4J Studios

Award-winning 4J Studios has developed products for all popular console game systems including Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s Playstation3 and PSP - as well as Nintendo’s Wii and DS systems, Apple’s iPad and iPhone. Co-founder Paddy Burns provides insight into their success and highlights upcoming opportunities in Dundee and East Linton.

4J Studios

Between our senior team we have a combined games development experience of more than 40 years – and an equally experienced core team of designers, technology experts, programmers and artist. It’s a great place for sharing knowledge, experience and continually learning.


Working for 4J Studios

Our ethos combines innovation, creativity and technical excellence with efficient production practices.

For instance, when we co-developed Minecraft for Xbox 360 as an Xbox Live Arcade game we wanted it to be original and exciting. The Xbox 360 version featured exclusive features including a newly designed crafting system, control interface, in-game tutorials, split-screen multi-player and allowed people to play with friends via Xbox Live.  

Admittedly it’s a fast-paced work environment but there’s a lot of opportunity to quite literally develop a rewarding career.

We were awarded a Golden Joystick award for Best Downloadable Game 2012 and a TIGA Award for Best Arcade Game 2012 for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. Incidentally it became the fastest and biggest selling Xbox 360 LIVE Arcade game ever. It even knocked Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 off the top of the most played LIVE Arcade games chart.

Of course it’s always nice when your hard-work is recognised and appreciated. 

On the back of our success, the future looks very bright for us. Our studio is continuing to grow and develop. And we’re looking for skilled people - like experienced console programmers, for example.