December 15th
COTLI: Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objectives 

Today's update includes seven new Tier 4 Objectives in the Ghostbeard's Greed campaign! These objectives will really test your mettle and push you to your limits. In addition to the new objectives and weekend buff that everyone has come to know and love, we've also updated the Golden Epic item available with purchases of jewelled chests, and expanded our flash sales to include more potential Golden Epic loot. Enjoy!

Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objective Updates


PAARRRfection
  • Every 15 seconds in non-boss areas, a random Crusader is killed by a falling meteor
  • Reach Area 800

Ms. Fizzle's Field Trip
  • The kids reduce the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 50%. This effect stacks.
  • If any of the kids die, you fail the objective.
  • Reach Area 850

Guy's Night Out
  • Only the human male Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

Beauties and the Beasts
  • Only female and non-human Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

2,000 Levels For All
  • Crusader level costs increases super faster, but DPS remains the same
  • Get all Crusaders to level 2,000

X Marks the Spot
  • Gold Find bonus is reduced by 20% for each Crusader in the formation.
  • Reach Area 900

Cursed Treasure
  • All treasure chest monsters are cursed. While they're alive, and for a short period of time after they're killed, your gold find drops to 0.
  • Reach Area 950
October 14th, 2016
October Objectives! 

We don't need roads where we're going! Mostly because to enjoy this week's update you just need a computer or mobile phone. Nike Mag shoes are optional.

This week we launch four new challenging objectives for the Idols Through Time campaign.




New Objective: Echoes

In the objective Echoes you'll encounter randomly spawned malevolent versions of your Crusaders that can't be killed for 30 seconds but will still deal damage to you. If they're at the forefront of the enemy's attack, they'll soak up all your DPS until they disappear. You're going to want to clear all 600 areas as soon as possible to beat them.

New Objective: Hamstrung

The objective Hamstrung will only allow you to use Crusaders that don't have a DPS tag all the way to area 600. Time to find a new main dps'er!

New Objective: The Lost World

The Lost World objective sees you transported back to the Jurassic period and attacked by a cornucopia of dinosaurs. These beasts include ones that are invisible, tanky, super-fast, and others that will do ranged damage to your formation.

The final new objective is Atrophy where all Crusaders will take 1% damage per second until you can clear the area. Then you start all over again until you can beat area 700.

Plus, this weekend we're buffing some October-loving Crusaders from today until Monday, October 17 at Noon PDT.

  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS + 400%
  • The Princess - DPS All + 100%
  • Natalie Dragon - Gold Find + 100%
  • Nate Dragon - Double Dragon + 200%
  • Mister the Monkey - Follow the Leader + 200%

Also, check out the limited-time Octoberfun Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Mister the Monkey if you've unlocked him.)

Good luck Crusaders, you'll need it!
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.
June 10th, 2016
Join the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Player Council! 


Hail Crusaders!

We are now accepting applications to join the player council for Crusaders of the Lost Idols! It's almost been a year and Crusaders has undergone so many changes, we're looking for some new members to join the existing council and get their feedback on the game!

The Crusaders Player Council is a group of Crusaders players with the passion and knowledge about the game to talk directly with us at Codename Entertainment.

We are looking for players who are willing and able to give us meaningful feedback on different areas of the game and their thoughts on potential upcoming features.

As a part of the Crusaders Player Council, you will be part of a team that helps keeps Crusaders of the Lost Idols a continually exciting and enjoyable experience for all players.

Now for the details about what being part of the Crusaders Player Council entails. Please read carefully and thoroughly to see if this opportunity is right for you.
  • The Crusaders Player Council will directly interact with Erika and the dev team via Skype voice calls for the quarterly meetings. As such, it is an absolute requirement that you are willing to install and work with us on Skype.

  • All Crusaders Player Council members are required to sign Non-Disclosure Agreement forms.

  • Crusaders Player Council members will be asked for a 12 month commitment to the community and the Council. This includes 4 meetings via Skype and any emails or private forum posts. We understand that real life comes up and things occur, but we’re seeking individuals who are in it for the long haul and want to be committed to this 100%.

  • Meetings will be held during office hours in Pacific Time Zone.

