November 28th
Extra Life 2017 is Almost Upon Us 
Posted in Codename News.

Welcome Back, Extra Life!

It's that time of the year again - and we're not talking about Christmas - it's time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2017!

For those who may not know, Extra Life is a wonderful program set up to raise donations for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The money raised is donated as unrestricted funds for hospitals to use as needed. But the best part? We can help by doing what we love to do: gaming!

For more information about the Extra Life program, check out their FAQ.

What's the Plan for 2017!?

We're glad you asked! Like last year, Codename team donations will be going to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. In previous years we have managed to raise upwards of $5000 and dress Clive up like a princess. This year we want to do even better!

For starters, we're stepping up our streaming game this year. Some of you may have noticed that we now stream weekly on the Official Dungeons & Dragons Twitch. The side effect of taking that on is that we have an all-new streaming studio, handcrafted, hand-painted and painstakingly assembled by our very own cofounder, David Whittaker. On top of the Codename Streaming Studio we are aiming to have several camera feeds this year, focused on:
  • Tabletop — all things boardgames and a three-part epic Dungeons & Dragons adventure crafted by Lead Artist Adam Kosh, in which he intends to put our characters through the ringer. Seriously, it sounds nasty, and he never stops cackling about it when we ask him.

  • Multiplayer — the best way to play games is against your friends and in earshot so they can hear your cries of victory and so they are close enough for you to curse them out in defeat. What's it going to be this year? Mercenary Kings? Hellriders? Overcooked? Whatever it is, challenge accepted.

  • Singleplayer — We have some pretty hardcore gamers among our ranks, so from time to time they'll take the spotlight away from the rest of the stream to show us how it's done (or earn our mockery forever). Time to put our money where our mouths are.

We are here for your entertainment, and more importantly, to raise money for kids. There will also be some fun and special donation rewards/perks, like rewards in Codename Entertainment games for all players and the ability to troll our D&D game.

You can find the Codename Entertainment Team Page here.

When do you Start?

We have time-shifted our stream to this coming weekend, starting on Saturday December 2nd at 9am PST until Sunday December 3rd at 9am PST. It has been a hectic couple months dealing with the release of our newest game, Idle Champions, and various other engagements (TwitchCon, Blizzcon, PAX, etc) preventing the gathering of the studio as a whole.

You'll be able to watch the event in all its glory over on the Codename Entertainment Twitch.

Once again, you can find all our info and more over on the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Team Page.

Wish us luck!
November 10th
BW2: Remembrance Day Charity Drive! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

November 11th is Remembrance Day, which marks the date when armies stopped fighting in World War I, and is when we take time to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve during times of war, conflict and peace. This weekend, we'd like to raise money for the Canadian War Amps, a Canadian registered nonprofit organization, established in 1918 to meet the needs of war amputees. Read more about the War Amps here.

So, for the next few days you can buy Poppy Cupcakes, of which 100% of our proceeds will be donated directly to the Canadian War Amps. Talk to the veteran in the Commons by the Town Hall to learn more about the opportunity.

The Poppy Cupcakes will be available to purchase until Monday November 13th at Noon PST. Thank you in advance to those of you who donate to this cause.
November 7th
BW2: Alzheimer Donation 2017 Results 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Alzheimer's Charity Drive Success!

We'd like to extend a big thank you to all the players who bought Charity Coffees this past Alzheimer's charity drive. In just 48 hours, from noon on September 25th to noon on September 27th, we were able to raise over $1000 USD for the Alzheimer's Coffee Break Charity. Give yourselves a pat on the back!

To learn more about how to help the Alzheimer Society of Canada, click here.
May 12th
BW2: International Awareness Day 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

May 12th is International Awareness Day, and we've chosen to support the ME/FM Society of BC, a not-for-profit organization that was formed to help and support people, and their families, living with the health conditions Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and/or Fibromyalgia (FM).

So, for the next three days you can buy Butterfly Charity Cookie packs in the game, from which 100% of Codename's proceeds will be donated directly to the ME/FM Society of BC.

Talk to the person in the Commons by the Town Hall to learn more.

The cookie packs will be on sale until Monday May 15th at Noon PDT. Thank you for your time and generosity!
March 13th
Get Cookie Energy Boxes for Charity 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

March 12th marked the founding of first Girl Scout troop in the USA. We figure this is a good time to raise money for a great organization, the Girl Guides of Canada.

This organization enables girls to be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world. So, for the next two days you can buy Boxes of Girl Guide Cookies, of which 100% of our [Codename] proceeds will be donated directly to the Girl Guides of Canada. Talk to the girl guide troop in the Commons by the Town Hall to learn more.

The cookie energy boxes will be on sale until Wednesday March 15th at Noon PDT.
December 15th, 2016
Jingle Jam 2016 & Honeydew the Dwarf 

We are delighted to announce that Crusaders of the Lost Idols has been included in the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2016 Humble Bundle.

For the whole month of December, the Yogscast team have organized to give away 31 Steam games and DLC add-ons as part of their annual Jingle Jam event with all the proceeds going directly to charity!

This year’s charities are:




The first 75,000 people to donate $30 or more will get all 31 games, including our very own Legendary DLC pack for Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

To celebrate we've also created a special boss monster, Honeydew the Dwarf. For those of you unfamiliar with Honeydew, he is based on Yogscast celebrity and long-standing YouTuber Simon Lane.



