8-Bit Google Maps (aka Quest Mode) was one of Google’s flagship 2012 April Fool’s Day jokes. With Quest mode toggled on, maps adopted the look of a classic 80′s world map (specifically Dragon Quest’s world map).
Working within a larger team, my role was to create multiple visual assets, including a custom version of the Google logo, Pegman, map markers and the overlaying UI. I also created 11 landmarks and oversaw the creation of numerous others, offering feedback and creative direction.
Note: All of my work has been scaled anywhere from 200-400% its original size.