4J Studios

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4J Studios
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Type

Private

Founder(s)

Paddy Burns and Chris van der Kuyl

Founded

2005

Headquarters

Dundee and East Linton, Scotland

Products

Minecraft Console Edition, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, and others

Parent

None

Links

4J Studios which stands for Jute, Jam, Journalism (the 3J's of Dundee), and Joysticks[1], is an independent game development studio based in Scotland, with offices in Dundee and East Linton. The staff include many former key personnel from defunct studio VIS Entertainment. It was founded by Paddy Burns and Chris van der Kuyl.[2]

The studio is currently responsible for developing the Console Edition of Minecraft.[3]

Employees[edit | edit source]

Developers[edit | edit source]

Name
[4]
Avatar
[4]
Position
[4]
Twitter
[4]


Stuart Ross Stuart-Ross.jpg Lead developer (Minecraft Console Edition) @4jstu
Vince Finlayson Developer (Minecraft Console Edition) @thevalkyrur
Harry Gordan Harry-Gordon.jpg Developer (Minecraft Console Edition) @hejgordon
Mark Hughes Developer (Minecraft Console Edition) @mg_hughes
Steve Steve.jpg QA Bug Tester (Minecraft Console Edition) @4jsteve

Artists[edit | edit source]

Name
[4]
Avatar
[4]
Position
[4]
Twitter
[4]
Brian Lindsay Brian-Lindsay.jpg Artist (Minecraft Console Edition) @4j_bkl_1
Tom Naylor Tom-Naylor.jpg UI Artist (Minecraft Console Edition) @tom_2monocle
Jammie Keddie Contractor (Minecraft Console Edition) @joyridegames
Michael Hansen Michael-Hansen.jpg Lead Artist (Minecraft Console Edition) @mrh_4j
David David.jpg Art Director (Minecraft Console Edition) @4jdavid
Julie D Kennedy Junior UI Artist (Minecraft Console Edition) @4jdangerkennedy
Rebecca O'Neil Rebecca-O'Neil.jpg Art Intern (Minecraft Console Edition) @beccenstein_

Business[edit | edit source]

Name
[4]
Avatar
[4]
Position
[4]
Twitter
[4]
Paddy Burns Paddy-Burns.jpg Chief Executive Officer (4J Studios) @padware
Chris van der Kuyl Chris-van-der-Kuyl.jpg Chairman (4J Studios) @chrisvdk
Richard Reavy Chief Technology Officer (4J Studios) @rreavy

Contractors[edit | edit source]

Name Task Twitter Notes
Gareth Coker Made the music for the Greek Mythology Mash-up pack[5] @garethcoker Made the music for Moon Studios, Ori and the Blind Forest, and ARK Survival Evolved
Aeralie Brighton Vocals for the Greek Mythology Mash-up pack[6] @aeraliebrighton

Games[edit | edit source]

4J Studios has published the following original games:

They have also ported/remade the following games to other consoles:

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l