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September 6th
Idle Champions: Fenris the Dire Wolf Pup & Take This 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Greetings, Champions! Does your ranger need a new companion? Does your wizard need a new familiar? Or maybe you just want an adorable puppy and the warm feeling of helping do good things in the world?

Fenris the Dire Wolf Pup Familiar is here to help!

Fenris the Dire Wolf Pup Familiar

Dungeons & Dragons Fenris Familiar Take This

For the fourth year in a row we're thrilled to be working with Take This on a charity fundraiser! Take This is a mental health organization providing comprehensive resources, support, and consultation tailored for the unique and diverse needs of the game community.

It's been wonderful to once again work with Tanya DePass, this time in her capacity as a board member of Take This. She helped us bring Fenris the Dire Wolf Pup Familiar to life in our game, all to help support a fantastic cause we really believe in. The net proceeds of all Fenris sales for the first 2 weeks of release will be donated to Take This. It will be used to help fund their new series of panels discussing the mental health experiences & needs of folks from marginalized communities, an idea championed by Tanya herself.

Dungeons & Dragons Fenris Familiar Take This

From September 6-19th, Codename will be donating the net proceeds from all purchases of the new Fenris the Dire Wolf Pup Familiar Pack to Take This, and it is available now in the in-game shop on PC and Mac on Steam, Epic, the web, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and on all Android devices!


June 9th
CNE: Lambert House Charity Drive  
Posted in Codename News.

This Pride, we at Codename Entertainment are delighted to be running three different Charity Drives for Lambert House across Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, and Bushwhacker 2!

Read on to find out more about Lambert House and the different charity packs available.

Lambert House

Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. We are Codename Entertainment are thrilled to be supporting LGBTQ+ by raising money for Lambert House, a fantastic cause we really believe in.

Idle Champions: Prism the Rainbow Flumph Familiar Pack

Dungeons & Dragons Prism, Rainbow Flumph Familiar Lambert House

Through June 22, 2021, Codename will be donating the net proceeds from all purchases of the new Prism the Rainbow Flumph Familiar Pack support of Lambert House! Prism the Rainbow Flumph Familiar is available now in the in-game shop on PC and Mac on Steam and web, Xbox One, Epic Games Store, iOS and on all Android devices. Prism the Rainbow Flumph Familiar Pack will be available on PlayStation from June 17th and Codename will be donating the net proceeds of the first two weeks of sales on that platform as well.

This pack contains:

  • Prism the Rainbow Flumph
  • 4 Epic Potions of Speed
  • 4 Epic Potions of Giant Strengh
  • 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance
  • 1 Potion of Polish

Prism, the Rainbow Flumph is also available as a bundle with our Crusaders of the Lost Idols Charity Taskmaster, Dorothy the Lovely Lion!

Crusaders of the Lost Idols: Dorothy the Lovely Lion Taskmaster Pack

Crusaders Dorothy the Lovely Lion Lambert House

Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds of the Dorothy the Lovely Lion Taskmaster Pack through June 22nd to Lambert House! In this pack:

  • Taskmaster Dorothy the Lovely Lion!
  • 5 Runic chests!
  • 2 Arcane Geodes
  • 2 Day 50% Idols Buff (can be extended by Endurance Training)

BW2: Lambert House Charity Packs

Bushwhacker 2 has three different Charity packs available: The Lambert House Pack, the Lambert House Flag Pack, and the Lambert House Pet Pack. Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from sales of these three packs from noon on Friday, June 9th through to noon on Monday, June 14th, all times Pacific. Read more about Bushwhacker 2's charity drive here



Don't forget to visit the Commons event area and get a complimentary Rainbow Cookie!
June 9th
BW2: Lambert House Charity Drive! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lambert House Charity Drive

Hello guys, gals, and non-binary pals!

June marks the 51st celebration of Pride Month! In support of the LGBTQ+ communities, Codename Entertainment is raising money for Lambert House. Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.

Over this weekend you can purchase any of 3 special packs, of which 100% of our proceeds will be donated to Lambert House.

