Video Life

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Video Life
Several small purple squares are irregularly clustered on a black background. On the right are the numbers 32, 37, and 37, all in large yellow numerals. A solid green bar fills the lowest quarter of the screen.
Platform(s)Atari 2600
Genre(s)Life simulation

Video Life is a video game for the Atari 2600.[1] It is a version of the 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. According to original CommaVid co-owner Irwin Gaines, fewer than 20 cartridges of Video Life were ever made.[3] 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. ^ "Video Life". AtariAge. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
  3. ^ Joe Santulli (September 14, 2003). "The Story of CommaVid". Collector's Corner. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Jeffrey Felshman (September 11, 2003). "Game Boy". Chicago Reader. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2019.

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