What is it?
It’s pretty much in the name :–) Have a look at screenshot to get an idea of what it is.
What is special about this “Game of life” is, that you get to experience it in Virtual Reality, giving you a new, unique perspective.
How is it made?
The app is made using Unity 5. I’ve started learning Unity recently and I am impressed how easy it’s to get started. They have good tutorials that get you going and assets store full of things you can use in your apps.
It’s really simple implementation written in C#, using SDK.
I’ve seen a great qoute on VR sometime ago:
Virtual Reality is BY FAR the biggest delta I've ever seen between what it looks like from the outside vs what it feels like on the inside.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) October 26, 2015
I agree, and what it means is that you really need to get your hands on a Cardboard and try out the Game of Life for yourself. :–)