The Game of Life is a simple computer simulation of what is called a "cellular automaton." Developed by the British mathematician John Conway in 1970, the program uses the cells of a grid and 3 simple rules to simulate evolution. In the simulation, filled cells are alive, while empty ones are dead. Learners click on cells to set up various patterns of live cells, and then click 'run' to see how the rules interact with their pattern. Play the game to explore how simple rules can generate complex patterns and even life-like movement and growth.