November 29th, 2017
BW2: Heroic Hubris 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

For the next couple days, there will be a heroic visitor staying in the Commons. If you help them out, you might just get something for it! Be quick though, as they'll only be here until Noon Pacific on Friday, December 1st!

We're also running two mythical mount packs over the next couple days! Be sure to check them out!
November 29th, 2017
BW2: Change Log Nov 29 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

A Hero's Hubris Limited-Time Quest (November 29th, 2017)

- Limited time questline available via visiting NPC in Commons with unique reward! (November 29th - December 1st)

- Added a Chimera Mount Packs promo (two standard $20 mount pack bundles)

- Can now buy some Alchemy store items in bulk

- Current Luck Spheres and Alchemy Dusts amounts now shown in Alchemy store currency bars

- Fixed the fishing bait store loading incredibly slowly for some players

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
November 28th, 2017
Extra Life 2017 is Almost Upon Us 
Posted in Codename News.

Welcome Back, Extra Life!

It's that time of the year again - and we're not talking about Christmas - it's time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2017!

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 2017!?

We're glad you asked! Like last year, Codename team donations will be going to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. In previous years we have managed to raise upwards of $5000 and dress Clive up like a princess. This year we want to do even better!

For starters, we're stepping up our streaming game this year. Some of you may have noticed that we now stream weekly on the Official Dungeons & Dragons Twitch. The side effect of taking that on is that we have an all-new streaming studio, handcrafted, hand-painted and painstakingly assembled by our very own cofounder, David Whittaker. On top of the Codename Streaming Studio we are aiming to have several camera feeds this year, focused on:
  • Tabletop — all things boardgames and a three-part epic Dungeons & Dragons adventure crafted by Lead Artist Adam Kosh, in which he intends to put our characters through the ringer. Seriously, it sounds nasty, and he never stops cackling about it when we ask him.

  • Multiplayer — the best way to play games is against your friends and in earshot so they can hear your cries of victory and so they are close enough for you to curse them out in defeat. What's it going to be this year? Mercenary Kings? Hellriders? Overcooked? Whatever it is, challenge accepted.

  • Singleplayer — We have some pretty hardcore gamers among our ranks, so from time to time they'll take the spotlight away from the rest of the stream to show us how it's done (or earn our mockery forever). Time to put our money where our mouths are.

We are here for your entertainment, and more importantly, to raise money for kids. There will also be some fun and special donation rewards/perks, like rewards in Codename Entertainment games for all players and the ability to troll our D&D game.

You can find the Codename Entertainment Team Page here.

When do you Start?

We have time-shifted our stream to this coming weekend, starting on Saturday December 2nd at 9am PST until Sunday December 3rd at 9am PST. It has been a hectic couple months dealing with the release of our newest game, Idle Champions, and various other engagements (TwitchCon, Blizzcon, PAX, etc) preventing the gathering of the studio as a whole.

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!
November 24th, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Deals Deals Deals! 

It's Black Friday weekend! There are deals to be had, but even if you can't afford them, there are still buffs to be utilized!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, November 27th.
  • Paul the Pilgrim - Imported Riches ability +200%
  • Sarah, the Collector - Base DPS +400%
  • Prince Sal, the Merman - All DPS +200%
  • Petra the Pilgrim - Share the Wealth ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All Gold Found +100%



Check out these limited-time Deal Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
November 24th, 2017
BW2: Investigator Kaine's High Jungle Settlement! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Kaine's High Jungle Settlement!

Investigator Kaine has encountered conflict in the High Jungle!

If you've completed his Spine of the World Mystery and have made it to the Wild Descent, talk to the Town Crier in the Commons to get started. In this mystery you'll utilize your skills of deduction to quench the conflict while Kaine keeps things civil!
November 24th, 2017
BW2: Change Log Nov 24 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Kaine’s High Jungle Settlement (November 24th, 2017)

- Kaine's High Jungle Settlement:
- Requires that you have completed the Kaine Spine of the World Mystery and have reached the Wild Descent area in the High Jungle.
- Starts from the Town Crier in the Commons.
- 3 Quests and 6 puzzles
- The main quest line rewards the player with a new mount, custom item, and an achievement (no achievement reward or title).

- Can now buy bait more than one at a time

- Fixed not being able to continue with Mayor Leah’s story if you had dailies available

- Fixed getting stuck in the climbing animation if you teleport using the area map while on a ladder

- Updated the puzzle images in the Cera Altepetl Boundary field 3 to have the chests closed and not open

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
November 22nd, 2017
Idle Champions: Kelemvor's Blessings 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Early Access Update #12

Rejoice, followers of Kelemvor! Your patron, the lord of the dead, judge of the damned, who despises the undead and seeks a peaceful transition for all, has seen fit to bless those who have earned his favor. You can now purchase Kelemvor's Blessings in the Blessings store!

