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Digital Illusions Canada, Inc.


Digital Illusions Canada, Inc., based in Ontario, was the Canadian division of the Swedish Digital Illusions CE AB. When the main company was acquired by Electronic Arts in October 2006, after a courtship since 2004, the Canadian division was closed because EA already had three divisions in the country at the time: Montreal, Vancouver and Burnaby.

Many of the staff were interviewed for new positions at EA, and the main activities of the studio were moved to the DICE headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. The former CEO, Fredrik Liliegren, went on to found RedJade and took a lot of employees with him. RedJade now creates art for console and PC games. Lead Designer Armando Marini founded TUSK Interactive.

Also Known As

  • Sandbox Studios, Inc. (from 1998 to Mar, 2001) -- Company name until Mar 2001.
  • DICE Canada -- Common Abbreviation


In Issue 01/2012, the readers of the German gaming magazine PC Games awarded the company the award as "#2 Best Development Studio in 2011"

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