January 30th, 2016
Nate's in the Infected Plains 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Nate may have his foibles, especially when it comes to fire, but he's managed to actually save some of his treasure. Of course, he didn't think the Plains would ever come to harm! Help him rescue his treasure stash, before the infection of the Red Man seals the crates forever!

Talk about Nate's gooey adventure on the forums! And don't forget your disinfectant!
January 27th, 2016
New Event! Blood Bowl 

“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 Blood Bowl.

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 27th, 2016
Crusaders of the Lost Idols Launches on Kizi.com 
Posted in Codename News.
Tags: Kizi, launch.

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, January 27, 2016 – Codename Entertainment announced today that it's award-winning game, Crusaders of the Lost Idols has launched on Kizi.com, a leading online games portal. Kizi has more than 30 million players globally, plus over 800,000 fans on Facebook and offers idle and clicker games fans a new, alternative way to play Crusaders on PC and Mac.

Crusaders is a top rated Idle/Clicker game that has been played over 10 million times on across all platforms since its launch in July of last year.

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is the only idle/clicker game to include a strategic formation feature where players learn to master the art of organizing their group of characters into the most powerful arrangement possible.

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

Find Crusaders of the Lost Idols on Kizi.com: http://kizi.com/games/crusaders-of-the-lost-idols

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 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 22nd, 2016
Minor January Housekeeping! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Today in Bush Whacker 2 we're doing some minor housekeeping, but it is something you've long been asking for!

Now when you do the Mount Taming quest for Clint, if the colour of mount you get from your fourth batch of feed isn't the one you want, you can refuse it, and go hunt down another colour!

Plus, for more variety, we've added three (3) new mount colours, with matching Horse Armor in Cloudland! Can you collect all six?

Other Changes

  • The Knight Chess Piece ranch item can now be flipped.

  • Event Ribbons from 2015 and earlier now include the year they are from in their description.

  • The Ranch Tractor is now available in Sasha's gifting store to send to a friend.


As well, this weekend the Nate's Birthday 2016 event pets are available.

2016 Event Pets



Bomb Sniffing Dog - Changes a percent your Nothing wins into Gold.
Fire Duck - Increases your chance to win less Nothings.
Flame Kitty - Changes a percent of your Nothing wins into random energy, mana, and power.

Talk about your favourite colour of mount on the forums!
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
Welcome to the Party! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Birthday Nate!

It’s that time of year again! Help celebrate Nate Dragon’s birthday by decorating the Commons for him....because no one else will.

First and foremost, whenever Nate is involved, safety becomes a priority. Find Safety Coins in the bushes and bring them to the stations in the Commons to stock up on protective gear. Turn in 10 coins at each station 50 times for an achievement. You can see the number of turn-ins you've completed at a station when you turn in a set of coins. The Kevlar Pad station is there on the first day of the event, and the Fire Extinguisher and Band Aid stations will unlock as the event goes on.

Then it seems Nate needs decorations and activities to set up in the Commons. Go out daily and find things for his party. Have fun trying out the activities as many times as you want!

If you're trying to get Tiny Little Arms or Just Like Nate achievements, you need to be wearing all pieces of the Dragon gear or the Nate outfit (available from the vendor's Bush Bucks store if it's your first time playing this event) while completing the 4 party Stations: Dynamite Activity, Campfire Activity, Digging Activity and the Training Whacking Activity.

If you've built the Town Hall, you can expect an fiery visitor to the party as well!

New for 2016:

There's always time for more parties, no? As the event progresses, stay tuned for a new set-up quest with a fun ending!


Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total TWELVE possible Achievements to earn in the Nate’s Birthday 2016 event:

Achievements Returning in 2016:

Safety First - You completed a turn-in at each of the Safety Stations.
Safety Inspector - You completed 50 turn-ins at each of the Safety Stations.
Without a Hitch - You helped Nate with all of his Birthday quests!
Neverending Supply - You completed each of the Birthday event daily quests 3 times
Firefighter - You put out a fire and saved a building in the Commons! [Requires the Town Hall built]
Dragon Slayer - You scared off a dragon and saved the Commons!

Added/Changed for 2016:

Nate's Finer Things - You bought all the 2016 Nate's Birthday event items! *
Surprise Explosions! - You helped organize a surprise party for Nate.

We have 4 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

Nate's Stash - You bought all the 2015 Nate's Birthday event items!
Tiny Little Arms - You bungled each activity station while dressed like a Dragon
Nate's Inventory - You bought all the 2014 Nate's Birthday event items!
Just Like Nate! - You bungled each activity station while dressed like Nate.

*The mini-golf piece is not included in the Nate's Finer Things achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.


Pet Packs:

It's dangerous to go alone, so you should have a friend! Check our newest sidekicks for you to consider:

2016 Pet Packs --> COMING SOON!!



Available for Bush Bucks

2015 Event Pets



Kate (Cat Nate) - Replaces up to 30% of Nothing wins with Gold
Puffy the Dragon - Reduce Nothing chance by up to 30%
Dynobug - Replace up to 25% of Nothing wins with energy, mana, or power


2014 Event Pets



Boy Dragon - Burns up to 25% of your Nothing wins, turning them into random energy, mana, and power
Girl Dragon - Burns up to 25% of your Nothing wins, turning them into random energy, mana, and power
Dragon Kitten - Increases your chance to win puzzle pieces by up to 15%


This event runs until Friday January 29, 2016 @ Noon PST (8pm UTC).


Post your thoughts and feedback here!
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 8th, 2016
The Mystery of the Mythological Heist 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Hi Whackers!

Investigator Kaine needs your help in Cloudland, Bush Whackers! If you've finished Kaine's previous mysteries and the Nate Cloudland Adventure, talk to the Town Crier in the Commons to get started.

In this mystery, you and Kaine try to track down a thief who stole something from Zeus's Castle. Hmm, that sounds familiar for some reason, but I can't put my finger on it...