May 17th, 2016
All Good Things.....Egg Breaker Adventures 

All Good Things

Hi Breakers,

It weighs heavy on our hearts to share that the Egg Breaker series is no longer receiving enough interest to continually develop new content. After seven and a half years of egg breaking fun and over 70 billion eggs broken, we are releasing our final new content monkey: the Sunset Puzzle Monkey.

Along with the Sunset Puzzle Monkey, we will be giving all players a very special free Sunset Hat with a powerful buff. Please accept this gift as a token of our appreciation for your support over the years.

After this final release of content, we will no longer be developing new content for the Egg Breaker series. The volunteer chat mod program will be suspended and Erika will no longer be in chat on Thursdays.

However, the existing Egg Breaker Adventures game will stay on indefinitely and your progress will not be lost. We will keep the game and the chat live, so you can come still break eggs and chat with your friends. Existing events will continue to repeat each year.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you. Many of you have been with us from the very beginning and it has been an amazing adventure we have gone on together.

We cannot thank you enough for all the years of egg breaking!

P.S. This news is only applicable to the Egg Breaker series. We continue to provide updates and new content for Bush Whacker 2 and Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

Happy Smashing!

Codename Entertainment
April 1st, 2016
Chat with Erika about EBA! 
Tags: eba, community.

Hi Breakers!

Thank you for bearing with us during the growing pains of releasing Crusaders. As it was an unexpectedly a massive success which created many chat rooms and communities to keep track of, our community management efforts have been strained.

We realise that part of your enjoyment of Egg Breaker is seeing us at Codename in chat and we know that this hasn't been happening as much as we would like. So, we're going to try something new.

Instead of Erika spending time in chat at unannounced points throughout the week, we'll schedule a specific time each week for her to spend an hour in Facebook chat for Egg Breaker Adventures, answering your questions directly (assuming the information is available, of course). This way the community will know exactly when they can connect with Erika in chat.

If you can't be online to talk to her live during those times, you can still always post questions and suggestions on the Codename forums, and request technical support through the ticket system, as usual.

Starting the week of April 12th, Erika will be in Facebook chat for Egg Breaker Adventures every Thursday, 11 am - Noon Pacific Time.
November 13th, 2015
Cook up Thanksgiving for the EBA Monkeys 


Hi Breakers!

It's time to give thanks for all things. And what says "Thank you for being in my life" better than a nice meal? The Pilgrim Monkey is on hand to ensure that the bounty of the fall is harvested, to prepare an epic feast for all the monkeys to enjoy. Help him prepare the Thanksgiving meal by decorating the table and filling it with delicious food stuffs.

Collect wild turkeys to earn trophy room decorations, complete the Challenge Egg challenges for sweet delights, or check out the available Extras in the Pilgrim Monkey's store!

General Event details:

- Collect 18 different types of supplies to prepare for a feast, in ever increasing amounts.

- You'll need to find…
…4 preparation items to advance from the Bronze stage to the Silver stage,

…4 preparation items to advance from the Silver stage to the Gold stage,

…12 preparation items at the Gold stage, as well as having won all 12 prizes to earn the Thanksgiving Event Trophy!

How the Event works:

You get to use the Multiplier buff! Here's how it works:
  • The daily multiplier buff increases each time you feed the Pilgrim Monkey his Thanksgiving Event Tokens, up to a buff of 8x:
    • Feed the monkey once, increase the buff to 2x,
    • Feed the monkey twice, increase the buff to 4x,
    • Feed the monkey three times, the buff increases to 8x - additional feedings past this will not increase the multiplier any further, it will remain capped at 8x
    • If you merely activate the monkey, but do not feed him, the buff will not increase. You must feed the Pilgrim Monkey for the buff to increase.
  • The permanent Base x2 buff only applies to preparation item wins.
    • The graphic for the buff itself will not change, by placing your cursor over the buff icon on the right side of the breaking screen, you can see your buff has leveled up to.
    • All normal buffs are available.
  • The base multiplier will reset every day at Midnight PST.


Let's break down the Pilgrim Monkey's special event stage:



From the Pilgrim Monkey's Special Event Screen, you can:
  • Track how much time is left until the event ends,
  • Visually watch the feast table become crowded with tasty goodness!
  • See your progress towards your current preparation items,
  • See the current cost of the items which you are working towards,
  • Keep count of your Wild Turkey Achievement progression!
  • Easily track your progress towards preparation completed, Prizes collected (Click the Prize button to see which ones you've earned/are missing), Progression Ribbons and the Thanksgiving Trophy!


Rewards and Extras!:



Ribbons:
3 successive ribbons for progression, which permanently add additional +5, +10 or +15 hammers respectively.

Trophy: Can be displayed in a Trophy Room.
Ribbon and Trophy (if earned) are awarded after the event finishes on November 27, 2015. The highest ribbon earned will be awarded.


