November 26th, 2015
Kaines' Dinner of Doom Event 


To put on the best Thanksgiving dinner ever, Kaine's brilliant scientist mother decided to apply her vast scientific knowledge to her culinary skills but didn't stop to think if she should!

Now the Kaine mansion is awash with various foodstuffs intent on making the Crusaders choke on them. Or more to the point, choke the Crusaders to death.

The limited time Thanksgiving event features four exclusive objectives, a new formation and two new Crusaders to unlock.

RoboTurkey



Carrying on with tradition, there are two new Crusaders that can join your crusade, once your adventurers survive the objectives. The first of the two, RoboTurkey, won't make it easy though as he debuffs the Crusaders around him in the new pie formation, decreasing their max health by 50%.

Momma Kaine



Momma Kaine is the second of the two new Crusaders. However, separating her from her culinary experimentation and getting her clear of the mansion is going to be tough. As the Crusaders abduct her mid-experiment, she inadvertently freezes adjacent Crusaders every 10 seconds. The affected heroes will have their DPS reduced to 0 for 15 seconds, but thankfully their formation abilities are unharmed.

RoboTurkey shares a formation seat with Princess. His unique ability enables him to increase a random Crusader's DPS by 10% for 30 seconds by zapping them, while absorbing 25% of the DPS for himself.

Momma Kaine, who shares a formation seat with Khouri, is a nurturing sort as well as being a brilliant scientist. She has a number of unique abilities. First, she heals the Crusaders furthest away from her by 20% per second. She also has a ranged power where she can slow the furthest monster from the Crusaders by 25%, perfect for taking down bosses. Finally, she synergizes with RoboTurkey by increasing the DPS of zapped Crusaders by a further 50%.

New for this Event:

Once you've grabbed both RoboTurkey and Momma Kaine, you'll be able to start the Thanksgiving Free Play for 2,500 Pumpkin Pies.

Gravy Train



The remaining two objectives will require having had at least 250 and 500 Idols respectively as well as the event currency of Pumpkin Pie to start. In Gravy Train, a giant train of gravy will block slots in your formation. And the Plaid Friday Deals are too good to be true! Crusaders cost less...but they do much less DPS over the entire 200 areas.

Can you stop the killer food before it's too late? Or will the enhanced tryptophan slow you down?

You have until Monday December 7th at Noon PST to control the madness!
November 20th, 2015
Gobble Down Your Thanksgiving Meal in BW2! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Thank Goodness for Thanksgiving!

The residents of The Commons are preparing for a massive feast to celebrate the end of harvest season, and of course they need your expertise at finding things in bushes!

First and foremost, it's all about helping the chefs fill their food stations to the brim - and beyond. There's three of them for three types of meals, so you'll be collecting Meat, Veggies and of course Deserts to feed the hungry masses of Bushwhackia! Can you make all the Pristine Food? Keep doing turn-ins to achieve it!

On the subject of food - four of the guests have promised they would bring a dish to share, but they've forgotten ingredients.

And then, there's the problem of the Turkeys. Apparently, they need to be rescued in some fashion, so you'll need to get on that.

New for 2015:

We've added two new quests for this year. One celebrates other harvest festivals around the world and the other involves an inflatable surprise. They'll unlock as the event goes on. And tune in on Thanksgiving (or after if you're enjoying your day off), for a fun show!


Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

Achievements Returning in 2015:
  • Special Order - You helped all of the people prepare their special dishes.
  • Master of the Ways - You have helped cook each dish excellently for the pristine table.
  • Short Order Cook - You've helped prepare one of each dish.
  • Turkey Lover - You saved enough turkeys to guarantee survival. This year.
  • Historical Detective - You helped Bob the Historian investigate the Pilgrims.
  • Family Matters - You brought all of Brock's family together for Thanksgiving.

Added/Changed for 2015:
  • Thanks For The Stuff - You purchases all the Thanksgiving 2015 items.*
  • Parade Enthusiast - You watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

We have 4 achievements from previous years' events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks if a player was not present during the original years:
  • Thankful Decorator - You bought all the house items from the 2012 Thanksgiving Event.
  • Thankful Dresser - You bought all the player items from the 2012 Thanksgiving Event.
  • Thankful Shopper - You bought all the 2013 Turkey Day items.
  • Black Friday - You bought all the 2014 Thanksgiving items.


