July 26th, 2016
1st Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is one-year-old this month, and we're celebrating in style with a giveaway all weekend long.

There are three free gifts up for grabs. Collect all three and you'll automatically unlock a super-secret fourth gift!



The first gift will be made available in the Idol Times newsletter this Friday (sign-up now). Then make sure you Like us on Facebook for another giveaway on Saturday. The final gift will be available on Sunday on the official Crusaders Twitter account @CrusadersIdols.

Please note the unique codes are only valid on PC/Web. For mobile, you must link your account using these instructions so you can redeem the codes.

Thank you for supporting us and being an awesome community of players. We're looking forward to you playing for the next 12 months!

July 22nd, 2016
It's Summer Carnival Time in BW2! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Carnival Event 2016

The Carnival has returned to town! Get ready to play some games, help some Bushwhackian residents and win carnival tokens which you can exchange for cool prizes at the Carnival Event Vendor!

The Carnival Games:

A staple of any summer carnival or fair, are those devilish carnival games. There are four different games which will unlock over the course of the event and they include "Balloon Popper," "Whack-A-Mole," "Baseball Throw," and "Duck Shoot." Don't worry, there's no skill involved with these games, you play them automatically when you interact with them.

- It costs 4 carnival tickets to play each game, and you can whack those tickets out of the bushes, or purchase them from Timmy in the Event area for Bush Bucks (30 Salvaged Tickets for 30 Bush Bucks)

- You receive Carnival Tokens based on how well you do. Now, we're not saying they're rigged in the Carnival's favour or anything, but you'll definitely want to ask your friends to help you rig these games to help you! (Platforms without Friend functionality are balanced accordingly.)

To get started, the Balloon Popper game is unlocked! As well, it seems William needs your help to satisfy his sweet-tooth!

The Pandaclaw was wandering around here somewhere....build the teleporter and complete all the quests and get your very own!

The dunk tank makes a triumphant return this year! Can you dunk all 8 helpless Bushwhackian residents? This year, NPCs you haven't dunked yet will have a yellow exclamation mark above their heads, to let you know you still need to send them plunging into the icy waters of the tank! Help them all cool off!

New for 2016
We've added 6 new quest to the event! Look for them to start as it unfolds! Did you know that Pete the Carney (the clown posted at the entrance to the event zone, had a brother?

And all that bush whacking must make you hot. I wonder how you could cool down....

Event Achievements- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are up to 14 possible achievements that can be picked up during the Summer Carnival 2016 event, depending on your game history.

Achievements Returning in 2016:
Step Right Up - Win a Prize Token gaming at the Carnival!
We have a Winner - Win 8 Prize Tokens at once at the Carnival.
Carnival Ace - Win 8 Prize Tokens at all 4 Carnival Games.
Gotta Try 'Em All! - Play all four games offered at the Carnival!
Big Time Bonus Buyer - Purchase 10 Bonus Prize Packs from the Carnival!
Sweet Tooth - Help William satisfy his Sweet Tooth. Or not.
Nostalgic Whacker - Repair the teleporter and fulfill your duty…
Dunk-a-Thon! - Dunk all eight unique Carnival Event dunk-ees!

Added/Changed for 2016
Carnival Compulsion - Purchase all the 2016 Carnival Event items.*

* The Carnival Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Carnival Compulsion achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

We have 5 achievements from previous years, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

Carnival Customization - Buy all 6 player items from the 2012 Carnival
Party at My Place - Buy all 6 house items from the 2012 Carnival!
Carnival Collector - Purchase all of the 2013 Carnival event items.
Carnival Connoisseur - Buy all the 2014 Carnival event items.
Carni-Value! - Purchase all the 2015 Carnival Event items.

Pet Packs

New 2016 Pet Packs (Coming Soon)



Previous Year Pets (Available for Bush Bucks)



Unraveling Doll - Decreases your odds to win Nothing by up to 30%
Turtle Wagon - Up to 30% of your Nothing wins will turn into Gold
Orangutan - Increases your odds to win Fruit(Energy) by up to 30%



Teddy Bear Car - Turns up to 25% of Nothing wins into Mana at Max Level
Carnie Pig - Increases Puzzle odds by up to 15% at Max Level
Stuffed Unicorn - Turns up to 25% of Nothing Wins into Energy at Max Level
Nate Duck: Odds to win Nothing -30% at Max Level
Cotton Candy Duck: Nothing wins change to Energy by up to 25%
Gunslinger Duck: Nothing Wings change to Mana up to 25%


Post your celebration plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday August 5th at Noon PDT!

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, if you purchase 100 Bush Bucks or more, get a free mount! The sale runs until Monday July 25th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the last quest unlock?
    All quests will be unlocked by the 11th day of the event.

  • Where can I buy Last Year's items?
    There are two vendors. The one in the tent has this year's items. The other is the one with the party hat and will have all previous year items for Bush Bucks.

