September 26th, 2014
Train the next generation of Whackers Today! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Welcome to the most educational Event you'll ever see in Bush Whacker 2!

Help three aspiring young gals and guys learn the ropes over the course of the event by helping them learn how to whack bushes, mana whack, and power whack! Bring the Jr. Whackers cardboard swords found in bushes throughout the world, and they'll share the spoils of their training with you. As you help them, they gain experience, "levelling up" and will award more items with each turn-in*. Each of the determined young padawans will have a daily quest after they unlock, which will double their drops for the next turn-in.

Several ambitious wannabes have returned for another year of training, and the most enthusiastic of them has a series of quests which will unlock over the course of the event.

*This event does *not* contain a "turn-in all" option, due to the nature of the turn-in activity itself. Sorry!


We have added two new quests for this year, so make sure you keep an eye out for them!



POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!! - Achievements

There are an incredible THIRTEEN possible Achievements to earn in the Jr. Bush Whacker 2014 event:

Achievements Returning in 2014:

  • Working Harder - You've helped a Jr. Bush Whacker level up.
  • Power to the People - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker power up.
    • Working Better - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 5.
    • Working Faster - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 10.
    • Working Stronger - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 15.
  • Honorary Jr. Whacker - You completed all 8 enthusiastic Jr. Whacker quests!
  • Won a 'Diamond!' - You got a cardboard diamond. Isn't that awesome? No? (Large Energy Pack)

Added/Changed for 2014:
  • Fashion Badge - Help the Jr. Whacker earn their Fashion badge.
  • Capitalism Badge - Help the Jr. Whacker earn their Capitalism badge. (cookies quest-line)
  • Supporting the Cause - Buy all the 2014 Jr. BW Event items.*

We have 3 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
  • Putting on the Uniform - You got all the player items from the Jr. Bush Whacker Event
  • Junior Decorating Award - You got all the house items from the Jr. Bush Whacker Event
  • Jr. Merchandiser - You bought all 11 items from the 2013 Jr. BW Event!

* The Jr. Bush Whacker Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Supporting the Cause achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.


2014 Pet Packs:

Looking for a new pet to provide your whacker with some companionship? Check out our newest selection, drawn by our artist Cory!



Toy Crocodile - 20% chance to double non-multiplied Mana wins

Cardboard Kitty - Turns up to 25% of your wins to Mana

Guinea Pig - Increases your odds to win Mana by up to 25%


2013 Event Pets available for Bush Bucks:



Jason Beaver - Increases Puzzle Odds by 15% at max level



Are you ready to be come a Bush Whackin' Mentor? Tell us here!   
September 26th, 2014
Change Log: Changes released September 26, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
ADDED - Jr. Bush Whacker 2014 event(blog here)

General Updates:
FIXED: Clarified quest descriptions in the Kaine Caves Mystery to be more clear about which fields certain items can be found in.


PAGAS Updates:
ADDED: The Town Crier will now report on the status of the new PAGAS daily quests.

FIXED: Typo in one of the PAGAS quests ("I've got the leases")


Chat about the Change log here!
September 23rd, 2014
Autumn Has Arrived in the Egg Breaker Adventure! 

Fall has arrived in the North American Hemisphere! The air is crisp, leaves are changing colours and the Special Event Fairy Monkey wants to celebrate the beginning of the harvest season with a celebration of an Autumn themed Mini Event!


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 & Event Progress!

Got more questions? Check our handy FAQ here!


There are three excellent rare prizes for this mini event:


Rare Challenge Hat: The Squirrel Hat is fuzzy and warm and gives 50% more MB Tokens.

Rare Challenge Hammer: The Autumn Hammer has a small chance to increase Multiplier wins.

Rare Challenge Trophy Room Item: Autumn Tree perpetually sheds crisp, colourful leaves for you to crunch through, build leaf piles from, and picnic under!


Looking for a snazzy new chapeau? Mr. Monkey has two stylish offerings for you to consider!*


The Acorn Hat is a jaunty little cap which perfectly sits on your monkey's shapely head, granting 5 more Buff charges per Buff, and 10% More Crates.

The Autumn Wreath is a celebration of the rich colours and bounty of nature in the fall, and showers you with 10% More Gold Eggs and a small chance of a Bonus Multiplier!

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


This mini event will run until Tuesday September 30, 2014 - Noon PDT.


Crunch through the leaves to the Forums here!
September 19th, 2014
New Content: PAGAS daily quests have been added! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Vincent, the local PAGAS Representative has received word from headquarters to begin offering daily missions for you and your equipped pet, and gain some much needed experience.

Haven't unlocked Vincent yet? Check the requirements on how you can do that here.

Check back with Vincent daily, for a random chance of one of six (6) possible dailies, focused around training a well behaved companion. Each daily quest rewards a Quester's Satchel and XP for whatever pet you have equipped at the moment of turn-in. Completing all 6 will unlock an achievement and a new title!




We took the opportunity and made a few improvements to the Quester's Satchel and rewards that you can earn:

  • Satchel icons will have a coloured flare which indicates the rarity of the item contained within it; existing icon for common items, green for 'uncommon', blue for rare and a purple flare for epics (see below).
  • New tier of Satchel Rewards have been added: Epic Quester's Satchels will drop extremely rarely, but have a chance to include a new custom item or larger Bush Buck rewards.
                       


