There has been arguably no bigger phenomenon in gaming over the past year than the Dream SMP. An open-ended, multi-faceted, multi-player epic narrative playing out over months on a Minecraft server hosted by a gaming creator named Dream, the SMP has grown to become its own universe of storytelling on YouTube. It’s so layered and complex it’s hard to explain. but that didn’t stop us from trying.
Part of our series of explainer videos on the most interesting trends coming out of YouTube, the following video walks you through the stories, characters, and rabid fandom of gaming’s version of Game of Thrones.