Each of these packs will get you:
- the Pride Shirt if you don't already have it unlocked
- Some Rainbow Cookies, which restore 20% of your base Max Energy, 10 Mana, and 10 Power!

The Flag Pack includes the Progress Pride Flag ranch item, and the Peacock Pack includes the Pride Peacock.



Don't forget to visit the Commons event area and get a complementary Rainbow Cookie!

Lambert House

Read more about the Lambert House here

Why a charity fundraiser, Codename?

One of Codename Entertainment's long-term goals is to give back as much as we can. As part of giving back, we regularly find charities and organizations that we want to support and do charitable promotions for them in-game. (100% of Codename's proceeds from these sales like this go directly to the charity. It gives you some extra in-game goodies, it provides funds and support for Lambert House, and it gives us a warm fuzzy feeling in our tummies.)

This charity drive ends at noon on Monday June 14th, so don't forget to contribute while you can. Let's help today's youth!
April 19th
Psychomancer Beadle & Grimm 

We are proud to partner with Take This, Parker Games, & Beadle & Grimms to offer these Psychomancer Beadle & Grimm skins, available by donating to the Boxed-In: The Enclosure Experience!"

Content Creator, Gamer, Influencer and Disney XD star Parker Coppins a.k.a. ParkerGames, has set the goal to raise $1,000,000 and vital awareness in an effort to highlight COVID’s impact on mental health.

“By raising awareness of mental health, depression and isolation – how it affects many in the gaming community, my goal will be to reinforce to those who are currently dealing with these issues, that they are not alone” said ParkerGames. “Covid has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. I felt it was necessary to not only raise much need funds for a great cause, but in my own way help reduce the stigma about seeking support.

From April 19, 2021 to April 29, 2021, Parker will be completely isolated (under professional supervision) inside a 12’ x 9’ plexi-box located in his studio in Harlingen, TX. Each day Parker will provide his fans and over 1M followers updates by live-streaming his experiences, playing video games and encouraging those who can to donate funds to help him reach his goal. Proceeds will benefit Take This a 501(c)(3) non-profit mental health organization providing comprehensive resources and support that is tailored for the unique needs of gamers and the game development community.
  • Players and supporters can donate $10+ receive a code to unlock the exclusive Beadle & Grimms Champion and Limited Edition Psychomancer skin (limit one code per unique qualifying donor).
  • Codes will be sent to donors via email after April 28th at the conclusion of Boxed-In: The Enclosure Experience.

  • Parker will also be playing in a D&D game segment featuring Matthew Lillard from Beadle & Grimms, and Dr B from Take This as the Dungeon Master. The game starts on Monday, April 19 at 4:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM CT and ends around 7:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM CT.

  • Please be sure to add support@parkerboxedin.com to your contacts, address book, and safe senders list to help prevent your message from ending up in spam.

  • Parker will be playing Idle Champions every morning from 6:30 AM PT / 8:30 AM CT to start his day throughout the 10-days.

The entire event will be multi-cast across Parker's YouTube and Twitch channels.
March 10th
Idle Champions: Grant, the Baby Blue Dragon 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We are honored to announce that we have partnered with the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation and Jen Kretchmer to release, Grant, the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar, honoring Grant Imahara. Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of the Grant, the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar through March 24th, 2021, to the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation.

Dungeons & Dragons Grant Baby Blue Dragon Familiar Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation

The Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Grant’s mother, Carolyn Imahara, and several of his lifelong friends. Guided by the core principles embodied by Grant throughout his life – curiosity, integrity, and generosity, the Foundation’s mission is to inspire emerging talent and empower underserved youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math education. The Foundation will carry on Grant’s legacy of giving back to communities in need through mentorships, grants, and scholarships. The Foundation envisions a world where every student has equal access to STEAM education, regardless of their socio-economic status, race, color, or gender.

Grant, the Baby Blue Dragon is a familiar of Jen Kretchmer's character Alyndra, of Beyond Heroes, Silver & Steel, and soon to be of the Heroes of the Planes. Jen discusses naming the Baby Blue Dragon after her late friend Grant Imahara in the interview below.