  • What contributes to my 100% progress?
    You need 200 plays of any combo of the games to get 100%. Just whack up tickets to play the games, and turn in quests to get tickets as well.

  • Why do I want to ask friends for help?
    It helps you rig the game and improve your chances of getting 8 tokens.

  • Do I have to do the achievements?
    No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

  • Where can I see all the achievements available and how to get them?
    Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

  • Where can I see progress on the Dunking Achievement?
    Click on the inventory icon and then click on the Achievements list (gold star). Look for the ones listed above in that list.

July 20th, 2016
New Event! Littlefoot's Big Adventure 

It's the time of year to forgo the usual comforts of your soft bed, sturdy walls, and an internet connection for a thin piece of material between you and mother nature. That's right! It's the Summer, and that means camping season!


New Crusader: Ranger Rayna

As the Crusaders set off into the wild, they are looking to rescue two new Crusaders and add them to the gang. The first of the two Crusaders is the hapless Ranger Rayna, who not only requires an escort to area 100 and salvation, but she'll mistakenly debuff adjacent Crusaders with park fines the entire way believing that she's not in any danger.

Once rescued, she'll become an asset. Her love of all wildlife enables her to heal any animal Crusaders by 25% of their max health per second when she reaches level 75. Furthermore, at level 150 she'll recieve a giant 200% increase to her DPS if there are four animal Crusaders in the formation.


New Crusader: Littlefoot

The second new Crusader is somewhat shy. Littlefoot has spent a lifetime minding her own business but all that is thrown into disarray when some determined Pokemon Go players/Bigfoot enthusiasts stumble across her home deep in the forest. Delirious with Augmented Reality they believe her to be a legendary Pokemon and chase her all the way to area 100 taking up valuable slots in the formation.

Once the Pokemon Go players run out of Poke Balls, Littlefoot is free to join the Crusaders and repace your current tank. At level 50 Littlefoot can employ her first unique ability, Parry. For the duration of the ability, Littlefoot is immune to damage for one second after a monster starts attacking her. If this effect lasts for more than 15 seconds in a row, it cannot occur for the next 15 seconds.


New Objective: Number One Threat

The remaining three objectives include Lost in the Woods where you Crusaders randomly become lost and disappear from the formation. The second objective, Number One Threat, will see the team pitted against godless killing machines - Col-bears. These vicious threats to the American way of life will randomly appear and if they reach the formation will insta-kill and then move onto the next Crusader victim.


New Objective: Long Journey

The final new objective is Long Journey requires the hiring of some pack horses to carry supplies all the way to area 300. Unfortunately, they'll take up slots in your formation.

The Littlefoot's Big Adventure event will run until August 1st at Noon PDT.
July 19th, 2016
Introducing the Updated Crusaders Player Council! 

Hail Crusaders!

Here are your Crusaders of the Lost Idols Player Council members! Over the next year, they will participate in quarterly meetings with us at Codename Entertainment to give us meaningful feedback on different areas of the game and their thoughts on potential upcoming features.

From Armor Games
  • Blight973 (new)
  • derTiberius (new)
  • Smash10101 (new)
From Facebook:
  • Lisa Gordon (returning)
  • Terri Kidd (returning)
  • Dylan Jay Smith (returning)
  • Susan Martin (new)
From Kongregate
  • Tola (returning)
  • Cih137 (returning)
  • SilskeofGH (returning)
  • Djinon (returning)
  • Vingummi (new)
From Steam
  • MarioVX (new)
  • roku750 (new)
We appreciate their willingness to join and their passion and knowledge of Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

Congratulate them on the forums!
July 15th, 2016
New! Idols Through Time Campaign 

We are delighted to tell you about a very special permanent campaign this week. We've partnered up with our good friends at HyperHippo Games, the creators of AdVenture Capitalist for a special addition to Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

But first, let us tell you more about your impending adventure through time. That's right; the brand new permanent campaign is all about time travel.

Our dauntless Crusaders are tasked with hunting down rogue robots that are wreaking havoc on their friend Doctor Finklebottom's laboratory. It's a desperate race to save Finklebottom's breakthrough experiments that concern matters of quantum physics and black holes that enable him to invent time travel.


Sobbing Cherubs can only be killed by clicking

His experiments have made history, figuratively and literally, as now the Crusaders can travel through time from the age of the dinosaurs all the way through to the future!

Featuring a new Flux Capacitor formation, the Idols Through Time campaign will require a minimum of 5,000 Idols to start the first objective. Things get increasingly more demanding from there as the final objective requires a whopping 10,000 Idols minimum!

The Lost in Time objective will see slots in your formation blocked with relics from each epoch you visit. In the Time-Lost Bosses objective, you'll encounter much more powerful bosses than you're used to battling.

