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November 17th
CNE Extra Life 2021 

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 2021! We're excited to bring back our day of streaming after a year of hiatus! We are also absolutely thrilled to say that this is our eighth year fundraising for Extra Life!

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 2021?

Last year we had to cancel our in-person ExtraLife festivities at the very last minute due to changing COVID restrictions. However, we were thrilled that we still managed to raise over $20,000 CAD for BC Children's Hospital in 2020.

We're hoping to do better in 2021!

This year we are delighted to bring back our 24-hour ExtraLife Stream. Starting at 9 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Friday, November 19th until 9 AM PT on Saturday, November 20th, we are excited to offer a jam-packed schedule of game programming. We've got shows based on Dungeons & Dragons, Dark Souls Speedruns, Beat Saber, Dalgona Challenge, Phasmaphobia, and much more. We will have both virtual and CNE HQ-based streams, and you can check out our full streaming schedule on the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Page. You can also donate in-game by purchasing our Extra Life 2021 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!


Bush Whacker 2
  • Extra Life DLC: Extra Life Charity Pack, the Extra Life PC Pack, and the Extra Life Kitty Pack.


    Crusaders of the Lost Idols
  • Extra Life DLC: Dr. Theo Taskmaster Pack


    Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
  • Extra Life DLC: Star the Displacer Beast Kitten Familiar Pack


    Also, you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

  • December 14th, 2020
    BW2: Extra Life Charity Drive 2020 Coupons! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.
    Tags: bw2, extra, life, 2020.

    Extra Life Fundraiser Success!

    To all of you who donated to our Extra Life campaign: Thank you. Thanks to your generosity we've managed to raise over $18,000 CAD to help sick and injured kids.

    Of that, the Bush Whacker 2 team was able to raise over $1,300 CAD! We had four goals that each unlocked a corresponding coupon code, and your generous donations have unlocked 3 of them! Redeem them before February 1st, 2021:

    Goal Code Effect
    $200 EXTR-ALIF-E020-0200 1 Cake, which restores 75% of your maximum energy!
    $500 EXTR-ALIF-E020-0500 1 Pristine Feed Voucher!
    $1000 EXTR-ALIF-E020-1000 1 Unique DNA!
    $1500 Locked 50 Bush Bucks

    Live Stream 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.

    Read the CNE blog post for more details
    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 29th, 2019
    BW2: Extra Life Charity Drive Success! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.
    Tags: bw2, extra, life.

    To all of you who donated to our Extra Life campaign: Thank you. It was a both fun and exhausting, but above all we've raised over $10,000 USD to help sick and injured kids.

    Of that, the Bush Whacker 2 team was able to raise over $1000 USD! We had four goals that each unlocked a corresponding coupon code, and your generous donations have unlocked 3 of them! Redeem them before January 1st, 2020:

    Goal Code Effect
    $200 EXTR-ALIF-E019-0200 1 Cake, which restores 75% of your maximum energy!
    $500 EXTR-ALIF-E019-0500 1 Pristine Feed Voucher!
    $1000 EXTR-ALIF-E019-1000 1 Unique DNA!
    $1500 Locked 50 Bush Bucks
    November 21st, 2019
    COTLI: Introducing Exaltia, the Giver for Extra Life! 

    We’re very excited to launch our 2019 Extra Life charity drive! We’ve added a new DLC pack featuring Taskmaster Exalita, the Giver! From 10am PST Wednesday, November 20th through 10am PST Wednesday, November 27th 2019, Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds of the Exaltia, the Giver pack to Extra Life. Our proceeds support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation - improve your efficiency with a handy taskmaster and help sick children!

    In this pack:

    Taskmaster Exaltia, the Giver!
    • 5 Jeweled chests!
    • 1 Legendary Catalyst!
    • 3 Day 50% More Idols Buff (starts immediately on purchase)!



    Don’t forget to tune into our 24 hour stream from CNE Headquarters starting Friday November 22nd at 9AM PST at Twitch.tv/CNEGames. We have some stretch goals that benefit the entire Crusaders community as well:
    • If we raise at least $2500 in donations , then we'll unlock a code for a week-long 400% DPS buff!
    • If we raise at least $7500 in donations, then we'll unlock a code for a week-long 50% Idol buff!
    Donations from the purchase of the Exaltia pack, the Crusaders Extra Life page or to Erika’s page count for these totals!
    November 20th, 2019
    Codename Extra Life 2019 
    Posted in Codename News.

    Welcome Back, Extra Life!

    It's that time of the year again - and we're not talking about Christmas, though Christmas is pretty great - it's time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2019!

    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 2019?

    The Codename Entertainment team will be playing all kinds of games, including TRPG games, board games, card games, and of course, video games.

    You can donate in-game or from the Extra Life page of any of our currently supported games. Check out their pages for more details! Plus more! Also, you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

    When do you Start?

