August 3rd
Updated Event! Littlefoot's Big Adventure 

Now that the sun is out in full force, the Great Outdoors is calling you for your annual Crusaders camping trip. Grab the old bivouac, tent, or yurt and get out there and enjoy that fresh air.

Last year we introduced you to Ranger Rayna and Littlefoot. This time you've introduced us to the new Tier 2 Crusaders! Well, you the community have named them after answering the call to help celebrate our second anniversary! The winning names are: Beary McBearFace and Penny the Park Planner.

The Littlefoot's Big Adventure event runs from today through to August 15th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Ranger Rayna and Littlefoot to your roster.

The two new Tier 2 Crusaders, Beary and Penny, will be available to recruit after you've completed all the Tier 1 objectives and if you have the talent "Doing it Again" purchased.

New Crusader: Beary McBearFace.


At level 150, Beary unlocks Controlled Burn which lights a random monster on fire every 2.5 seconds. The monster stays on fire until it dies, taking 20% more damage from all sources.

At level 300, Beary unlocks Stomp Out Campfire which increases his DPS addtively +100% for each enemy on fire from Controlled Burn.

The second new Tier 2 Crusader is Penny the Park Planner.

New Crusader: Penny the Park Planner.


Once recruited, Penny unlocks Trash Pickup at level 100 where you'll automatically pick up gold and quest items after they've been lying on the ground for five seconds. Good news, the timer gets decreased with her gear!

At level 300, her ability Troupe Trooper gives all the Crusaders in the same column as Penny a +50% DPS boost.


Once you've recruited both Beary and Penny, there are three new side objectives to tackle in your quest.

New Objective: Firefighters.

In Firefighters, A random number of fire enemies spawn. They have a lot of health and do not drop gold.

New Objective: Primal Rage.

In the objective Primal Rage, only Crusaders with the DPS tag can be used to craft your formation and conquer the forest.

New Objective: Burnt Out.

The final new objective is Burnt Out. XP is replaced with 'Exhaustion.' A point of Exhaustion is earned once an hour and each point reduces hero damage by 95%. Clear the objective before your Crusaders become too tired to continue.

Equipment for all the Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Bigfoot chests.

Once again, you'll have until August 15th at Noon PDT to complete the event. Happy camping!
July 28th
It's Time to Vote! 

Thank you everyone for all your name submissions! There were lot of unique and interesting ones, as well as some predictable ones, given this is the internet.

Now we're accepting your votes on the shortlist as chosen by us at Codename! The shortlists are:

For the Bear:
  • Arson Major
  • Beary McBearface
  • Burnie the Bear
  • Matches the Pyrobear
  • Sir Bearington
  • Teddy the Little Match Bear
  • Ursa, the Arson
For the Female in Green:
  • Alice the Activist
  • Cookie the Girl Scout
  • Emma the Evergreen Scout
  • Ingrid the Inspector
  • Lucy the Lost Scout
  • Penny the Park Planner
  • Samantha the Salamander Scout
Visit this link in order to select your choices and stay tuned for the debut of the winning names with the launch of Littlefoot's Big Adventure in August!

We'll be accepting votes on the names until Tuesday August 1st at Noon PDT!

Thank you for being a part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration for Crusaders!

Note: You will need to be signed into a Google account to vote, but we are not collecting your emails. This is just how Google records one vote per player.

And just for fun, we thought we would include some Honorable Mentions.

For the Bear:
  • Angry Bear with a Stick!
  • Backfire Bear
  • Baldric the Incinerator
  • Barely a Bear Scout
  • Barry the Boot Camp Bear
  • Bear Grillus
  • Bear-er of the Flame-to-be
  • Bearrick the Kindler
  • Bjorn McBearface
  • Burney the Arson Bear (Only *you* can start forest fires!)
  • Cinders the Matchtaker
  • Def Leppard, Pyromania(c)
  • Fireball the Cuddly
  • FlameBear of the Match
  • Grizzly Matches
  • Oaky Embers (anagram of Smokey Bear)
  • Ranger Toasty
  • Sam the Fire Beartroller
  • The Big Match Bear
  • Yekoms, the Fiery Ursid
For the Female in Green
  • Activist Annie
  • Barbara the Uptight Camp Coordinator
  • Blondie the Brownie
  • Char, the Suspicious Secret-ary
  • Community Manager of Infinite Patience
  • Dalia, the Administrator
  • Dolores Green
  • Erika the Envronmentalist
  • Etsy, the Clipboard Girl
  • Florence the Tour Guide
  • Green, The Lost Girl
  • Herbione Ranger
  • Inspector June Goodly
  • Lady McLadyface
  • Minerva Empress of Red Tape
  • Mrs. Boggins, the Soccer Mom
  • Petitioner Petunia
  • Smiling Savannah the Tagalong
  • Slagathor
  • Watcher Willow
July 17th
It's Time to Name Some Crusaders! 

As part of our celebrations for the 2nd anniversary of Crusaders of the Lost Idols, we're asking for community input!

If you click on this link, you can view the two new Crusaders being added to Littlefoot's Big Adventure, and submit a name for each of them. We at Codename will go through the list of submissions and select our top few for each Crusader. Players will then get a chance to vote on the best name and the winning names will be revealed when the event starts!

