July 29th, 2014
Now Boarding: Summer Vacation 2014 Event 

It's Vacation time! 12 of the Egg Breaker Monkeys are packing their bags, and getting ready to set off on their annual summer vacations - there's just one catch; None of them can actually afford their airfare! >.<;;

You'll need to help these poor, unfortunate monkeys raise the funds to achieve the vacations of their dreams! You're going to have to work hard and use those multipliers to earn enough gold to get the monkeys where they want to go! Thankfully, you have the Vacation Blitz Buff in the Vacation Monkey's stages to help you increases your chances to find multipliers and gold.


General Event Details:
- During the Vacation Event, Summer Tokens can be earned in any and all Monkeys. (Consider wearing any and all Event Token hats to increase your Summer Token drops!)
- There are 12 prizes to be won, through normal play (No Buy-only prizes in this event!)
- 12 Vacations to send the Egg Breaker Monkeys on. Each Monkey needs you to raise the gold to pay for their vacation (awe, you're so nice!), As each Monkey is set off on vacation, the next goal will become available automatically and you will start earning towards it.


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

From the Travel Monkey's Special Event Screen, you can:

  • Track how much time is left until the event ends,
  • See how much progress you have made toward the current vacation goal,
  • See the full Trip Cost currently,
  • See the Monkey eagerly waiting for his trip, with his/her dream destination,
  • Track the Monkey destinations across the world as you help them reach their goals!
  • Visually track your progress towards Vacations earned, Prizes collected (Click the Prize button to see which ones you've earned/are missing), Progression Ribbons and the Vacation Trophy!


Rewards and Extras!:

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

Summer Trophy:
Can be displayed in the trophy room.

Ribbon and Trophy (if earned) are awarded after the event finishes on August 12. The highest ribbon earned will be awarded.

Available in the Vacation Monkey's Store:

Vacation Crate - 250 Vacation Tokens
- Contains a random selection of hammers, multipliers and star pieces
- Must be used by 11:59:59 PM PDT on 2014-08-13!
(We encourage you to use them by the end of the day on August 12, just in case!)

Extras tab:
From 2013:
Vacation Hammer - 5000 Vacation Tokens
Small increased chance to win multipliers when equipped.

New for 2014:
Visor - 5000 Vacation Tokens
10% more Silver Eggs



Hat Packs:

Vacation Fedora:
- Small Chance of Bonus Hammer Win
- 10% more Event Tokens

Flight Attendant Cap:
- Small Chance of Bonus Multiplier
- 10% More Gold



The Vacation Event will run until Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Noon PDT.                        


Now Boarding: The Vacation Event! Get on board here!
July 25th, 2014
Let's all go to the Summer Carnival! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The Carnival has returned to town! Get ready to play some games, help some Bushwhackian residents and win carnival tokens which you can exchange for cool prizes at the Carnival Event Vendor!

There are 4 carnival games which will unlock over the next few days, and quests which unlock on a daily basis. As this is the Carnival's third year, we've made a few changes for returning players and for all players, we have a fun surprise which will unlock in the second half of the event! Keep your eye on the Bush Whacker Facebook Page and the Codename Entertainment Twitter for updates as quests and activities unlock!

So let's break this event down:


The Carnival Games:
A staple of any summer carnival or fair, are those devilish carnival games. There are four different games which will unlock over the course of the event and they include "Balloon Pop," "Whack-A-Mole," "Baseball Throw," and "Duck Shoot." Don't worry, there's no skill involved with these games, you play them automatically when you interact with them.

- It costs 4 carnival tickets to play each game, and you can whack those tickets out of the bushes, or purchase them from Timmy in the Event area for Bush Bucks (30 Salvaged Tickets for 30 Bush Bucks)

- You receive Carnival Tokens based on how well you do. Now, we're not saying they're rigged in the Carnival's favour or anything, but you'll definitely want to ask your friends to help you rig these games in your favour! (Platforms without Friend functionality are balanced accordingly.)


POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!! - Achievements
There are up to ELEVEN possible achievements that can be picked up during this event, dependant on your game history. Some achievements stack in the Event display, and earnable achievements from previous Carnivals that are year specific will not be listed at all. To help players avoid confusion, we've detailed all the achievements below. If you do not want to have certain quests potentially spoiled, we encourage you to SKIP THIS SECTION!

Repeating Achievements in 2014:
Step Right Up - Win a Prize Token gaming at the Carnival! (Large Energy Pack)
We have a Winner - Win 8 Prize Tokens at once at the Carnival. (Large Energy Pack)
Carnival Ace - Win 8 Prize Tokens at all 4 Carnival Games. (Title Unlock)
Gotta Try 'Em All! - Play all four games offered at the Carnival! (Large Energy Pack)
Big Time Bonus Buyer - Purchase 10 Bonus Prize Packs from the Carnival! (Large Energy Pack)

Added/Changed for 2014
Carnival Connoisseur - Buy all the 2014 Carnival event items. (Large Energy Pack)*
Sweet Tooth - Help William satisfy his Sweet Tooth. Or not. (Large Energy Pack)
Nostalgic Whacker - Repair the teleporter and fulfill your duty… (Large Energy Pack)

* The Carnival Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Carnival Connoisseur achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

We have 3 achievements from previous years, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:
Carnival Customization - Buy all 6 player items from the 2012 Carnival (Large Energy Pack)
Party at My Place - Buy all 6 house items from the 2012 Carnival! (Large Energy Pack)
Carnival Collector - Purchase all of the 2013 Carnival event items. (Large Energy Pack)


2014 Pet Packs

Bear in a tiny car - Turns up to 25% of Nothing wins into Mana at Max Level
Carnie Pig - Increases Puzzle odds by up to 15% at Max Level
Stuffed Unicorn - Turns up to 25% of Nothing Wins into Energy at Max Level


2013 Event Pets available for Bush Bucks:

Nate Duck: Odds to win Nothing -30% at Max Level
Cotton Candy Duck: Nothing wins change to Energy by up to 25%
Gunslinger Duck: Nothing Wings change to Mana up to 25%


Excited? Then start whacking those game tickets out of the bushes - the Summer Carnival runs until August 8, 2014 @ Noon PDT.


Tell us what you think of the update here!
July 24th, 2014
Steampunk Monkey has arrived! 

Mr. Monkey has invited a new Monkey to join the ranks and she's finally arrived; apparently air travel on a zeppelin can be slow. Please welcome Steampunk Monkey to the Egg Breaker Adventure Islands!

She brings along with her nine new stages for you to smash your way through, and can be unlocked for 9 Crystal bananas.


Trophy Room, Hammer and 100% Completion Trophy!



Steampunk Monkey brings with her the ability to unlock a new Trophy Room (for a mere 5000 Gold earned in her stages), which of course you'll want to unlock so you can display the fantastic completion trophy that was designed for her by our incredible artist, Alexis! .

Want to grab the Steampunk Hammer? You're going to need to save up some serious gold - it'll cost you a cool 1,000,000,000 Gold from the Steampunk coffers!


Looking for a new Hat?*



The Aviator Cap (left monkey): grants you 10% More Stars and includes a small chance your win is doubled!

The Time Bowler (right Monkey): has a chance that your last Star Break was free, and grants 10% more Multipliers.

* Hat Packs only available for purchase on ArmorGames, Facebook, Games.com and Kongregate at this time.



Stop spinning your gears and click on over to the forum sound off about Steampunk!
July 15th, 2014
The Challenge Mini Event Monkey is going Camping! 

The Challenge Mini Event Monkey has a hankering to spend a week out under the stars, roast some marshmallows and be one with nature. She needs your help to make sure she's got the perfect set up!

New to Mini Challenge Events? Here's a TL:DR summary:
- Find red challenge eggs with a "!" - break them and start a new challenge.
- Break eggs to find the required number of McGuffins within the allotted time period.
- Trade Mini Event Challenge tokens to the Challenge Mini Event Monkey for prizes!

Got more questions? Check our handy FAQ here!

