Seeing as how other questions on Conway's Game Of Life were received quite well, I was inspired to make my own. The concept of having a 'base' and trying to accomplish an aim seems like such a fun game! Well I won't ramble on any longer (actually I will at the end) - here's the puzzle:
Given the green area, annihilate all cells in the grid
or, in cooler words, in the spirit of these puzzles
Construct a rocket to destroy the sun and annihilate all life in the universe
- No cells may remain at the end i.e runaway gliders count as living
- You may only alter the green cells at generation 0; you may not do anything once the simulation begins
I also strongly recommend getting a good simulator - Golly is pretty good
Notes: I just can't resist pointing out how fragile the sun is. Add a square, and it dies. Take away a square, and it dies. Do anything, and it dies. But the green area is really far away...
Some help needed:
- Is it possible to permanently highlight cells (in Golly)?
- How do you make a gif of the animation?
Thanks in advance
Challenge: Shift the green area down, say 100 squares. Try it now!
Although this question has been solved, don't be discouraged from continuing to try as the process of finding a solution is quite fun (at least it was for me), and unique solutions are rare. And plus the challenge is still out there