August 19th, 2016
Doggy Paddle the Summer Away! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

The residents of the Commons want to close out summer with a blast! That big old event field sits there empty most of the time anyways. Help them build an awesome temporary pool to chill out beside. Once you've completed all three building quests, the residents will come in and there will be 3 turn-in stations where you can bring Towels, Sunscreen and Life Rings to get event tokens for buying this year's custom items!

Nate's New Puppies!
Plus, foster an adorable puppy for Nate. It seems he's accidentally ordered too many dogs (again!!) and needs your help to look after them temporarily. Choose one of the 3 to help him out! Once you equip your dog, Nate has some daily quests for you to do to keep the ball of energy that is your puppy occupied. Love the look of the dog? Permanently adopt it with a simple purchase!



New for 2016!
We've added 6 new quests for 2016! Learn more about dog care and help a mysterious detective with a mini dog related mystery.

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are 10 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2016 event:

Achievements Returning for 2016:
Pool Digger - Build the Pool for the Dog Days event.
Safety First! - Help at each pool-side station during the event.
Safety to the Max! - Help at each pool station 50 times - must first complete "Safety First!"
Doggy Daycare - Complete all the doggy dailies.
Man's Best Friend- Level your doggy pet up to level 10.
Training Day - Complete all the puppy training quests.

Added/Changed for 2016:
Summer Souvenirs - Purchase all the custom items for 2016.

We have 3 achievements from previous years, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present/didn't earn it during the initial year:
Dog Days Sale - Buy all the custom items and pool items from 2013.
Dog Days Outlet - Buy all the custom items for 2014.
Summer Supplies - Purchase all the custom items for 2015.

* The Dog Days Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Summer Souvenirs achievement, and therefore it is not a required purchase.

Previous Years' Pets Available for Bush Bucks

Dinmont Terrier - Increases the odds to win Event Items by up to 20%!
Kay-9 - Up to 25% of Nothing wins will turn into Gold!
Summer Bulldog - Up to 25% of Nothing wins will turn into Hearts (random energy, power)!
Hot Dog Wiener - Increases your chance to win event turn-in items by up to 20%!
Firefighter Dalmatian - Gives you up to a 20% chance to double non-multiplied power wins!
Corgi - Gives you up to a 20% chance to double non-multiplied mana wins!
2013 Wiener Dog - Increases your chance to win event turn-in items by up to 20%!

Celebrate the end of summer and all things dog on the forums!

The event will run until Friday September 2nd at Noon PDT.
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 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!
May 2nd, 2016
2016 Gorgeous Garden Photo Contest 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

The Gorgeous Garden Contest starts today!

We want to see YOUR talented, artistic skills at gardening/art. It's super easy to get started, just start growing plants. When you've got enough, you can begin to lay out your designs in the event area. Once you've managed to get at least a D from each of the judges, you're golden for entering the contest!

How the Contest Works

When you're ready, talk to the photographer (he's got a yellow ! above his head) and have him take a picture of your fantasy garden. You can submit as many times as you would like, but only your most recent submission will get the votes. Each time you do submit a screenshot, your votes will reset to make it fair for everyone, so plan carefully! Submissions will be accepted until *Friday, May 13th, 2016, - Noon PDT.*

You Get to Vote!

YOU get to vote too! The coveted 'User's Choice' award is picked by the Bush Whacker Community, and has a prize of 50 Bush Bucks! You can vote for as many submissions as you like, and at the end of the event the top submission as voted by YOU the players will be awarded the prize.

Notes about Voting!
  • Asking to visit the contest or the voting page no longer takes you outside the game; it simply loads the contest/voting page over top it! Finished voting? You can easily return to the event area by clicking "Back to Game" at the bottom of the screen. Easy as pie!

  • Can't decide between two layouts? That’s ok! You now have a way to say "Next Please," and two new images will be loaded up for you!

  • Tired of seeing the same layouts previously? We've improved the system, you should see the same layouts repeated far more infrequently now.

You can vote until *Friday, May 13, 2016 @ Noon PDT.*

And the CNE winners are...

At the end of the event, the entire Codename Entertainment Studio will review the submissions and choose their favourites, with 3 lucky players per platform being awarded prizes of 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks for first, second and third. All winners will be published in the blog when we've made our decision.

Start Growing!

Post questions and comments here!
April 1st, 2016
Weekly AMA with Erika about Crusaders! 

Hail Crusaders!

Thank you for making Crusaders of the Lost Idols an unexpectedly massive success.

It's been a pleasure hanging out in chat with you and interacting with the players. Instant feedback like that helps us provide the best game we can.

However, the Crusaders community has so many chat rooms, that it's hard to get to them all within a week, and our community management efforts have become strained.

In order to serve you better, we're going to experiment with a new approach.

Instead of Erika spending time in chat at unannounced points throughout the week, she will be available on the Crusaders of the Lost Idols subreddit for a 1 hour AMA every week. She will do her best to answer your questions, but she doesn't know everything.

If you can't be online to talk to her live during that hour, you can still always post questions and suggestions on the Crusaders forums on Codename, Steam and Kongregate, the subreddit, and request technical support through the ticket system, as usual.