    We have time-gated our stream to this coming weekend, starting on Friday, November 22nd, at 9am PST and running for 24 hours until Saturday, November 23rd at 9am PST. 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 surviving again!
    November 20th, 2019
    Idle Champions: Grand Tour, Part 10 & Extra Life 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    The Champions find themselves in turmoil. The newer Champions are mounting a grumbling mutiny after many adventures of following silently behind the core group. They feel it's time for them to take charge. Perhaps then, we can make some progress!

    As it turns out, we have a perfect opportunity for them to show off their leadership skills. We come across a forest town besieged by kobolds, with a mystery surrounding goblins and some enchanted apples. Kobolds, goblins, and a sunken citadel, Oh my! It's time to split the party!

    Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Grand Tour Adventures, Who Lurks in Lurkwood and Orcs are Wild, in order to access these new Adventures.

    Begun, Our Extra Life Charity Drive Has...


    We're super excited to launch our 2019 Extra Life charity drive! We've added a new DLC pack for Celeste to the store. Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds of all sales of the Healer of Toril Celeste Skin & Feat pack through November 27th to Extra Life! Pick up this awesome skin, get a boost for Celeste's healing ability, AND help sick kids through Extra Life!

    Celeste's new Healer of Toril Skin

    Don't forget to tune into our 24-hour stream from the studio starting on Friday November 22nd at 9AM at twitch.tv/cnegames. Clive and Alexis will be running live D&D games! Check out the Idle Champions Extra Life page here

    New Updates

    We've added 3 new Quality of Life updates into the build today:
    • Formation saves will now also save your placed familiars!
    • The character sheets on PC & mobile have been updated with two toggle options, the first one allows you to see upcoming upgrades, so you can have more information when you're at your wall!
    • The second character sheet toggle combines upgrades, allowing you to see your Champions' progress towards their level cap. You'll now know how many more upgrades of each type remain before you reach your level cap!


    The Sunless Citadel

    The Champions find a mystery that requires them to split the party. We'll see the first half of the adventure from the point of view of the Evergreen Champions. The Sunless Citadel is our first base adventure with restrictions: You can only use Evergreen Champions (The Core 12 + Drizzt, Azaka, and Hitch).
    • Variant: Veteran Brigade — Continuing the restriction from the base adventure, only Evergreen Champions can be used in this variant. Jot, the quasit joins your formation in area 23 onward. Additionally, each boss has 50 points of armored health. These are the veterans, after all.
      Reach Area 325.

    Meepo's Quest

    The Champions find a mystery that requires them to split the party. We'll see the other half of the adventure from the point of view of the Event Champions. Meepo's Quest also has a restriction for the base adventure: You can only use Event Champions.
    • Variant: She's Harmless! — Continuing the restriction from the base adventure, only Event Champions can be used in this variant. Meepo, the kobold joins your formation in area 21 onward. Additionally, because we all know we're not going to return Meepo's 'pet', Champion damage is reduced by 25% for each 'good' Champion in the formation. . These are the veterans, after all..
      Reach Area 325.

    See the in-game Change Log for more information!
    November 14th, 2018
    Codename Plays Games for Kids! Extra Life 2018 
    Posted in Codename News.

    Welcome Back, Extra Life!

    It's that time of the year again - and we're not talking about Christmas, though Christmas is pretty great - it's time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2018!

    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 2018?

    Like in previous years, the Codename Entertainment team will be playing all kinds of games, including TRPG games, board games, card games, and of course, video games. Dave even built a VR streaming setup!

    The 24 hours of streaming include:
    • Two Eberron-based D&D sessions, each influenced by donations to the Idle Champions Extra life Page. Two different teams of thieves will attempt to complete Adam's all-new scenario: LIGHTNING TRAIN HEIST!

    • Art galore! Michelle and Alexis will be drawing sketches with pencil and paper and Kat will be drawing a tavern scene! Donations to Kat's Extra Life page get you a character added into the final scene! Follow Kat on Twitter to see her final image!

    • A founders Q&A hour with co-founders Dave and Justin!

    • A Magic the Gathering tournament!

    • Classic SNES games played by Justin and friends!

    • CNE plays the VR game Beat Saber!

    • Our very own version of Hot Ones, mixed with party board games!

    • Plus more!
    And when we're not doing scheduled content, you get a bird's eye view of the office, awesome elevator music, and a custom stream overlay made by Dave and Adam, listing our schedule and current donations!

    How Can I Help?

    We've got a few different things happening this year for Extra Life.

    Each of our actively supported games (Bush Whacker 2, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, and Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms) has a special item available for you to purchase in the game. Starting today, and until 10:00am Pacific Time on Wednesday November 21st, all net proceeds from purchases of these special in-game items will be donated to Extra Life!

    Additionally, if you are feeling generous and want to donate more, you can contribute to any of the game's pages on Extra Life: Plus you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

    When do you Start?

    We have time-gated our stream to this coming weekend, starting on Friday, November 16th, at 9am PST and running for 24 hours until Saturday, November 17th at 9am PST. 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 surviving again!
    November 28th, 2017
    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!