Clean Minecraft Videos was started by Mitchell Brown in summer, 2013 when he overheard his 8-year old brother, Grant, listening to a YouTube video that included inappropriate content. He immediately put together a simple website that included 20 videos from a popular series.
In January of 2014, Mitchell and his friend, Scotty Vrablik, were preparing a presentation for the Students Involved with Technology Conference in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The focus of the presentation was to demonstrate how to create an Android app using Google-approved software. When making a demo app for the conference, they decided to make a simple example of Clean Minecraft Videos.
Just days after the presentation on February 22, 2014, Scotty and Mitchell were motivated to publish Clean Minecraft Videos on the Google Play store. The first version of the app was published on March 10, 2014.
After two months of the app being on the market, Scotty and Mitchell were determined to expand the project into a website. The first release of cleanminecraftvideos.com was published with 50 videos on June 10, 2014.
Several months later in January, 2015, Scotty and Mitchell were recognized by their school's character education program in an all-school assembly.
But Scotty and Mitchell weren't ready to be done. On January 24, 2015, the first Clean Minecraft Server was published for the second annual Buffalo Grove Students Involved with Technology Conference, where Scotty and Mitchell presented Clean Minecraft Videos to 30 students from 3rd grade through high school.
By April of 2015, Clean Minecraft Videos has rapidly grown to offer 5 series and 150 videos. In April, Sarah Freishtat with Chicago Tribune met Mitchell and Scotty for a 1-hour interview regarding Clean Minecraft Videos.
On May 17, 2015, Clean Minecraft Videos was featured on the home page of chicagotribune.com. On May 18-19, the story was headlined in many Chicago suburbs as well as the city of Chicago. Within one month, the story was also headlined in many other newspapers such as Press of Atlantic City, Georgia Times, The Morning Post, and more.
In late June, Clean Minecraft Videos had doubled in size since the publish of the article. Also at this time, Quest Academy Head of School Mr. Ben Hebebrand generously composed an e-mail to over 100 schools in the I.S.A.C.S. private school district area.
On July 4, 2015, Clean Minecraft Videos marched in the Barrington 4th of July parade with Baird & Warner. Over 300 Clean Minecraft Videos flyers were distributed to parade attendees.
In Late July & Early August of 2015, Clean Minecraft Videos partnered with Super League Gaming, a company which offers Minecraft players a movie theater gaming experience. While at the movie theater events, Clean Minecraft Videos spoke with over 100 gamer's and their parents as well as distributed nearly 250 flyers.
In October, Super League Gaming invited Clean Minecraft Videos to partner up with them again during their "After School Gaming League."
On February 20, 2016, Clean Minecraft Videos served as the Keynote presenters at the Berwyn Students Involved With Technology Conference. A few days later on February 25, we were mentioned in Adam Bellow's Keynote at the Illinois Computing Educators conference.
On June 23, 2016, Clean Minecraft Videos published the first ever Clean Minecraft Videos mobile app for Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch). The app is now available on the App Store worldwide, and offers the same videos as our website.
Now, Clean Minecraft Videos offers well over 600 Minecraft videos, and the Clean Minecraft Videos Google Play App continues to be updated on a regular basis.