Ever imagined your character from Exodus: Ultima III was traveling around the streets of New York instead of the land of Sosaria? Well, 8-Bit NYC will at least give you a glimpse of what that might have looked like. Brett Camper has mashed up the old-school 8-bit map with the navigability and accuracy of Google maps. “Maps offer us visual architectures of the world, encouraging us to think about and interact with space in particularly constrained ways,” he says in the appropriately designated “Why?” tab. “Take some time to think about New York a little differently. Set out on a quest. Be an adventurer.”
Just don’t attack the guards at the Midtown Macy’s. They’ll get you every time.