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November 11th
Extra Life 2022! 

The end of the year is a time to celebrate what we have with those that we love, and an opportunity to help others to make their year better. So we are absolutely thrilled to participate in our NINTH year of fundraising for Extra Life!

Welcome Back, Extra Life!

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. How do we help raise that money? By doing what our community loves to do already: play awesome games together!

If you would like to learn more about Extra Life, check out their FAQ for a wealth of information.

What's the Plan for 2022?

Starting Friday, November 18th at 9am Pacific, Codename Entertainment is excited to once again put on a 24-hour Extra Life Twitch Stream! We'll have a huge variety of shows and games, featuring our fantastic CNE staff both in front and behind the camera. Streams include:
  • A Q&A with the founders of CNE!
  • Many D&D games, including a return to dinner and some massive battles!
  • Relaxing shows about gardening and drawing.
  • Speedrunning in Dark Souls and Co-op Miami!
  • Exciting slashing in Beat Saber, and building in Minecraft.
  • ...AND MORE!
Check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Page for the full schedule as well as information on how to donate!

How Can We Help?

Along with supporting the 24-hour marathon on our Twitch Stream, we're offering some amazing in game incentives!



You can donate in Bush Whacker 2 by purchasing any of the three different Extra Life package deals! Net proceeds from all purchase of those packs between November 14-20th will be donated to Extra Life! Each pack contains premium Bush Buck currency and Extra Life Elixirs which restore 100% of your max energy. Plus, pick up a Controller sword in the other two packs: The Extra Life TV pack, and the Extra Life Fairy pack! More details will be in the in-game shop!



Everyone can help change kids health to give them a better future, even if you are A PIRATE IN SPACE! Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms players can pick up Flapjack the Pirate Flumph starting November 14th! Net proceeds from all Flapjack sales from the first week of release will be donated to Extra Life. Check the in-game shop on November 14th for details!

November 17th, 2021
CNE Extra Life 2021 

Welcome Back, Extra Life!

It's hard to believe that it's that time of the year again with how this year has flown by, but it's already time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2021! We're excited to bring back our day of streaming after a year of hiatus! We are also absolutely thrilled to say that this is our eighth year fundraising for Extra Life!

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 2021?

Last year we had to cancel our in-person ExtraLife festivities at the very last minute due to changing COVID restrictions. However, we were thrilled that we still managed to raise over $20,000 CAD for BC Children's Hospital in 2020.

We're hoping to do better in 2021!

This year we are delighted to bring back our 24-hour ExtraLife Stream. Starting at 9 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Friday, November 19th until 9 AM PT on Saturday, November 20th, we are excited to offer a jam-packed schedule of game programming. We've got shows based on Dungeons & Dragons, Dark Souls Speedruns, Beat Saber, Dalgona Challenge, Phasmaphobia, and much more. We will have both virtual and CNE HQ-based streams, and you can check out our full streaming schedule on the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Page. You can also donate in-game by purchasing our Extra Life 2021 DLC packs, or directly through the Extra Life pages for any of our currently-supported games. Check out the individual game pages for more details!


Bush Whacker 2
  • Extra Life DLC: Extra Life Charity Pack, the Extra Life PC Pack, and the Extra Life Kitty Pack.


    Crusaders of the Lost Idols
  • Extra Life DLC: Dr. Theo Taskmaster Pack


    Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
  • Extra Life DLC: Star the Displacer Beast Kitten Familiar Pack


    Also, you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

  • June 9th, 2021
    CNE: Lambert House Charity Drive  
    Posted in Codename News.

    This Pride, we at Codename Entertainment are delighted to be running three different Charity Drives for Lambert House across Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, and Bushwhacker 2!

    Read on to find out more about Lambert House and the different charity packs available.

    Lambert House

    Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. We are Codename Entertainment are thrilled to be supporting LGBTQ+ by raising money for Lambert House, a fantastic cause we really believe in.

