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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!