  • While we greatly appreciate the time and feedback from Crusaders Player Council members this is strictly a volunteer position.

  • This is for personal applications only. We will not be accepting nominations or applications on behalf of another player.

  • All participants must be 18 years or older.

  • Player selection will be based on a variety of different criteria.

  • The language of the Crusaders Player Council will be English.

  • Please put the word "popcorn" in your application message somewhere, just to ensure us that you're actually reading these instructions.

  • Crusaders Player Council members have to be okay with their gaming name and gaming site being published on our website and forums.


We expect there to be a large volume of applications for this opportunity, and we will read through all of them. Our goal is to pick out the players who best represent various gameplay styles in Crusaders of the Lost Idols: from hardcore to casual, and all the other myriad ways people play this game.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let us know on the forums. This is an exciting and very important time for Crusaders of the Lost Idols, and we hope you will be a part of it.

The cut off time for applications will be 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time Friday June 17th.

If you’re interested in being part of the Crusaders Player Council then please send an email to Erika at crusaderpcapplications@codenameentertainment.com with the title of Crusaders of the Lost Idols Council Application.

In your message to Erika, please include:
  • Real Name:
  • Name on Gaming Site:
  • Gaming Site (Steam, Armor Games, Facebook, Kongregate, Kizi, AOL.com):
  • Favourite Objective:
  • Favourite Crusader:
  • Do you participate on any of the forums (CNE, Kong, Steam, Reddit) associated with the game? If so, what is(are) your forum name(s)?
  • What do you like about Crusaders of the Lost Idols?
  • Why would you like to be on the player council?
  • What ideas do you feel you could offer CNE to help improve Crusaders?
April 28th, 2016
Update! Tier Three Talents Are Here! 

Boom! You asked for them, and we deliver: Tier 3 Talents are here, plus we have added new Tier 1 and 2 talents.

As a reminder for our new players, or for those who have yet to discover Talents, these are unique additional features and powers that are available in exchange for Idols. As ever, the criteria to unlocking the tier talents is dependent on you beating a specific area. For Tier 3 talents you're going to need to beat area 600 in any campaign!

You won't lose any DPS or Gold gains when you exchange your Idols. You'll always keep your total DPS and Gold bonuses in keeping with the number of Idols you've earned since you started playing.

You can read more about the first Talents we launched last year here and the Tier 2 update here. Without further ado, here are the details for the new Talents.

The two new Tier One Active and Utility talents are (available after reaching area 150 in any objective):

Massive Criticals



Critical click damage bonus increased by 10% each level (Max Level: 25).

Upgrade Them All



Adds a button that can be clicked to purchase as many upgrades as you can afford. (Available once you purchase "Spend It All")

The four new Tier Two Active and Utility talents are (available after reaching area 300 in any objective):

Ride the Storm



Storm Rider effectiveness increased by 10% each level (Max Level: 25).

Storm's Building



Storm Rider cooldown decreased by 5% for each level (Max Level: 15).

Doing It Again



Unlock Tier 2 difficulty for objectives with interesting restrictions. (Doesn't include the Ready Player Two campaign at this time.)

Efficient Crusading



Decrease the number of Crusader levels required for idols by 10 for each level in the talent (Max Level: 25).

The new Tier Three Active, Passive and Utility talents are (available after reaching area 600 in any objective):

Gold-o-Splosion



Gold-o-rama effectiveness increased by 10% (Max Level: 20).

Fast Learners



Decrease time needed to earn XP by 5% for each level (Max Level: 18).

Well Equipped



Increase DPS of Crusaders by 20% for each piece of epic gear they have for each level (Max Level: 50).

Swap Day



Increase DPS of Crusaders by 20% for each piece of epic gear other Crusaders in the same bench slot have for each level (Max Level: 50).

Deep Idol Scavenger



Increases Idols earned by 2% for every 100 areas unlocked for each level (Max Level: 25). (If you reset before you reach the next 100, you still get a percent of the bonus. For example, if you reset on area 50 and you have 10 levels in the talent, you get a 10% Idol bonus.)

Triple Tier Trouble



Unlocks Tier 3 difficulty for objectives with interesting restrictions. (Doesn't include the Ready Player Two campaign at this time.)

