December 8th
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Challenge Accepted 

Are you up for a challenge? Stay tuned for something truly new and exciting.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 11th.
  • Arachnobuddy - Web Blast ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - All Gold Found +100%
  • Bubba, the Swimming Orc - Synchronized Swimming ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • Priestess of Time - Sands of Time ability +200%



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

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 1st
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Park Hopper 

You may want (or need) this buff to help beat some of the Amusement Park of Doom's mos challenging objectives yet.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 4th.
  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • President Billy Smithsonian - Us Vs. Them ability +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%
  • Chef Casey - All DPS +200%



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

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
November 28th
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
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 17th
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 10th
New Tier 3 Objectives & Buffs Through Time! 

The Idols Through Time campaign has some new objectives. Perhaps these buffs will help you smash through them!


New Tier 3 Objectives!

Don't Blink
  • Sobbing Cherubs spawn and move very slowly towards your formation
  • They can only be killed by clicking
  • If they reach your formation, you wipe and go back one area
  • Tier 2: The Cherubs move slightly faster than in the base objective
  • Tier 3: Each spawned Cherub reduces the DPS of all Crusaders by 50% (multiplicative)
  • Reach Area 700

Lost in Time

Lost in Time
  • Slots are blocked by relics from each era visited during the campaign
  • Tier 2: Each relic reduces the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 50% (stacking multiplicatively)
  • Tier 3: Each relic reduces your gold find by 50% per adjacent Crusaders (stacking multiplicatively)
  • Reach Area 750
Time-Lost Bosses
  • Your formation is randomly attacked by much more powerful bosses
  • Tier 2: The bosses make all other enemies immune to damage until they are killed
  • Tier 3: When a boss is killed it disables the DPS and FAs of a random Crusader for 15 seconds
  • Reach area 800
Nostalgia Trip
  • Only the original 20 Crusaders are available (no event or 11th objective crusaders)
  • Tier 3: Only female Crusaders may be used
  • Reach Area 800
Echoes
  • Echoes of your Crusaders randomly spawn
  • Echoes cannot be killed for 30 seconds; after all, they're only echoes
  • Tier 2: Each echo reduces the DPS of a random Crusader by 50% until it's killed (stacking multiplicatively)
  • Tier 3: A random echo (a useless escort that looks like one of your Crusaders) will be added to your formation every 100 areas
  • Reach Area 800
Hamstrung
  • Crusaders with the 'dps' or 'human' tag cannot be used
  • Tier 2: Crusaders with the 'gold' tag cannot be used
  • Tier 3: The 'Reset The World' upgrade has been moved to Merci, the Mad Wizard
  • Reach Area 800

The Lost World

The Lost World
  • Special skilled dinosaurs attack your formation. Beware!
  • An asteroid occasionally squashes one of your Crusaders at random
  • Tier 2: The Asteroid falls more often
  • Tier 3: Only supernatural Crusaders can be used
  • Reach Area 850
Atrophy
  • Your Crusaders take 2% of their Max HP as damage every second
  • Health is restored by healing or changing areas
  • Tier 2: A creature takes up a slot in your formation
  • Tier 3: Gold find reduced by 2% per second, and is restored by changing areas (tier 2)
  • Tier 3: The damage and gold reduction is increased to 3% per second
  • Reach Area 900

New Weekend Buff: Buffs Through Time!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until noon PT on Monday, November 13th.
  • Groklok the Orc - Eligible Receivers, Gunslinger, and Defensive Team abilities +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Found +200%
  • The Metal Soldierette - Base DPS +400%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • Viktor the Vampire - Vampiric Germ upgrades +200%



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

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
November 3rd
New Weekend Buff! Awaken the Undead! 

The Undead are rising! Can you keep up? Perhaps this weekend's buffs will help out!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PT on Monday, November 6th.
  • The Bush Whacker - Critical Click Damage +6%
  • Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul - Nervous ability +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Fright-o-Tron 4000 - Remote Detonation ability +200%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail ability +200%



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

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
October 27th
New Weekend Buff: Spooky Happenings! 

There's something odd in the air tonight. Is it another tier 3 event? Yes, that must be it. Hopefully these buffs will help.


The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until noon PT on Monday, October 30th.
  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate abilities +200%
  • Jack O' Lantern - Cry For Help ability +200%
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - Gold Found +100%
  • Wendy the Witch - Draw Power ability +200%
  • Fire Phoenix - All DPS +200%



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

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
October 20th
New Weekend Buff & Tier 2 11th Objectives! 


It's time to really pump up that idol gain (again) with another set of tier 2 11th objectives! Good luck, Crusaders!

By completing the new additional Tier 2 11th Objectives in each campaign you can unlock more power for the Bonus Boss Idols feature: Bosses above area 100 may randomly drop additional idols when killed for the first time.



This update includes the last four campaigns' 11th Objectives! Enjoy!
  • Mischief at Mugwarts - Accio Difficulty: Areas gets more difficult much more quickly.
  • Ready Player Two - Cheaters: Cheaters randomly spawn. Each cheater has a different special ability, such as instantly killing a random Crusader, or moving really quickly, or disabling a Crusader's DPS and Formation Abilities, etc.
  • Idols Through Time - History Lesson: Various historic figures from history spawn and must be defeated. They each have an annoying ability.
  • Amusement Park of Doom - Too Much Candy: Candy monsters spawn. Each time one is killed, it reduces the DPS of your formation by 50%, stacking multiplicatively.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until noon PDT on Monday, October 23rd.

  • Sasha the Fierce - Warrior's Bulwark ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - Gold found +100%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%
  • Milgrid the Mining Mage - All DPS +200%
  • Chiyome - Blend with Shadows ability +200%

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

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
October 13th
New Weekend Buff! Carnival of Horrors! 

Things have taken a turn for the worst. What used to be a fun and jovial carnival is now dark and creepy. We can make it though, thanks to these buffs.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until noon PDT on Monday, October 16th.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Mindy the Mime - All DPS +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%
  • The Half-Blood Elf - Know Me ability +200%
  • Alan the ArchAngel - Blinding Light ability +200%



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

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)