October 28th, 2016
Weekend Buff: Emo's Weekend Wonder 

It's the Halloween weekend and what better way to prepare than a weekend buff for the five scariest Crusaders. Starting today, the five Crusaders below will receive boosts until Monday, October 31 at Noon PDT.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Detective Kaine - A-Hah! ability +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%
  • Sarah, the Collector - All DPS +100%
  • Littlefoot - Growing Up ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Wondrous Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Littlefoot if you've unlocked her.)
October 21st, 2016
A Very Spooktacular Bush Whacker 2 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hallowe'en is Coming to Bushwhackia!

Who doesn't love a good haunted mansion? Well, that's what Hallowe'en in Bushwhackia is all about! But to decorate your very own, you need to do what you do best! Go out into the world and whack bushes to find Pumpkins. Once you have found a patch of pumpkins, you can buy decorations from Glenda outside the mansion, or from the "Store" button while you're in Build Mode inside. Once you feel you've got enough, start laying out your design inside. (You can also purchase the same decorations for Bush Bucks from the Cop in the event area.)

You do not have to place all your collected decorations on display in the Mansion in order for them to count towards "Hallowe'en Completionist," they will count so long as they are within your haunted house inventory.

The goal is to scare the pants off the 8 children standing in front of the house, all of varying levels of bravery. The more you scare them, the more candy you'll earn in return. And you're going to want that candy so you can trade it for the custom items at the event store! You can try scaring them every 20 hours after you scared them the first time.

Glenda the Good Witch isn't just for buying decorations with Pumpkins. You will also be getting several quests from her throughout the event for special interactive decorations. You will need all four to complete the "Hallowe'en Completionist" achievement. As you complete each of her four quests, you can request help from your friends* by talking to the Construction Worker to increase the decoration's scariness.

*Platforms which do not support Friend Lists will have an adjusted static scariness.

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest will be starting soon!

Gotta Collect them all!

What can possibly make your house scarier? How about some Creatures which wander around your mansion! Each creature will become available for a set amount of dates which you can then request from friends* by talking to the the Cop. You will need one of each creature to complete the "Hallowe'en Completionist" achievement; if you miss a creature, you can still purchase one from the Cop for Bush Bucks.

Creatures are available on the following schedule:
Black Cats - AVAILABLE at Event launch, UNTIL Sun Oct 23, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Witches - AVAILABLE Sun Oct 23, Noon PDT UNTIL Tues Oct 25, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Zombies - AVAILABLE Tues Oct 25, Noon PDT UNTIL Thurs Oct 27, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Bats - AVAILABLE Thurs Oct 27, Noon PDT UNTIL Sat Oct 29, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Spiders - AVAILABLE Sat Oct 29, Noon PDT UNTIL Mon Oct 31, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Vampires - AVAILABLE Mon Oct 31, Noon PDT UNTIL Wed Nov 2, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Franken-Dogs - AVAILABLE Wed Nov 2, Noon PDT UNTIL Event End

*Platforms which do not support Friends Lists can receive a single creature for free as they become available, by speaking to the Cop.

Candy! Candy! Candy!

To buy the custom items, you need your Candy! Not only do you get it from scaring those insolent little kiddies, you also net some from completing the various quests given to you by the Halloween NPCs hanging out in the event area!

Plus from Monday October 31st until the end of the event, you can hunt down denizens of Bushwhackia and Trick-or-Treat with them for Candy goodness! There will be a spooky character standing in front of a pile of Candy in each of the major areas! So 1 in the Mysterious Forest, 1 in the Shady Detour, etc. NPCs have been added up to the Spine of the World!

New for 2016:
We've added a new quest to the event which will reward something players will really enjoy! Keep a look out for the 3 stages to this new quest as the event goes on!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are a total of 15 possible Achievements to earn in the Hallowe'en 2016 event:

Achievements Returning in 2016:
  • Mansion Maniac - Get 50 decorations for your Haunted Mansion!
  • Hallowe'en Completionist - Have at least one of each decoration in your H. M.!
  • Little Kid Spooker - Scare 4 kids in you Haunted Mansion
  • Scarred for Life - Scare all the kids in your Haunted Mansion!
  • Trick or Treat - Go Trick or Treating on or after Hallowe'en!
  • Costume Quest - Complete the Costume Quests
  • Year Round Scares - Completed the Moulder Most Foul
  • Pumpking - Grow a very large Pumpkin.

