Complex Systems

A Note on the Discovery of a New Game of Three-dimensional Life Download PDF

Carter Bays
Department of Computer Science, University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC 29208, USA


Previously in [1] specific rules for totalistic CA describing games of life in three dimensions were presented. In particular, in the universe of dense-packed spheres (called ), the only glider-supporting rule given was ; this rule is described in plain English below. (See [1] for further explanation.) Note that each cell has exactly twelve touching neighbors.