April 29th, 2016
New Event! Gardeners of the Galaxy 

Brash adventurers Nate Dragon and the Crusaders finds themselves the object of an unrelenting giant alien plant that is slowly taking over the galaxy.

Nate and gang are forced into an uneasy truce with a duo of disparate misfits. Robbie, a gun-toting raccoon, and Broot, a fibrous humanoid. Unfortunately for Nate and his new found friends they attract the attention of the galaxy's law enforcement and get thrown in space jail.

If they are going to save the known universe, they will have to breakout and head to the evil monster plant's home planet and give it a planetary-sized dose of Roundup.

New Crusder: Broot

New Crusader: Robbie, the Raccoon

After earning the requisite 100 seed spores, winning over Robbie and Broot will require some skillful Crusading for the first and second new objectives. However, once they join your ranks, their rascally charm will be a welcome addition to your band.

When partnered in the same formation the inseparable miscreants buff each other with devastating effect. Starting at level 100, Broot increases the DPS for Robbie by 100% if he's in the column in front. At Level 150, he conveys the same buff next to Robbie.

Reciprocating, Robbie enables Broot to take 25% less damage if he's in the column in front at level 50. By level 75 Broot gets a 50% health boost when adjacent to Robbie.

New Objective: Inifinity Stone



The remaining three objectives include 'The Infinity Stone', where the Crusaders must transport a randomly debuffing alien artifact to area 150. Crusaders next to the pulsating stone have their DPS penalized at random intervals.

'Displaced Wildlife' sees an outrageously cute fawn, rabbit and skunk occupy formation slots while the Crusaders slog their way to area 200.

New Objective: Displaced Wildlife



The final new objective, 'Gardeners, Unite!' only allows the selection of the most weird Crusaders available for selection. The ragtag ensemble must then use their disconnected abilities to beat area 250.

I am Broot. I am Broot. I am Broot!
April 6th, 2016
New Event! Superhero Spring 

The majestic city of Modern York is under attack from a host of super villains who want to subjugate the populace to their evil ways. The villains are in the process of recruiting all of the criminals, crooks, thieves and truant school kids to create an army to defeat your Crusaders.

For this new event called 'Superhero Spring,' you're going to need some superhero back-up. Shine that signal into the sky from an oversized search light and use your mobile phone to contact the other hero (because it's easier).

New Crusaders



Bat Billionaire is the mega-rich industrialist and notorious playboy who had a rather traumatic encounter with a rubber bat at Halloween. The life-changing event saw him adopt an alter ego as a mask-wearing vigilante who stalks cocktail parties and well-lit inner urban locations around Modern York to fight crime.

Metal Soldierette is a genius, billionaire, playgirl, philanthropist whose penchant for technology is matched only by her desire to use it to bash evil-doers.

Both new Crusader Superheroes can be recruited to your crime-fighting team by completing the first two objectives the Superhero Spring event.

Once in your party Bat Billionaire has some special abilities on his designer utility belt. For one thing, when you buy his level 75 update, all adjacent Crusaders get a temporary 50% DPS boost every time you use an active ability.

Another unique skill kicks in at level 150 when he unlocks the upgrade Deep Menacing Voice where-after all Crusaders affected by Alchemy take 50% less damage for it's duration.

Metal Soldierette is your new option for a tank. When unlocked at level 25, her DPS increases by 400% when she's placed at the front of the formation. At level 75 she gains the ability to self heal herself for absurd amounts, but she will eventually get overwhelmed without help from your other Crusaders.

New Objective: Bat Parking



There are three bonus objectives, as usual. Two-Faced affects the DPS of the Crusaders depending on which side of the formation they find themselves. Those on the right-hand side have their DPS increased while the left-hand side Crusaders have their DPS debuffed. These buffs swap around every few areas all the way to area 150.

Bat-Parking proves that the rich and famous are probably the biggest culprits when it comes to inconsiderate parking. The Bat Billionaire Mobile takes up five formation slots, leaving the remaining Crusaders to pick-up the slack to reach area 200.

New Objective: Stolen Hardware



Finally, the Stolen Hardware objective sees the Crusaders attacked by super-hard robots that bear an uncanny likeness to Metal Soldierrette. The party must blast their way to area 250.

