GTA V Is The UK’s Best-Selling Game, Like, EVER

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 →

TIGA Awards Shortlist Revealed

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 →

Minecraft Sells 54M Copies – Consoles Lead The Way…

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 →

Minecraft – Doing Quite Well…

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 →

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 →

Minecraft On PlayStation 3 Breaks Million Sales Barrier

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 →

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 Makes IGN’s All Time Top 25 Xbox 360 Games – And The WHOLE UK

Another week, another huge milestone for Minecraft on the Microsoft Xbox 360.  Popular gaming site IGN has put together its favourite 25 games from the eight years the Xbox 360 has been on the market.  Minecraft makes the list alongside such venerable franchises as Splinter Cell, Gears Of War, Forza, Fallout, Bioshock, Portal, Halo, GTA... Continue Reading →

4J Studios Bringing Minecraft To Sony Platforms

There's been a lot of news coming out of GamesCom in Cologne over the last few days.  One of the announcements which is likely to cause the most excitement is the fact that Minecraft is heading for the Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 - as a launch title - and Vita. This was confirmed by... Continue Reading →

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