When we talk about YouTube stars it’s often the vloggers that get the bulk of the attention, but now it seems Minecraft gamers are finally getting their due. Gaming is one of the fastest growing corners of the YouTube universe and Minecraft is by far its most popular subgenre. A study released by YouTube parent company Google recently found that Minecraft is the second most searched term on the site after music. Minecraft creators are some of YouTube’s most popular and bankable, despite that fact that many of them don’t even show their faces, preferring to let their elaborate in-game builds or superior game play speak for them. Now a new documentary will recognize some of Minecraft YouTube’s reigning superstars.
Minecraft: Into The Nether will feature some of the biggest names in the game. Minecraft YouTubers and Twitch streamers have built massive followings and hugely successful careers creating content in and around the game. The film will follow Alastair “Ali-A” Aiken, Olajida “KSI” Olatunji and Tom “Syndicate” Cassell, and chart the Minecraft phenomenon through their meteoric rise to online fame. It also promises to provide a behind the scenes look at the life of some of YouTube’s biggest creators. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a big-name gamer, this documentary is for you.
You can check out the trailer above. The film itself will be available to rent or buy on iTunes starting January 27th.