The Life Program: Executable or Text Version
The so-called Life Program was a common topic for BASIC programmers back in the 1970's before PCs arrived on the scene.
My program shows how complex patterns will emerge from an initial random distribution of "cells", coloured according to their age. The rules for development are extremely simple. For example, cells may reproduce when there are two of them together, and they die at a fixed age.
I have COMPLETELY REWRITTEN this program in September 2017 to use a 500x500 bitmap, using the blue channel to track the age of cells.