Living Cells

4.4
216 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

This is a collection of cellular automata - fields of cells which live by certain rules. At this point Living Cells is able to simulate not only the famous Life by John Conway, but also its colored variant, a family of cellular automata called Generations, which includes widely known Brian's Brain, and also Turmites family, the best-known example of which is Langton's ant.

This is not a game per se because it doesn't require any input from the player. But it is possible to affect how cells live by adjusting rules, creating new cells, or dragging groups of existing ones.

Features:
- Four types of cellular automata
- Possibility to set a rule for each type and also to enter your own rules
- Interactive field allowing to create and erase cells or to drag existing cells. Switch between adding and erasing with a longpress. Simulation pauses by default, but this is now adjustable
- Customizable look and feel for the cells: either select one of the preinstalled themes or create your own
- Application can be used as a live wallpaper
Updated on
Nov 15, 2020

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.4
216 reviews
A Google user
September 22, 2018
I had this on an old phone and used it as the background and now that I upgraded to an s7 I can't figure out how to get into the settings to change the look and game parameters. I can't find a help or faq to look up this problem. Long pressing only brings up the app switch menu :(
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Malcolm-Soft
September 22, 2018
Try long-pressing the buttons that you have, this may help. By the way, I plan to finally get to updating the application to the modern state so you won't have to actually go through this.
A Google user
September 27, 2018
Pretty cool ,but I most enjoyed the background it comes with. Look really neat and doesn't look unnatural.
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A Google user
February 5, 2019
add rules as well... rules for changing reproduction and survival cells... and life span
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What's new

• Rewrote the app completely for the modern Android versions
• New, material UI
• Lots of new rules for all automata types

In 3.0.1:
• Fixed a crash with migrating certain rules from the old version
• Other bug fixes