Features:

  • Added Kelemvor's Blessings.

  • Added in-game support for steam DLC discounts.

  • For more information on how Divine Blessings work, refer to our Divine Favor Blog. TL/DR: Choose wisely!

See the in-game FAQ for more information!
November 17th, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Clucking to Victory 

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and whether your bird clucks or gobbles, you'll want these buffs to help your Crusaders in the meantime.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, November 20th.
  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Robo Turkey - Short Circuit ability +200%
  • Mama Kaine - Conductivity ability +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - ALL DPS +200%
  • Gold Panda - Gold Found +100%



Check out these limited-time Clucking Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
November 17th, 2017
BW2: Thankful Thanksgiving Event 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Thanksgiving Time!

The residents of The Commons are preparing for a massive feast to celebrate the end of harvest season, and of course they need your expertise at finding things in bushes!

First and foremost, it's all about helping the chefs fill their food stations to the brim - and beyond. There's three of them for three types of meals, so you'll be collecting Meat, Veggies and of course Deserts to feed the hungry masses of Bushwhackia! Can you make all the Pristine Food? Keep doing turn-ins to achieve it!

On the subject of food - four of the guests have promised they would bring a dish to share, but they've forgotten ingredients.

And then, there's the problem of the Turkeys. Apparently, they need to be rescued in some fashion, so you'll need to get on that. You have the whole event to complete it.

Once again we're celebrating other harvest festivals around the world and hosting an inflatable surprise. They'll unlock as the event goes on. And tune in on Thanksgiving (or after, if you're enjoying your day off), for a fun show!

Of course, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the Black Friday questline introduced last year, and a fridge to store all those leftovers!

New for 2017:
We've added one new quest line this year. Nate is up to something. Help him out once his quest begins.

Plus we've updated the goals required for the ribbons and 100% award, since there are so many quests that award event progress, and added some new quests to the Other Harvest Festivals quest line!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

Achievements Returning in 2017:
  • Special Order - You helped all of the people prepare their special dishes.
  • Master of the Ways - You have helped cook each dish excellently for the pristine table.
  • Short Order Cook - You've helped prepare one of each dish.
  • Turkey Lover - You saved enough turkeys to guarantee survival. This year.
  • Historical Detective - You helped Bob the Historian investigate the Pilgrims.
  • Family Matters - You brought all of Brock's family together for Thanksgiving.
  • Parade Enthusiast - You watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Fridge Fix-Up - You helped Fatima fix an old fridge and move it your ranch.
  • Thorough Taste Testing - You helped out Miss Mei enough to try all the different daily side dish samples.
Added/Changed for 2017:
  • Feastful Frittering - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2017 items.*
  • Fattened Feathered Friend - Help Nate fatten up his turkey.
We have 6 achievements from previous years' events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks if a player was not present during the original years:
  • Thankful Decorator - You bought all the house items from the 2012 Thanksgiving Event.
  • Thankful Dresser - You bought all the player items from the 2012 Thanksgiving Event.
  • Thankful Shopper - You bought all the 2013 Turkey Day items.
  • Black Friday - You bought all the 2014 Thanksgiving items.
  • Thanks For The Stuff - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2015 items.
  • Grateful Expenditure - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2016 items.
* The Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Feastful Frittering achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Pet Packs:

2017 Pets -- Available in Packs! COMING SOON!



The event will run until Friday December 1st at Noon PST!

Give thanks and feedback here!
November 17th, 2017
BW2: Change Log Nov 17 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Thanksgiving Event (November 17th, 2017)

- Updated the Thanksgiving Event for 2017
- Added 8 new quests
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 3 new pets
- Added Red Stag Mount promo (free with BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5)

- Added Poppy Cupcakes charity promo (Nov 10th - Nov 12th)

- Changed one of the riddles in Nate’s High Jungle Dive, because it used the wrong word

- Fixed max level dynamic bushes showing they cost 40 energy when the actually cost 41

- Fixed some of the new Critter Collection quests not appearing in the Town Crier’s quest watch

- The Bird Gargoyle and Serpent Gnome ranch items can now be placed on the mini golf course

- Fixed not being able to turn in the Fountain Concrete quest when Mayor Leah’s dailies are either available or ready to turn in

- Fixed the brooms on racks not staying revealed when you complete the Witches quest in the Haunted Forest 4 for players who have yet to do that content

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!