January 19th
Weekend Buff – Passport Stampin' Weekend 

Time to see how many areas we can visit in 72 hours! Perhaps these buffs can help you visit a few more!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 22nd.
  • Bernard the Bartender - Tips! +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - All Crusader DPS +200%
  • Sarah, the Collector - Base DPS +400%
  • Princess Val the Mermaid - All Crusader DPS +200%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider +200%



Check out these limited-time Stamped Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
January 12th
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Winter Jetaway 

The Princess is off on her extravagent winter getaway yet again, and all we get is this lousy buff. Typical oligarchy!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 15th.
  • Pilot Pam - Focused Teamwork ability +200%
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - All Gold Found +200%
  • Gold Panda - All Gold Found +200%
  • Queen Siri - Queen's Decree ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS +200%



Check out these limited-time Jetaway Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
January 5th
COTLI: Weekend Buff – A Grimm Adventure 

Challenging new Grimm's Idle Tales objectives have appeared! Will they become part of your story? Use these buffs to help out!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 8th.
  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Kyle the Party Bro - Mosh Pit ability +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Found +200%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%
  • Xander, the Xmas Dragon - Friendly Fire ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Grimm Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
January 5th
COTLI: Tier 4 Grimm's Idle Tales! 

Today's update includes eight new ultra-challenging tier 4 objectives in the Grimm's Idle Tales campaign!

These new objectives add additional potholes to the already-treacherous tier 3 objectives, forcing you to go even further as well! To help you out with the dastardly adventures is this weekend's promo, A Grimm Adventure, which buffs five Crusaders and has a unique chest available. Good luck!

Grimm's Idle Tales Tier 4 Objectives


Not in Kansas Anymore
  • A wicked witch attacks the formation at random with different abilities.
  • Reach area 800

What Big Teeth You Have
  • Whenever a wolf is spawned, your gold find is reduced to 0 (and for a few seconds afterwards).
  • Reach area 850

Sleeping Beauty
  • A hunky prince attacks your formation, automatically killing any Crusader he reaches with his death kiss.
  • Reach area 850

Down the Rabbit Hole
  • The Card Minions are even more dastardly.
  • Reach area 900

Let It Go
  • The freezing cold slowly kills your formation over time.
  • Reach area 900

I Like Potatoes
  • Idols don't award bonus DPS or Gold Find, and Talents have no effect – only equipment remains.
  • Reach area 300

The Lion King
  • Several lion tamers spawn attempting to tame Artaxes, but he cannot be tamed.
  • Reach area 950

Holiday Hoopla
  • Jealous original Crusaders attack your formation with various annoying abilities.
  • Reach area 950
December 29th, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – New Year, New Buff 

Ring in the new year with this handy buff weekend! We'll see you in 2018!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 1st.
  • The Bush Whacker - Increases your Critical Click Chance by 6%
  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate abilities +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • The Dark Helper - Production ability +200%
  • Robo-Rudolph - Robo Rally ability +200%



Check out these limited-time New Year's Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 22nd, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – 'Tis The Season 

The holiday season is upon us again, which means a new handy-dandy buff weekend!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 25th.
  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Baenarall, Angel of Hope - The Old Guard ability +200%
  • RoboSanta - Expensive Toys ability +200%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail ability +200%
  • Frosty the Snowman - Chilling Power ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Seasonal Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 15th, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Greedy Ghosts 

Finding the new Ghostbeard's Greed tier 4 objectives challenging? Fight back with these handy buffs!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 18th.
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • Serpent King Draco - Base DPS +400%
  • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf - Golden Touch ability +200%
  • Fire Phoenix - All DPS +200%
  • Chiyome - Blend with Shadows ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Greedy Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 8th, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Challenge Accepted 

Are you up for a challenge? Stay tuned for something truly new and exciting.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 11th.
  • Arachnobuddy - Web Blast ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - All Gold Found +100%
  • Bubba, the Swimming Orc - Synchronized Swimming ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • Priestess of Time - Sands of Time ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Teasing Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 1st, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Park Hopper 

You may want (or need) this buff to help beat some of the Amusement Park of Doom's mos challenging objectives yet.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 4th.
  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • President Billy Smithsonian - Us Vs. Them ability +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%
  • Chef Casey - All DPS +200%



Check out these limited-time Hopping Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
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!