Added for 2016:
  • All Hallows' Items* - Purchase all the 2016 Hallowe'en Event items.
  • There's a Skeleton in Us All - Help The Bone Doctor build and animate a skeleton for Halloween!

We have 4 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
  • Spooky Home Decorator - get all house items from the 2012 Hallowe'en Event!
  • Year-round Cosplayer - Get all player items from the 2012 Hallowe'en Event!
  • Candy Spender - Purchase all the Hallowe'en 2013 items!
  • Spooky Purchases - Purchases all the 2014 Halloween Event items.
  • Halloweenie - Purchase all the 2015 Hallowe'en Event items.

*The Hallowe'en Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the All Hallows' Items achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Grab Your Spooky Companion for Bush Whacking!

Pet Packs for 2016- COMING SOON!

Previous Year's Event Pets available for Bush Bucks:



Halloween Kitty - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Pet Monster - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Baby Cthulhu - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level



Vacuum Kitten - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Sad Mummy - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Beholder - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level



Kitten Witch - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Creepy Pumpkin - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Emo Werewolf - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level


Post your Hallowe'en scariness and questions on the forum!

The event will run until Friday November 4th at Noon PST!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I find the Pumpkins?
    Just keep whacking. The Holiday Item runes and pets will help attract them as well.

  • How do I decorate my Mansion?
    You need to whack up Pumpkins. You can buy decorations from Glenda in the event area, or from the Store when you're in Build mode inside the Mansion. Once you have decorations, you can place them like you're decorating your ranch using Build mode.

  • How do I get the Hallowe'en Completionist achievement?
    You need to buy each of the decorations available for Pumpkins, as well as make all 4 decorations that Glenda offers you along with getting at least 1 of each of the Creatures the Cop will let you request from your friends. You don't have to place them in your mansion though.

  • How do I scare the Kids?
    Just keep buying decorations and getting friends to up the scare level of your interactive decorations. As your event progress increases, you will scare the kids more and more. As well, when you reach a certain level of scariness, the kids will elect to no longer tour your house.

  • Does the Timey-Wimey watch or Time Turner affect the Kids?
    No, the kids do not have quest cooldowns, so trinket effects that work for quests will not apply to them.

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Making your mansion as scary as possible by buying decorations (but you don't have to place them all.)

  • Do I have to do the achievements?
    No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

  • Where can I see all the achievements available and how to get them?
    Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

October 21st, 2016
Emo's New Moon 2016 

Halloween is here! It always makes Emo reflective on the time he was in ghoul school. Relive his memories as he tells you the tale of what makes him emo, and tackle the 2016 edition of Emo's New Moon event!

Revisit the halls of his old school and the neighbourhood he used to call home, as you help to defeat the ghouls and haunts of his past. Don't be frightened; you're likely to survive.

Tier 1 Information

If it's your first time playing through our spooktacular Halloween event, or if you are finishing up Tier 1 to unlock the Tier 2, you get to tackle these objectives in order to move on. The requirements needed to start them are listed in the brackets.
  • Moonrise With Emo (100 Candies): Recruit Wendy the Witch while she debuffs adjacent Crusaders for each monster on the screen. Wendy swaps with Prince Sal, and once she's on your team, she gets DPS from having monsters on screen.



    Wendy the Witch

  • Bring Forth the Pumpkin (700 Candies): Recruit Jack O'Lantern by clearing area 100 while Jack occupies a spot and increases the damage Crusaders ahead of him take. Once he's on your team, he swaps with Natalie Dragon and gets power from tanking enemies.



    Jack O'Lantern

  • Power of the Wyrd Sister (1300 Candies, 500 Idols): Survive the onslaught of ghouls by clearing area 150 with double the enemies, double the quest item requirements and enemies dropping less gold and quest items.

