrad machine, a public domain version. You could place cells and simulate their culture, based on a mathematic algorithm. Depending on the original pattern that you created, interesting geometries would come to life.
This is basically quite the same process. I regard this as a great example of what is possible with Inform. There is hardly any interactivity, so it is really just a demonstration and not a game. It could have been expanded or some pieces of information added.
I take it that Duncan Stevens has never heard of Conway's Game of Life. It is truly incredible that someone was able to create this in z code. Well done.
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