Defense: Evolution

Dillon, Roberto (2019) Defense: Evolution. In: Schrier, Karen, (ed.) Learning, Education and Games: 100 games to use in the classroom and beyond. Carnegie Mellon University: ETC Press, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, pp. 108-113.

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Cellular Automata are mathematical models based on a regular grid of cells where each one can assume different states (e.g. on/off) according to specific conditions. They are widely used in many fields of science for modeling a broad range of phenomena, from biology to artificial intelligence and cryptography. The game discussed here offers a smooth introduction to such topics by implementing the "Game of Life" model proposed by John Conway in 1970 (Gardner, 1970). This is one of the most well-known cellular automaton since it is not only relatively simple to understand, making it a perfect learning tool, but it also has plenty of applications across different fields (Adamatzki, 2010).

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