Google announces Google Maps: 8-Bit for the NES
Google has announced that it will be turning its attention to video game development with the brand-new RPG Google Maps: 8-Bit.
This new game which combines Google's Map service (complete with Street View) with a clever homage to Dragon Quest, will offer users all of the directions they desire and the ability to explore the entire globe in glorious 8-bit. All they'll need is an NES, a Google Maps: 8-Bit cartridge, and a working Internet connection.
Google was kind enough to provide a full demonstration on its Youtube page:
Members of the game's development team posted the following statement on the official Google blog to express their excitement regarding this bold new (or decades old in this case) gaming frontier:
The game should hit the Google Store some time in the near future and a "mobile" version is currently in development for the Game Boy.
If you would like to check out the "very real demo," just go to the Google Maps page and click the Quest button. It's super cool!
If only if it was real.... : /
Ok, THIS is a damn worthwhile April Fools joke.
Even in 8bit Detroit looks like crap eh heheh..Steve knows what I'm sayin,I don't know anyone named Steve.
This is cool as shit, but you all need to check out the gmailtap, whichI think it could really work for disabled people who only have one hand, O also the Nascar one with self driving car had me cracking up so hard this morning, I woke people in my house up lol!
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Best thing GOOGLE ever made.
Holy shit it actually works?! mind blown
That's rad as fuck.
I knew that.
I see what you did there Google...
well ain't that somethin'.
I approve of this
i lost it when they used the dragon quest theme
After Jared quit Screwattack, Craig accepted a pending buyout contract from IGN in order to get Destin Legarie back on Hard News. AND IT WORKED! TODAY'S HARD NEWS WILL HAVE DESTIN, YES!
God dam it >.>
It's actually supposed to be closer to Dragon's Quest.
Now, Journey, across your 8-bit land, you hold in your hand, a remote to the Nintendo Wii http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
Ok hi, this has nothing to do with the post I know. But what's up with the current poll "With our buyout from IGN announced, how excited are you for the future? "
Can someone explain this to me?