This 8-bit map of New York City was made by Brett Camper for the 8-Bit Cities project. The goal is not to make your city look like a video game map, but to make it feel less foreign and more familiar.
I don’t know if they really achieve this goal, but I do like the retro look of the maps. 8-Bit Cities works similar to Google Maps. You can type in an address and the software will locate it on a map. One thing that I’ve found, is that these maps are a lot easier to remember than normal maps, because they blur out the details that you don’t actually need while you’re navigating.
For now, Amsterdam, Austin, Berlin, Detroit, London, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and NYC are currently available with more cities coming soon. I wonder if Google Maps will have their own 8-bit option soon.