4J Studios

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4J Studios
Industry Video games
Founded 2005
Headquarters Dundee and East Linton, Scotland
Owner Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns[1]
Number of employees
18[citation needed]
Website Company website

4J Studios is a Scottish video game development studio based in Dundee and East Linton. The company has worked with a wide range of publishers including ZeniMax Media, Mojang, and Microsoft Studios. The staff include many former key personnel from defunct studio VIS Entertainment. 4J Studios also helped develop Minecraft. Since 2010, 4J Studios have been working on the console editions of Minecraft with Microsoft, Sony and Mojang. They have received many awards for these ports.

In 2012, 4J Studios was awarded a Golden Joystick Award for the Best Selling Game,[2] and a TIGA Games Industry Award for the Best Arcade Game[3] for their XBLA port of Minecraft. Minecraft is also available for Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PS Vita.


Original games[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
PS2 Xbox Wii NDS
2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Yes Yes No No
2006 Star Trek: Encounters Yes No No No
2007 Star Trek: Conquest Yes Yes Yes Yes
2008 AMF Bowling Pinbusters! No No Yes Yes
2008 Ducati Moto No No No Yes
2009 Shark hunt 2006 Yes No No No

Ports and remakes

Year Title Platforms
2007 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion ps3
2008 Overlord: Raising Hell Xbox 360
2008 Banjo-Kazooie XBLA
2009 Banjo-Tooie XBLA
2010 Perfect Dark XBLA
2012 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition X360
2013 Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition PS3
2014 Minecraft: Xbox One Edition XBO
2014 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition PS4
2014 Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition PSVita


  1. ^ http://www.4jstudios.com/
  2. ^ Robinson, Andy (26 October 2012). "GJA: Minecraft XBLA awarded Best Downloadable Game". CVG UK. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Martin, Liam (2 November 2012). "TIGA Games Industry Awards 2012 winners revealed, Dear Esther wins big". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 

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