* The Mini Golf piece (Coming Soon!) is NOT included in the Thanks For The Stuff achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.


Pet Packs:

2015 Pets -- Available in Packs!



Woolly Lamb: Turns up to 30% of your Nothing wins into Gold.
Pilgrim Turkey: Increases your chance to win puzzle pieces by up to 15%.
Pilgrim Hamster: Turns up to 30% of your Nothing wins into Energy.



2014 Pets Available for Bush Bucks



Roboturkey - Increases your chance to win puzzle pieces by up to 15%
Hedgehog - Increases your chance to win quest items by up to 15%
Thanksgiving Goose - Turns up to 25% of your Nothing wins into Mana!



2013 Event Pets available for Bush Bucks:



Pilgrim Kitty - Increases your odds to win Quest Items by up to 15%.
Pilgrim Squirrel - Increases your odds to win Runes by up to 25%.
Turkey Hunter - Increases you odds to win Puzzle Pieces by up to 15%.

The event will run until Friday December 4th at Noon PST!

Give thanks and feedback here!
November 17th, 2015
Congratulations Spooky Winners! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

It took a little while longer than normal, but we've finally chosen our 2015 Halloween Decoration Contest Winners! If you weren't aware, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are picked by the whole Codename Entertainment studio, while Community Choice was voted on by you, the wise whacker community! Our top three choices earn 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks respectively, while the Community Choice takes home a cool 50 Bush Bucks. If you want to know more about how the contest worked, click here!

Without further ado here are your winners:

Facebook Winners


1st Place
Sheldon H.

2nd Place
Susan S.

3rd Place
Adi S.

Community Choice
Marcin G.

Kongregate Winners


1st Place
hellvin

2nd Place
snowball395

3rd Place
Penmax

Community Choice
Leelo82

Armor Games Winners


1st Place
fldocgirl

2nd Place
abner69

3rd Place
msme

Community Choice
Sportjock87

Big Fish Games Winners


1st Place
Flybaby

2nd Place
Rumbitothecore

3rd Place
jayrabbit

Community Choice
Kittypurrrs

Games.com Winners


1st Place
a_museme

2nd Place
MDJOYCE

3rd Place
Peggyt1950

Community Choice
MarciXIII

Addicting Games Winners


1st Place
broomsquire

2nd Place
miranda102

3rd Place
gemslaugh

Community Choice
nightmousy


Congratulations again to all our winners! Your Bush Buck prizes have been added to your accounts!
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!
November 13th, 2015
Grimm's Idle Tales Campaign 


It's time for dark and brooding tales of old crones, malevolent giant wolves, man-sized living straw effigies, blood and guts. Hang on a minute! That can't be correct, can it?

Oh, but it is. With the latest Crusaders of the Lost Idols campaign we are revisiting your favorite fairy tales but darkly rooted in the best traditions of the Brothers Grimm tales with a dash of other worlds.

The settings for the six new objectives will seem eerily familiar to you. Along with the objectives to get to area 200 and 300, are four objectives that will test your formation planning skills and attentiveness as you wander down memory lane.

Not In Kansas Anymore



There's a story of an omnipotent wizard in a big, green city and a rag-tag bunch of misfits requiring an escort to said city in 'Not in Kansas Anymore'. The girl, the scarecrow, the lion, and the tin man will join your party over time as you progress, taking up precious formation slots and debuffing your DPS, gold generation and your health.

What Big Teeth You Have



'What Big Teeth You Have' is an objective that has something to do with wolves; we're sure of it. What else would be able to climb into clothes (albeit the matronly garments your grandmother wears) with the sole purpose of devouring your charge, a small red-caped girl? What's more, the beast will appear randomly without warning throughout the 250 areas you must complete and with a monstrous amount of HP making him a brutal monster if ever we saw one.

Sleeping Beauty



Just so you don't think that narcolepsy is a joke, in 'Sleeping Beauty' half of your Crusaders will randomly fall asleep on the job! Every 25 areas, random Crusaders will nod off and no longer do any damage and be unable to use their buff abilities, forcing you to shuffle your formation.