Wild Turkey Achievement:



As you break eggs, wild turkeys appear and wander around the screen. Gently tap the turkey before it's gone! The turkey will try to escape, but one painless tap and magically you have a fragrant, perfectly cooked turkey! At the 1st, 50th and 250th turkey found, you will unlock special decorations for your trophy room. Turkeys will continue to appear after you have earned the last achievement, but you can continue to hit them.


Available in the Pilgrim Monkey's Store:

Consumables Tab:

Thanksgiving Crate Costs 250 Thanksgiving Tokens
- Contains a random selection of hammers, multipliers and star pieces
- Must be used by 11:59:59 PM PST on 2015-11-28!
(We encourage you to use them by the end of the day on November 27th, just in case!)


Extras Tab:

Available for Event Tokens:

From 2014: Pumpkin Pie Hat: 10% more Event Tokens
From 2013: Drumstick Hammer: Slightly more stars

New for 2015: Turkey Neck Hammer: Less Nothings!

Available for Monkey Bucks:

2013 Pilgrim Hat: Increases Holiday/Event Token wins and Star wins by 10%
2013 Turkey Hat: Increases Holiday/Event Token wins and Multiplayer wins by 10%
2014 Chef's Hat: Chance your last Egg Broken was free and 10% more Gold!
2014 Football Helmet: Small chance of a bonus Hammer win and 10% more Event Tokens!


The Thanksgiving Event will run until Friday November 27th @ Noon PST.

Post comments and questions on the forums!
November 6th, 2015
It's Time for Some Intrigue in EBA! 


Greetings Breakers!

The names Kong....George Kong. A debonair and dashing monkey with superb skills and a knack for getting in, and out, of trouble. This handsome primate is the Challenge Fairy's favourite movie spy, so she's put together the all-new Agent 009 Burst Event to celebrate everything about him!

For the duration of the event, special challenge eggs will temporarily replace all normal challenge eggs, and the eggs will appear at a higher than usual rate. Players can earn 12 event prizes of various Spy themed items from cashing in Event Tokens with the Challenge Fairy Monkey.



For the toughest of tough challenges, there are 3 awesome prizes!

The Spy Trillby adds more Multipliers!
The Golden Gun Hammer adds more Multipliers!
The Martini Set makes any trophy room ready for a visit from Agent 009!

Talk about it on the forums!

The event will run until Wednesday, November 11th at Noon PST!
November 4th, 2015
EBA Volunteer Chat Moderators 


Love Egg Breaker Adventures? Hang out in chat? Then consider becoming a Volunteer Chat mod!

Moderator Application FAQ

If you would like to become a moderator, help the community, and make a difference in people's lives, you are in the right place!

Minimum Requirements

You must meet the following criteria to apply for moderator:
  • You must be 18 or older.
  • An account that has been active for 6 or more months.
  • Active community participation (forum posts, chat, etc.) of helpful and considerate nature.
  • No history of account abuse.
Our Expectations when considering an applicant:
  • You DO NOT need to be an expert on our games, or finished available content to be considered for a Moderation position.
  • We DO expect that you will keep up to date with content, availing of yourself of the multiple sources of information (Blog, Forums, Wiki where applicable)

Chat Moderator

Chat moderators interface real-time with community members via our in-game chats. As a chat moderator you:
  • Must move quickly, and be able to respond in short, succinct phrasing to answer a player's question.
  • Must not only be able to keep up with the conversation, but be attentive to multiple conversation threads at once - getting players to stop chatting for even a moment is nearly impossible.
  • Must anticipate how their tone will be received - you cannot edit what you say in chat, once it is out there, players will NOT hesitate to copy and paste your exact answers back to you, to take out of context what you say.
  • Must assume every question in chat is asked legitimately. Sarcasm in chat is never received the way it's intended. Drop it from your vocabulary entirely (no matter how SORELY you are tempted), and you'll miss less questions that way.

Application Information

This is what you will need to know to successfully complete an application and increase your chances of becoming a moderator in one of our games.

The Rules of Applying for Moderation:
  • Do NOT email us asking to be a mod if there are no openings listed.
  • Do NOT email us asking how to become a mod (we expect that you have read this article.)
  • Do NOT send multiple emails requesting to be a moderator.
  • Do NOT start a forum thread about why you should be a moderator.
  • Do NOT spam or promote inappropriate behaviour if your application is denied.
  • DO show maturity with your in-game actions and posts. Be considerate of others, try to help new players. (Hint, these will be your primary activities if you are selected for Moderation training.)
  • DO continue to work on your interpersonal skills and show maturity within the community. Grow your account and your in-game persona regardless if your application is accepted or denied.


Please complete the entire form and be as honest as possible. If we choose to proceed with your application, you will be contacted via email with further instructions.

Required Reading

A clear understanding of the following is REQUIRED*.

