Build the Game of Life


  1. Objective: Build a CodePen.io app that is functionally similar to this: https://codepen.io/FreeCodeCamp/full/reGdqx/.
  2. Fulfill the below user stories. Use whichever libraries or APIs you need. Give it your own personal style.
  3. User Story: When I first arrive at the game, it will randomly generate a board and start playing.
  4. User Story: I can start and stop the board.
  5. User Story: I can set up the board.
  6. User Story: I can clear the board.
  7. User Story: When I press start, the game will play out.
  8. User Story: Each time the board changes, I can see how many generations have gone by.
  9. Hint: Here's an explanation of Conway's Game of Life from John Conway himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8kUJL04ELA
  10. Hint: Here's an overview of Conway's Game of Life with rules for your reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life
  11. Remember to use Read-Search-Ask if you get stuck.
  12. When you are finished, click the "I've completed this challenge" button and include a link to your CodePen.
  13. You can get feedback on your project by sharing it with your friends on Facebook.

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