Now Recruiting: 4J Studios – Console Programmers

4J Studios, the company behind the multi-million selling, multi-award winning Xbox 360 version of Minecraft is now looking for experienced console programmers to help them shape the future of the insanely popular game across other platforms, both current and next generation. Minecraft, continues to be a global phenomenon.  The Xbox 360 version of the game... Continue Reading →

Minecraft 360 Achieves First UK Number One

Minecraft's blocky, retro juggernaut of unstoppable awesome continues to thunder down the tracks of destiny. A rather impressive 74% week-on-week jump in sales has pushed Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition to the number one slot on the GfK ChartTrack ALL FORMATS Top 40 Chart in the UK. That's the new chart covering all of the games... Continue Reading →

4J Studios Nominated For Best UK Studio Category In MCV Awards

Following an award-laden 2012, for its work on the best-selling Xbox Live version of Minecraft, 4J Studios is starting 2013 with another nomination.  The studio has picked up a nomination in the MCV Awards for the Best UK Studio. Judges from across the industry will soon converge to cast votes for the eventual winners, with... Continue Reading →

The Friday Financials – Minecraft XBLA & 40 Billion Apps

Rounding up the first week back at work in 2013, we have two stories highlighting the way the global video games market has changed - and how it promises to continue changing in 2013... First up, Minecraft.  Every reader should, by now, be familiar with Mojang's LEGO-em-up.  A combination of virtual world builder, role playing... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Companies Win Awards – Many Awards

It's the start of awards season in the games world.  From now until Christmas, an array of glittering and glamorous awards ceremonies will be taking place across the length and breadth of the UK, as various organisations hand out a variety of trophies, awards, gongs, certificates and other endorsements, to game developers, publishers and associated... Continue Reading →

4J Studios To Create Minecraft for Xbox Live

While there's been nothing officially 'official' word crept out via the social networks yesterday that Dundee's 4J Studios will be responsible for bringing indie games phenomenon Minecraft, to Xbox Live Arcade. A Facebook update from one of the studio heads yesterday, stated: "Delighted to announce 4J Studios is developing Minecraft for XBLA. Respect to Notch... Continue Reading →

2010 – A Year In Gaming

UPDATED - Now includes Firebrand and Triple B Games... “Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how was the rest of the play?” Any review of the games and gaming sector in Scotland in 2010 is going to be a little like reviewing the Titanic's first cruise. No matter how impeccable the service, or exquisite the canapes,... Continue Reading →

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