Last weekend I went to Brisbane coding event called code smash. It coincided with node knockout. The event was provided us with a space to work, people to work with and pizza. What we did at the event was up to us. In the spirit of node knockout I was keen to do some serious team coding and get results. Luckily I managed to team up with Andrew who had similar goals. Andrew works with ruby on rails full time and I work on asp.net mvc full time. So clearly the sensible thing to do was to write a Game of Life in NodeJS. Just to keep us on our toes.
This weekend I was still energetic about the project. So I
I’m not usually a big fan of games like I used to be back in the day. This is probably because I lack the time. This game is a set-and-forget sort of game, there’s no big time investment required. I’m still thinking about how to make it more interesting by adding to the multi-player aspect of the game.
The game suffers from entropy over time and relies on people visiting to add cells to make the result dynamic and interesting.
I have though of a few other interesting possibilities, that could still be explored:
The code is on github.