Minecraft has been round over a decade now and in that point diamond axes and creepers and Steve’s blocky head have grow to be ubiquitous. They’ve additionally been throughout YouTube and right now the platform is celebrating over 1 trillion Minecraft video views with some spectacular stats about all the various creations so far. I’ve spent my justifiable share of time watching Minecraft livestreams, constructing guides, and extra, however these have not been the preferred Minecraft movies for the previous decade. All this time, the most-viewed Minecraft YouTube movies weren’t even made in Minecraft in any respect.
To commemorate the milestone, YouTube has pulled collectively some visual representations of all the most important Minecraft movies on the platform since 2010. They’re damaged down into classes I anticipated like “Survival Video games” and “Survival Multiplayer” and “Speedrun” however are additionally joined by the likes of “Position-play” and “Animation”. Though recognition varies by nation, which YouTube has additionally proven, the constantly dominant class over time has been animation with practically 5 billion views in each 2020 and 2021.
The animation label is dwelling to a lot of various Minecraft movies, the most important of which are not really made in Minecraft. Coming in at 178 million views so far is an animated brief during which Minecraft meme cryptid Herobrine has varied monster households competing to see who’s strongest.
With 127 million views is a video from 2018 a few stick particular person battling a cross-section Minecraft world, paying homage to that common previous Animator vs Animation video that people of my period could bear in mind. There are additionally the true life crossovers, each within the type of Minecraft in actual life and likewise actual life in Minecraft.
Then there’s the music movies period, throughout which CaptainSparklez dominated the preferred Minecraft movies for 3 years with pop music parodies and snazzy 3D animations styled to appear to be Minecraft worlds and characters.
I am fascinated, as a result of though I’ve performed Minecraft for a complete decade I’ve by no means seen a single one in every of these movies. Minecraft launched once I was in college, so my nostalgia all belongs to beginning a server with my first co-workers and utilizing it as a method to hang around with buddies who’d moved throughout the nation. I watched gamers my age construct in hardcore worlds on Twitch in 2014.
We in all probability aren’t those who made Minecraft a world phenomenon although. That honor belongs to the children who have been watching Minecraft and Five Nights At Freddy’s crossover parody songs in 2017. They positive are experiencing nostalgia within the feedback part of that video.
No judgement—and I imply that genuinely. These Minecraft movies are awfully polished in comparison with the equally foolish flash animations that have been common on early YouTube. Keep in mind when with the ability to quote this one was the peak of lunch room comedy?