  • Pumpkin Spice Tanke (1900 Candies, 1000 Idols): Reach area 200 with caffeine-powered monsters who are eager to reach you and do some damage.

  • All New! Trick or Treat (2500 Candies, 1500 Idols): Get to area 250 while special Trick and Treat monsters randomly spawn, giving you an awesome treat or a nasty trick on their demise.



    Trick or Treat?


    Note: Since the Trick or Treat objective was just added this year, players who completed this event last year will need to do it prior to starting the Tier Two objectives, so be sure to save up 2,500 Candies before resetting to start the event!


Tier 2 Information

Once you've completed all of Tier 1 and have the Talent "Doing It Again" from the Talents shop, you are ready to get your fright on in the new objectives added for 2016!
  • The Scaredy-Ghoul (400 Candies): Recruit Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul to your roster by escorting him to area 300 while he occasionally gets spooked and reduces your DPS to 0.



    Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul


    Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul just wants to be left alone curled up in a corner with his blanket, but since you're nice enough to ask, he'll lend you his DPS power. When you swap out The Washed-Up Hermit for Henry, as long as no one is directly behind him, Henry's skill Spooked boosts his DPS by a whopping 250%.

  • Research and Development (700 Candies): Who doesn't need more robots to keep them company? Recruit the Fright-O-Tron 4000 by escorting her earlier prototypes to area 300.



    Fright-O-Tron 4000


    Swapping with the Fire Phoenix, the Fright-O-Tron 4000 can't help being scary: it's how she was made. But she'll be supportive of your Crusaders when you use her. Oogy-Boogy decreases the maximum health of the monsters, and Remote Detonation has an explosive surprise for those looking to do you harm.

  • G-g-g-ghost! (2500 Candies): Reach area 400 with killer ghosts approaching your formation. Oh, and the ghosts are invincible (real ghosts can't be touched after all.)



    G-g-g-ghost!!

  • Scared to Death (2500 Candies): It's your Crusaders turn to be scared by all the death they've caused. Reach area 450 with every monster death frightening a random Crusader. When a Crusader gets scared enough, they go catatonic!

  • Halloween Hoopla (2500 Candies): The Halloween Crusaders have decided to go out and party, to get to know each other better. They've invited Bush Whacker, Khouri, Merci and Nate along for the ride, so that they can be healed while tanking and take advantage of blowing up the world when they're done. Help this party of 8 reach area 500 on your final journey of the event.
Craving more candies? Don't forget that you can use Time Warps to acquire them!

Good luck on your journey filled with haunts and frights! The event will run until Wednesday November 2nd at Noon PDT!
November 17th, 2015
Congratulations Spooky Winners! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

It took a little while longer than normal, but we've finally chosen our 2015 Halloween Decoration Contest Winners! If you weren't aware, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are picked by the whole Codename Entertainment studio, while Community Choice was voted on by you, the wise whacker community! Our top three choices earn 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks respectively, while the Community Choice takes home a cool 50 Bush Bucks. If you want to know more about how the contest worked, click here!

Without further ado here are your winners:

Facebook Winners


1st Place
Sheldon H.

2nd Place
Susan S.

3rd Place
Adi S.

Community Choice
Marcin G.

Kongregate Winners


1st Place
hellvin

2nd Place
snowball395

3rd Place
Penmax

Community Choice
Leelo82

Armor Games Winners


1st Place
fldocgirl

2nd Place
abner69

3rd Place
msme

Community Choice
Sportjock87

Big Fish Games Winners


1st Place
Flybaby

2nd Place
Rumbitothecore

3rd Place
jayrabbit

Community Choice
Kittypurrrs

Games.com Winners


1st Place
a_museme

2nd Place
MDJOYCE

3rd Place
Peggyt1950

Community Choice
MarciXIII

Addicting Games Winners


1st Place
broomsquire

2nd Place
miranda102

3rd Place
gemslaugh

Community Choice
nightmousy


Congratulations again to all our winners! Your Bush Buck prizes have been added to your accounts!
October 26th, 2015
Haunted Mansion Photo Contest in BW2 2015 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Hi Whackers!