    Idle Champions: Prism the Rainbow Flumph Familiar Pack

    Dungeons & Dragons Prism, Rainbow Flumph Familiar Lambert House

    Through June 22, 2021, Codename will be donating the net proceeds from all purchases of the new Prism the Rainbow Flumph Familiar Pack support of Lambert House! Prism the Rainbow Flumph Familiar is available now in the in-game shop on PC and Mac on Steam and web, Xbox One, Epic Games Store, iOS and on all Android devices. Prism the Rainbow Flumph Familiar Pack will be available on PlayStation from June 17th and Codename will be donating the net proceeds of the first two weeks of sales on that platform as well.

    This pack contains:

    • Prism the Rainbow Flumph
    • 4 Epic Potions of Speed
    • 4 Epic Potions of Giant Strengh
    • 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance
    • 1 Potion of Polish

    Prism, the Rainbow Flumph is also available as a bundle with our Crusaders of the Lost Idols Charity Taskmaster, Dorothy the Lovely Lion!

    Crusaders of the Lost Idols: Dorothy the Lovely Lion Taskmaster Pack

    Crusaders Dorothy the Lovely Lion Lambert House

    Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds of the Dorothy the Lovely Lion Taskmaster Pack through June 22nd to Lambert House! In this pack:

    • Taskmaster Dorothy the Lovely Lion!
    • 5 Runic chests!
    • 2 Arcane Geodes
    • 2 Day 50% Idols Buff (can be extended by Endurance Training)

    BW2: Lambert House Charity Packs

    Bushwhacker 2 has three different Charity packs available: The Lambert House Pack, the Lambert House Flag Pack, and the Lambert House Pet Pack. Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from sales of these three packs from noon on Friday, June 9th through to noon on Monday, June 14th, all times Pacific. Read more about Bushwhacker 2's charity drive here



    Don't forget to visit the Commons event area and get a complimentary Rainbow Cookie!
    April 19th, 2021
    Psychomancer Beadle & Grimm 

    We are proud to partner with Take This, Parker Games, & Beadle & Grimms to offer these Psychomancer Beadle & Grimm skins, available by donating to the Boxed-In: The Enclosure Experience!"

    Content Creator, Gamer, Influencer and Disney XD star Parker Coppins a.k.a. ParkerGames, has set the goal to raise $1,000,000 and vital awareness in an effort to highlight COVID’s impact on mental health.

    “By raising awareness of mental health, depression and isolation – how it affects many in the gaming community, my goal will be to reinforce to those who are currently dealing with these issues, that they are not alone” said ParkerGames. “Covid has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. I felt it was necessary to not only raise much need funds for a great cause, but in my own way help reduce the stigma about seeking support.

    From April 19, 2021 to April 29, 2021, Parker will be completely isolated (under professional supervision) inside a 12’ x 9’ plexi-box located in his studio in Harlingen, TX. Each day Parker will provide his fans and over 1M followers updates by live-streaming his experiences, playing video games and encouraging those who can to donate funds to help him reach his goal. Proceeds will benefit Take This a 501(c)(3) non-profit mental health organization providing comprehensive resources and support that is tailored for the unique needs of gamers and the game development community.
    • Players and supporters can donate $10+ receive a code to unlock the exclusive Beadle & Grimms Champion and Limited Edition Psychomancer skin (limit one code per unique qualifying donor).
    • Codes will be sent to donors via email after April 28th at the conclusion of Boxed-In: The Enclosure Experience.

    • Parker will also be playing in a D&D game segment featuring Matthew Lillard from Beadle & Grimms, and Dr B from Take This as the Dungeon Master. The game starts on Monday, April 19 at 4:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM CT and ends around 7:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM CT.

    • Please be sure to add support@parkerboxedin.com to your contacts, address book, and safe senders list to help prevent your message from ending up in spam.

