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May 28th
BW2: Desktop Launcher 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The Desktop Launcher

Worried about how you’ll play BW2 after browsers stop supporting Adobe Flash next year? Worry no more! If you’re a Codename Games player, you can click the download button at the top of the game and download the Bush Whacker 2 Desktop Launcher for your computer.

You’ll still be able to play on the web for now, but playing on the Desktop Launcher has several benefits:

1. No need to worry about your Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or other browser supporting Flash! This version of Bush Whacker 2 runs right in the desktop.

2. A bigger, adjustable game window! Drag the edges or corners of the game window to adjust the size, or go full screen. It’s that easy!

3. Chat rooms! Turn on the chat sidebar to chat with your fellow Codename Gamers on the web in the main chat room, or step into one of the other chat rooms, exclusive to players using the Desktop Launcher.

4. Cross-platform chat! Select the “Facebook” or “Armor Games” chat rooms to chat with people on those platforms.

5. A free CNE Hot Air Balloon mount! When you first sign in via the launcher you’ll be given a unique mount!





Installation Instructions

There are two versions: Windows and Mac. Download the right one for your computer and get back to whacking! Here are some step-by-step instructions:

Windows



1. Go to the downloads page

2. Click the “Download Windows” button.

3. Find the "BushWhacker2.exe" file on your computer, typically in your Downloads folder, and double-click it to start the installation.

If you get a "Windows protected your PC" popup, click "More info" then the "Run anyway" button to continue with the installation. View the FAQ for more details on this message.

4. Follow the instructions (if you’re not sure, you can just keep clicking Next).

5. You’ve successfully installed the Bush Whacker 2 Desktop Launcher! Congratulations!

Alternative Windows Method

If you don't want to install BW2 to your computer, you can instead download the .zip file and run it from within the folder. Here's how you can do that:

1. Go to the downloads page

2. Click the "Windows Zip" text, underneath the Windows download button.

3. Find the "BushWhacker2.zip" file on your computer, typically in your Downloads folder, and double-click it to open the zip.

4. Drag the "Bushwhacker2.app" folder from the zip to where ever you'd like to put it. You can close the zip window afterwards.

5. Double-click the "Bushwhacker2.app" folder to open it, and double-click the "Bush Whacker 2.exe" file to run the game!

Mac

1. Go to the downloads page

2. Click the “Download Mac” button.

3. Find the "BushWhacker2.dmg" file on your computer, typically in your Downloads folder, and double-click open and view the contents in a new window.

4. Drag the "BushWhacker2" app into your Applications folder in your Dock or in Finder.

5. You’ve successfully installed the Bush Whacker 2 Desktop Launcher! Congratulations!

Other

For the tech savvy: If your system has Adobe AIR installed, you can use the AIR download instead of the Windows or Mac installers. You can find it at the bottom of the downloads page.

Using the Launcher





1. Start the Bush Whacker 2 application. On Windows, you can find and click it in your Start menu, or double-click the shortcut on your desktop if you chose that option on the installer. On Mac, you can find it in your Dock in the Applications folder.

2. Enter your email and password you use to log in on the Codename Games webpage.

3. Check “Remember Me” so you don’t have to enter it again.

4. Click the green “Login” button.

5. If your credentials are correct, then you’ll be playing Bush Whacker 2!

Discuss the new launcher on the forums.

Help & FAQ



If you encounter any problems or require extra support, please submit a support ticket. You can submit a support ticket in the Launcher via the Help Page button found in the in-game Options menu (accessed with the Gear icon.)

FAQ

Q: What is this a solution for exactly?
A: Most browsers, Safari, Edge, Chrome, and Firefox, will no longer support Adobe Flash Player near the end of 2020. Since Bush Whacker 2 needs the Flash Player to run, this will mean you won't be able to play it in these browsers! The Desktop Launcher doesn't need a browser to run, so with it you can keep playing well into the future!

Q: Will I lose my progress?
A: Nope! You can switch between playing on the Codename Games website and the Desktop Launcher. It's the same account, just in a different place!

Q: Is this only for Codename Games website players?
A: Yes. You log in with the same account you use to play on Codename Games.

Q: What about Facebook, Kongregate, and Armor players?
A: At this moment, the Desktop Launcher is only for Codename Games users. We'll address other platforms later on. For Facebook users, you'll be able to play in Facebook Gameroom.

Q: Will the Desktop Launcher work on Mobile (tablet/phone)?
A: No. The Desktop Launcher is only intended for Windows and Mac computers at this time.

Q: I get this message when installing the game on Windows! Help!



A: This message may occur as our app develops reputation with Windows Defender Smartscreen. The Desktop Launcher has a legitimate Code Signing Certificate, which you'll see after continue with the installation. Simply click "More info" then the "Run anyway" button to continue with the installation.

Q: When I open the launcher on Mac, I get a popup asking about a security key or something?

