January 27th, 2016
New Event! Carnage Cup 

“Most football players are temperamental. That’s 90% temper and 10% mental” – Doug Plank

It's that time of year for picking up the ol' pigskin, smashing into a group of men geared up in armour to spike the said pigskin into the end zone in celebration.

As the single biggest sports fan of the group, Jim the Lumberjack is beside himself with excitement for the major sports event in the Crusader calendar: The Carnage Cup.

Rounding up the fellow Crusaders he decides to throw a tailgate party ahead of the big game. Unfortunately for Jim, it all goes wrong very quickly and soon the Crusaders have to destroy swathes of monsters before he and team can enjoy the sporting festivities.


New Crusader! Groklok


Packing together in the new football formation, the Crusaders have a chance to add two new characters to their ranks. Groklok the Orc is a beast of a linebacker who's abilities include increasing the DPS of Crusaders in front of him by 150% among other abilities.

Drizzle the Dark Elf is the nimble, tricky running-back. Drizzle enjoys a unique partnership with Groklok. Just like the best players, they can combine in various ways to maximize their tactics.

Playing Drizzle in front of Groklok will buff his formation ability by 100%. If Drizzle and Groklok play alongside each other, the combined skills buff Groklok's DPS by 400%. When Groklok is blocking and tackling in any column in front of Drizzle, Groklok's line gets a health buff and takes less damage.


New Crusader! Drizzle


Both new Crusaders require some training to play with their new team. The Crusaders will need to complete the first two objectives for the new campaign to add both players to their rosters.

In the first objective, Groklok's ponderous pre-training skills will debuff the DPS of all the Crusaders behind him as he fails to block the attacks of the incoming monsters. In the second objective, Drizzle's lack of teamwork will disable the formation abilities of all adjacent Crusaders.

This event we're honouring two more YouTube celebrities who have been producing awesome Crusaders videos. Again, just like MrBayEasy, you'll find them as boss monsters within the game. Keep an eye out for them as you play.



Bensch hails from Germany and has produced more than sixty Let's Play videos so far. Brothgar is one of our more recent YouTube friends who is also a massive Clicker/Idle gamer. Check out both their channels and subscribe.

So, what are you waiting for? Establish your running game, dominate the line of scrimmage, pound it out on the ground, and stick to your game plan.
Crusaders Left Shark
January 26th, 2016
Update! Crusaders Talent Tree 

Christmas may have been a month ago, but we have another gift for you to unwrap: a brand new update to Talents!

For those of you unfamiliar with Talents, these are unique additional features and powers that are available in exchange for your hard-earned Idols. The Talents require you to have cleared up to a certain area level on any objective before you can start trading your Idols, but they are worth the effort.

You won't lose any DPS gains when you exchange your idols. You'll always keep your total DPS bonuses in keeping with the total number of idols you've earned since you started playing.



You can read more about the first talents we launched last year here. However, we don't want to keep you in suspense so here are the details for the new Talents.

The three new Tier One Active and Passive talents are (available after reaching area 150 in any objective):

Time-o-Rama



Timed abilities last 5% longer.

Passive Criticals



Each 1% of Critical Click Chance increases DPS by 1% (Max Level: 50).

Surplus Cooldown DPS



Each 1% of Cooldown over max increases DPS by 0.25% (Max Level:50).


The four new Tier Two Active and Passive talents are (available after reaching area 300 in any objective):

Endurance Training



Buffs last 10% longer (Max Level:20).

Overenchanted



Enchantment point effectiveness increase by 20% (Max Level: 50).

Set Bonus



Crusaders with all three equipment slots filled do 20% more DPS (Max Level: 50).

Sharing is Caring



Crusaders in the same bench slot share 5% more EP (Max Level:14).

But what if I change my mind? Have no fear, we're giving you three chances to respec (re-specialize). You can reclaim all your spent idols and spend them again to suit your playing style. After your three free respecs are used up, you can continue to reset your Talents but it will cost a percentage of your idols to do so.

We hope you enjoy the update and, as before, we'll be releasing more Talents and features in the future. Keep your feedback coming and let us know what you think of the latest additions.
January 20th, 2016
Big Update to Crusaders! Changes to Loot and Abilities. 


One of the best things about creating Crusaders is that we have been overwhelmed and honoured by the excellent and invested community feedback. You have all been amazing in sending us your thoughts as you've collectively spent millions of hours playing Crusaders.



We've injected awesome into to the most significant areas of the game. From today, we have changed all the gear that was deemed less than useful for everyone, made Epics more Epic, and added new Crusader abilities.

These changes will benefit ALL players both going forward AND retroactively. All your previously collected loot will get the update!

For instance, Jason, Master of Shadows now has a gold boosting item to make him as useful as Pete, the Carney. Plus, Jason has a brand new ability where his DPS will be boosted when his formation friend is being attacked. Now you can partner him with a tank character for maximum effect.



Old Bonus: +100% DPS for Detective Kaine.
New Bonus: +50% Increase for Kaine's A-Ha! Ability.


Phoenix now lives up to her billing as a creature of death and rebirth. Her Vengeful Fury ability can now trigger when any other Crusader bites the dust. Her new ability gives you the option of putting her at the back of your formation and watching as monsters kill themselves trying to get to her.

Another update to Phoenix includes the skill to grant a Max Health boost to her fellow Crusaders when they lose a comrade. This will help your remaining Crusaders stay alive longer as they battle on against the monsters and hopefully help you turn the tide!