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest is now live!

Get your scare on and decorate up your Haunted Mansion! It's super easy! Just whack bushes for Pumpkins and buy decorations to make your mansion look super gruesome! Once you've achieved at least 250 Scariness, you can enter your house in the contest!

How the Contest Works

When you're ready, talk to the photographer standing next to the House (he's got a yellow ! above his head) and have him take a picture of your creepy layout. You can submit as many times as you would like, but each time you take a new picture, any prior votes are lost and you start over again so plan carefully!

Submissions will be accepted until *Friday, November 6th, 2015, - Noon PST*, coinciding with the end of the event.

YOU get to vote too!

The coveted "User's Choice" award is picked by the Bush Whacker Community, and has a prize of 50 bush bucks! You can vote for as many submissions as you like, and at the end of the event the top submission as voted by YOU the players will be awarded the prize.

Notes about the voting system:
  • Visiting the contest page simply loads the contest/voting page over top of the game! Finished voting? You can easily return to the event area by clicking "Back to Game" at the bottom of the screen. Easy as (pumpkin) pie!
  • Can't decide between two layouts? You can say "Next Please," and two new images will be loaded up for you!
Voting is open until *Monday, November 9th, 2015 @ Noon PST*

And the CNE Winners are...

Once the submissions are closed at the end of the event, the entire Codename Entertainment studio will review the submissions and choose their favourites for each platform; 3 lucky players from Addicting Games, Armor Games, Big Fish Games, Games.com, Facebook and Kongregate will all be awarded prizes of 250, 200, and 150 bush bucks. We'll post also post *all* the winners on the Codename Bush Blog!

The CNE winners will be announced the week of November 9th in the in-game news and on the Bush Blog!

Good luck everyone!
October 23rd, 2015
New Halloween Event! 

Halloween comes early this year with our second limited time event. If you've ever wondered why Emo Werewolf is so emo, you'll have the chance to learn the legend first-hand.

You'll discover the shaggy Crusader's tortured past that includes lost love and a feud with a dead rival. And it's all set against the backdrop of teenage angst, at a high school.

Starting today and running until November 4th, the Halloween event campaign features four new objectives and two brand new Crusaders. Once you've convinced them to join your party by completing their respective objectives, you'll be able to include them in your formation.

"liek dis if u cry evry tim"



To enter the event, you must collect candies dropped by monsters when you destroy them in any objective. The first of the Halloween objectives costs 100 candies as the price of entry. Once you've saved up some candy, use Nate Dragon's "Reset the World" ability to view the event objectives.

Wendy the Witch is the first new Crusader you'll unlock. She draws power from her enemies and deals more damage the more monsters there are on the screen. Once she's on your side, she can be swapped with Prince Sal, the Merman. The second new Crusader is Jack O'Lantern, a tank that pairs well with Jason, Master of Shadows to bust down boss levels and tank up a storm. Each monster attacking him, trying to knock out his bonus health, will add a 10% DPS boost to your whole formation! He can be swapped in for Natalie Dragon.

"My enemies think to overwhelm me; they only make me more powerful"



However, it's not going to be that easy! When attempting to rescue the witch, she'll debuff the DPS of every Crusader adjacent to her for every extra monster on screen. Jack O'Lantern will make the two columns in front of him take more damage until you've recruited him to your side.

"Not so gooey after all"



One additional change we've made is to make those surplus Event Tickets more useful. If you manage to stockpile an extra 15,000 candies you can trade them for a Jeweled Halloween Chest! As a reminder, these special chests contain the exclusive gear for the two new Crusaders once you have added them to your roster.

However, take note: You can only trade surplus candies for Halloween Event Chests while the event is running (but you can continue to buy the Jeweled Halloween Chests two days after the Halloween event has finished).

Break out the holy water and stakes, dig out the pumpkin carver and silver bullets, Crusaders. You'll need to this Halloween.

