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Life or Death

by David S. Glasser


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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 537
IFID: ZCODE-1-980702-8905
TUID: f5jw8dv02umjdxzz

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide

A freely-admitted abuse of the Z-machine; you are in a single featureless room with a gameboard on which you can play Conway's Game of Life (the one with multiplying cells, not the one where pegs ride around in little plastic cars). Curiously, it still uses the standard IF style, where you have to use the verb "toggle" to turn cells on and off individually, making setting up complex board configurations a real chore.

-- R. Serena Wakefield


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