Chroma Ventures, the investment company lead by Paddy Burns and Chris van der Kuyl, have joined two other investors in making a $5 million investment in the AR company Blippar.
Gone are the days of painstakingly constructing a scale model of the Death Star trench sequence one brick at a time. With the new Minecraft Star Wars DLC, players can jump into premade dioramas of iconic locations from across the original Star Wars trilogy and The Mandelorian series, including the likes of Hoth, Endor and not one, but two Death Stars.
Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International have organised a webinar to discuss Scotland's games ecosystem. Featuring speakers from 4J Studios, Abertay University, Epic Games & the UK Games Fund
GamesIndustry.biz has just published it's first list of the top 100 most influential people in the games industry. Covering the AAA console sector, mobile gaming, indie games, eSports, retail & publishing, industry advocates/investors as well as those in PR and the media, the list offers an insight into the people who influence the games industry... Continue Reading →
Since GTA V came out last September, it's done rather well. Seven Guinness records broken. Enormous first day sales. A billion dollars generated in the first three days and apparently making more money than the entire global music industry in its first month. This was then complemented with a range of awards, trophies, prizes and... Continue Reading →
The awards ceremony for the 2014 TIGA awards took place last night, with hundreds of developers in the finery, competing for a variety of prestigious awards, covering games from studios large and small, as well as a broad range of business focused trophies. Three Scottish companies walked away with prizes. So congratulate: 4J Studios Best... Continue Reading →
The 2014 TIGA Awards shortlist has been revealed, with twelve Scottish companies in the running for trophies.The games categories are open to all developers, members and non-members alike. Those in the running are: ARCADE GAME (Small Studio) Sky Patrol - Beartrap Games (Dundee) Shred It! - EM Studios (Glasgow) Free The Network - Pixel Blimp... Continue Reading →
Another week, another post about Minecraft achieving mind-blowing success and creating ongoing joy. Following the awards, the number one slots, mapping the whole of Denmark (really) and the sales, oh so many sales, comes news that Minecraft, continues to confound the critics with... even more sales and success. The big news this time round is... Continue Reading →
That Minecraft game is doing fairly well. It's currently sitting at number one (PlayStation 3) AND two (Xbox 360) in the US charts. In addition, the lovely people at Mojang have released more information about the forthcoming Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game - all of course created by the... Continue Reading →
As part of Dundee University's ongoing series of Saturday evening lectures, Chris van der Kuyl, the man behind VIS and 4J Studios, will be speaking on the 31st of May at the Dalhousie Building from 18:00-19:30. Chris is a highly experienced entrepreneur and chairman of both the Tayforth Group and 4J Studios. His expertise combines start-up, development... Continue Reading →