Games firm 4J Studios is celebrating after winning a Bafta at the British Academy Games Awards.
The company, with bases in Dundee and in East Linton, near Edinburgh, won the family award for their development team’s version of the top-selling game Minecraft.
The team were also shortlisted in the multiplayer category for Minecraft at the glittering ceremony at Tobacco Dock in London on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, Abertay University’s Dare to be Digital annual Bafta Ones to Watch Award was won by student game developers Overly Kinetic.
The only route to Bafta’s annual new talent prize is through Dare to be Digital, the student game design contest run each summer by the university.
Chris van der Kuyl, founder and executive chairman of 4J Studios, was understandably delighted to have scooped the award.
He said: “To have the British Academy honour our work is incredible. It’s a recognition of the amazing talent we have at 4J Studios and the incredible success of Minecraft. It also, again, shows the depth and quality of the Scottish games industry.”
Paddy Burns, founder and CTO, said: “With this Bafta win we believe we’ve repaid the trust shown in us by Mojang, Microsoft and the whole Minecraft community.
“It’s an amazing honour for us but we would also like to thank and recognise everyone that has helped us achieve this success especially the millions of Minecraft fans.”
Dare to be Digital’s winning title, Chambara, was created by Esteban Fajardo, Alec Faulkner, Catherine Fox, Thomas Hoffmann and Kevin Wong, who said: “A little over a year ago it began as this silly little dream that we thought would be cool to pursue, but we did not think that it would take us to the Baftas this year. It’s amazing.”