Honeydew the Dwarf.


Simon Lane.

Honeydew can be found in the Amusement Park of Doom campaign. You'll find Honeydew starting at area 40, and he'll appear every 100 areas from then on.

Please help support a great cause and, of course, enjoy the hilarious shenanigans from the Yogscast team this holiday period.

You can watch the festivities live on Twitch here, and you should check out all their YouTube channels by going here.

October 14th, 2016
Codename Extra Life 2016 Is Coming! 
Posted in Codename News.

What is Extra Life?

Extra Life is a fun program set up to raise donations for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Money raised gets donated as unrestricted funds, for the hospitals to use as needed. What's awesome is that you can help by doing what you normally do: game! For more information from the Extra Life program itself, click here.

What's the Plan for 2016?

The Codename team donations will be going to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Last year, we managed to raise just over $5000, beating our modest goal of $1000, mostly due to Clive rocking the Princess gear and Justin's Bush Whacker 2 in-game avatars!

Princess Clive

Custom Bush Whacker 2 NPC



This year, we're starting with a team goal of $3,500. To donate to our team, you can visit here. To find a staff member with a reward you'd like, you can click on the "Roster" button.

We've set aside time on the weekend of Saturday October 22nd from 9am PDT through Sunday October 23rd at 9am PDT for our 24 hours of gaming fun. We'll be taking turns in shifts to play games and chat with our viewers and you can watch it all on our Twitch! We hope to make our fundraising goal while the live broadcast is happening, but you can donate before and after!

For those staff members whose goals require doing things live on the Stream, as we get closer to the date, we'll have a rough idea of when you can see them! Will there be more Pirate Goats?


Pirate Goat!

Extra Life: Gaming for the kids!
February 26th, 2016
Crusaders & Hyper RPG 

This weekend we're proud to support the launch of the new Twitch channel for Hyper RPG, which will feature a 48-hour charity drive for the HALO Foundation. We are donating some Jeweled Chest bundle codes for Crusaders of the Lost Idols and for the duration of their inaugural Twitch broadcast you'll have a chance to win if you donate!

Hyper Rabbit Power Go! is a new Twitch Channel hosted by Zac Eubank, former Showrunner of the famous Geek and Sundry Twitch channel. Hyper RPG! will highlight the critical mass of both tabletop and digital game design and development talent in the Northwest, and the vibrant and diverse gaming geek culture that abounds in the area.



The HALO Foundation empowers youth in the greatest need to become contributing members of their communities. HALO is a volunteer-driven, grassroots non-profit with 87 percent of donations going directly to programs. Currently, HALO supports 21 orphanages and programs in Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, India, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States. Read more here.



The 48-hour event starts at 12 pm on Friday, February 26th and will feature exclusive previews of new video games, tabletop games, and live music.

Every two hours as part of the festivities Zac and his team will be giving away $20 Jeweled Chest bundles (15 Chests). If you have donated to the HALO Foundation during course of the stream you'll have a chance to win one. Details on how to participate are included in the broadcast.

Check out the official website and Twitch channel and help make the launch of Hyper RPG a success by tuning in today.
February 4th, 2016
Donate: Canadian Cancer Society 


2016 hasn't started out the greatest in the world of iconic heroes, with so many passing away in January.

We celebrated the lives of two celebrities that made an impact on our childhoods with a short quest in one of our favourite games. As well, we put out a call to action to our Bush Whacker 2 players to help us make a donation to the fight against cancer. All the proceeds received by us at Codename from those who bought the Pink Cancer Ribbon ranch item were donated.

With your help, we raised over $1,000 USD to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. They work with other partners nationally to achieve their goals. About half of cancers can be prevented, and screening for certain cancers can result in early detection, when the disease is most treatable.

For more information about the Canadian Cancer Society, you can visit their website.

February 4th is World Cancer Day. Find out how you can get involved in your location by visiting the World Cancer Day website.
November 16th, 2015
Codename And Extra Life 
Posted in Codename News.

What is Extra Life?

Extra Life is a fun program set up to raise donations for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Money raised gets donated as unrestricted funds, for the hospitals to use as needed. What's awesome is that you can help by doing what you normally do: game! For more information from the Extra Life program itself, click here.

What's the Plan?

For us at Codename, our donations will be going to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Last year, we went the extra mile by inadvertently surviving 25 hours and beating our initial goal of $3000 by raising just shy of $7000!

This year, we're starting with a modest team goal of $1000, but Clive is determined to raise that all by himself with his promise to be in a full Princess outfit for the entire twitch stream. To donate to our team, you can visit here. To find a staff member with a reward you'd like, you can click on the "Roster" button.

We've set aside time on the weekend of Saturday November 21 from 10am PST through Sunday November 22nd at 10am PST for our 24 hours of gaming fun. We'll be taking turns in shifts to play games and chat with our viewers and you can watch it all on our Twitch! We hope to make our fundraising goal while the live broadcast is happening, but you can donate before and after!

For those staff members whose goals require doing things on Stream, as we get closer to this weekend, we'll have a rough idea of when you can see them!

Extra Life: Gaming for the kids!