Familiars are NPCs that players can assign to specific tasks, such as clicking enemies, leveling up Champions, or using ultimate abilities. Familiars will click at different rates depending on the task they are assigned to. For more information, see our Introducing Familiars Dev Blog.

Grant, the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar is available now in the in-game shop on PC and Mac on Steam and web, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and on all Android devices.

December 10th, 2020
CNE Extra Life 2020 - Thank You! 
Posted in Codename News.

Codename's Extra Life Streams are Cancelled

We are cancelling the Codename Entertainment 24-hour Extra Life 2020 live stream due to new pandemic restrictions in British Columbia through early January.

While we are sad to make this announcement, we are happy to do our part to help in the fight against COVID-19.

But Here's the Good News!

Additionally, we have some good news to report: Thanks to your collective generosity across all our games, we have raised over $18,000 CAD for BC Children's Hospital Foundation!

Extra Life is one of the highlights for us every year, and despite everything that has happened in 2020 this year is no different. We are always happy to support a great cause.

From all of us at Codename Entertainment, THANK YOU for helping make the world a better place -- we'll see you in 2021!
November 16th, 2020
CNE Extra Life 2020 
Posted in Codename News.

Welcome Back, Extra Life!

It's hard to believe that it's that time of the year again with how this year has flown by, but it's already time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2020!

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 2020?

Like many events this year, we've had to shift from the typical plan and adapt to find solutions that allow us to stay safe and within our region's COVID-19 restrictions. The Codename Entertainment team will still be playing all kinds of games, but we will have more virtual games this year in addition to the socially distant in-office antics. As of new regulations issued at 3 PM PST on Thursday, November 19th, 2020, the Codename Entertainment 24 hour Extra Life live stream has been postponed until a later date.

You can donate in-game by purchasing our Extra Life 2020 DLC packs, or directly through the Extra Life pages for any of our currently-supported games. Check out the individual game pages for more details! As of Thursday, November 19th 2020 we are thrilled to say that we've already raised over $11,000! Also, you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

What if I already donated to a specific stream?

As of Thursday evening, we received donations to various streams campaigns and we are delighted to say that we will be matching those donations received up to this point.

Once again, you can find all our info and more over on the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Team Page.

We hope to have our new day of streaming scheduled soon!
November 5th, 2020
Idle Champions: Stay at Home Walnut 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We're very proud to be partnering with the Take This charity and Take This Wisdom Save Weekend and their ambassador Trystan Falcone, aka Walnut Dankgrass on Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team, with the release of the Stay at Home Walnut skin!

You can get your hands on this exclusive skin by signing up to play or run a live TRPG session during Take This Wisdom Save Weekend. All you have to do is go to this link, sign up to play in a game or run a session or donate US$20. You'll then receive your Stay At Home Walnut code in the confirmation email.

Wisdom Save Weekend

Wisdom Save Weekend is the first annual Take This gaming weekend. Jam-packed with live streams and amazing games with proceeds benefiting Take This. Starting with a whole day of Live Streaming content on the 20th and two days packed with paid and free games on the 21st and 22nd of November.

The mission of Take This is to decrease the stigma and increase the support for, mental health in the game community and inside the game industry. Their vision is a game community that welcomes and supports people experiencing mental health challenges, and that recognizes the humanity and mental health of game creators. All of the Wisdom Save Weekend paid games will directly benefit Take This with 100% of the proceeds going to them.

Dungeons & Dragons Stay at Home Walnut Take This

Stay at Home Walnut

The first 1,000 TRPG fans to sign up to participate in Take This Wisdom Save Weekend via StartPlaying.Games will receive a code for the exclusive Stay At Home Walnut skin for Idle Champions. The code will unlock the following:
  • Walnut Dankgrass
  • An exclusive Stay at Home Walnut Skin
  • Two Gold Walnut Chests that enable players to unlock gear for Walnut in-game.
  • Plus the donor will book a seat at their chosen TRPG session for Take This Wisdom Save Weekend.


