The Cairngorms National Park is the latest piece of Scotland to be recreated in Minecraft as part of a project to help young people understand more about planning and building communities.
Find out about the challenges faced by the Double 11 team in releasing Minecraft Dungeons - in 2020 - at the next Queer Code event on Dec 1st
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.
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 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 →
A new year, a new record for Minecraft. Gamesindustry reports that the brand new PlayStation 3 version of the game, released just before Christmas 2013 (December 17th to be precise), has already sold over 1 million copies - in about six weeks. Even Mojang themselves seem startled by the game's huge impact, with the company's... Continue Reading →
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 →