The final two objectives are Nostalgia Trip, where only the original 20 Crusaders are available for selection (no Event Crusaders), and Lone Pine Mall where you're going to try your best to clear area 600.


Dr Finklebottom creates a wormhole to Adventure Capitalist


Dr Finklebottom's work has also had another perverse effect of linking universes. Incredibly the ingenious professor has opened a portal to a parallel universe of AdVenture Capitalist.

It's in these boom years of industrialization and economic growth the Crusaders will meet the celebrity managers from the enormously popular clicker game, AdVenture Capitalist.

It's not going to be easy to 'out-entrepreneur' history's best entrepreneurs from the 1950s, but that is what the team must do to have a chance of beating any objective between areas 71 and 85.


You have to 'out-entrepreneur' the AdVenture Capitalist managers

The popular celebrity managers W. W. Heisenbird, Jim Thorton, Forest Trump and more will all try and stop our Crusaders' money-making ways enabling them to leave for the next time zone.

But wait, there's more! We're also launching a brand new weekend buff. It's Wibbly Wobbly Wackiness here are Codename Entertainment and for the duration of the weekend, five Crusaders will be receiving massive buffs to their abilities.

The Bush Whacker, Detective Kaine, the Dark Gryphon, Sal and Bat Billionaire will all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend. Plus, there's a unique Wobbly chest featuring gear just for those five Crusaders!

  • The Bush Whacker - +5% increase in Critical Click Chance.
  • Detective Kaine - Increase all gold found by 100%
  • Dark Gryphon - +100% increase in DPS for all Crusaders.
  • Sal, the Merman - Increase the Base DPS for Sal +400%
  • The Bat Billionaire - +100% increase in DPS for all Crusaders.



Weekend Wibbly Wobbly Buff!


July 8th, 2016
Weekend Buff! Crusaders Mobile Launch! 

We're celebrating our mobile launch and buffing five Crusaders from today until Monday, July 11th at Noon PDT.

For the duration of the weekend, five Crusaders will be receiving massive buffs to their abilities. Jim, Sasha, The Princess, King Reginald and Leerion all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend. Plus, there's a unique chest featuring gear just for those five Crusaders!

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party +200%
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark +200%
  • The Princess - Upgrades +100%
  • King Reginald - Gold Find +100%
  • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf - All DPS +100%




July 7th, 2016
Crusaders of the Lost Idols Launched on Mobile 

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is now available on
App Store and Google Play!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 7th 2016: Crusaders of the Lost Idols is the award-winning game where you unlock new Crusaders, level them up, collect gear, and earn achievements as you progress through a fantasy universe. Kongregate is serving as the game’s publisher on mobile platforms.



Crusaders of the Lost Idols is currently one of the most played games on Kongregate.com out more than 109,000 titles and consistently one of the top 2% of games on Steam. It is the only clicker/idle game with a formation strategy feature that has inspired web and PC gamers to log almost 4 million of hours playing time every month.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Formation Strategy: The only clicker/idle game to feature a formation system. Crusader specific abilities, buffs, and gear challenge the player to find the best formation for every campaign and event.
  • Unlock Crusaders: Collect an unusual host of over 30 characters such as The Bat Billionaire, Emo Werewolf, and RoboTurkey inspired by the world of video games and popular culture with more added every month.
  • Over 10,000 Levels: Master six campaigns with dozens of objectives with deep playability and challenge; more campaigns released regularly.
  • Collect Gear, Buffs, and Trinkets: A cornucopia of content with hundreds of unique upgrades for each character, including unique gear, and buffs are available to collect.
  • Daily Quests & Monthly Events: Each day players are challenged to complete mini-objectives, and limited time events featuring special objectives and exclusive new content are released every month.
  • Missions: Send your idle Crusaders on side missions to unlock past Event Crusaders, new gear, earn Enchantment Points and jeweled chests plus more!
  • Simultaneous Play on PC: Continue your adventure seamlessly between mobile and desktop. Log-in with your Kongregate account and play Crusaders simultaneously wherever you are.



"We jumped at the chance to bring Crusaders of the Lost Idols to mobile,” said Kevin DuPuy, Director of Production at Kongregate. “The game's mix of colorful heroes and approachable gameplay have really resonated with players on Kongregate.com. Codename Entertainment has been a fantastic partner and we're excited to bring their game to a whole new audience.”

"We are very excited to enable gamers who enjoy deep RPG and strategy experiences to play Crusaders on mobile devices. Launching on web first gave us the chance to hone game and deliver the highly-rated experience on mobile more seamlessly," said Eric Jordan, CEO of Codename Entertainment. "Gamers who love the thrill of unlocking and collecting a wealth of unique characters, levelling them up, and applying strategic intellect to win will love our game."

Crusaders of the Lost Idols now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store and for Android devices on Google Play.