New: Core Midi / iPad Support!

Runxt Life 1.1 now supports Core Midi + we finally released the universal iPad version called ‘Runxt Life Plus’ with extra(1) controllable settings (delay, crush, cutoff, channel volume) and a fullscreen grid.

(1) Attention! These extra settings are only available on the iPad, Runxt Life Plus will work on iPhone & iPod Touch with the same features as the basic Runxt Life version.

Conway's Game of Life

RUNXT LIFE is a generative music application created for the iOS® platform based on the cellular automaton theory “Conway’s Game of Life” by John Horton Conway.

The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970.
It is the best-known example of a cellular automaton.

The ‘game’ is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input from humans. One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves.(2)

You can draw single cells or a predefined pattern stamp on a two dimensional grid. This pattern will evolve according to the rules of “Conway’s Game of Life” after you press ‘play’ or ‘step forward’. Five different colors each represent a different sound or channel.

RUNXT LIFE uses the output of the grid, affected by a few parameters, to either generate sounds or send midi notes to your computer with Core Midi or with the help of the RUNXT LIFE – OSC to MIDI application. In this application you can configure which color is sent to which midi channel.

(2) Conway's Game of Life. (2010, May 17).
In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:40, May 19, 2010, from

- R-Life (iPhone / iPod)2.99 $ / 2.59 €
- R-Life Plus (iPad / Universal)4.99 $ / 3.99 €
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R-Life VS. R-Life Plus

Basically RUNXT LIFE is the app to buy if you only have an iPhone or iPod. RUNXT LIFE PLUS is designed specifically for the iPad but will work on other devices with the exact same features as RUNXT LIFE.

Runxt Life Plus Extra Features (on iPad):
  • extra controllable settings
    (delay, crush, cutoff, channel volume)
  • 5x larger grid


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