April 6th
Idle Champions Coming to Tablet 
Posted in Idle Champions.

VICTORIA, BC – April 6, 2018 - Codename Entertainment is proud to announce Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, will be available for iPad on iTunes and for Android tablet on Google Play in Q2 2018.

Idle Champions is the world's first idle strategy game set in the Forgotten Realms from Dungeons & Dragons, and is already available in Early Access on Steam for PC and Mac, where it has enjoyed great success since launch in September last year.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Top 20 F2P game on Steam.
  • Top 100 Most Played Steam game (Top 0.5%)
  • Over 3 million cumulative plays.
  • 2.5M hours played last 30 days.

    Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is an idle strategy game where players must assemble and organize a party of Champions to master the art of Formation Strategy. Players unlock new Champions, upgrade them with special abilities, and quest for epic weapons such as Drizzt Do'Urden's Icingdeath and Twinkle. The key to success is learning how to best combine each Champion's abilities to maximize their potential and defeat an onslaught of increasingly powerful monsters.

    Key Features:
    • Unlock Renowned Champions: Collect renowned Champions from the world of Dungeons & Dragons, including fan-favorites from R.A. Salvatore’s best-selling novels and the Force Grey web series. Unlock additional Champions added to the game through campaign updates and limited-time events.

    • Formation Strategy: The key to completing each adventure is mastering Formation Strategy, knowing which Champions and synergies are needed to defeat the infinite waves of enemies.

    • Explore the Forgotten Realms: Take your Champions on a ‘grand tour’ of the Sword Coast, exploring familiar locations within the Forgotten Realms as they tackle each adventure. The game receives regular updates with content inspired by the official Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role playing game adventures, including a trip to Chult with the Tomb of Annihilation.

    • Regular Events: The game is updated regularly with limited-time events and additional campaign adventures. Completing events unlocks new Champions and gear to add to the player's collection.
    Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms will be available for iPad on iTunes and Android tablet on Google Play in Q2 2018.
  • July 27th, 2017
    The Beginning: Eric and D&D 

    Today is Gary Gygax's birthday. As you may know, Gary created Dungeons & Dragons with Dave Arneson in 1974. In honour of Gary's birthday, I'd like to share how my lifelong love affair with this game began in 1981.

    This month marks an important milestone for me... like many people, my journey to discovering Dungeons & Dragons started with theater.

    Thirty-six years ago I played Kai in The Snow Queen. I was twelve years old and these performances were the culmination of a theatre camp for kids offered by Bastion Theatre in Victoria.

    Eric as Kai (center)




    During this camp two of the other kids said, "Have you played this game called Dungeons & Dragons?". They brought in the AD&D books, we rolled up characters and played during our lunch breaks.

    From our first game, I was blown away. I knew that this game was fantastic and that I wanted to DM. From that point, I DMed games almost exclusively for the next twelve years. I played as often as I could and by university my love of fantasy RPGs heavily influenced my course selections.

    Eric aged 12! He looks like he has walked off the set of Stranger Things!

    Some of Eric's cherished Dragon Magazines
    (plus a bonus Traps book to kill PCs!)

    When I graduated from university, I started my first company and had very little time for anything outside of work. Then I fell in love, got married and had children, plus sold the company to IBM twelve years later.

    As my kids got older, a friend of mine (Eshu) mentioned that he had recently started playing D&D with his kids. He said they were having a great time. So in 2008, I got the newest D&D books (4e) and started playing with my kids. The first time my kids rolled initiative, I was so overcome with emotion that I almost cried.

    Fast forward nine years and not only have I continued playing D&D, but my kids have picked up the hobby and now play in their own games with their friends.

    Film, TV, and stage star Joe Managaniello's Champion announcement.


    And then the icing on the cake... we are getting to make a D&D game at Codename! There are so many of us at our company with long histories of playing D&D that it is a treat to be able to pour our love for D&D into one of our games.

    We are really looking forward to sharing the Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms with you (Check out the official site at: www.IdleChampions.com).