Nicolas dug this one up.
It seems that some folks came up an 8 bits version of the google maps: google 8-bits maps:
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According to aeropause:
Google 8 bit maps has taken some of the old maps from the first Sim City game on the SNES and introduced Googles map search. There’s no pages to go to really. It’s just something to look at and ponder. Dig that isometric Sim City view, eh!
This piece was created by YTMND which is an acronym for “You’re The Man Now, Dog!”, is a website community that centers around the creation of YTMNDs, which are pages featuring a juxtaposition of a single image, optionally animated or tiled, along with large zooming text and a looping sound file. YTMND is also the general term used to describe any such site.
Why do I blog this? a funny and old-school mash-up + I like this “You’re The Man Now, Dog!” concept.
Why do I blog this? I’ve been fascinated with SimCity for a long time â€” I even wrote a long essay on the game a long time (1994!) ago. The art for that game is just exceptionally delicious â€” the isometrics and their fun detail are like caramel.