Unable to attend This This Wisdom Save Weekend but still want to support a great cause and get Stay at Home Walnut? We heard your feedback! Follow these steps:
  • Go to Take This Wisdom Save Weekend's Tilitfy
  • Make sure you're registered with Tiltify.
  • donate first and then it takes you to the rewards (but you can click on 'Rewards' on the left to preview the donation)




October 9th, 2020
BW2: BC SPCA Charity Fundraiser! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

BC SPCA Charity Fundraiser

Some of you may know Georgia, who for the past few years has been BW2's talented artist. Unfortunately, Georgia's dear hedgehog, Sonic, has passed away. Please take a moment to look through adorable pictures of him at the bottom of the blog post, in the Sonic Memorial Gallery.

In his honor, we're raising money for BC SPCA, an organization doing incredible work protecting and enhancing the quality of life for animals in B.C.

Over this weekend you can purchase any of 3 special packs, of which 100% of our proceeds will be donated to BC SPCA's Champions for Animals fundraiser.



Champions For Animals

The BC SPCA's 'Champions for Animals' program raises money for protecting and enhancing the quality of life for animals in B.C. We're fundraising for this in our typical global video game fashion! Take a free ChariTea (a 100% energy drink) and Level 5 Pet Treat. If you feel so inclined, buy a few extras or any of the premium packs on sale this weekend. 100% of Codename's proceeds will go directly to BC SPCA.

What is the BC SPCA, You Ask?

The mission of the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm, and wild animals in British Columbia. They assist more than 41,806 animals in need every year and are the largest animal welfare organization of their kind in North America and the largest animal sheltering society in the world.

Read more about the BC SPCA Here

Why a charity fundraiser, Codename?

One of Codename Entertainment's long-term goals is to give back as much as we can. As part of giving back, we regularly find charities and organizations that we want to support and do charitable promotions for them in-game. (100% of Codename's proceeds from these sales like this go directly to the charity. It gives you some extra in-game goodies, it provides funds and support for the BC SPCA, and it gives us a warm fuzzy feeling in our tummies.)

Become champions with us!

Update!!!

To all of you who donated to this fundraiser: Thank you. With your support we managed to raise just over $2,700 CAD (~$2,000 USD) for BC SPCA. Give yourselves a pat on the back!

As thanks, you can redeem this coupon code before November 15th for 1 free Level 5 Pet Treat: SPCA-HELP-PETS-2020

You can still make a donation Here

Sonic Memorial Gallery


Gentle hand-bonk <3


Curious sniffles


Sheltering hands

September 8th, 2020
Idle Champions: Mindful Sloth Familiar & Take This 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Greetings, Champions!

This summer has certainly flown by. Normally at this time of year, we'd be gearing up to go to PAX West, but this year is a bit different.

While we find new ways to adapt, somethings stay consistent and that's why we're thrilled to announce that we are working with Take This on a charity fundraiser for Mental Health Awareness for the third year in a row! Take This is a mental health organization providing comprehensive resources, support, and consultation tailored for the unique and diverse needs of the game community.

The Mindful Sloth

This is our third year partnering with Take This and AFK Rooms at PAX! The two previous years we were delighted to raise $11,500 in 2018 and $13,000 in 2019 for AFK Rooms and in support of Mental Health Awareness. This year's AFK Room will be a little different, but we are thrilled to support the Take This Community AFK Discord - AFKOnline!

This year we have partnered again with the incredible Trystan Falcone, aka Walnut Dankgrass on Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team, to bring The Mindful Sloth Familiar to Idle Champions.

Dungeons & Dragons Mindful Sloth Familiar Take This

Through September 21, 2020, Codename will be donating the net proceeds from all purchases of the new Mindful Sloth Familiar Pack to Take This in support of the Take This Community AFK Discord. It's a fantastic cause and one we really believe in, so we hope you'll help and bring this wonderful sloth into your familiar circles! The Mindful Sloth Familiar is available now in the in-game shop on PC and Mac on Steam and web, Xbox One, iOS and on all Android devices.



The Mindful Sloth Familiar will be available on PlayStation 4 on Tuesday, September 8th, and on Nintendo Switch on Friday, September 18th, 2020. We will be donating the net proceeds for the first two weeks of release, once available on those platforms.