King Reginald now buffs all Royal Crusaders, as a king should. The Princess, Prince Sal, and Thalia the Thunder King, along with any future royal Crusaders, will get a DPS boost when you've unlocked Reggie's new ability if they're in formation with him.

There's a metric ton of other changes too and the full details are in the patch notes, available in the forums.

We're looking forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback on the changes and as ever, we are always listening. Thanks for being awesome!
January 15th, 2016
Best Sim/Idle Game, ArmorGames.com 

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, January 15, 2016 – Codename Entertainment announced today that Crusaders of the Lost Idols has been named Best Sim/Idle game for the ArmorGames.com Games of the Year 2015.

The ArmorGames Game of the Year Awards recognizes the very best and brightest in digital entertainment both on browser and mobile from within its portfolio vast library of published games.

“To not only be nominated for an award, but to be chosen to win, is a distinction that goes beyond words. Crusaders of the Lost Idols has been, and continues to be, a passion project for all of us at Codename Entertainment. Thank you to the fans who play Crusaders and thank you to AmorGames for this recognition. We’re both honored and humbled.” said Codename Entertainment CEO Eric Jordan.

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is a top rated Idle/Clicker game that has been played over 10 million times and is available on ArmorGames.com and other platforms. Fans worldwide have come to appreciate the unique formation that are unique to Crusaders in the genre. Players must utilize strategy and learn to master the art of organizing their band into the most powerful formation possible.

Find Crusaders of the Lost Idols on ArmorGames: http://armorgames.com/crusaders-of-the-lost-idols-game/17824

ABOUT CODENAME ENTERTAINMENT: Codename Entertainment was founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks. They started making games for Facebook and evolved into making games for platforms like Kongregate.com, ArmorGames, and Steam. In 2015, the company launched Crusaders of the Lost Idols. It was awarded the Idle Game of the Year on Armor Games, is the top rated Idle Game on Kongregate.com, has over 10 million unique plays, and more than 1.1 million hours played per month on Steam.

Codename Entertainment and Crusaders of the Lost Idols are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
January 12th, 2016
The Origins of the Law of Equivalent Exchange 

Sharp-eyed players who have a love of classic anime might recognize one of Merci, the Wizard's first upgrade descriptions. It's a line taken from the famous Japanese animated comic, Fullmetal Alchemist.



If you're not familiar with the books and animated series, it centers around an alternate universe where alchemy is the most advanced scientific discipline.

Today, we know alchemy as a precursor to modern chemistry and a pseudo-scientific and philosophical movement. Specifically, alchemy is the pursuit of transforming base metals into noble metals, like gold, and the ongoing mission to find elixirs to achieve eternal life.



The quote from Merci's upgrade comes from the core philosophical proposition in Fullmetal Alchemist. Here's the full quote:

"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only truth."

To put it simply, you get out what you put into life.

Original Fullmetal Alchemist Intro



The Fullmetal Alchemist books themselves were a monster hit selling over 64 million copies and picking up many awards along the way. Despite lukewarm reception for the first installments, the series gathered momentum with critics citing the growing complexity as the reason it has become a fan favourite.

Check out more on the official Fullmetal Alchemist website.
January 6th, 2016
New Event! Princess' Pool Partay 

Now that the Holidays have come and gone, the Princess has decided it's time to stave off the post-Christmas blues with a vacation. Packing up her pointy hat, she's booked herself on holiday to warmer climes to get away from the winter weather.

Starting today and running through to January 19th at Noon PST, our new event Princess' Pool Party will kick off the New Year with an international 'vacay'.

Two new event Crusaders are available to unlock. Carrying on the vacation theme, you can recruit Pam the Pilot and the exotic Queen Siri to join your Crusaders.

Pilot Pam



As ever, recruiting them isn't going to be easy. Pam will turn on the 'seatbelt' warning, depressing the DPS abilities of Crusaders around her in the 'cabin' of the new plane formation reducing their abilities by 90%.

What's more, if you don't protect Pam from the deluge of monsters and Pam is killed, your formation is wiped knocking you back to the previous area.

Queen Siri asserts her matriarchy on the Crusaders, keeping the males in the formation in check by debuffing them all by 25% for the duration of the flight to area 100.

Once you can complete the first two objectives and recruit the new Crusaders to your cause, you can replace Jim the Lumberjack and King Reginald IV. Among Pilot Pam's upgrades, you'll find Focused Teamwork when she's level 50, which buffs herself and one other Crusader by 100%. Queen Siri brings the ability to increase all female Crusaders power by 100%.

Queen Siri



There are three additional objectives too. Wing-clipped requires you to get to level 150 without the 'wings' and 'tail' of the airplane formation. Open-bar sees the Crusaders get access to the drink trolley, getting drunk and randomly passing out, canceling out their DPS contribution to the formation and their buffs. Three's A Crowd is just a bit of fun where we limit you to only having three Crusaders in your formation at any one time.

MrBayEasy
Look out for a special guest appearance by one of our favourite YouTube celebrities, MrBayEasy, who has been producing a Let's Play series for Crusaders for some time now. Check out his channel, give his Crusaders videos the 'thumbs up' and subscribe today.

And with that, pack your beach clothes, suntan lotion and a great big bushwhacking stick and prepare for the holiday of a lifetime. Bon voyage.