A: The Launcher needs permission to store your login information! Enter your password to grant it access, or simply deny it access. If you deny, know that the program won't be able to remember your login info.
September 7th, 2017
Idle Champions Now in Early Access 

VICTORIA, BC – Sept 7, 2017 - Codename Entertainment is proud to announce that Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is now available in Early Access on Steam. Gamers and Dungeons & Dragons fans around the world can begin their quest on PC and Mac today.

Idle Champions is an idle clicker game where players must assemble and organize a party of Champions and master the art of Formation Strategy. Players unlock new Champions, upgrade them to reveal special abilities, and collect epic gear. The key to success is learning how to combine each Champion's abilities to maximize damage or the amount of gold earned. Only then can the player defeat an onslaught of increasingly powerful monsters.

As players upgrade Champions, they choose specializations to increase their power further. Specializations need deep strategic thinking by the player as one specialization may increase the power of an ability but at the cost of another ability. Choices are permanent until the player completes each adventure.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, the world's first idle clicker game set in the celebrated universe of the Forgotten Realms. The game is the award-winning studio's first licensed video game in partnership with Dungeons & Dragons.

Key Features:

Unlock Renowned Champions
Collect renowned Champions from the world of Dungeons & Dragons, including fan-favourites from the Force Grey series. Unlock more Champions and gear to add to your party that will be added to the game in limited-time events after launch.

Formation Strategy
Mastering the position of each Champion to maximize their special abilities is the key to completing each adventure. Each Champion's abilities and gear requires careful thought to create the best combination. Only the most powerful formations will defeat the waves of Dungeons & Dragons monsters.

Explore the Forgotten Realms
Take your Champions on a journey through the Sword Coast. Players will be able to explore familiar locations within the Forgotten Realms as they tackle each adventure. After launch, the game will be updated with content inspired by the official Dungeons & Dragons adventures, starting with a trip to Chult with the Tomb of Annihilation.

Regular Events
The game is updated regularly with limited-time events. Completing events unlocks new Champions and gear to add to the player's collection.

Play Now!

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.
April 18th, 2016
Crusaders of the Lost Idols Coming to Mobile 



VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 18, 2016 – Codename Entertainment announced today that its award-winning clicker/idle game will be released on iOS and Android globally this summer and will be published by Kongregate, the leading publisher of mobile and web games and wholly-owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation.

New Design for Mobile



Crusaders of the Lost Idols is a fantasy strategy game that launched on Kongregate.com last year. Currently, it is one of the most played games on the site out more than 107,000 titles. It is the only clicker/idle game with a formation strategy feature which has inspired individual players to log thousands of hours playing time.

Gamers who are attending PAX East 2016 in Boston, MA, between April 22 to 24 will have the exclusive chance to play the pre-release mobile version at Kongregate's booth.

"We're very excited to be launching on mobile. The game has gone from strength to strength and now we can reach more fans on mobile devices," said Eric Jordan, CEO of Codename Entertainment. "We've enjoyed a long, successful partnership with Kongregate, and they were the natural choice for publishing our first ever mobile game."

Same Great Formation Strategy!



"We are excited to partner with Codename Entertainment on their hit title Crusaders of the Lost Idols.” said Emily Greer, CEO and co-founder of Kongregate. “We’ve seen great success helping developers to optimize and perfect their games on Kongregate.com before tackling mobile together, and we think this game further validates that strategy."

KEY FEATURES:
  • Unique Formation Strategy: The only clicker/idle game to feature a formation system. Unique character abilities, buffs, and gear challenge the player to find the best formation every campaign.
  • A Host of Unusual Characters: Colourful characters, some based in the broader world of video games and geek culture with more added every month.
  • Hundreds of Areas to Play: Deep playability and challenge split over five campaigns and 46 objectives with more campaigns and objectives released regularly.
  • More than 280 types of Gear, Buffs, and Upgrades: A cornucopia of deep content awaits the player. Unique upgrades by character coupled with special gear and buffs demands players master their strengths and weaknesses to succeed.
  • Daily Quests: Every day players are challenged with mini objectives that will reward them with precious red rubies once completed.
  • Events: Regular limited-time events featuring special objectives and exclusive new content.
Available worldwide this summer, Crusaders of the Lost Idols will be available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Google Play for Android devices.

For more information on Crusaders of the Lost Idols go to www.codenameentertainment.com

ABOUT CRUSADERS OF THE LOST IDOLS Crusaders of the Lost Idols is the award-winning and top-rated idle/clicker game that has been played over 14 million times on across all platforms since its launch in July of last year. It is the only idle/clicker game to include a formation feature where players learn to master the strategy of organizing their party of characters into the most powerful, monster-destroying formation possible.

The position of each Crusader next to his or her companions has a significant effect on their attack strength. Combined with Crusaders enhanced by abilities, buffs, and upgrades, this unique feature adds an unrivaled complexity never before seen in the idle genre.

ABOUT CODENAME ENTERTAINMENT: Codename Entertainment was founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks. They started making games for Facebook and evolved into making games for platforms like Kongregate.com, ArmorGames, and Steam. In 2015, the company launched Crusaders of the Lost Idols. It was awarded the Idle Game of the Year on Armor Games, is one of the most played games on Kongregate.com out of more than 107,000. Players have racked up over 14 million unique plays across all platforms, and more than 1.2 million hours played per month on Steam.

