This Bitsy art game invites you to explore and meditate on a now dormant universe of cellular automata, ala Conway’s Game of Life. This piece leaves you free to wander the “ashes” left behind from the final run cycle, identifying any unique objects, or simply admiring the clusters and constellations formed by its varied “still lives”. Each object has a category name that corresponds with those used by researchers, although the conventions are largely informal, and were derived specifically from this list.

Instructions / Tips

There is no goal this this piece, only exploration. Move to the edges of the screen to navigate to new areas of the universe. Traversal is partially random, and the rooms are generated anew before each playthrough. Typical length may be only a few minutes of gentle wandering – likely best experienced when in a meditative mood.

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