Down the Rabbit Hole



Finally, you may have noticed we like rabbits here at Codename Entertainment. As if by magic (probably by way of a hat) the objective 'Down the Rabbit Hole' puts your Crusaders in charge of a certain fidgety white rabbit. This bouncing furball will hop between random formation slots every 25 levels buffing adjacent Crusaders by 200% to hurry them along.

All of the objectives will require a mastery of a brand new formation too just to keep you on your toes.
November 13th, 2015
Cook up Thanksgiving for the EBA Monkeys 


Hi Breakers!

It's time to give thanks for all things. And what says "Thank you for being in my life" better than a nice meal? The Pilgrim Monkey is on hand to ensure that the bounty of the fall is harvested, to prepare an epic feast for all the monkeys to enjoy. Help him prepare the Thanksgiving meal by decorating the table and filling it with delicious food stuffs.

Collect wild turkeys to earn trophy room decorations, complete the Challenge Egg challenges for sweet delights, or check out the available Extras in the Pilgrim Monkey's store!

General Event details:

- Collect 18 different types of supplies to prepare for a feast, in ever increasing amounts.

- You'll need to find…
…4 preparation items to advance from the Bronze stage to the Silver stage,

…4 preparation items to advance from the Silver stage to the Gold stage,

…12 preparation items at the Gold stage, as well as having won all 12 prizes to earn the Thanksgiving Event Trophy!

How the Event works:

You get to use the Multiplier buff! Here's how it works:
  • The daily multiplier buff increases each time you feed the Pilgrim Monkey his Thanksgiving Event Tokens, up to a buff of 8x:
    • Feed the monkey once, increase the buff to 2x,
    • Feed the monkey twice, increase the buff to 4x,
    • Feed the monkey three times, the buff increases to 8x - additional feedings past this will not increase the multiplier any further, it will remain capped at 8x
    • If you merely activate the monkey, but do not feed him, the buff will not increase. You must feed the Pilgrim Monkey for the buff to increase.
  • The permanent Base x2 buff only applies to preparation item wins.
    • The graphic for the buff itself will not change, by placing your cursor over the buff icon on the right side of the breaking screen, you can see your buff has leveled up to.
    • All normal buffs are available.
  • The base multiplier will reset every day at Midnight PST.


Let's break down the Pilgrim Monkey's special event stage:



From the Pilgrim Monkey's Special Event Screen, you can:
  • Track how much time is left until the event ends,
  • Visually watch the feast table become crowded with tasty goodness!
  • See your progress towards your current preparation items,
  • See the current cost of the items which you are working towards,
  • Keep count of your Wild Turkey Achievement progression!
  • Easily track your progress towards preparation completed, Prizes collected (Click the Prize button to see which ones you've earned/are missing), Progression Ribbons and the Thanksgiving Trophy!


Rewards and Extras!:



Ribbons:
3 successive ribbons for progression, which permanently add additional +5, +10 or +15 hammers respectively.

Trophy: Can be displayed in a Trophy Room.
Ribbon and Trophy (if earned) are awarded after the event finishes on November 27, 2015. The highest ribbon earned will be awarded.


Wild Turkey Achievement:



As you break eggs, wild turkeys appear and wander around the screen. Gently tap the turkey before it's gone! The turkey will try to escape, but one painless tap and magically you have a fragrant, perfectly cooked turkey! At the 1st, 50th and 250th turkey found, you will unlock special decorations for your trophy room. Turkeys will continue to appear after you have earned the last achievement, but you can continue to hit them.


Available in the Pilgrim Monkey's Store:

Consumables Tab:

Thanksgiving Crate Costs 250 Thanksgiving Tokens
- Contains a random selection of hammers, multipliers and star pieces
- Must be used by 11:59:59 PM PST on 2015-11-28!
(We encourage you to use them by the end of the day on November 27th, just in case!)


Extras Tab:

Available for Event Tokens:

From 2014: Pumpkin Pie Hat: 10% more Event Tokens
From 2013: Drumstick Hammer: Slightly more stars

New for 2015: Turkey Neck Hammer: Less Nothings!

