Martin Whitfield MP has tabled a parliamentary Early Day Motion welcoming the role of the staff at the 4J Studios office in East Linton in the success of the Minecraft video game.

The 4J staff in the company’s East Linton office developed Minecraft for games consoles and have subsequently seen more than 176 million copies sold, making it the most successful video game of all time.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

“The contribution to the success of Minecraft made by staff at 4J Studios office in East Linton is a remarkable local story and one I was very keen to help celebrate and publicise in Parliament.

“It is wonderful that a company here in our small county has been such an integral part of this global phemonenon. I hope it will help to show that there are no limits on what can be achieved here and inspire others to pursue their own goals.”

The full motion reads:

That this House congratulates the staff at the 4J Studios office in East Linton on their crucial role in developing Minecraft, which recently became the best selling video game of all time, for games consoles; welcomes the fact that a games company with a studio located in an East Lothian village is at the heart of developing such pioneering global gaming technology; and wishes 4J Studios continued success in the future.