The first round of submissions will be available from today until Noon PDT on Monday July 24.
June 17th, 2016
Codename Entertainment CEO Joins DigiBC Board 
Posted in Codename News.

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, June 17, 2016 — Codename Entertainment today announced that CEO Eric Jordan has joined the Board of Directors for DigiBC, the industry association for digital media and wireless companies in British Columbia.

“Eric brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience,” said Patrick Sauriol, Executive Director at DigiBC. “I've admired his passion and commitment towards growing Victoria's video gaming community, and believe he can increase awareness from Vancouver Island's growing tech community about DigiBC's initiatives. It will be great to have Eric on the DigiBC board.”

“It's an honour to be appointed to the board,” said Eric Jordan. “I look forward to working together with the DigiBC board and management team to continue the momentum and growth of the interactive and video games industry here in B.C.”

Previously, Jordan was the CEO and co-founder of PureEdge Solutions which was acquired by IBM. Eric was an Executive-In-Residence at UVic, the President of the Premier's Technology Council and angel investor in Indochino. Eric has served on many boards including Archipelago Marine Research (Chair), BCTIA and VIATeC (Chair).

Since joining Codename Entertainment, Jordan led the launch of the international, award-winning game Crusaders of the Lost Idols. The game has stayed in the Top 2% Most Played Games on Steam and the Top 10 Most Played Games on Kongregate.com and Armorgames.com. On average, players spend almost 4 million hours a month playing Crusaders of the Lost Idols. As a result of the success of Crusaders, Codename has grown 8 to 16 people in the past year.

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.

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 DigiBC: DigiBC is a member-supported, non-profit organization based in Vancouver but with a mandate to grow digital companies across the province. Its mission is to make B.C. a globally-recognized center for Digital Media and Wireless excellence. Members include world-class companies such as Electronic Arts, Disney Interactive, TELUS, Microsoft, Hootsuite and Sony Interactive. More than 1,300 companies in the Digital Media sector create innovative products in wireless and mobile, video gaming, animation, VFX, web, software, social media, interactive marketing and e-learning. Learn more at www.digibc.org
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!
March 25th, 2015
Fighting Homelessness in BW2 


Calling all Whackers!

The Commons has some very special guests for the next few days. Bob and Ruff are here to tell you about homelessness and what you can do to help.

We at Codename Entertainment are showing our support for the Victoria Cool Aid Society’s #buildhomes campaign by donating our share of the proceeds from the purchase of the adorable pet dog Ruff with his Cool Aid colour neck tie. Ruff's bonus changes up to 25% of Nothing wins into Hearts (random energy, mana, and power).

The Victoria Cool Aid Society builds homes, lives and community. They create opportunities for people who are homeless or living in poverty. They make a difference through housing, health care, support and emergency shelters. Founded in 1968, Cool Aid helps over 9,000 people in the Capital Region every year at 14 locations in Langford, Victoria and Saanich, British Columbia. The Society’s major new campaign is to Help End Homelessness by building an additional 360 apartments for people in the community who have no home. #buildhomes

For more information on Cool Aid, click here!

Ruff will be available for purchase until Friday March 27th 2015 at Noon PDT.

Celebrate your purchase by commenting on Facebook, sharing your love on the forums, or tweeting with #gamingforgood.
February 25th, 2015
EBA's Pink Shirt Day 


Hey Breakers!

February 25th is Pink Shirt Day, a cause near and dear to Mr. Monkey's heart.

For each Pink Shirt Hat pack sold today, we will donate our share of the proceeds to anti-bullying causes in British Columbia.

The Pink T-Shirt Hat adds 5 Buff charges per Buff and 10% more stars.
The No Bully hat adds a Chance of Bonus Star wins and 10% more hammers.

For more info see: pinkshirtday.ca

Thanks for your support!
July 2nd, 2014
DJArts Games Becomes Codename Entertainment! 
Posted in Codename News.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Victoria, British Columbia, July 2, 2014 - DJArts Games has changed its name to Codename Entertainment, effective 13:37 PDT on July 2, 2014. The team behind the popular Egg Breaker and Bush Whacker series has leveled up and is excited to continue to push for solid game play, excellent player support and dedicated community interaction under their new name.

“Codename Entertainment better reflects the spirit and values of the company," said Eric Jordan, CEO of Codename Entertainment. “Our company has almost doubled in size over the past 18 months and this name change is part of a larger rebranding effort to reflect our growth.”

Codename Entertainment’s game, Bush Whacker 2, holds the #3 spot on Big Fish Games Online. The company is one of the key video game studios in Victoria, B.C. with highly rated games on Facebook, Kongregate, ArmorGames and Big Fish Games.


ABOUT CODENAME ENTERTAINMENT:

Founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks with the successful launch of their first title, "Egg Breaker". Egg Breaker's success hatched three successive games, Egg Breaker 2, Egg Drop and the current title in the series, Egg Breaker Adventures. Launched in 2010, the classic Bush Whacker appealed to adventurers who were looking to smack some shrubbery and see what popped out. Following its success, in 2012 Bush Whacker 2 was released, and recently celebrated its second anniversary with much cake. It was not a lie.

Codename Entertainment, DJArts Games, Egg Breaker, Egg Breaker 2, Egg Breaker Adventures, Bush Whacker, and Bush Whacker 2 are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.