May 28th, 2018
Codename Entertainment welcomes Chris Dupuis 
Posted in Codename News.

Award-Winning Victoria Game Studio Recruits Dungeons & Dragons Producer

VICTORIA, BC – May 28, 2018 - Codename Entertainment announced today the hiring of veteran Wizards of the Coast and Dungeons & Dragons Designer and Producer Chris Dupuis. Dupuis will be overseeing the design, production, and development of the studio’s officially-licensed Dungeons & Dragons game, Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, as well as the award-winning Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

"It is an honor to join Codename, and I am excited to be a part of the dynamic video game sector in Victoria," said Dupuis. "This talented team loves games in all forms, which suits me perfectly. I’m looking forward to diving into our current live service games and helping to grow Codename Entertainment’s impressive portfolio in the future."

Dupuis' own award-winning achievements include credits as both a designer and a developer on dozens of major tabletop, role playing, and board games, including:
  • Betrayal at Baldur's Gate
  • Heroscape
  • Risk Legacy
  • Lords of the Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport
  • Temple of Elemental Evil and other D&D Adventure System board games
  • Magic The Gathering: Born of the Gods
  • Kaijudo TCG
  • Dungeon Command
  • Battleship Galaxies
  • Mice & Mystics
“Hiring Chris and adding to the existing talent at the studio has been an enormous achievement,” said Eric Jordan, Codename Entertainment's CEO. "Chris has an impressive resume of world-class games under this belt, and we're delighted to be able to bring him to our beautiful city."
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.
July 23rd, 2015
Introducing The Crusaders of the Lost Idols! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Victoria, British Columbia, July 23rd 2015 - Codename Entertainment is excited to release a brand new IP today, Crusaders of the Lost Idols! From the studio that brought players the worlds of Shards of Titan, Egg Breaker and Bush Whacker, comes a new and unique incremental game.

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is an idle game of heroic awesomeness! Players join their Crusaders to fight monsters, win gold and create the perfect formations for clicking or idling. Over time, players reset and see how many Idols they have earned.

In Crusaders of the Lost Idols, players can:
  • Fight waves of monsters as their Crusaders march through an endless world.
  • Help out by completing quests and defeating terrible bosses.
  • Unlock chests to find awesome loot and equip their Crusaders with epic gear.
  • Arrange their Crusaders in the optimal formation to maximize gold, DPS or click damage.
  • Progress through 100+ area levels at launch.
  • Get bonus power and gold from all the achievements.
  • And much more!
“It is great to launch Crusaders of the Lost Idols.” says Eric Jordan, CEO of Codename Entertainment. “Our company makes games which we like to play. We played Cookie Clicker when it was first released. We have enjoyed many of the idle games which followed as the genre developed. Crusaders of the Lost Idols is a unique addition to the idle genre which we are proud to share with the gaming community.”

It is currently available in early access on Facebook and will be accessible from Kong Plus Beta shortly.

ABOUT CODENAME ENTERTAINMENT: Codename Entertainment was founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks with the successful launch of their first title, "Egg Breaker". Egg Breaker's success hatched three successive games, Egg Breaker 2, Egg Drop and the current title in the series, Egg Breaker Adventures. Created in 2010, the classic Bush Whacker appealed to adventurers who were looking to smack some shrubbery and see what popped out. Following its success, Bush Whacker 2 was released in 2012, and celebrated its third anniversary earlier this year with much cake. It was not a lie. In 2014, the company launched Shards of Titan for players looking for an epic role playing adventure through a fantasy land shattered long ago by a terrible cataclysm.

Codename Entertainment, Shards of Titan, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, Egg Breaker, Egg Breaker 2, Egg Breaker Adventures, Bush Whacker, and Bush Whacker 2 are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
May 29th, 2015
Scholarship Fundraiser in EBA 


Hi Breakers!

The season of high school graduation is almost upon us (well, in some parts of the world it is already happening!) As students graduate their minds fill with questions about their future: What should they do now? Can they get a job that they love? Should they continue their studies? These are important questions.

We know that many students really enjoy video games. In fact, they could be considered experts at playing video games and this expertise can be the start of a career in the video game industry. Obviously, students will need more than the ability to play video games, but the passion for playing games is very common in the video game industry.

We want to help students get the skills to work in the video game industry. To this end, we have been working with high schools to provide student work experience opportunities for the past year. We are now working with the video game industry in Victoria to set up scholarships to the University of Victoria (Computer Science) and Camosun College (Graphic Arts). The scholarships help inspired students start their journey towards a career in the video game industry.

To include our players in this, we're having a hat sale! We will donate our share of the proceeds to the scholarship funds!



The Grad Hat adds a small chance your last Star Break was free and 10% more Multipliers!
The Choosing Hat adds 5 more Buff Charges per Buff and 10% more Crates!

Each hat is only $5!

The sale will run until tomorrow, Saturday May 30th at Noon PDT!

Thank you for your support!
March 10th, 2015
Boys and Girls Club Victoria 


The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria has been making an impact in the lives of youth and young adults for the past 50 years by providing after-school programs, camps, and support.

In 2008, they helped to establish Pink Shirt Day (February 25th) in British Columbia to promote anti-bullying and it has turned into a national public service announcement.

This year the Boys and Girls Club helped put on Victoria's 4th Annual Youth United Anti-Bullying Film Festival. The films were shown on Pink Shirt Day and youths from their Central Saanich centre managed to win first place. The real power of the festival is seeing youths contribute to the anti-bullying movement and creating shorts for other youths to view.

To support these efforts, Codename Entertainment did a fundraiser on Pink Shirt Day. For each Pink Shirt Hat pack we sold in Egg Breaker Adventures, we donated our share of the proceeds to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria to support their anti-bullying activities in our community.


Today, Kate Mansell from the Boys and Girls Club visited our offices to thank us for our endeavours and share more about their activities. Eric and Peter took a photo with her as well.

For more information on what the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria does or to find out how you can help, visit their website.

Or to find another Boys and Girls Club in Canada click here.