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September 9th
Idle Champions: Scotty the Rescue Pup Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Rescue cuddles are INCOMING!

Scotty the Rescue Pup Familiar is here to help brighten your day while helping others get the help they need. Read on to learn all about this adorable dog and all the good they are doing!

Scotty the Rescue Pup Familiar

Dungeons & Dragons Scotty Familiar Take This GIF

For the fifth year in a row, we're thrilled to be working with Take This on a charity fundraiser! Take This is a mental health organization providing comprehensive resources, support, and consultation tailored for the unique and diverse needs of the game community.

The inspiration for this new charity familiar comes directly from the real-life pup and his human companion Kelli Butler, a professional opera singer and active streamer for a variety of video games and tabletop RPGs. On stage, she's a coloratura soprano with an extensive performance resume. On streams, she's best known as The Opera Geek and appears on a variety of shows and charity events. We're excited to be working with her, and thrilled that she will be joining the cast of A Familiar Quest: Series 2 as Scotty, starting September 12th!

Dungeons & Dragons Kelli Scotty Social

Scotty the Rescue Pup will be available in-game starting on Wednesday, September 21st at 12pm Pacific! All net proceeds from the first week of Scotty sales will be donated to Take This. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available on PC and Mac on Steam, Epic, the web, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and on all Android devices!

June 7th
BW2: Lambert House Charity Drive! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lambert House Charity Drive

Hello guys, gals, and non-binary pals!

June marks the 52nd celebration of Pride Month! In support of the LGBTQ+ communities, Codename Entertainment is raising money for Lambert House. Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.

Over this weekend you can purchase any of the following, of which 100% of our proceeds will be donated to Lambert House:

- The Pride Cookie Pack, which contains 10 Rainbow Cookies and the Pride Shirt if you don't already have it unlocked. It can be bought up to 5 times.

- Bush Bucks! During this drive, Bush Bucks purchases of 50 or more will include +30% more bucks, and will get you the exclusive Pride Dragon pet (pet given only once).


The Pride Cookie Pack


The Pride Bush Bucks Sale, with the Pride Dragon pet!


The Pride Dragon Bundle Sale. A pride pet, flag ranch item, and hat for 12 different LGBTQ+ communities!

But there's more! Spend your Bush Bucks on a Pride Dragon Bundle of your chosen LGBTQ+ community! Each bundle includes a Pride Dragon pet, Pride Flag ranch item, and Pride Hat in that community's colours!


The Pride Cookie Pack

Don't forget to visit the Commons and get a complementary Rainbow Cookie!

Lambert House

Read more about the Lambert House here

Why a charity fundraiser, Codename?

One of Codename Entertainment's long-term goals is to give back as much as we can. As part of giving back, we regularly find charities and organizations that we want to support and do charitable promotions for them in-game. (100% of Codename's proceeds from these sales like this go directly to the charity. It gives you some extra in-game goodies, it provides funds and support for Lambert House, and it gives us a warm fuzzy feeling in our tummies.)

This charity drive ends after Monday June 21st, so don't forget to contribute while you can. Let's help today's youth!

Charity Drive Update: Success!

June 2nd
Idle Champions: Amani the Songbird Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This Pride, we at Codename Entertainment are delighted announce that we collaborated with Omega Jones to create a unique familiar for our Lambert House charity drive! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of Amani the Songbird through June 21st, 2022, to Lambert House.

Dungeons & Dragons Amani Key Art

Lambert House

Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. We at Codename Entertainment are thrilled to be supporting Lambert House, which is a fantastic cause we really believe in.

Amani the Songbird Familiar will be available on June 8th, 2022 at Noon Pacific in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Amani the Songbird Familiar sales through June 21st, 2022, will be donated to Lambert House! Check out the in-game store for more details!

Dungeons & Dragons Amani Gif

A Familiar Harmony

To celebrate the release of Amani, we will have a special one shot D&D livestream on Wednesday June 8th at 3pm Pacific! Omega Jones will be joining Brian Gray and Michelle Nguyen Bradley as players in a game DMed by Lauren Urban. That lovely game will cap off a full day of streaming celebrating Amani, so join us on our Twitch Channel!

Familiars

Familiars are NPCs that players can assign to specific tasks, such as clicking enemies, leveling up Champions, or using ultimate abilities. Familiars will click at different rates depending on the task they are assigned to. For more information, check out our How To Play Idle Champions video!



April 20th
BW2: Earth Day Charity Drive! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Earth Day

As longtime players of Bush Whacker know, we like to give back whenever we can. So for Earth Day, we're having a charity drive!

This drive will run from April 20th through May 3rd, 2022, and we'll be raising money for a great organization that works to protect nature and the environment: Conservation International.