Starting the week of April 12th, Erika will be on the Crusaders of the Lost Idols subreddit every Tuesday from 10-11am Pacific Time.
April 1st, 2016
Chat with Erika about BW2! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.
Tags: bw2, community.

Hi Whackers!

Thank you for bearing with us during the growing pains of releasing Crusaders. As it was an unexpectedly a massive success which created many chat rooms and communities to keep track of, our community management efforts have been strained.

We realise that part of your enjoyment of Bush Whacker 2 is seeing us at Codename in chat, and we know that this hasn't been happening as much as we would like. So, we're going to try something new.

Instead of Erika spending time in chat at unannounced points throughout the week, we'll schedule a specific time each week for her to spend an hour in Facebook chat and one hour in Big Fish chat for Bush Whacker 2, answering your questions directly (assuming the information is available, of course). This way the community will know exactly when they can connect with Erika in chat.

If you can't be online to talk to her live during those times, you can still always post questions and suggestions on the Codename, Kongregate and Big Fish forums, and request technical support through the ticket system, as usual.

Starting the week of April 12th, Erika will be in Bush Whacker 2 chat on Facebook every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time and on Big Fish every Friday, 2-3pm Pacific Time.
April 1st, 2016
Chat with Erika about EBA! 
Tags: eba, community.

Hi Breakers!

Thank you for bearing with us during the growing pains of releasing Crusaders. As it was an unexpectedly a massive success which created many chat rooms and communities to keep track of, our community management efforts have been strained.

We realise that part of your enjoyment of Egg Breaker is seeing us at Codename in chat and we know that this hasn't been happening as much as we would like. So, we're going to try something new.

Instead of Erika spending time in chat at unannounced points throughout the week, we'll schedule a specific time each week for her to spend an hour in Facebook chat for Egg Breaker Adventures, answering your questions directly (assuming the information is available, of course). This way the community will know exactly when they can connect with Erika in chat.

If you can't be online to talk to her live during those times, you can still always post questions and suggestions on the Codename forums, and request technical support through the ticket system, as usual.

Starting the week of April 12th, Erika will be in Facebook chat for Egg Breaker Adventures every Thursday, 11 am - Noon Pacific Time.
December 3rd, 2015
Extra Life 2015 Wrap Up 
Posted in Codename News.


Our goal this year was a modest $1000, but we blasted that out of the park to raise almost $4100 by the time the stream finished!

We could not have achieved that goal within a week and a half without the help of our generous community, and those with the desire to see Clive in a princess dress! And thank you to everyone who supported our efforts to game and stay up all night!

The first shift arrived at the office and got the stream live on Twitch without too much technical difficulties, thanks to last year's experience and staying late to set up the night before. Plus, there were piles of sugary treats to snack on for focus. Cory led the charge, with his ambitious playing of an Idiot Savant build in Fallout 4 while the rest of the day crew trickled in to start their gaming. We were joined briefly by Kyle from Indochino, who played Ghost Blitz and Anomia with some of us.



Brownies, peanut butter cookies and chocolate chip cookies were just some of the treats available to snack on. The cookies were all gone by the end of stream.

Letting Justin leave the stream command so he could go play the "Get Me Out of Here" objective in Crusaders, Eric manned the chat room and played Meta Game with those in chat and asking those in the office their opinions as well. It's always interesting to talk about what games we have in common and what we think about them.



Justin wearing Clive's alternate princess hat choice, thanks to Erika's silliness, while he beats "Get Me Out of Here" and eats lunch with Dave playing Fallout 4 beside him.

We were joined later in the day by a bevy of teenagers, who helped keep us awake all night, and Princess Clive. Clive really was a good sport about following up on stretch goal and staying in the princess gown all night, even doing some curtsies and waves on camera for the people chatting with us on stream.



Andrew took over stream command for part of the evening, and really enjoyed the chance to interact with the players in our community and get to know them better. And he even learned more about himself, like that he is able to get a cookie from his forehead to his mouth by scrunching his face. He also got a donation from doing it, which is awesome!



Katherine made her goal while on stream, and followed up on her donation goal bonus as well. She started out by roughing in the headbutting dinosaur poster that her main donator asked for, then moved on to her "derpy doodles" of doing anything suggested by people in our twitch chat. You can check out all her drawings, like the pirate goat or wizard orca, here. Thank you for sharing them and being here for the stream, Katherine!

In the wee hours of the night, with the need to resist sleep setting in, the teenagers volunteered to man the twitch chat. They decided to do whatever anyone in chat asked for, and ended up raising $30 for drawing on each other's faces! Plus, they showed off their exercise skills with push ups and sit ups.



The sunrise in the morning brought sleeping teenagers but also the siren call of breakfast. (Next year, we'll make it earlier in the morning, because it helped us wake up!) Once Cory had his coffee in him, he whipped up the pancake batter and Erika had charge of cooking the batches of bacon pancakes! We had prevailed through the night!



For interested Bush Whacker players: You can still donate if you're interested and be immortalized in our next area expansion. This option remains open until the end of the 2015 calendar, when the 2015 Extra Life drive closes. Please comment on Justin's page with how you'd like your character to appear.

Thank you for supporting all of us!!

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 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.