Square Enix involved in Google 8-bit Maps

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th 2012 at 2:03 a.m.

A lot of you old school gamers probably noticed something very familiar about the Google April Fools’ joke this year .  You may have noticed the extremely close relationship between the artwork used and the resemblance to Dragon Quest.  Also, the use of the Famicon in the video was a pretty interesting addition as well.

Well it is official.  Square Enix was actually involved in the Google April Fools’ joke and partnered with Google to make the video using art and a title screen from Dragon Quest.  According to a U.S. representative from Square Enix, “It was a collaborative effort between Square Enix and Google.  Google came up with the idea, then we provided the assets and helped them to create the map.”  Very cool.

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