The event will run until Wednesday November 4th at Noon PDT.
October 21st, 2015
Trick or Treat with Egg Breaker Adventures 


Braaaains! Braaaains! Caaaaandy!

The Zombie monkey is back for some Hallowe'en mischief on the Egg Breaker Adventure Islands! Help him collect his food of choice, Candy!

General Event details:

- Find Hallowe'en Candy in eggs in the Zombie Monkey's special stages to fill Candy bags to advance between the bronze, silver and gold levels.
You'll need to fill…
…6 Bags of Candy to advance from Bronze stage to Silver stage,
…6 Bags of Candy to advance from Silver stage to Gold stage,
…12 Bags of Candy at the Gold stage, as well as having won all 12 prizes to earn the Hallowe'en Event Trophy!.

How the Event works:

The daily permanent multiplier buff is back! Here's the low-down on how the buff works:
  • The daily upgradable multiplier buff which increases each time you feed the Zombie Monkey Hallowe'en Event Tokens, up to a buff of 8x:
    • Feed the monkey once, increase the buff to 2x,
    • Feed the monkey twice, increase the buff to 4x,
    • Feed the monkey three times, the buff increases to 8x - additional feedings past this will not increase the multiplier any further, it will remain capped at 8x
    • If you merely activate the monkey, but do not feed him, the buff will not increase. You must feed the Zombie Monkey for the buff to increase.
  • The permanent Base x2 buff only applies to Candy wins.
    • The graphic for the buff itself will not change, by placing your cursor over the buff icon on the right side of the breaking screen, you can see your buff has leveled up to.
    • All normal buffs are available.
  • The base multiplier will reset every day at Midnight Pacific Time.


New for 2015:

Zombie Monkey Challenge Eggs! For extra sweet bonuses, you can complete challenges in the Zombie monkey!

Complete each one in order to unlock the next! You get a bonus Trophy Room item for completing 5 and 10 challenges! For finishing all 14, you get a trophy which gives you an extra 10 Hammers per banana!


Let's break down the Zombie Monkey's special event stage:



From the Zombie Monkey's Special Event Screen, you can:
  • Track how much time is left until the event ends,
  • Visually watch the mountains of sugary goodness grow with each bag filled!
  • See your progress towards your current candy bag,
  • See the current cost of the supplies which you are working towards,
  • Easily track your progress towards bags filled, Prizes collected (Click the Prize button to see which ones you've earned/are missing), Progression Ribbons and the Hallowe'en Trophy!


Rewards and Extras!:



Ribbons:
3 successive ribbons for progression, which permanently add additional +5, +10 or +15 hammers respectively.

Trophy:
Can be displayed in a Trophy Room.

Highest Ribbon unlocked and the Hallowe'en Trophy (if earned) will be awarded after the event finishes on Wednesday November 4 at Noon PST.

Available in the Zombie Monkey's Store:

On the Consumables tab:

Hallowe'en Crate - 250 Hallowe'en Tokens
- Contains a random selection of hammers, multipliers and star pieces
- Must be used by 11:59:59 PM PST on 2015-11-5!
(We encourage you to use them by the end of the day on November 4th, just in case!)

On the Extras tab:



From 2013:

Hallowe'en Hammer - Small increased chance to win Multipliers
Cost: 5000 Hallowe'en Tokens

From 2014:

Bat Hat - 10% more Area Tokens
Cost: 5000 Hallowe'en Tokens

Witch Hat:
- Small Chance of Bonus Multiplier
- Small Chance of Bonus Star
Cost: 200 Monkey Bucks

Jack-o-Lantern Hat:
- Small chance your win is Doubled!
- 10% more Multipliers
Cost: 200 Monkey Bucks

New for 2015:

Possessed Pumpkin Hammer - Adds More Stars
Cost: 5000 Hallowe'en Tokens

The Hallowe'en Event will run until Wednesday November 4, @ Noon PST.


Scare up the forums with feedback!!
November 13th, 2014
And the Winners are...! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

To recap:

Hallowe'en in Bush Whacker is primarily focused around designing a wicked haunted mansion with which to scare the children of Bushwhackia. It's super easy to get started: Whack Bushes! Find Pumpkins! Trade for Decorations! Once you feel you've got enough, start laying out your design inside, before submitting it.