Free Golden Epic




Finally, we're celebrating the launch of Tier 3 Talents, and the recently announced mobile version, by giving everyone a free Golden Epic, in appreciation of your continued support.

Enter the Free Golden Epic Code 'YOUA-REAL-LAWE-SOME' in the Shop to receive your Free Golden Epic!
February 12th, 2016
New Valentine's Event! Merci's Mix-Up 

It's Valentines Day for Merci, but being a Mad Wizard can be a lonely life. Merci's decided to mend his loneliness in the only way he knows how: by mixing up a fix-all love potion! Unfortunately, while preparing his concoction he swiped left instead of right. The resulting concatenation of amorous ardour and wayward magic opened a portal to Super Love Land and beyond.

Just like your real life preparation for Valentine's Day, your mission is to complete five new objectives by using the new Heart formation and slaying legions of monsters. We're pretty sure that's how it works, right?

Rocky the Rockstar



Fittingly for the ultimate celebration of romance, we have two new Crusaders for you to entice and add to your roster. Rocky, the Rockstar, is a swirling ball of testosterone, whose raw sexual power is tempered only by his genuine charm. The Juliet to this Romeo is the second new Crusader, Sally the Succubus, the winsome demon who leaves an army of admirers in her wake.

Rocky's talents include boosting his DPS by having female Crusaders around him, starting at 25% and increasing up to a deafening 250% per lady with his normal Epic equipment, and even further to 350% with his Golden Epic.

Sally includes the ability increase her own DPS up to a maximum of +300%. However, beware of putting female Crusaders next to her as it'll reduce her DPS by 25% per fellow lady. However, her other skill boosts all female Crusaders' DPS by 20%. Can you find the perfect spot for her in your formation?

Sally, the Succubus



We also have three additional objectives. Broken Hearted requires 500 idols to play and sees the love-lorn Crusaders heart formation split in two with the three middle slots taken up by a crack.

Backstage Pass requires 1,000 idols and only allows you to choose Rocky and female Crusaders. Furthermore, two slots are taken up with Rocky's band equipment.

The final event objective, Dangerous Allure only allows your to choose Sally the Succubus and male Crusaders and requires 1,500 idols to play. In a unique twist, the slots in the formation will steadily be taken over by zombies the further you progress!

New Objective: Backstage Pass



Continuing our tradition of recognizing some of our more famous fans, this event we're honoring regular streamer, Tedessence. Ted has been with us almost since launch and has been producing a constant stream of Let's Play videos on Twitch which you can check out here.



Tedessence


You'll be able to find his avatar as a boss monster in the Valentine's Day event. Pass on our love for him by smiting him down in Crusaders' fashion.

Merci's Mix-Up event will run until February 23rd to give you plenty of time to woo those objectives into submission.
February 10th, 2016
Tough New Objectives! 

You asked, and we delivered! We're launching four new objectives for our venerable campaigns: Descent into Darkness, Ghostbeard's Greed, and Grimm's Idle Tales.

Slow Descent

The Slow Descent objective in Descent into Darkness challenges you to get to area 100, but the difficulty of each area will be exponentially harder. Cue evil laugh here. It's going to require your very best DPS-boosting tactics to win using the smallest formation in game.



Cursed Treasure

Cursed Treasure in Ghostbeard's Greed is a lesson in morals. Even for pirates. Now and then you're going to have to pay a price for your looting ways and this objective features a cursed treasure chest which disables formation abilities on the adjacent Crusaders. To add insult to injury, it'll move between formation positions randomly, requiring you to regularly shuffle your Crusaders.



The Lion King

Grimm's Idle Tales receives two new objectives. In The Lion King, you're going to have the kingly task of beating area 400 while chased by hyenas. Sounds familiar, but we can't put our finger on it. Artaxes has some helpful upgrades to help you make it through though.



Holiday Hoopla

The second new objective in Grimm's Idle Tales is Holiday Hoopla. Again, you're going to have to be at your best to beat all 400 areas. More so because you're only going to have access to the event Crusaders! None of the regular Crusaders, aside from The Bush Whacker and Nate Dragon, will be available.

