Digital Illusions Canada, Inc.

Moby ID: 5452

  • Sandbox Studios, Inc. - Company name until Mar 2001. (from 1998 to 2001-03)

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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.

Credited on 18 Games from 1998 to 2005

Battlefield 2 (2005 on Windows)
Battlefield: Vietnam - Redux (2005 on Windows)
Battlefield: Vietnam (2004 on Windows)
Polly Pocket: Super Splash Island (2003 on Game Boy Advance)
Secret Agent Barbie: Royal Jewels Mission (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
The Land Before Time: Big Water Adventure (2002 on Windows, PlayStation)
Barbie: Groovy Games (2002 on PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)
Pryzm: Chapter One - The Dark Unicorn (2002 on PlayStation 2)
Shrek (2001 on Xbox, GameCube)
Diva Starz: Mall Mania (2001 on Game Boy Color)
JumpStart Dino Adventure: Field Trip (2001 on Game Boy Color)
Blast Lacrosse (2001 on PlayStation)
JumpStart Wildlife Safari: Field Trip (2001 on PlayStation)
Matchbox: Emergency Patrol (2001 on Windows)
Hoyle Card Games (2000 on Game Boy Color)
Disney's Dinosaur (2000 on PlayStation)
Disney's The Emperor's New Groove (2000 on Game Boy Color)
Lawyer Hunt (1998 on Windows)

History +

October 2nd, 2006

Digital Illusions is acquired by Electronic Arts, and the Canadian office is closed down.

March 2001

Sandbox Studios is acquired by Digital Illusions CE AB and rebranded Digital Illusions Canada, Inc.

Trivia +

The former company website was located at

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