Once the submissions are closed at the end of the event, the entire Codename Entertainment studio reviews the submissions and choose their favourites for each platform; 3 lucky players from Armor Games, Big Fish Games, Games.com, Facebook and Kongregate will all be awarded prizes of 250, 200, and 150 bush bucks.

The coveted "User's Choice" award is picked by the Bush Whacker Community, and has a prize of 50 bush bucks! Vote for as many submissions as you like, and at the end of the event the top submission as voted by YOU the players will be awarded the prize.


Armor Games Winners


1st Place
Naughty Monkies

2nd Place
DrumGuy

3rd Place
LowRiders

Community Choice
fldocgirl



Big Fish Games Winners


1st Place
kede

2nd Place
yanagi22

3rd Place
lucas.austin23

Community Choice
PetersAileen



Facebook winners


1st Place
Heather C.

2nd Place
Susan S.

3rd Place
Adi S.

Community Choice
Marci W.



Games.com Winners


1st Place
MarciXIII

2nd Place
rdn43

3rd Place
LilacRose

Community Choice
somebling



Kongregate Winners


1st Place
MightThreatenWit

2nd Place
Affinia

3rd Place
DocHoneyDew

Community Choice
TooMuchEffort


Congratulations to all our winners, your Bush Buck prizes have been added to your account!
October 24th, 2014
Hallowe'en Event & Haunted Mansion Photo Contest! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Hallowe'en Bushwhackia!

Similar to the Spring Grow-A-Thon Event (and the Gorgeous Gardens Photo Contest), Hallowe'en in Bush Whacker is primarily focused around designing a wickedly haunted mansion with which to scare the children of Bushwhackia. It's super easy to get started: Whack Bushes! Find Pumpkins! Trade for Decorations! Once you feel you've got enough, start laying out your design inside. (You can also purchase the same decorations for Bush Bucks from "The Cop").

You do not have to place all your collected decorations on display in the Mansion in order for them to count towards "Hallowe'en Completionist," they will count so long as they are within your inventory!

The goal is to scare the pants off 8 children, all of varying levels of bravery. The more you scare them, the more candy you'll earn in return. And you're going to want that candy so you can trade it for items at the event store!

It's a doubly good thing the Haunted Mansion missed Glenda the Witch by inches; not only do you trade your pumpkins with Glenda for basic Haunted House decorations, you'll be getting several quests from her throughout the event for special "interactive" decorations. You will need all four to complete the "Hallowe'en Completionist" achievement. As you complete each of her four quests, you can request help from your friends* to increase the decoration's scariness. Each of them will start at 50 "scariness"; talk to "The Construction Worker" to ask for help from your friends to increase each of the decorations effectiveness!

*Platforms which do not support Friend Lists will have an adjusted static scariness.


Gotta Collect them all!

Want some crazy creatures to add "life" to your House's experience? Every few days, a new creature will become available which you can request from friends* from "The Cop". You'll need one of each creature to complete the "Hallowe'en Completionist" achievement; if you miss a creature, you can still purchase one from "The Cop" for Bush Bucks.

Creatures are available on the following schedule:
Black Cats - AVAILABLE at Event launch, UNTIL Sun Oct 26, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Witches - AVAILABLE Sun Oct 26, Noon PDT UNTIL Tues Oct 28, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Zombies - AVAILABLE Tues Oct 28, Noon PDT UNTIL Thurs Oct 30, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Bats - AVAILABLE Thurs Oct 30, Noon PDT UNTIL Sat Nov 1, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Spiders - AVAILABLE Sat Nov 1, Noon PDT UNTIL Mon Nov 3, 11:59:59 AM PST
Vampires - AVAILABLE Mon Nov 3, Noon PST UNTIL Wed Nov 5, 11:59:59 AM PST
Franken-Dogs - AVAILABLE Wed Nov 5, Noon PST UNTIL Event End

*Platforms which do not support Friends Lists can receive a single creature as they become available, by speaking to "The Cop."


