Developer of Minecraft console editions joins Team17 board

The co-owner of 4J Studios has joined Team17 as a non-executive chairman.

Chris van der Kuyl joins the firm following LDC’s 16.5m investment in the Worms creator. 4J Studios is best known for making the console versions of Minecraft.

I’ve known Chris for a few decades and this is the perfect time for us to start working together to take Team17 to the next stage of growth,” said Team17 boss Debbie Bestwick MBE. Next year is going to be one of the most exciting times for us and for all our label partners.”

Van der Kuyl said: It’s an honour to be able to invest in and play a part in the Team17 story. Debbie and her team represent a pillar of the British games industry and I can’t wait to see where this new and exciting chapter takes the company.”

Alongside LDC, 4J Studios founders have invested in a minority stake in Team17 as part of the aforementioned deal.

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