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Explore New York, London, Paris And Other Cities With This 8-Bit Map
By Erwan Xiao, 26 Jul 2013
Brett Camper’s 8-Bit City project lets you explore cities around the world like you were living in a 1980s-style video game.
The project uses data from OpenStreetMap and you can even zoom in and out, just like Google Maps. The only difference is the pixelated, 8-bit graphics style.
Said Camper, “The [project] is an attempt to make the city feel foreign yet familiar, smashing together two culturally common models of space: the lo-fi overhead world maps of 1980s role-playing and adventure games, and the geographically accurate data that drives today's web maps and GPS navigation.”
Camper hopes to “evoke the same urge for exploration, abstract sense of scale, and perhaps most importantly unbounded excitement that many of us remember experiencing on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Commodore 64, or any other number of 8-bit microcomputers.”
[via 8-Bit City and Gizmodo]
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