Of course, Hallowe'en is more than decorating and scaring...

...It's also about the CANDY! And there is *plenty* of that to be found in Bush Whacker. Not will you earn it by scaring the snot out of children, but the myriad of quests you'll complete through the event will net you some significant goodies as well. And of course, starting on October 31st you'll be able to wander through out the lands of Bushwhackia to Trick or Treat in every major area! Each area (ie, "The Castle" will have an NPC standing in front of a large pile of candy. Talk to them starting October 31st, and you can earn some of their stash - 4 new NCPs have been added for the Castle, Underwater, Volcano and Mushroom areas!

New for 2014:
We've added two additional quests to the event, so be sure to keep an eye out for them, as they will unlock over the course of the event!


Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are a total of ELEVEN possible Achievements to earn in the Hallowe'en 2014 event:

Achievements Returning in 2014:
  • Mansion Maniac - Get 50 decorations for your Haunted Mansion!
  • Hallowe'en Completionist - Have at least one of each decoration in your H. M.!
  • Little Kid Spooker - Scare 4 kids in you Haunted Mansion
    • Scarred for Life - Scare all the kids in your Haunted Mansion!
  • Trick or Treat - Go Trick or Treating on or after Hallowe'en!

Added for 2014:
  • Spooky Purchases* - Purchases all the 2014 Halloween Event items.
  • Costume Quest - Complete the Costume Quests
  • Year Round Scares - Completed the Moulder Most Foul

We have 3 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
  • Spooky Home Decorator - get all house items from the 2012 Hallowe'en Event!
  • Year-round Cosplayer - Get all player items from the 2012 Hallowe'en Event!
  • Candy Spender - Purchase all the Hallowe'en 2013 items!

*The Hallowe'en Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Spooky Purchases achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.


Find a New Bush Whacking Companion!



Vacuum Kitten - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Sad Mummy - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Beholder - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level


All Pet Packs include a level 15 Pet Treat, a Holiday Rune, VIP Vouchers and Tokens! (Tokens included only if VIP Membership is active at time of pet purchase)


2013 Event Pets available for Bush Bucks:



Kitten Witch - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Creepy Pumpkin - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level
Emo Werewolf - 25% of Nothing Wins transform into Sweets at Max Level




How the Contest Works

When you're ready, talk to the photographer standing next to the House (he's got a yellow ! above his head) and have him take a picture of your creepy layout. You can submit as many times as you would like, but each time you take a new picture, any prior votes are lost and you start over again so plan carefully!

Submissions will be accepted until *Friday, November 7th, 2014, - Noon PDT*, coinciding with the end of the event.

YOU get to vote too!

The coveted "User's Choice" award is picked by the Bush Whacker Community, and has a prize of 50 bush bucks! You can vote for as many submissions as you like, and at the end of the event the top submission as voted by YOU the players will be awarded the prize.

Based on Player feedback received after the Spring Garden Contest, we've made some improvements to the voting system:
  • Asking to visit the contest or the voting page no longer takes you outside the game; it simply loads the contest/voting page over top it! Finished voting? You can easily return to the event area by clicking "Back to Game" at the bottom of the screen. Easy as (pumpkin) pie!
  • Can't decide between two layouts? That’s ok! You now have a way to say "Next Please," and two new images will be loaded up for you!
  • Tired of seeing the same layouts previously? We've improved the system, you should see the same layouts repeated far more infrequently now.
Voting is open until *Monday, November 7th, 2014 @ Noon PDT*

And the CNE Winners are...

Once the submissions are closed at the end of the event, the entire Codename Entertainment studio will review the submissions and choose their favourites for each platform; 3 lucky players from Armor Games, Big Fish Games, Games.com, Facebook and Kongregate will all be awarded prizes of 250, 200, and 150 bush bucks. We'll post also post *all* the winners on the Codename Bush Blog!

The CNE winners will be announced the week of November 10th in the in-game news and on the Bush Blog!


Ready? Go Get Your Decoration On! The Hallowe'en Event will run until Friday November 7, 2014 at Noon PST.


