Extra Credits® is a YouTube channel with over 2 million subscribers that has created more than a thousand original short-form animated videos discussing subjects from video games to world history.
Our team is made up of entertainment enthusiasts with backgrounds in videos academia, games, literature, pop culture and television. We leverage game design and entertainment industry principles to create shows that educate as they entertain, and encourage people both to explore new subjects and think critically about topics they care about.
Native American Myth - The Wendigo - The Omushkego Tribe - Extra Mythology
Julie d'Aubigny - Duelist, Singer, Radical - Extra History
Tolkien and Herbert - The World Builders - Extra Sci Fi
World of Warcraft Epidemiology - The Corrupted Blood Plague (And Why It Matters) - Extra Credits
Ma, The Space Between - Uncluttered Game Design - Extra Credits
Jane Austen - Sarcasm and Subversion - Extra History
Krampus - Christmas Demon - Extra Mythology
Izanami and Izanagi - Underworld Blues - Extra Mythology
Games are the most popular form of mass entertainment. Extra Credits® talks about the art, industry, community and design of video games in a way that engages industry enthusiasts and professionals alike.
History is the best novel you've ever read. Extra History® brings viewers the betrayals and blood feuds, the heroic sacrifices and impossible triumphs, the daily struggles and tiny joys, that together have created the world we know today.
Our myths define us. They are the basis of our culture. Extra Mythology helps to retell these foundational tales of heroism and tragedy for viewers in the internet age.
Over the past 200 years Science Fiction has had a huge impact on our culture. It’s stirred our dreams and changed the course of real science. Extra Sci-Fi engages with science fiction as literature, tracing its historical roots and exploring the ideas it lays out before us.