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Nolan Filter's Conway's Game of Life GameView game page

Submitted by calamitynolan (@NolanFilter) — 23 minutes, 54 seconds before the deadline
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Ranked from 109 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How does your game fit the theme?
As you progress in the puzzles, you lose control over your ability to directly affect the outcome. You can only set up an initial state and watch as a rules based algorithm transforms your input. Puzzles are solved using indirect control.

Did your team create the art for this game during the 48 hour time slot?


We created all art during the game jam

Did your team create the audio for this game during the 48 hour time slot?


We used pre-existing audio

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Love the idea of using Conway's game of life in a puzzle. You executed it very well, too!


Love conway's game of life, i love the gamification of it! 


Pretty cool game! Really like the puzzles on it! I'd say maybe some more concept levels at the start to help the difficulty curve might help, might just be me though. Super fun though! Good job!


Great puzzle game, really enjoyable. Well done.


Great game.  It sure helps to know a bit about Conway's Game of Life, but it's fun regardless.  That smile puzzle took me a good while.  It's simple, elegant, and well put together.  Great job.

Hurt my brain but 10/10 would recommend for cleverer people than me. Good job and thanks for suggesting on stream!!


didnt expect to learn something today but great job! it was hard but its still a good game


very tricky puzzler, and a cool twist on the classic Game of Life! it was a bit too challenging for me, but overall great job!


Well polished little puzzler, however it was too complex for me at a certain point and my high school biology test nightmares came back


The music and sound is a good fit, and while there isn't much to say for art, this game shines in subtle visual details, such as the menu being in a four-by-four grid.

 I played the first 10 levels, before things got too tricky, and I honestly think what I played doesn't reflect the theme properly, without explanation

Anyhow, on its own, this is an excellent puzzle game. I was impressed by how well you were able to spin a math theory into such a well designed single player experience!


Interesting idea, good execution!


Not a terrible way to implement a "Game using the Game of Life". Not my thing but still pretty good implementation.

Interesting idea! I included it in my GMTK Game Jam compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :)


Thanks for including it! I've been enjoying your series, keep up the great work!


The UI is really effective on explaining a challenging puzzle like this. Good Job!


Nice twist on a familiar to everybody thing such as GoL. Requires a big brain or a lot of random clicking to complete the levels though.

Maybe graphical design could use some work (choose better colors, make some buttons bigger, etc.) but overall it already plays nice. I like that you can remove the cell you misplaced and that it doesn't reset your inputs, makes it less tedious to test stuff.

Good job!


Really clever and original idea. Well done.


Really nice take on the game of life. Making it into puzzle game is very creative. 


A very brainy puzzle!


Hey I like the concept very much ! And it's quite well executed :) Overral this is the kind of games I dig, and would very well suited for mobile !

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