We have three rare prizes for this mini event:


Rare Challenge Hat: The Fishing Hat grants 10% more star pieces.

Rare Challenge Hammer: The "Marshmallow on a stick" gives slightly more multipliers.

Rare Challenge Trophy Room Item: Camping Tent - just what every outdoorys monkey needs for a night under the stars!


Looking for a stylish new hat? Mr. Monkey has dreamed up two zingers!


The Firepit Hat gives a chance that your last egg broken was free (cost no hammer/star) and gives 10% less nothings!

The Tree Hat grants a small chance for a free (complete) star and increases crates by 10%.

This mini event will run until Tuesday July 22, 2014 - Noon PDT.


Share your favourite campfire stories here!
July 10th, 2014
Pets, Pets, PETS!! Generation 3 and a Sale! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The much anticipated Generation 3 pets have arrived!

Misty has finally gotten a new batch of pets for you to hatch when you accept a "Find an Egg" quest. She will also have all the Generation 3 eggs available to purchase for Bush Bucks during the "Find an Egg" quest.


Other changes to Misty and Hank for Generation 3:
  • Misty will no longer let players abandon Gen 2 pet eggs that they are hatching (they're now too rare). Only current gen pet eggs can be abandoned during hatching. Please note that if you're in the middle of hatching a pet, then that egg will still hatch into whatever pet it would have been before.

  • Generation 2 pet eggs can now be found in Quester's Satchels (with the same limitations as the Generation 1 eggs, which will still be available in satchels as well). Generation 2 pet eggs are now more expensive to buy with DNA in the PAGAS store.

  • Hank now sells a random assortment of Generation 3 pets (instead of Generation 2) for Bush Bucks.

PAGAS changes for Generation 3:
  • Generation 3 pet eggs are now available to buy with DNA in the PAGAS store, however you cannot buy any of them until you have at least five (5) Generation 3 pets.

  • The Pet Progress dialog now includes Generation 3 pets. 10 new pets (and potentially a new pet progress reward) that all players can unlock!


And now, without further ado, the information you've all been waiting for:

Generation 3 Pets:

Alligator

- Odds to win Fruit, Power or Gems, +20%

Clownfish

- Odds to win Fruit, Mana or Gems, +20%

Crab

- Odds to win Power, Mana or Gold, +20%

Frog

- Odds to win Fruit, Power or Mana, +20%

Giraffe

- Odds to win Puzzle Pieces or Quest Items, +10%

Hippopotamus

- Odds to win Gems, Mana or Gold, +20%

Ostrich

- Odds to win Gold, Gems or Fruit, +20%

Spider

- Odds to win Nothing, -25%

Tiger

- Odds to win Nothing, -25%

Wolf

- Odds to win Power, Gems or Mana, +20%




2014 Summer Pet Sale!
For those players who were not with us in December, here's how the sale works:
  • Over the next seven days we will rotate through 20 pets from a variety of sources, including Gen 1 & 2, Various Holidays, PAGAS, Hank and the AI vendor,
  • Each pet will be available for a limited time and will only appear once in the sale (so if you see a pet you want, make sure you grab it!),
  • As each pet is made available, we'll post a reminder on Facebook, Twitter and in Chat (during normal business hours), so you'll know when the pets will swap in/out,
  • All pets are available for Bush Bucks.



Rave about Generation 3 pets here! 
July 10th, 2014
Patch Notes: Changes released July 9, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
Generation 3 Pets - (Read about it here)

General Updates:
ADDED: Dialogue to provide clarification to opening the Laboratory in the Volcano area.

FIXED: Issue where the Volcano SBA's were not counting towards in the "50 SBA" Achievement.

Amicus Isle Updates:
FIXED: Issue with players unable to complete the "lei" daily quest after a refresh. NPCs will again accept a "lei" if a player refreshes or reloads onto the island while the quest is still active.


Feed the Feedback monster for these changes here!
July 7th, 2014
Celebrate Nations Day in Egg Breaker 1! 
Posted in Legacy Games.

Historically, it was our most patriotic event!

This event will run until July 15, 2014 - 11:59:59pm PDT
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.