Chat & Forum Guidelines: http://codenameentertainment.com/?page=conduct
Privacy Policy: http://codenameentertainment.com/?page=privacy

* Additional resources may be made available to the Moderators upon application acceptance.

The Responsibilities

As a Codename Chat Moderator, you will be expected to:
  • guide the community in acceptable behaviours and teach new players the game.
  • Report any major bugs, harmful community trends or other emergencies directly to the Community Manager.
  • Reports of any action taken while you are moderating.
  • When you are playing the game, you are always a moderator. By becoming a moderator you sacrifice the option to play the game as only a player.
  • Respond to player questions and explain why a player was silenced through private messaging.
  • Report any inappropriate names or permanent bans that are needed to Support.

The Perks

As a CNE moderator, you will have the following perks and abilities:
  • Text in chat will appear as a different colour, to help regular players identify your answers.
  • Contact support to request bans for players violating our Rules of Conduct for Chat.
  • You will be a trusted part of the community, in contact with the community and development team.

Still Interested?

Awesome!
We are currently accepting applications for volunteer moderators for Egg Breaker Adventures on Facebook! If you would like to apply for a moderator position, please fill out this APPLICATION.

NOTE: We generally receive a large volume of applications; you will only receive a response if you are selected for the next stage in the selection process. Do NOT send us multiple emails or forms if you have not received a response. Doing so will immediately nullify your application.
October 30th, 2015
Deja Vu Bonuses in EBA 


Earn awesome bonuses by resetting monkeys!

You can now earn Deja Vu Tokens by resetting monkeys. Spend these tokens on awesome bonuses!

How this works:

Play your favourite Monkey over again for more score and bonuses! Here is the breakdown:
  • Reset any completed monkey by clicking the reset button at the bottom of the stage select screen
  • This will bring up a confirmation dialog that shows how many Deja Vu Tokens will be earned and what will be lost from the monkey. Note: your score and the trophy room for a monkey will not be lost. The following items will be reset:
    • All Prizes for the selected monkey.
    • All Gold and Area Tokens.
    • Extra banana hammers for the selected monkey earned by completing stages.
    • All stars.
    • All multipliers.
    • All Monkey hammers above the value of hammers a reset leaves you with earned from a banana feed.
  • The number of Deja Vu tokens you earn will be based on your score since your last reset. The higher score you have the more tokens you get!
  • Since no score is lost, you can increase your current score in the rankings by having another chance to multiply all the prizes.
  • Spend your Deja Vu Tokens on Deja Vu Bonuses in the Deja Vu Bonuses Dialog at the top of the monkey islands screen. They can be spent on the following awesome bonuses:
    • More Star Wins.
    • More Multipliers Wins.
    • More Prize Wins.
    • More Hammer Wins.
    • More Area Token Wins Wins.
    • More Gold Eggs.
    • More Silver Eggs.
    • More Buff Eggs.
    • More Hammers per Banana.
  • The more resets you do, the more you can improve your Deja Vu bonuses.
  • These Deja Vu Bonuses will apply to ALL monkeys!

So get started with Deja Vu today and maximize those monkey scores!

Special Weekend Bonus: Until November 2nd at Noon PST all Deja Vu Tokens earned from resetting monkeys will be doubled!
October 21st, 2015
Trick or Treat with Egg Breaker Adventures 


Braaaains! Braaaains! Caaaaandy!

The Zombie monkey is back for some Hallowe'en mischief on the Egg Breaker Adventure Islands! Help him collect his food of choice, Candy!

General Event details:

- Find Hallowe'en Candy in eggs in the Zombie Monkey's special stages to fill Candy bags to advance between the bronze, silver and gold levels.
You'll need to fill…
…6 Bags of Candy to advance from Bronze stage to Silver stage,
…6 Bags of Candy to advance from Silver stage to Gold stage,
…12 Bags of Candy at the Gold stage, as well as having won all 12 prizes to earn the Hallowe'en Event Trophy!.

How the Event works:

The daily permanent multiplier buff is back! Here's the low-down on how the buff works:
  • The daily upgradable multiplier buff which increases each time you feed the Zombie Monkey Hallowe'en Event Tokens, up to a buff of 8x:
    • Feed the monkey once, increase the buff to 2x,
    • Feed the monkey twice, increase the buff to 4x,
    • Feed the monkey three times, the buff increases to 8x - additional feedings past this will not increase the multiplier any further, it will remain capped at 8x
    • If you merely activate the monkey, but do not feed him, the buff will not increase. You must feed the Zombie Monkey for the buff to increase.
  • The permanent Base x2 buff only applies to Candy wins.
    • The graphic for the buff itself will not change, by placing your cursor over the buff icon on the right side of the breaking screen, you can see your buff has leveled up to.
    • All normal buffs are available.
  • The base multiplier will reset every day at Midnight Pacific Time.


