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)
October 6th
New Weekend Buff! The Fun Never Ends! 

Actually, the fun is just getting started! It's the first weekend of the third year of Carnival of Sorrows! Let's earn ourselves some sweet, sweet new Crusaders!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday October 9th.

  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Mister the Monkey - Gold found +100%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%
  • Queen Siri - Queen's Decree ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%



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

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
October 14th, 2016
Codename Extra Life 2016 Is Coming! 
Posted in Codename News.

What is Extra Life?

Extra Life is a fun program set up to raise donations for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Money raised gets donated as unrestricted funds, for the hospitals to use as needed. What's awesome is that you can help by doing what you normally do: game! For more information from the Extra Life program itself, click here.

What's the Plan for 2016?

The Codename team donations will be going to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Last year, we managed to raise just over $5000, beating our modest goal of $1000, mostly due to Clive rocking the Princess gear and Justin's Bush Whacker 2 in-game avatars!

Princess Clive

Custom Bush Whacker 2 NPC



This year, we're starting with a team goal of $3,500. To donate to our team, you can visit here. To find a staff member with a reward you'd like, you can click on the "Roster" button.

We've set aside time on the weekend of Saturday October 22nd from 9am PDT through Sunday October 23rd at 9am PDT for our 24 hours of gaming fun. We'll be taking turns in shifts to play games and chat with our viewers and you can watch it all on our Twitch! We hope to make our fundraising goal while the live broadcast is happening, but you can donate before and after!

For those staff members whose goals require doing things live on the Stream, as we get closer to the date, we'll have a rough idea of when you can see them! Will there be more Pirate Goats?


Pirate Goat!

Extra Life: Gaming for the kids!
April 14th, 2015
CNE at Epic Escape Victoria 
Posted in Codename News.


We at Codename Entertainment decided to take a relaxing little break from work...so we headed to Epic Escape Victoria.

We divided the office into teams of 5 in an interesting way. We split up the two co-founders, so Justin was captain of Team Event and David was captain of Team Odd. Then Eric rolled a D20 to choose between the rest of us: the other devs Peter and Mark, the two artists in office that day, Cory and Alexis (poor Adam getting sick and missing out), and Eric and Erika. Even numbers ended up with Justin and odd rolls went to Dave. So Team Event ended up with Peter, Alexis and Erika while Team Odd got Mark, Cory and Eric. Then co-op Jacob rolled and ended up on Team Event too. Luckily our friend and part-time employee Nick had some spare time and could join Team Odd to round out the numbers.


Getting the instructions before heading into the rooms.

Getting to the venue was fun, but we managed. The elevator was a bit ominous though. After everyone was there, we got the briefing on the rules and set to it. Team Event systematically searched the room for all the clues and goodies. Team Odd apparently went wild and tried to pull furniture from the walls. Team Event was doing quite well until they hit a snag and had to ask for a clue...an oversight in communication on Erika's part, but they managed to set the current record even with fumbling with the stubborn safe to get the room key! Team Odd finished with 2 minutes to spare on their 60 minute countdown, so the whole office were winners in the end because we beat the game!

Then it was time to pose for a victory shot, a runner-up photo and a group capture before we thanked the team at Epic Escape for the awesome challenge and started our weekends off with smiles on our faces.


The epic winners! Team Event/Justin! With a time of 43:26 out of 60 minutes!


Not so bad! Team Odd/Dave escaped! With a time of 58 out of 60 minutes!


Go Codename team!