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November 11th
Extra Life 2022! 

The end of the year is a time to celebrate what we have with those that we love, and an opportunity to help others to make their year better. So we are absolutely thrilled to participate in our NINTH year of fundraising for Extra Life!

Welcome Back, Extra Life!

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. How do we help raise that money? By doing what our community loves to do already: play awesome games together!

If you would like to learn more about Extra Life, check out their FAQ for a wealth of information.

What's the Plan for 2022?

Starting Friday, November 18th at 9am Pacific, Codename Entertainment is excited to once again put on a 24-hour Extra Life Twitch Stream! We'll have a huge variety of shows and games, featuring our fantastic CNE staff both in front and behind the camera. Streams include:
  • A Q&A with the founders of CNE!
  • Many D&D games, including a return to dinner and some massive battles!
  • Relaxing shows about gardening and drawing.
  • Speedrunning in Dark Souls and Co-op Miami!
  • Exciting slashing in Beat Saber, and building in Minecraft.
  • ...AND MORE!
Check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Page for the full schedule as well as information on how to donate!

How Can We Help?

Along with supporting the 24-hour marathon on our Twitch Stream, we're offering some amazing in game incentives!



You can donate in Bush Whacker 2 by purchasing any of the three different Extra Life package deals! Net proceeds from all purchase of those packs between November 14-20th will be donated to Extra Life! Each pack contains premium Bush Buck currency and Extra Life Elixirs which restore 100% of your max energy. Plus, pick up a Controller sword in the other two packs: The Extra Life TV pack, and the Extra Life Fairy pack! More details will be in the in-game shop!



Everyone can help change kids health to give them a better future, even if you are A PIRATE IN SPACE! Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms players can pick up Flapjack the Pirate Flumph starting November 14th! Net proceeds from all Flapjack sales from the first week of release will be donated to Extra Life. Check the in-game shop on November 14th for details!

December 15th, 2021
BW2: Extra Life 2021 Charity Drive Success! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


To all of you who donated to our Extra Life campaign this year: Thank you. It was a both fun and exhausting, but above all Codename Entertainment raised over $24k USD to help sick and injured kids.

Of that, the Bush Whacker 2 team was able to raise over $1700 USD! We had four goals that each unlocked a corresponding coupon code, and your generous donations have unlocked all four! Redeem them before February 1st, 2021:

Goal Code Effect
$200 EXTR-ALIF-E021-0200 1 Cake, which restores 75% of your maximum energy!
$500 EXTR-ALIF-E021-0500 1 Pristine Feed Voucher!
$1000 EXTR-ALIF-E021-1000 1 Unique DNA!
$1500 EXTR-ALIF-E021-1500 50 Bush Bucks
November 17th, 2021
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!