Living Cells

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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.

- 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
Aug 29, 2023

Data safety

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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

Ratings and reviews

197 reviews
Crypto Tonight
September 1, 2023
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 :( Now it no longer moves in the background when I use it as a live wallpaper:(
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September 3, 2023
I'm not sure about your specifically, but on my phone when you select the live wallpaper, there is a row of buttons on the bottom. It should have the preferences button, which will bring out the screen of settings which pertain to the wallpaper, separate from the main application settings. Hope this helps.
API Spaces
September 23, 2023
This is so satisfying and it's so cool. But I need two more things 1. Perfectly square cells and connected too (remove grids) 2. Make it 3 dimensional (like make a sphere or a cube) This is very cool if you can't make 3 dimension then nevermind.
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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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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

In 3.0.2:
• Added support for up to Android 14