Video Life

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Video Life
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Video Life gameplay
Developer(s) CommaVid
Publisher(s) CommaVid
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Genre(s) Life simulation game
Mode(s) Single-player

Video Life is a rare video game for the Atari 2600.[1] It is a version of the zero-player cellular automaton known as Conway's Game of Life.[2] Video Life was only available through a special mail order offer to owners of CommaVid's Magicard, which itself is considered to be one of the rarest Atari 2600 cartridges ever released. According to original CommaVid co-owner Irwin Gaines, only 20 cartridges or less of Video Life were ever made.[3] Editors of AtariAge estimate approximately 500 cartridges were produced.[2] A report in the Chicago Reader by Jeffrey Felshman estimates that cartridges would sell for as much $3000 at the time.[4]


  1. ^ Atari 2600 Rarity Guide
  2. ^ a b "Entry for Video Life". AtariAge. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
  3. ^ Joe Santulli (14 September 2003). "The Story of CommaVid". Collector's Corner. digitpress.
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