Codename Entertainment and Crusaders of the Lost Idols are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

ABOUT KONGREGATE Kongregate is a leading mobile game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate's mobile publishing focuses on free to play mid- and hard-core titles. Working closely with mobile game developers Kongregate provides consulting, analytics, marketing, launch support, and game features such as cross promotion, guilds, and chat. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of gamers per month. Kongregate is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation and is based in San Francisco. The company was founded in 2006 by brother-and-sister team Jim and Emily Greer.
April 1st, 2016
Codename Entertainment Launches Cookie Line 

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 1, 2016 – Codename Entertainment announced today the expansion of the Crusaders of the Lost Idols game universe into the baked goods market.

Starting this month the company will offer a new product line of cookies based on the award-winning idle/clicker game. The full-colour hand-painted, artisanal cookies feature the designs of some of the most famous characters from Crusaders of the Lost Idols.


Codename Entertainment CEO and Master Baker, Eric Jordan.



Initial designs feature Crusaders Sasha, Natalie, Thalia, Princess and RoboSanta


Gamers and foodies will be able to order directly from fully-branded e-commerce store utilizing the very latest in fulfillment technology. A fleet of drones will deliver customer orders within 60 minutes of leaving the oven.

The new cookies are flavoured in honour of their Crusader namesakes. These include Strawberry Princess, Sasha the Fierce Warrior Lime and RoboSanta authentic aluminum flavour.

Cookies will be delivered by drone within 60 minutes of baking.


"It's been our dream to find new ways for our fans to enjoy Crusaders of the Lost Idols," said Eric Jordan, CEO and master baker. "We didn't want to settle for just playing the game. We want players to ingest the game, and now they can do just that with our delicious range of cookies."

In honour of this important milestone, Codename Entertainment has replaced all of the monsters in the game, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, with cookies. This new cookie-themed mini-event will start later today and run until April 4th, featuring special gameplay boosts for event Crusaders for the duration of the 48 hours.

Check out all the photos here.
Download the Digital Press Kit here.

ABOUT CRUSADERS OF THE LOST IDOLS
Crusaders of the Lost Idols is the award-winning and top-rated idle/clicker game that has been played over 14 million times on across all platforms since its launch in July of last year. It is the only idle/clicker game to include a formation feature where players learn to master the strategy of organizing their party of characters into the most powerful, monster-destroying formation possible.

The position of each Crusader next to his or her companions has a significant effect on their attack strength. Combined with Crusaders enhanced by abilities, buffs, and upgrades, this unique feature adds an unrivaled complexity never before seen in the idle genre.

The position of each Crusader next to his or her companions has a significant effect on their attack strength. Combined with Crusaders enhanced by abilities, buffs, and upgrades, this unique feature adds an unrivaled complexity never before seen in the idle genre.

ABOUT CODENAME ENTERTAINMENT
Codename Entertainment was founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks. They started making games for Facebook and evolved into making games for platforms like Kongregate.com, ArmorGames, and Steam. In 2015, the company launched Crusaders of the Lost Idols. It was awarded the Idle Game of the Year on Armor Games, is the second most played game on Kongregate.com out of 117,000 hosted on the site. Players have racked up over 14 million unique plays across all platforms, and more than 1.2 million hours played per month on Steam.

Codename Entertainment and Crusaders of the Lost Idols are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
January 27th, 2016
Crusaders of the Lost Idols Launches on Kizi.com 
Posted in Codename News.
Tags: Kizi, launch.

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, January 27, 2016 – Codename Entertainment announced today that it's award-winning game, Crusaders of the Lost Idols has launched on Kizi.com, a leading online games portal. Kizi has more than 30 million players globally, plus over 800,000 fans on Facebook and offers idle and clicker games fans a new, alternative way to play Crusaders on PC and Mac.

Crusaders is a top rated Idle/Clicker game that has been played over 10 million times on across all platforms since its launch in July of last year.

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is the only idle/clicker game to include a strategic formation feature where players learn to master the art of organizing their group of characters into the most powerful arrangement possible.

The position of each Crusader in relation to his or her companions has a significant effect their attack strength. Combined with Crusaders enhanced by buffs and upgrades, this unique feature adds an unrivaled complexity never before seen in the idle genre.

Find Crusaders of the Lost Idols on Kizi.com: http://kizi.com/games/crusaders-of-the-lost-idols

ABOUT CODENAME ENTERTAINMENT: Codename Entertainment was founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks. They started making games for Facebook and evolved into making games for platforms like Kongregate.com, ArmorGames, and Steam. In 2015, the company launched Crusaders of the Lost Idols. It was awarded the Idle Game of the Year on Armor Games, is the top rated Idle Game on Kongregate.com, has over 10 million unique plays, and more than 1.1 million hours played per month on Steam.

Codename Entertainment and Crusaders of the Lost Idols are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.