New for 2015:

Zombie Monkey Challenge Eggs! For extra sweet bonuses, you can complete challenges in the Zombie monkey!

Complete each one in order to unlock the next! You get a bonus Trophy Room item for completing 5 and 10 challenges! For finishing all 14, you get a trophy which gives you an extra 10 Hammers per banana!


Let's break down the Zombie Monkey's special event stage:



From the Zombie Monkey's Special Event Screen, you can:
  • Track how much time is left until the event ends,
  • Visually watch the mountains of sugary goodness grow with each bag filled!
  • See your progress towards your current candy bag,
  • See the current cost of the supplies which you are working towards,
  • Easily track your progress towards bags filled, Prizes collected (Click the Prize button to see which ones you've earned/are missing), Progression Ribbons and the Hallowe'en Trophy!


Rewards and Extras!:



Ribbons:
3 successive ribbons for progression, which permanently add additional +5, +10 or +15 hammers respectively.

Trophy:
Can be displayed in a Trophy Room.

Highest Ribbon unlocked and the Hallowe'en Trophy (if earned) will be awarded after the event finishes on Wednesday November 4 at Noon PST.

Available in the Zombie Monkey's Store:

On the Consumables tab:

Hallowe'en Crate - 250 Hallowe'en Tokens
- Contains a random selection of hammers, multipliers and star pieces
- Must be used by 11:59:59 PM PST on 2015-11-5!
(We encourage you to use them by the end of the day on November 4th, just in case!)

On the Extras tab:



From 2013:

Hallowe'en Hammer - Small increased chance to win Multipliers
Cost: 5000 Hallowe'en Tokens

From 2014:

Bat Hat - 10% more Area Tokens
Cost: 5000 Hallowe'en Tokens

Witch Hat:
- Small Chance of Bonus Multiplier
- Small Chance of Bonus Star
Cost: 200 Monkey Bucks

Jack-o-Lantern Hat:
- Small chance your win is Doubled!
- 10% more Multipliers
Cost: 200 Monkey Bucks

New for 2015:

Possessed Pumpkin Hammer - Adds More Stars
Cost: 5000 Hallowe'en Tokens

The Hallowe'en Event will run until Wednesday November 4, @ Noon PST.


Scare up the forums with feedback!!
October 14th, 2015
Glam Up for the Fashion Event! 
Tags: event, eba.


Greetings Breakers!

It's the most fashionable event of the season! Mr. Monkey has invited the Challenge Fairy to show off her skills at fashion design - and she'll rise to the challenge with your help!

For the duration of the event, special challenge eggs will temporarily replace all normal challenge eggs, and the eggs will appear at a higher than usual rate. Players can earn 12 event prizes of various Fashion themed items from cashing in Event Tokens with the Challenge Fairy Monkey.



For the toughest of tough challenges, there are 3 awesome prizes!

The Handbag Hammer adds less Nothings!
The Feathery Toque adds less Nothings!
The Mannequin Head adds style to any trophy room!

Talk about it on the forums!

The event runs until Wednesday October 21st at Noon PDT!
October 9th, 2015
Oktoberfest Burst Event! 


Greetings Breakers!

Oktoberfest has come to the Egg Breaker Adventures Islands! Celebrate all the fun and festivity with the Challenge Fairy's burst event! Yummy food, good drinks and new and interesting music to listen to, it's one exciting party!

For the duration of the event, special challenge eggs will temporarily replace all normal challenge eggs, and the eggs will appear at a higher than usual rate. Players can earn 12 event prizes of various Oktoberfest themed items from cashing in Event Tokens with the Challenge Fairy Monkey.



For the toughest of tough challenges, there are 3 awesome prizes!

The Sausage Hammer adds more Stars!
The Ledermutze Hat adds 10% more Stars!
The Novelty Beer Mug adds fond memories to any trophy room!

Talk about it on the forums!

The event will run until Tuesday, October 13th at Noon PDT!
October 2nd, 2015
Outta the Ballpark! 


Greetings Breakers!

Thwack! The ball is hit! It's going long! It's over the fence! Grand slam! Mister Monkey is a huge sports fan. Get ready to celebrate the baseball playoff season with an all-new challenge event. The Challenge Fairy is back with a Baseball Champions event!

For the duration of the event, special challenge eggs will temporarily replace all normal challenge eggs, and the eggs will appear at a higher than usual rate. Players can earn 12 event prizes of various Baseball themed items from cashing in Event Tokens with the Challenge Fairy Monkey.



For the toughest of tough challenges, there are 3 awesome prizes!

The Bat Hammer adds more Area Tokens!
The Team Cap Hat adds 10% Less Nothings!
The Championship Trophy adds winning flare to any trophy room!

Talk about it on the forums!

The event will run until Friday, October 9th at Noon PDT!