Time to assemble, unite, transform and slip your underpants over your leotard, by the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
April 1st, 2016
Weekly AMA with Erika about Crusaders! 

Hail Crusaders!

Thank you for making Crusaders of the Lost Idols an unexpectedly massive success.

It's been a pleasure hanging out in chat with you and interacting with the players. Instant feedback like that helps us provide the best game we can.

However, the Crusaders community has so many chat rooms, that it's hard to get to them all within a week, and our community management efforts have become strained.

In order to serve you better, we're going to experiment with a new approach.

Instead of Erika spending time in chat at unannounced points throughout the week, she will be available on the Crusaders of the Lost Idols subreddit for a 1 hour AMA every week. She will do her best to answer your questions, but she doesn't know everything.

If you can't be online to talk to her live during that hour, you can still always post questions and suggestions on the Crusaders forums on Codename, Steam and Kongregate, the subreddit, and request technical support through the ticket system, as usual.

Starting the week of April 12th, Erika will be on the Crusaders of the Lost Idols subreddit every Tuesday from 10-11am Pacific Time.
April 1st, 2016
New Mini-Event! Cookie Crusaders 

From today until Monday 4th April at 12 pm PDT, you can take part in the new limited-time cookie mini-event. For the duration of the weekend, not only will all monsters be replaced by cookies (and a special guest) but five Crusaders will receive massive buffs to their abilities.




Sasha, Natalie, Thalia and RoboSanta will all get a special boost to one of their abilities and the Princess will have all 4 of her DPS-All skills boosted along with an exclusive Golden Epic! Check out the full details below.











April 1st, 2016
Codename Entertainment Launches Cookie Line 

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 1, 2016 – Codename Entertainment announced today the expansion of the Crusaders of the Lost Idols game universe into the baked goods market.

Starting this month the company will offer a new product line of cookies based on the award-winning idle/clicker game. The full-colour hand-painted, artisanal cookies feature the designs of some of the most famous characters from Crusaders of the Lost Idols.


Codename Entertainment CEO and Master Baker, Eric Jordan.



Initial designs feature Crusaders Sasha, Natalie, Thalia, Princess and RoboSanta


Gamers and foodies will be able to order directly from fully-branded e-commerce store utilizing the very latest in fulfillment technology. A fleet of drones will deliver customer orders within 60 minutes of leaving the oven.

The new cookies are flavoured in honour of their Crusader namesakes. These include Strawberry Princess, Sasha the Fierce Warrior Lime and RoboSanta authentic aluminum flavour.

Cookies will be delivered by drone within 60 minutes of baking.


"It's been our dream to find new ways for our fans to enjoy Crusaders of the Lost Idols," said Eric Jordan, CEO and master baker. "We didn't want to settle for just playing the game. We want players to ingest the game, and now they can do just that with our delicious range of cookies."

In honour of this important milestone, Codename Entertainment has replaced all of the monsters in the game, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, with cookies. This new cookie-themed mini-event will start later today and run until April 4th, featuring special gameplay boosts for event Crusaders for the duration of the 48 hours.

Check out all the photos here.
Download the Digital Press Kit here.

ABOUT CRUSADERS OF THE LOST IDOLS
Crusaders of the Lost Idols is the award-winning and top-rated idle/clicker game that has been played over 14 million times on across all platforms since its launch in July of last year. It is the only idle/clicker game to include a formation feature where players learn to master the strategy of organizing their party of characters into the most powerful, monster-destroying formation possible.

The position of each Crusader next to his or her companions has a significant effect on their attack strength. Combined with Crusaders enhanced by abilities, buffs, and upgrades, this unique feature adds an unrivaled complexity never before seen in the idle genre.

The position of each Crusader next to his or her companions has a significant effect on their attack strength. Combined with Crusaders enhanced by abilities, buffs, and upgrades, this unique feature adds an unrivaled complexity never before seen in the idle genre.

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 second most played game on Kongregate.com out of 117,000 hosted on the site. Players have racked up over 14 million unique plays across all platforms, and more than 1.2 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.