PSP homebrew – The Game Of Life RC1

Game Of Life - Image 1Don’t look now, but it’s the Game Of Life! Well, that’s the title of this PSP homebrew at least. If you’re bored and looking for something new, why not try this out? Author maxthebest says it’s “a real version” of his Game Of Life. Create your initial configuration and watch it evolve.

Download: The Game Of Life RC1
Visit: QJ PSP Development Forum

Game Of Life - Image 1

Feel like going for the oldschool 90s brickgame look? Then you might want to give this a shot – it’s maxthebest‘s very own Game Of Life. He describes this as “a real version” of his Game of Life, and he did do a lot of things, as you can read from this changelog:

  • A splash screen has been added (press any key to continue)
  • A definition screen has been added: you can see an extract from wikipedia‘s definition of the Game Of Life
  • Sound has been removed for two reasons: headaches and it didn’t work. It’ll be back in next version, with the possibility of shutting it off.
  • A menu pops up when you press SELECT, and you can chose one of the three patterns (for the moment: empty, random, and Goper’s glider gun). Keep SELECT pressed while pressing up/down/cross to navigate in this menu.
  • You can see the number of generations that have happened since the beginning of the pattern by pressing L. This number is reset when you generate a new pattern, or edit the actual one.
  • When you press START, you will pause the evolution, and see a “0” or “1” printed in red on the screen, this is your cursor, move it with up/down/left/right, and press Cross to give life to a cell, and circle to take life from it.
  • When in pause mode, Square will clean the screen.
  • To take a screenshot, press R. Screenshots are saved under ms0:/PICTURES/GoLX.png, X being the number attributed to the picture.
  • If the Picture folder does not exist, the program will create it (to avoid annoying bugs).
  • The icon has been changed (you can see Gosper’s glider gun on it now).

If it seems like it’s jsut a bunch of dots to you, here’s a bit of info. It’s a cellular automaton based on John Conway‘s original idea. To interact, simply create your initial configuration then watch things grow from there. Yes, those dots move and grow. See for yourself!

Download: The Game Of Life RC1
Visit: QJ PSP Development Forum

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