    • Parker will be playing Idle Champions every morning from 6:30 AM PT / 8:30 AM CT to start his day throughout the 10-days.

    The entire event will be multi-cast across Parker's YouTube and Twitch channels.
    December 10th, 2020
    CNE Extra Life 2020 - Thank You! 
    Posted in Codename News.

    Codename's Extra Life Streams are Cancelled

    We are cancelling the Codename Entertainment 24-hour Extra Life 2020 live stream due to new pandemic restrictions in British Columbia through early January.

    While we are sad to make this announcement, we are happy to do our part to help in the fight against COVID-19.

    But Here's the Good News!

    Additionally, we have some good news to report: Thanks to your collective generosity across all our games, we have raised over $18,000 CAD for BC Children's Hospital Foundation!

    Extra Life is one of the highlights for us every year, and despite everything that has happened in 2020 this year is no different. We are always happy to support a great cause.

    From all of us at Codename Entertainment, THANK YOU for helping make the world a better place -- we'll see you in 2021!
    November 16th, 2020
    CNE Extra Life 2020 
    Posted in Codename News.

    Welcome Back, Extra Life!

    It's hard to believe that it's that time of the year again with how this year has flown by, but it's already time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2020!

    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 2020?

    Like many events this year, we've had to shift from the typical plan and adapt to find solutions that allow us to stay safe and within our region's COVID-19 restrictions. The Codename Entertainment team will still be playing all kinds of games, but we will have more virtual games this year in addition to the socially distant in-office antics. As of new regulations issued at 3 PM PST on Thursday, November 19th, 2020, the Codename Entertainment 24 hour Extra Life live stream has been postponed until a later date.

    You can donate in-game by purchasing our Extra Life 2020 DLC packs, or directly through the Extra Life pages for any of our currently-supported games. Check out the individual game pages for more details! As of Thursday, November 19th 2020 we are thrilled to say that we've already raised over $11,000! Also, you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

    What if I already donated to a specific stream?

    As of Thursday evening, we received donations to various streams campaigns and we are delighted to say that we will be matching those donations received up to this point.

    Once again, you can find all our info and more over on the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Team Page.

    We hope to have our new day of streaming scheduled soon!
    November 20th, 2019
    Codename Extra Life 2019 
    Posted in Codename News.

    Welcome Back, Extra Life!

    It's that time of the year again - and we're not talking about Christmas, though Christmas is pretty great - it's time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2019!

    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 2019?

    The Codename Entertainment team will be playing all kinds of games, including TRPG games, board games, card games, and of course, video games.

    You can donate in-game or from the Extra Life page of any of our currently supported games. Check out their pages for more details! Plus more! Also, you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

    When do you Start?

    We have time-gated our stream to this coming weekend, starting on Friday, November 22nd, at 9am PST and running for 24 hours until Saturday, November 23rd at 9am PST. 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 surviving again!
    September 9th, 2019
    Take This PAX West 2019 Update 

    With your help we managed to raise more than $13,000 in support of Take This, helping to fund AFK Rooms not just for PAX West 2019, but for future PAX Events as well.

    On behalf of all of us at Codename Entertainment, we would like to offer a massive ‘thank you’ to the fans and supporters who made this happen. It is thanks to you that PAX attendees will have access to these invaluable spaces to recharge.

    Also, a very special thank you to Amy T Falcone, the creator of Vizier, and her fans who helped make this a giant success too.

    To learn more about how your donations make a difference, visit www.takethis.org
    November 27th, 2018
    Idle Champions coming to PlayStation and Xbox 

    Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, Coming to PlayStation®4 and Xbox One

    We are delighted to announce the launch dates of Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this December! If you own a PS4, be sure to check the PlayStation Store on Tuesday 11th December when the game will be available. XB1 owners will be able to install the game on Friday 14th December.