Tell us what you think of the update here!   
September 19th, 2014
Change Log: Changes released September 19, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
ADDED - PAGAS daily quests (blog here)

General Updates:
ADDED:
  • Coloured flares added to Quester's Satchel icons to indicates the rarity of the reward; existing icon for common items, green for 'uncommon', blue for rare and a purple flare for epics (see below).
  • New epic tier of Satchel Rewards; will drop extremely rarely, but have a chance to include a new custom item or larger Bush Buck rewards.

FIXED:
  • Issue with the Farming VIP Buff not taking effect when purchased with a Voucher.
  • All known typos in Kaine Cave Adventure


Chime in about the changes here!
September 18th, 2014
Introducing the Zookeeper Monkey! 

The Egg Breaker islands are home to a variety of eclectic individuals who run amok with delight - it's enough to drive Mr. Monkey MAD! He's been looking for someone to help - who better to instill some order into this chaos other than a Zookeeper!

He brings nine fantastic new stages for you to smash your way through and can be unlocked for 9 Crystal bananas.


Trophy Room, Hammer and 100% Completion Trophy!



The Zookeeper Monkey has a brand new unlock a new Trophy Room (for a mere 5000 Gold earned within his stages), which of course you'll want to unlock so you can display the fantastic completion trophy!

Want to grab the Giraffe Hammer? Start saving all your coins - it'll cost you a cool 1,000,000,000 Gold from the Zookeeper coffers! It will provide you with a small chance for more multipliers.


Looking for a new Hat?*



The Safari Hat (left monkey): Increases your buffs by 7 More Buff Charges Per Buff and grants 10% more Gold Eggs.

The Panda Hat (right Monkey): Grants a small chance of a bonus star, and gives 10% More Gold.

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



Go get those monkeys in line and let us know what you think of the Zookeeper Monkey!
September 12th, 2014
Inspector Kaine in "The Mystery at the Center of the Earth!" 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The intrepid Inspector Kaine is back for his ninth investigation!

He has received astonishing news from his esteemed friend, Professor Linden who claims to have discovered an previously unknown species of humanoid! Journey with Kaine to the Center of the Earth and see this amazing discovery for yourself!


To begin, players must have completed:

  • All previous Kaine Mysteries, up to and including The Mystery of the Missing Heir
  • The second field of the Molten Core zone.


If you have completed both of those requirements, then head into the Commons and talk to the Town Crier - he will help you on your way!



There is no SBA in this Kaine Mystery.

                       
Tell us what you think of the update here!
September 12th, 2014
Change Log: Changes released September 12, 2014 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Content:
ADDED - Inspector Kaine - Caves Mystery (Blog Here.)

General Updates:
FIXED:
- Quest description for some Dog Days of Summer daily quests
- All reported typos
- Small progression balance for high-level players who have not reached current zones


Feed the feedback machine here!
September 10th, 2014
Codename @ OrcaJam 5! 

At Codename, we really do eat, breath and live videogames. Not only do we spend our working hours building the games you love, we spend much of our time outside the studio stretching our creative fingers in different directions - sometimes with very interesting results.

Last weekend, members of the Codename Entertainment studio attended OrcaJam, a local game jam in Victoria and got their creativity on. What exactly is a game jam you ask? In short, a game jam is a 48 hour period where teams of passionate game designers, artists and others can form a team together and try to create a fun and *functional* game, often centered around a theme, which is announced at the start of the Game Jam itself. The theme for this round was (slightly paraphrased): "Great Things from Small Beginnings!"

The ultimate purpose of a Game Jam isn't to produce a fully polished game, but to challenge a game designer to conceptualize, develop and QA a game within a very short period of time. There is no time for feature creep, grandiose ideas or egos; you must get down to business immediately or you'll run out of time. To be totally honest, you're going to run out of time anyway, but it's always best to go in prepared and challenge yourself!

Artist Cory and developer Ben were members of a 4-person team, and created a sharp little game called "Bot Spank". (You can see their game here!)

Developer Nick was a member of a different, 4-person team and created a little platformer called "Quarry Quandary." (A direct link to their game is here. )

So why, when we work on games all day, are we willing to give up our free time when we could be doing things like…laundry? Or other "life" chores? When asked, Nick had this to share:

"While game jamming on top of a full-time job is rather exhausting, it's an incredible opportunity to improve your skills and network with enthusiastic people in the local game development community. You particularly get a good feel for what it takes to produce a product from start to finish. And I must admit, everyone has a lot of laughs during game jams. We develop jam games with a sense of humor and are able to laugh at all the bugs and emergent features that crop up."

Check out their games, and enjoy!

(Curious about OrcaJam? Check out their official website here!)

 
September 10th, 2014
Head Back to School in Egg Breaker 2! 
Posted in Legacy Games.

It's that time of year again! Time to get geared up to go back to school! Help Mr. Monkey prepare the students by gathering all the supplies. Complete his class by supplying 15 students with a full set of school supplies!

This event will run until September 23, 2014 - 11:59:59 PM PDT!