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This article was published on October 12, 2012

Play games with life in a simple Google search

Play games with life in a simple Google search Image by: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

The Game of Life (no, not the board game), is an intriguing, “zero-player cellular automaton game” devised in 1970 by JohnHorton Conway. Now, following Google’s usual paces of hiding little gems and jokes within its products, you can now play “Life” just by searching for it.

Type “conway’s game of life” into the search box and here’s what you get:

Geeks rejoice! See it for yourself here.

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