Conservation International

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork and finance, they spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, for biodiversity and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

For more information about the Conservation International, check out their website.

Make Your Donation

You can donate in-game by purchasing any of our three different charity packs:
  • Earth Cake Charity Pack - Earth Cakes and Bush Bucks!
  • Earth Charity Ranch Pack - Cloudy Tree ranch item, Earth Cakes, Earth Shield, and Bush Bucks!
  • Earth Charity Pet Pack - Pet, Lvl 40 Pet Treat, Earth Cakes, Earth Shield, and Bush Bucks!

The Earth Cake Charity Pack, Earth Charity Ranch Pack, and Earth Charity Pet Pack (left to right)

100% of our net proceeds from all three packs will be donated to the Conservation International.

Free Cake!

Drop by the Commons and talk to the charity drive representatives south from the Town Hall for a free Earth Cake, and to learn more about the charity drive!
April 15th
Idle Champions: Dottie the Dandelion Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We are proud to announce that we collaborated with Hope LaVelle to create a unique familiar for our Earth Day charity drive! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of the Dottie the Dandelion Familiar Pack through May 3, 2022, to Conservation International.

Dungeons & Dragons Dottie Dandelion Gif

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, for biodiversity and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

Familiars are NPCs that players can assign to specific tasks, such as clicking enemies, leveling up Champions, or using ultimate abilities. Familiars will click at different rates depending on the task they are assigned to. For more information, see our check out our How To Play Idle Champions video!



The Dottie the Dandelion Familiar will be available on April 20th at Noon Pacific in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Dottie the Dandelion Familiar sales through May 3, 2022, will be donated to Conservation International.

We are also thrilled to announce that Hope LaVelle will be playing in some D&D games on our Twitch Channel! On Monday April 18th at 5pm Pacific she will be playing her familiar Dottie as a guest on A Familiar Quest! And then on Wednesday, April 20th on 5pm Pacific she will be a guest player on The Pear Passage, a special one shot D&D game DMed by our very own Lauren Urban, and including other talented players from the Dungeons & Dragons community. So make sure to tune in and join us for a fantastic time!
February 9th
BW2: Canadian Cancer Society Charity Drive! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

National Cancer Prevention Month

As longtime players of Bush Whacker know, we like to give back whenever we can! So for National Cancer Prevention Month we're having a charity drive!

This drive will run from February 9th through 22nd, 2022, and we'll be raising money for a great organization whose purpose is to unite and inspire all Canadians to take control of cancer: The Canadian Cancer Society.

Canadian Cancer Society

This organization improves the lives of all those affected by cancer through world-class research, transformative advocacy, and compassionate support.

For more information about the Canadian Cancer Society, check out their website.

Make Your Donation

You can donate in-game by purchasing any of our three different charity packs:
  • Cinnamon Bun Charity Pack - Charity Cinnamon Buns and Bush Bucks!
  • Cancer Charity Ranch Pack - City Moon Poster, Charity Cinnamon Buns, Pointed Star Hat, and Bush Bucks!
  • Cancer Charity Mount Pack - Mount, Pristine Feed, Charity Cinnamon Buns, Pointed Star Hat, and Bush Bucks!

The Cinnamon Bun Charity Pack, Cancer Charity Ranch Pack, and Cancer Charity Mount Pack (left to right)

100% of our net proceeds from all three packs will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Plus, if you donate this drive and don't have the Cancer Ribbon ranch item from our 2016 charity drive, you can claim one from the Storyteller in the Commons!

The Storyteller

Who is the Storyteller, you ask? A friendly face telling somber stories from those who passed from cancer. You can find them in the Commons near the Town Hall for the duration of this charity drive.

If you didn't complete their quests back in 2016 then, now is your chance! The two quests yield the unique rewards Stardust Trinket and Polyenergy Potion, so help them and hear them out!

If you have already completed those quests, then fear not! They have new stories to tell as well.
February 4th
Idle Champions: Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Canadian Cancer Society and Brian Gray to create a unique familiar! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of the Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon Familiar Pack through February 22nd, 2022, to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Dungeons & Dragons Disco the Moonstone Dragon

The Canadian Cancer Society funds groundbreaking cancer research, offers support services to help people better manage life with cancer, find community and connection, and builds wellness and resilience shaping health policies to prevent cancer and support those living with the disease.

Familiars are NPCs that players can assign to specific tasks, such as clicking enemies, leveling up Champions, or using ultimate abilities. Familiars will click at different rates depending on the task they are assigned to. For more information, see our check out our How To Play Idle Champions video!



The Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon Familiar will be available on February 9th in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon Familiar sales through February 22nd, 2022 will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

We are also thrilled to announce a charity Dungeons & Dragons one-shot charity game Moondance! Moondance will air on Wednesday, February 9th from 3-5PM on the CNEGames Twitch Channel.

Dungeons & Dragons Disco the Moonstone Dragon Charity Stream Moondance

Hosted by our very own Lauren Urban as Dungeon Master, Moondance stars Disco creator Brian Gray, as well as CNE staff Vee Mus'e, Alexis, and Jay. Tune in at 3PM Wednesday, February 9th from 3-5PM on the CNEGames Twitch Channel.
December 15th, 2021
BW2: Extra Life 2021 Charity Drive Success! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


To all of you who donated to our Extra Life campaign this year: Thank you. It was a both fun and exhausting, but above all Codename Entertainment raised over $24k USD to help sick and injured kids.

Of that, the Bush Whacker 2 team was able to raise over $1700 USD! We had four goals that each unlocked a corresponding coupon code, and your generous donations have unlocked all four! Redeem them before February 1st, 2021:

Goal Code Effect
$200 EXTR-ALIF-E021-0200 1 Cake, which restores 75% of your maximum energy!
$500 EXTR-ALIF-E021-0500 1 Pristine Feed Voucher!
$1000 EXTR-ALIF-E021-1000 1 Unique DNA!
$1500 EXTR-ALIF-E021-1500 50 Bush Bucks
November 17th, 2021
CNE Extra Life 2021 

Welcome Back, Extra Life!

It's hard to believe that it's that time of the year again with how this year has flown by, but it's already time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2021! We're excited to bring back our day of streaming after a year of hiatus! We are also absolutely thrilled to say that this is our eighth year fundraising for Extra Life!

For those who may not know, Extra Life is a wonderful program set up to raise donations for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The money raised is donated as unrestricted funds for hospitals to use as needed. But the best part? We can help by doing what we love to do: gaming!

For more information about the Extra Life program, check out their FAQ.

What's the Plan for 2021?

Last year we had to cancel our in-person ExtraLife festivities at the very last minute due to changing COVID restrictions. However, we were thrilled that we still managed to raise over $20,000 CAD for BC Children's Hospital in 2020.

We're hoping to do better in 2021!

This year we are delighted to bring back our 24-hour ExtraLife Stream. Starting at 9 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Friday, November 19th until 9 AM PT on Saturday, November 20th, we are excited to offer a jam-packed schedule of game programming. We've got shows based on Dungeons & Dragons, Dark Souls Speedruns, Beat Saber, Dalgona Challenge, Phasmaphobia, and much more. We will have both virtual and CNE HQ-based streams, and you can check out our full streaming schedule on the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Page. You can also donate in-game by purchasing our Extra Life 2021 DLC packs, or directly through the Extra Life pages for any of our currently-supported games. Check out the individual game pages for more details!


Bush Whacker 2
  • Extra Life DLC: Extra Life Charity Pack, the Extra Life PC Pack, and the Extra Life Kitty Pack.


    Crusaders of the Lost Idols
  • Extra Life DLC: Dr. Theo Taskmaster Pack


    Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
  • Extra Life DLC: Star the Displacer Beast Kitten Familiar Pack


    Also, you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

  • September 6th, 2021
    Idle Champions: Fenris the Dire Wolf Pup & Take This 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Greetings, Champions! Does your ranger need a new companion? Does your wizard need a new familiar? Or maybe you just want an adorable puppy and the warm feeling of helping do good things in the world?

    Fenris the Dire Wolf Pup Familiar is here to help!

    Fenris the Dire Wolf Pup Familiar

    Dungeons & Dragons Fenris Familiar Take This

    For the fourth year in a row we're thrilled to be working with Take This on a charity fundraiser! Take This is a mental health organization providing comprehensive resources, support, and consultation tailored for the unique and diverse needs of the game community.

    It's been wonderful to once again work with Tanya DePass, this time in her capacity as a board member of Take This. She helped us bring Fenris the Dire Wolf Pup Familiar to life in our game, all to help support a fantastic cause we really believe in. The net proceeds of all Fenris sales for the first 2 weeks of release will be donated to Take This. It will be used to help fund their new series of panels discussing the mental health experiences & needs of folks from marginalized communities, an idea championed by Tanya herself.

    Dungeons & Dragons Fenris Familiar Take This

    From September 6-19th, Codename will be donating the net proceeds from all purchases of the new Fenris the Dire Wolf Pup Familiar Pack to Take This, and it is available now in the in-game shop on PC and Mac on Steam, Epic, the web, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and on all Android devices!