    At launch, players will be able to buy a Founder's Pack we've created to celebrate the launch of Idle Champions on both consoles. This awesome new package contains a serious amount of cool content that will enable players to kick off their campaigns in style. But don’t worry - this new pack won’t be console-exclusive! That’s right: the Founders Pack will be available across all platforms, so even if you don't have a PS4 or XB1, you won't miss out!

    The launch of Idle Champions on PS4 and XB1 also debuts a significant design update that we're extremely proud of. The game's user interface has been completely redesigned from the ground up to work with console controllers, and we think players will agree that it is a great new look for the game.

    Founders Pack

    In honor of the launch of Idle Champions on PS4 and XB1, we have created a brand new Founder's Pack to help you kick off your adventure! The Founder's Pack is full of exclusive goodies at an awesome discount!

    For USD $19.99, you'll get:
    • 42 Gold Chests.
    • 5 guaranteed Shiny loot cards (50% stronger than their non-shiny counterparts).
    • 5000 Gems that you can use for silver or gold chests, or familiars to help you adventure
    • 10 epic potions and contracts that you can use to help you push further in your adventures.
    • An exclusive buff for 1 week: Increasing the gem drops by bosses by 50%.
    • An exclusive familiar (Iris the Beholder)*
    • An exclusive skin for Celeste (Undead Celeste from Neverwinter's M12 module)
    * Iris the Beholder familiar will be available once you reach area 66 in any adventure.

    Celebration Week

    Our final new big update is that starting on December 14th, we'll be celebrating the launch on Console with a week of in-game freebies on all platforms! That's right, whether you play on PS4, Xbox, PC, iPad or Android tablet, you'll be able to come back for daily rewards during an epic event all week long. All you have to do is log in and play every day to pick up a console celebration chest which has four unique items selected by the Idle Champions team! Collect 4 of the chests to unlock an additional five Gold Chests, and a free Golden Epic card for Joe Manganiello's Arkhan the Cruel!

    Mark your calendars! We are very excited to welcome even more fans to the Idle Champions' family.
    November 14th, 2018
    Codename Plays Games for Kids! Extra Life 2018 
    Posted in Codename News.

    Welcome Back, Extra Life!

    It's that time of the year again - and we're not talking about Christmas, though Christmas is pretty great - it's time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2018!

    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 2018?

    Like in previous years, the Codename Entertainment team will be playing all kinds of games, including TRPG games, board games, card games, and of course, video games. Dave even built a VR streaming setup!

    The 24 hours of streaming include:
    • Two Eberron-based D&D sessions, each influenced by donations to the Idle Champions Extra life Page. Two different teams of thieves will attempt to complete Adam's all-new scenario: LIGHTNING TRAIN HEIST!

    • Art galore! Michelle and Alexis will be drawing sketches with pencil and paper and Kat will be drawing a tavern scene! Donations to Kat's Extra Life page get you a character added into the final scene! Follow Kat on Twitter to see her final image!

    • A founders Q&A hour with co-founders Dave and Justin!

    • A Magic the Gathering tournament!

    • Classic SNES games played by Justin and friends!

    • CNE plays the VR game Beat Saber!

    • Our very own version of Hot Ones, mixed with party board games!

    • Plus more!
    And when we're not doing scheduled content, you get a bird's eye view of the office, awesome elevator music, and a custom stream overlay made by Dave and Adam, listing our schedule and current donations!

    How Can I Help?

    We've got a few different things happening this year for Extra Life.

    Each of our actively supported games (Bush Whacker 2, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, and Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms) has a special item available for you to purchase in the game. Starting today, and until 10:00am Pacific Time on Wednesday November 21st, all net proceeds from purchases of these special in-game items will be donated to Extra Life!

    Additionally, if you are feeling generous and want to donate more, you can contribute to any of the game's pages on Extra Life: Plus you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

    When do you Start?

    We have time-gated our stream to this coming weekend, starting on Friday, November 16th, at 9am PST and running for 24 hours until Saturday, November 17th at 9am PST. 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 surviving again!