Just weeks after DICE Canada was shut down by new owner Electronic Arts, former employees have teamed up to open a new art creation studio in London, Ontario.
Operating under the name of Redjade, the studio will "focus its efforts on supplying art creation services for the PC as well as current and next-generation consoles", according to an official statement.
Redjade's founder, Fredrik Liliegren, will take on the role of CEO. He was previously CEO of DICE AB, and it was under his leadership that the initial public offering was made on the Swedish stock exchange.
Liliegren then worked for the previous incarnation of Redjade Inc. before returning to DICE, this time as studio manager of the company's Canadian subsidiary. He remained in this role right up until EA announced the studio's closure earlier this month.
"I am thrilled to officially open our doors for business. We have a very talented team composed of seasoned veterans who have worked on several high profile titles for globally recognised game franchises," Liliegren commented.
"Redjade has strong opportunities for growth. This sector of the industry is just now coming into limelight as the game industry is adapting and seeking more flexible and efficient development processes. We're confident that our creative approach and well established processes will address a need in this industry."