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4J Studios

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4J Studios
4J.png
Type

Private

Founder(s)

Paddy Burns, Chris van der Kuyl, and Frank Arnot

Founded

April 19, 2005; 14 years ago (2005-Error: Invalid time.-19)

Headquarters

Dundee and East Linton, Scotland

Products

Minecraft Legacy Console Edition, Banjo-Kazooie (XBLA Port), Banjo-Tooie (XBLA Port), 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 PlayStation 4 and Bedrock editions of Minecraft.[3][4]

Employees[edit]

Developers[edit]

Name
[5]
Avatar
[5]
Position
[5]
Twitter
[5]
Bug Tracker
[6]
Stuart Ross Stuart-Ross.jpg Lead developer (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @4jstu 4jstu
Steven Woodward Steve.jpg QA Bug Tester (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @4jsteve 4jsteve
Mark Hughes MarkHughes.png Developer (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @mg_hughes
Vince Finlayson VinceFinlayson.png Developer (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @thevalkyrur 4J-Vince

Artists[edit]

Name
[5]
Avatar
[5]
Position
[5]
Twitter
[5]
Brian Lindsay Brian-Lindsay.jpg Artist (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @4j_bkl_1
Tom Naylor Tom-Naylor.jpg UI Artist (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @tom_2monocle
Michael Hansen Michael-Hansen.jpg Lead Artist (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @mrh_4j
David Keningale David.jpg Art Director (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @4jdavid
Ryan Mitchell Ryumitch.jpg Junior Level Designer (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @ryumitch
Scott Jarron ScottJaron.png Junior Level Designer (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @4jscott
Julie D Kennedy JulieDKennedy.png Junior UI Artist (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @4jdangerkennedy
Thomas Fyfe Junior Level Designer (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @thomasfyfe

Business[edit]

Name
[5]
Avatar
[5]
Position
[5]
Twitter
[5]
Bug Tracker
[6]
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 RichardReavy.png Chief Technology Officer (4J Studios) @rreavy 4jpaddy

Alumni[edit]

Name
[5]
Avatar
[5]
Position
[5]
Twitter
[5]
Rebecca O'Neil Rebecca-O'Neil.jpg Art Intern (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @beccenstein_
James Vaughan James-Vaughan.png


Harry Gordon Harry-Gordon.jpg Developer (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @hejgordon
Jamie Keddie Contractor (Minecraft Legacy Console Edition) @joyridegames
George Vaughan

Contractors[edit]

Name Task Twitter Notes
Gareth Coker Made the music for the Greek Mythology Mash-up pack[7] @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[8] @aeraliebrighton Did vocals for Ori and the Blind Forest

Games[edit]

4J Studios has published the following original games:

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

External links[edit]

References[edit]