Available for Monkey Bucks:

2013 Pilgrim Hat: Increases Holiday/Event Token wins and Star wins by 10%
2013 Turkey Hat: Increases Holiday/Event Token wins and Multiplayer wins by 10%
2014 Chef's Hat: Chance your last Egg Broken was free and 10% more Gold!
2014 Football Helmet: Small chance of a bonus Hammer win and 10% more Event Tokens!


The Thanksgiving Event will run until Friday November 27th @ Noon PST.

Post comments and questions on the forums!
November 9th, 2015
The Idol Shop Opens Its Doors - Slightly! 

As our more veteran players all know, we've been planning to add a way to spend Idols to increase your power since the game first launched. Unfortunately that update is taking more time than we'd like, so we've decided to roll out a few of the more commonly requested features from it prior to the whole system being completed. Without further adieu, we present to you the Crusaders Talent Tree!

Talent Tree Menu



Accessed via a button where the Idol Shop button used to be on the inventory tab, the Talent Tree will eventually contain dozens and dozens of skills and abilities to unlock for increasing numbers of Idols. For now, however, it contains two very valuable and sought after features:

Buy All Button



The Buy All Talent unlocks a new button on the Crusaders UI. With a single click it will immediate spend as much gold as possible to maximize your total Crusader Levels. This button is extremely useful just before you reset, as it will maximize your Idols gained on that run. To unlock the ability to purchase the Buy All talent you must have beaten Area 150 in any campaign. Purchasing this talent will cost you 25 Idols as well. Idols you spend in the Talent Tree will no longer grant their DPS or Gold Find bonuses.

Mass Chest Button



The Mass Chest Talent adds three new buttons to the Chest Opening screen. These new buttons allow you to open 5, 25, or 100 chests all at once, displaying the cumulative contents for your to peruse. This tier 2 Talent requires you to have beaten Area 300 in any campaign, so if you haven't done so yet you may want to start planning to do a deep run into Emo's New Moon or the World's Wake campaign on Free Play! You'll also need to spend 100 of your hard earned Idols to purchase this talent.

Mass Chest Screen



We'll be adding more and more Talents over time, so stay tuned to this blog and the in-game change log for more information about those.

In addition to these two talents we're also updating the functionality of Enchantment Points with today's update. We've received a lot of feedback regarding Holiday Crusaders not feeling as powerful as the classic Crusaders due to an EP differential. Based on this feedback, we've changed it so that 30% of EP is now shared between Crusaders in the same bench slot. This means that Jack O'Lantern now benefits from 30% of Natalie Dragon's EP, and Wendy the Witch benefits from 30% of Prince Sal's EP. This also applies to Crusaders from the Carnival Event and will apply to any new Crusaders we add in the future. We're also planning to add a Talent to the Talent Tree in the future that will increase the percentage of shared EP. This should make Holiday Crusaders much more competitive with the classic Crusaders, especially if you've earned a lot of Enchantment Points!

We hope you enjoy these new features. We'll be releasing more information about new Talents and features in the future, based not only upon our own ideas, but your invaluable feedback! Thank you for your patience and support!
November 6th, 2015
BW2 Explorer's League: Epic Quest 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


It's a tale of epic epicness!

Well, not really. But it's a quest for the ultimate ancient artifact! The Explorer's League is trying to find an ancient item that is rumored to be located somewhere in Bushwhackia. They've heard that clues to the artifact's location were stored in ancient lockboxes and scattered throughout the lands. Since you signed on to help them out, your first task will be tracking down the mysterious lockboxes.

You need to have built the fourth floor of the skyscraper and completed up to the Molten Core in the caves in order to start this new adventure. Can you find them all?

Chat about your adventuring on the forums!
November 6th, 2015
It's Time for Some Intrigue in EBA! 


Greetings Breakers!

The names Kong....George Kong. A debonair and dashing monkey with superb skills and a knack for getting in, and out, of trouble. This handsome primate is the Challenge Fairy's favourite movie spy, so she's put together the all-new Agent 009 Burst Event to celebrate everything about him!

For the duration of the event, special challenge eggs will temporarily replace all normal challenge eggs, and the eggs will appear at a higher than usual rate. Players can earn 12 event prizes of various Spy themed items from cashing in Event Tokens with the Challenge Fairy Monkey.



