As a tribute, some of our friends on the retrocomputing forum have recreated a version of Life in Commodore BASIC.

https://retrocomputingforum.com/t/conwa ... basic/1153

I'm going to have a go at getting this running on the Gigatron

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```
10 BB=0 : REM CONFIG, 1=BEEB, 0=COMMODORE
20 IF BB=0 THEN PRINTCHR$(147);CHR$(18);:GOTO 30
25 MODE 7
30 PRINT" CONWAY'S GAME OF LIFE "
40 PRINT:PRINT"IN MEMORIAM JOHN H CONWAY"
50 PRINT"26 DEC 1937 - 11 APR 2020":PRINT
60 INPUT"WIDTH, HEIGHT (EG, 8,8)";W,H
70 IF W<4 THEN W=4
80 IF W>39 THEN W=39
90 IF H<4 THEN H=4
100 IF H>24 THEN H=24
110 G=0:A=0:P=0:W=W+1:H=H+1:D1=W+1:D2=W-1:K=0:NG=1:XM=W-1:YM=W*H-W:N=0
120 IF BB=0 THEN 140
130 CS=12:CH=30:CO=79-32:R=1:GOTO150
140 CS=147:CH=19:CO=209-32:R=0
150 PRINT:PRINT"PROBABILITY OF INITIAL POPULATION:":INPUT"(0>P<1)";P
160 IF P<=0 OR P>=1 THEN P=0.5
170 DIM M%(1,W*H+W):PRINTCHR$(CS);
180 FORY=W TOYM STEPW:FORX=1TOXM:M%(0,Y+X)=RND(R)<P:NEXT:NEXT
190 PRINTCHR$(CH);"GEN.:";N
200 FORY=W TOYM STEPW:FORX=1TOXM:PRINTCHR$(32-M%(G,Y+X)*CO);:NEXT:PRINT:NEXT
210 FORY=W TOYM STEPW:FORX=1TOXM:A=Y+X
220 K=M%(G,A-D1)+M%(G,A-W)+M%(G,A-D2)+M%(G,A-1)+M%(G,A+1)
230 K=K+M%(G,A+D2)+M%(G,A+W)+M%(G,A+D1):M%(NG,A)=(K=-3)OR(K=-2 ANDM%(G,A)=-1)
240 NEXT:NEXT:G=NG:NG=1-G:N=N+1:GOTO190
```