GoL2: The Starknet Version of the Classic Game of Life

Discover the blend of Conway’s Game of Life and Starknet. Play GoL2 and understand the logic behind Starknet L2 power.
Starknet Ecosystem
• Jun 25, 2023
3 min read
GoL2: The Starknet Version of the Classic Game of Life

GoL2 stands for Game of Life 2, and also Game of L2, linking John Conway’s classic game to the concept of L2 solutions like Starknet. You may be new to the original or the Starknet version of the game or both, so we’ve prepared a GoL2 introduction to kickstart your experience.

Gol2 Starknet game play

Discover how GoL2 can become an integral part of your Starknet journey and learn how your gameplay boosts your Starknet Pro Score.

GoL2 Snapshot

Find a brief overview of Game of L2 in the table below.

Activity TypeOn-Chain Game
Launch Date02/2022
AvailabilityMainnet & Testnet
DescriptionGoL2 is an on-chain version of the classic Game of Life developed by John Conway, and recognized for its status as a universal Turing machine. In the GoL2 Starknet game, players can create an initial configuration on the grid, and then the cells evolve according to the game rules. You can play GoL2 in infinite mode and creator mode, and earn GOL tokens.
USPGoL2 demonstrates how a powerful L2 like Starknet can accommodate computation-heavy games that L1 cannot. All interactions with the game, including the game logic, are implemented as a contract on Starknet and, therefore, verified on the blockchain. Each time you evolve the game in infinite mode, a unique, personal snapshot of your gameplay is created and stored, and you can share it on social media.

Playing Game of L2 on Starknet gives you a chance to: 
– learn about smart contracts written in Cairo in a fun and interactive way
– visualize how a contract moves from one state to another
– get proof of cost-effective computation for smart contracts written in Cairo

Are you a fan of on-chain gaming? Then explore other promising Starknet gaming projects here: Best dApps Games on Starknet: 4 Gems to Explore Today

GoL2’s Decentralization Prospects

If the GoL2 dApp will become decentralized has not been communicated yet. This Starknet game is developed by Yuki, a software company in Dublin.

Will there be a GoL2 token? We don’t know yet. At the moment, you can earn GOL tokens, a type of credit token used in-game. How can you get GOL tokens? By evolving games, and you can spend them by creating new games or reviving cells in infinite mode. Game of Life tokens aren’t tradeable at the moment.

Token distribution roadmapNot communicated
Decentralization roadmapNot communicated
Investment rounds completedNot applicable

GoL2 Community Overview

Game of Life on Starknet is an experiment in L2 gaming. If you like the idea of true on-chain games that can easily run on Starknet, you can contribute to the project by playing the game and sharing your GoL2 Snapshots on Twitter.

As of recently, no official community campaigns or programs have been announced. 

Community Campaigns and ProgramsNO
Starknet Pro Score IntegrationYES
Starknet Pro Score CampaignTBD
Other CampaignsNO
SocialsTwitter: https://twitter.com/GoL2io  
Github: https://github.com/yuki-wtf/GoL2-Feedback/discussions

Discover how GoL2 compares to other games on Starknet, see the table below.

 Active UsersTransactions
The Ninth11,04514,492
Loot Survivor 1,728145,443

Data from Starkscan on April 25, 2024.

Track your GoL2 Transactions with Pro Score

Want to play the GoL2 game? Great, before you head over to the platform, read this below.

Playing GoL2 can boost your Starknet Pro Score. What is it? A fun transaction tracker that helps you keep tabs on your engagement with Starknet dApps, like Game of L2. 

Up for a Starknet adventure? Measure your Starknet expertise and compete with other Starknet users via your Starknet Pro Score. Show you’re a Starknet Pro by reaching a 100% Pro Score.

GoL2 Starknet Pro Score - Braavos WalletHere’s your checklist of GoL2 transactions that enhance your Starknet Pro Score:

  • Evolve

Explore More Starknet dApps like GoL2 with the dApp Gallery

We know it can be challenging to track down promising Starknet projects, so here’s some help. The Braavos Wallet’s dApp Gallery hooks you up with legit Mainnet projects – easy access with one click. 

This gallery helps you connect with authentic Starknet dApps and stay clear of fakes and clones. Heads-up though: while we try to keep things safe, we can’t promise these projects are foolproof or totally bug-free.

Dive into the dApp Gallery for the full list of curated Starknet gems, download the Braavos Wallet. It’s free for you to visit and explore. If you want to explore NFT-related projects on Starknet, read this article: Starknet NFT Marketplaces; dApps: Discover Which One Is the Best for You

Enjoy your Starknet journey, discover authentic dApps, and enhance your Starknet Pro Score!

Bertrand Blancheton

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