For the toughest of tough challenges, there are 3 awesome prizes!

The Spy Trillby adds more Multipliers!
The Golden Gun Hammer adds more Multipliers!
The Martini Set makes any trophy room ready for a visit from Agent 009!

Talk about it on the forums!

The event will run until Wednesday, November 11th at Noon PST!
November 4th, 2015
EBA Volunteer Chat Moderators 


Love Egg Breaker Adventures? Hang out in chat? Then consider becoming a Volunteer Chat mod!

Moderator Application FAQ

If you would like to become a moderator, help the community, and make a difference in people's lives, you are in the right place!

Minimum Requirements

You must meet the following criteria to apply for moderator:
  • You must be 18 or older.
  • An account that has been active for 6 or more months.
  • Active community participation (forum posts, chat, etc.) of helpful and considerate nature.
  • No history of account abuse.
Our Expectations when considering an applicant:
  • You DO NOT need to be an expert on our games, or finished available content to be considered for a Moderation position.
  • We DO expect that you will keep up to date with content, availing of yourself of the multiple sources of information (Blog, Forums, Wiki where applicable)

Chat Moderator

Chat moderators interface real-time with community members via our in-game chats. As a chat moderator you:
  • Must move quickly, and be able to respond in short, succinct phrasing to answer a player's question.
  • Must not only be able to keep up with the conversation, but be attentive to multiple conversation threads at once - getting players to stop chatting for even a moment is nearly impossible.
  • Must anticipate how their tone will be received - you cannot edit what you say in chat, once it is out there, players will NOT hesitate to copy and paste your exact answers back to you, to take out of context what you say.
  • Must assume every question in chat is asked legitimately. Sarcasm in chat is never received the way it's intended. Drop it from your vocabulary entirely (no matter how SORELY you are tempted), and you'll miss less questions that way.

Application Information

This is what you will need to know to successfully complete an application and increase your chances of becoming a moderator in one of our games.

The Rules of Applying for Moderation:
  • Do NOT email us asking to be a mod if there are no openings listed.
  • Do NOT email us asking how to become a mod (we expect that you have read this article.)
  • Do NOT send multiple emails requesting to be a moderator.
  • Do NOT start a forum thread about why you should be a moderator.
  • Do NOT spam or promote inappropriate behaviour if your application is denied.
  • DO show maturity with your in-game actions and posts. Be considerate of others, try to help new players. (Hint, these will be your primary activities if you are selected for Moderation training.)
  • DO continue to work on your interpersonal skills and show maturity within the community. Grow your account and your in-game persona regardless if your application is accepted or denied.


Please complete the entire form and be as honest as possible. If we choose to proceed with your application, you will be contacted via email with further instructions.

Required Reading

A clear understanding of the following is REQUIRED*.

Chat & Forum Guidelines: http://codenameentertainment.com/?page=conduct
Privacy Policy: http://codenameentertainment.com/?page=privacy

* Additional resources may be made available to the Moderators upon application acceptance.

The Responsibilities

As a Codename Chat Moderator, you will be expected to:
  • guide the community in acceptable behaviours and teach new players the game.
  • Report any major bugs, harmful community trends or other emergencies directly to the Community Manager.
  • Reports of any action taken while you are moderating.
  • When you are playing the game, you are always a moderator. By becoming a moderator you sacrifice the option to play the game as only a player.
  • Respond to player questions and explain why a player was silenced through private messaging.
  • Report any inappropriate names or permanent bans that are needed to Support.

The Perks

As a CNE moderator, you will have the following perks and abilities:
  • Text in chat will appear as a different colour, to help regular players identify your answers.
  • Contact support to request bans for players violating our Rules of Conduct for Chat.
  • You will be a trusted part of the community, in contact with the community and development team.

Still Interested?

Awesome!
We are currently accepting applications for volunteer moderators for Egg Breaker Adventures on Facebook! If you would like to apply for a moderator position, please fill out this APPLICATION.

NOTE: We generally receive a large volume of applications; you will only receive a response if you are selected for the next stage in the selection process. Do NOT send us multiple emails or forms if you have not received a response. Doing so will immediately nullify your application.