Good luck! You're going to need it.
January 27th, 2016
New Event! Carnage Cup 

“Most football players are temperamental. That’s 90% temper and 10% mental” – Doug Plank

It's that time of year for picking up the ol' pigskin, smashing into a group of men geared up in armour to spike the said pigskin into the end zone in celebration.

As the single biggest sports fan of the group, Jim the Lumberjack is beside himself with excitement for the major sports event in the Crusader calendar: The Carnage Cup.

Rounding up the fellow Crusaders he decides to throw a tailgate party ahead of the big game. Unfortunately for Jim, it all goes wrong very quickly and soon the Crusaders have to destroy swathes of monsters before he and team can enjoy the sporting festivities.


New Crusader! Groklok


Packing together in the new football formation, the Crusaders have a chance to add two new characters to their ranks. Groklok the Orc is a beast of a linebacker who's abilities include increasing the DPS of Crusaders in front of him by 150% among other abilities.

Drizzle the Dark Elf is the nimble, tricky running-back. Drizzle enjoys a unique partnership with Groklok. Just like the best players, they can combine in various ways to maximize their tactics.

Playing Drizzle in front of Groklok will buff his formation ability by 100%. If Drizzle and Groklok play alongside each other, the combined skills buff Groklok's DPS by 400%. When Groklok is blocking and tackling in any column in front of Drizzle, Groklok's line gets a health buff and takes less damage.


New Crusader! Drizzle


Both new Crusaders require some training to play with their new team. The Crusaders will need to complete the first two objectives for the new campaign to add both players to their rosters.

In the first objective, Groklok's ponderous pre-training skills will debuff the DPS of all the Crusaders behind him as he fails to block the attacks of the incoming monsters. In the second objective, Drizzle's lack of teamwork will disable the formation abilities of all adjacent Crusaders.

This event we're honouring two more YouTube celebrities who have been producing awesome Crusaders videos. Again, just like MrBayEasy, you'll find them as boss monsters within the game. Keep an eye out for them as you play.



Bensch hails from Germany and has produced more than sixty Let's Play videos so far. Brothgar is one of our more recent YouTube friends who is also a massive Clicker/Idle gamer. Check out both their channels and subscribe.

So, what are you waiting for? Establish your running game, dominate the line of scrimmage, pound it out on the ground, and stick to your game plan.
Crusaders Left Shark
January 26th, 2016
Update! Crusaders Talent Tree 

Christmas may have been a month ago, but we have another gift for you to unwrap: a brand new update to Talents!

For those of you unfamiliar with Talents, these are unique additional features and powers that are available in exchange for your hard-earned Idols. The Talents require you to have cleared up to a certain area level on any objective before you can start trading your Idols, but they are worth the effort.

You won't lose any DPS gains when you exchange your idols. You'll always keep your total DPS bonuses in keeping with the total number of idols you've earned since you started playing.



You can read more about the first talents we launched last year here. However, we don't want to keep you in suspense so here are the details for the new Talents.

The three new Tier One Active and Passive talents are (available after reaching area 150 in any objective):

Time-o-Rama



Timed abilities last 5% longer.

Passive Criticals



Each 1% of Critical Click Chance increases DPS by 1% (Max Level: 50).

Surplus Cooldown DPS



Each 1% of Cooldown over max increases DPS by 0.25% (Max Level:50).


The four new Tier Two Active and Passive talents are (available after reaching area 300 in any objective):

Endurance Training



Buffs last 10% longer (Max Level:20).

Overenchanted



Enchantment point effectiveness increase by 20% (Max Level: 50).

Set Bonus



Crusaders with all three equipment slots filled do 20% more DPS (Max Level: 50).

Sharing is Caring



Crusaders in the same bench slot share 5% more EP (Max Level:14).

But what if I change my mind? Have no fear, we're giving you three chances to respec (re-specialize). You can reclaim all your spent idols and spend them again to suit your playing style. After your three free respecs are used up, you can continue to reset your Talents but it will cost a percentage of your idols to do so.

We hope you enjoy the update and, as before, we'll be releasing more Talents and features in the future. Keep your feedback coming and let us know what you think of the latest additions.