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October 22nd, 2014
Get Ready for SUGAR OVERLOAD in EBA! 

Egg Breakers, prepare for SUGAR OVERLOAD!

The Zombie Monkey has shuffled into town and needs your help collecting ALL THE CANDY to fill up his pumpkin bags. Each bag gets progressively bigger, requiring more and more addicting sugary sweetness to fill up!

Note: We are closely monitoring your event feedback after each holiday event, and are making ongoing improvements to the balance of event gameplay. Want to have your opinion heard? Make sure you send us your thoughts at the end of the event!


General Event details:

- Find Hallowe'en Candy in eggs to fill candy bags with candy earned in the Zombie Monkey's special stages to advance between the bronze, silver and gold levels.
You'll need to fill…
…6 Bags of Candy to advance from Bronze stage to Silver stage,
…6 Bags of Candy to advance from Silver stage to Gold stage,
…12 Bags of Candy at the Gold stage, as well as having won all 12 prizes to earn the Hallowe'en Event Trophy!.

How the Event works:

The multiplier buff which was introduced in the Back to School event was well received in feedback so it's back! Here's the low-down on how the buff works:
  • The Hallowe'en buff has been removed entirely, in its place is an daily upgradable multiplier buff which increases each time you feed the Zombie Monkey Hallowe'en Event Tokens, up to a buff of 8x:
    • Feed the monkey once, increase the buff to 2x,
    • Feed the monkey twice, increase the buff to 4x,
    • Feed the monkey three times, the buff increases to 8x - additional feedings past this will not increase the multiplier any further, it will remain capped at 8x
    • If you merely activate the monkey, but do not feed him, the buff will not increase. You must feed the Zombie Monkey for the buff to increase.
  • The permanent Base x2 buff only applies to candy wins.
    • The graphic for the buff itself will not change, by placing your cursor over the buff icon on the right side of the breaking screen, you can see your buff has leveled up to.
    • All normal buffs are available.
  • The base multiplier will reset every day at Midnight PDT.


Let's break down the Zombie Monkey's special event stage:



From the Zombie Monkey's Special Event Screen, you can:
  • Track how much time is left until the event ends,
  • Visually watch the mountains of sugary goodness grow with each bag filled!
  • See your progress towards your current candy bag,
  • See the current cost of the supplies which you are working towards,
  • Easily track your progress towards bags filled, Prizes collected (Click the Prize button to see which ones you've earned/are missing), Progression Ribbons and the Hallowe'en Trophy!


Rewards and Extras!:



Ribbons:
3 successive ribbons for progression, which permanently add additional +5, +10 or +15 hammers respectively.

Trophy:
Can be displayed in a Trophy Room.


Ribbon and Trophy (if earned) are awarded after the event finishes on November 5, 2014. The highest ribbon earned will be awarded.


Stretch Goal:



Pumpkins! After you have earned the Hallowe'en Trophy, you can refill the largest candy Bag 3 additional times and one of these pumpkins each time. (You can continue to refill the largest bag past the three pumpkins, but you can only earn 3 pumpkins!) Can be displayed in a Trophy Room.


Available in the Zombie Monkey's Store:

On the Consumables tab:

Hallowe'en Crate - 250 Hallowe'en Tokens
- Contains a random selection of hammers, multipliers and star pieces
- Must be used by 11:59:59 PM PDT on 2014-10-6!
(We encourage you to use them by the end of the day on October 5th, just in case!)

On the Extras tab:



From 2013:
Hallowe'en Hammer - Small increased chance to win Multipliers
Cost: 5000 Hallowe'en Tokens

New for 2014:
Bat Hat - 10% more Area Tokens
Cost: 5000 Hallowe'en Tokens


Hat Packs:



Witch Hat:
- Small Chance of Bonus Multiplier
- Small Chance of Bonus Star

Jack-o-Lantern Hat:
- Small chance your win is Doubled!
- 10% more Multipliers


The Hallowe'en Event will run until Wednesday November 5, 2014 - Noon PDT.


Rattle your chains in the forums with feedback!!