4J Studios Founders Invest in Blippar

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.

4J Founders Create Chroma Ventures

Paddy Burns and Chris van der Kuyl, the co-founders of 4J Studios - known for the console versions of Minecraft - have created a new wide ranging investment company called Chroma Ventures, which will handle the pair's investments into innovative data-driven businesses.

Arise: Chris van der Kuyl CBE

The Queen's birthday honours list was published a few days ago, with our very own Chris van der Kuyl receiving a CBE (or Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the economy. A CBE comes in third place in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, just behind the GBE... Continue Reading →

Esports Arena For Dundee?

Dundee could be the home of a new 4,000 seat esports arena, based at the city's waterfront, following an agreement between the Dundee city council and the Northern Lights Arena Company (NLAE).

AI In Videogames: Edinburgh Science Festival

AI In Videogames: Chris van der Kuyl, Chair of 4J Studios answers questions about the use of AI in videogames as part of the (online) 2020 Edinburgh Science Festival

Scottish Parliament Committee Explores Impact Of Games Industry

Last week, the Scottish Parliament's economy, energy and tourism committee held the first part of it's investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries - including games. The committee is gathering evidence, both written and from industry witnesses, exploring if and how government intervention might help the creative industries grow, thrive and achieve more.... Continue Reading →

Entrepreneurial Scotland

The creation of Entrepreneurial Scotland could have a significant impact on Scotland's video games and interactive industry. This new organisation is the result of two bodies joining forces to help make Scotland's business landscape better, stronger and catalyse new entrepreneurial growth. Entrepreneurial Exchange and the Saltire Foundation are 'coming together' to create Entrepreneurial Scotland which will represent... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Lectures Presents Chris van der Kuyl

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 →

Jesse Schell To Speak At Dare To Be Digital 2013 (and the EIF)

We've been promising, teasing, tantalising and feeding little bits of information about this to the industry for the last several months, but we are now thrilled, delighted and quietly chuffed to confirm that world-renowned game design expert Jesse Schell is to speak at the Dare ProtoPlay festival in Dundee, as part of Dare Indie Fest... AND... Continue Reading →

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