November 28th, 2017
Extra Life 2017 is Almost Upon Us 
Posted in Codename News.

Welcome Back, Extra Life!

It's that time of the year again - and we're not talking about Christmas - it's time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2017!

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 2017!?

We're glad you asked! Like last year, Codename team donations will be going to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. In previous years we have managed to raise upwards of $5000 and dress Clive up like a princess. This year we want to do even better!

For starters, we're stepping up our streaming game this year. Some of you may have noticed that we now stream weekly on the Official Dungeons & Dragons Twitch. The side effect of taking that on is that we have an all-new streaming studio, handcrafted, hand-painted and painstakingly assembled by our very own cofounder, David Whittaker. On top of the Codename Streaming Studio we are aiming to have several camera feeds this year, focused on:
  • Tabletop — all things boardgames and a three-part epic Dungeons & Dragons adventure crafted by Lead Artist Adam Kosh, in which he intends to put our characters through the ringer. Seriously, it sounds nasty, and he never stops cackling about it when we ask him.

  • Multiplayer — the best way to play games is against your friends and in earshot so they can hear your cries of victory and so they are close enough for you to curse them out in defeat. What's it going to be this year? Mercenary Kings? Hellriders? Overcooked? Whatever it is, challenge accepted.

  • Singleplayer — We have some pretty hardcore gamers among our ranks, so from time to time they'll take the spotlight away from the rest of the stream to show us how it's done (or earn our mockery forever). Time to put our money where our mouths are.

We are here for your entertainment, and more importantly, to raise money for kids. There will also be some fun and special donation rewards/perks, like rewards in Codename Entertainment games for all players and the ability to troll our D&D game.

You can find the Codename Entertainment Team Page here.

When do you Start?

We have time-shifted our stream to this coming weekend, starting on Saturday December 2nd at 9am PST until Sunday December 3rd at 9am PST. It has been a hectic couple months dealing with the release of our newest game, Idle Champions, and various other engagements (TwitchCon, Blizzcon, PAX, etc) preventing the gathering of the studio as a whole.

You'll be able to watch the event in all its glory over on the Codename Entertainment Twitch.

Once again, you can find all our info and more over on the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Team Page.

Wish us luck!
November 10th, 2017
BW2: Remembrance Day Charity Drive! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

November 11th is Remembrance Day, which marks the date when armies stopped fighting in World War I, and is when we take time to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve during times of war, conflict and peace. This weekend, we'd like to raise money for the Canadian War Amps, a Canadian registered nonprofit organization, established in 1918 to meet the needs of war amputees. Read more about the War Amps here.

So, for the next few days you can buy Poppy Cupcakes, of which 100% of our proceeds will be donated directly to the Canadian War Amps. Talk to the veteran in the Commons by the Town Hall to learn more about the opportunity.

The Poppy Cupcakes will be available to purchase until Monday November 13th at Noon PST. Thank you in advance to those of you who donate to this cause.
November 7th, 2017
BW2: Alzheimer Donation 2017 Results 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Alzheimer's Charity Drive Success!

We'd like to extend a big thank you to all the players who bought Charity Coffees this past Alzheimer's charity drive. In just 48 hours, from noon on September 25th to noon on September 27th, we were able to raise over $1000 USD for the Alzheimer's Coffee Break Charity. Give yourselves a pat on the back!

To learn more about how to help the Alzheimer Society of Canada, click here.