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!
February 4th, 2016
Donate: Canadian Cancer Society 


2016 hasn't started out the greatest in the world of iconic heroes, with so many passing away in January.

We celebrated the lives of two celebrities that made an impact on our childhoods with a short quest in one of our favourite games. As well, we put out a call to action to our Bush Whacker 2 players to help us make a donation to the fight against cancer. All the proceeds received by us at Codename from those who bought the Pink Cancer Ribbon ranch item were donated.

With your help, we raised over $1,000 USD to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. They work with other partners nationally to achieve their goals. About half of cancers can be prevented, and screening for certain cancers can result in early detection, when the disease is most treatable.

For more information about the Canadian Cancer Society, you can visit their website.

February 4th is World Cancer Day. Find out how you can get involved in your location by visiting the World Cancer Day website.
November 16th, 2015
Codename And Extra Life 
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 us at Codename, our donations will be going to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Last year, we went the extra mile by inadvertently surviving 25 hours and beating our initial goal of $3000 by raising just shy of $7000!

This year, we're starting with a modest team goal of $1000, but Clive is determined to raise that all by himself with his promise to be in a full Princess outfit for the entire twitch stream. 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 November 21 from 10am PST through Sunday November 22nd at 10am PST 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 on Stream, as we get closer to this weekend, we'll have a rough idea of when you can see them!

Extra Life: Gaming for the kids!
July 29th, 2015
BW2 Supports Heart and Stroke Research 
Tags: bw2, charity.


Hi Whackers!

Heart disease is one of the top three leading causes of death in Canada and many other countries around the world, but we can make a difference! Talk to Doctor Orible in the Commons to do 3 quests, and buy the Hearty Pet Pack for only $10 to help out the Heart and Stroke Foundation!

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) supports Canadian research, works closely with the American Heart Association and the World Heart Federation on an international level. Heart disease and strokes affect many people and the research that HSFC supports helps reduce the risk of it happening and aids in getting people who suffer from it cured.

To learn more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation, click here.

The sale runs until Friday July 31st at Noon PDT.

Talk about it on the forums!
July 28th, 2015
EBA Cares about Heart Disease 
Tags: eba, charity.


Greetings Breakers!

We at Codename Entertainment are showing our support for the Heart and Stroke Foundation by donating our share of proceeds from two new hats in Egg Breaker Adventures.

The Heart Ribbon Hat adds a small chance of a Bonus Star and Less Nothings.
The Jump Rope Hat adds a small chance of a bonus 4x Multiplier and More Multipliers.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) supports Canadian research, works closely with the American Heart Association and the World Heart Federation on an international level. Heart disease and strokes affect many people and the research that HSFC supports helps reduce the risk of it happening and aids in getting people who suffer from it cured.

To learn more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation, click here.

The sale will run until Wednesday July 29th at Noon PDT.
April 14th, 2015
CNE Visits Cool Aid Support Housing 
Posted in Codename News.


We visited the Victoria Cool Aid Society's Olympic Vista apartments on Friday April 10th 2015 for a tour. The Olympic Vista building is a support center providing a home for seniors (55+) that have been, or are at risk of becoming homeless. Like all of Cool Aid’s Supportive Housing buildings, Olympic Vista has the security features and 24-hour staffing that ensure its residents have a safe, welcoming home with access to the help they need. It is so named because it has a view of the Olympic Mountains and a design that incorporates VANOC’s 2010 Olympic Village modules.

We started the tour in the lobby and got a rundown about the reasons behind the building, mainly to give seniors that have been homeless a safe place to relax and call home with a guaranteed meal a day. The building has a welcoming lobby with cushy chairs for residents to use the phone or chat with each other. There's a computer nook where they can access the internet and potentially reach out to family they haven't talked to in years. Residents also have access to a laundry room where Cool Aid provides the soap so everyone can have clean clothes. The dining room was next, with a TV that's always on and a piano tucked in the corner where residents can eat their guaranteed meal, socialize or just relax in the sun with a view of the garden.

Speaking of the garden, we headed outside next. There were six substantial raised beds for the residents to grow things in. The staff are also encouraged to participate with their own bed, but everything that grows is shared amongst each other. A gazebo and grassy areas rounded out the garden that was pretty even with the grey weather we had that day.

Heading back inside, we passed the Quote of the Day board and activity posters on our way to the elevator. We headed to the basement to check out something that we wouldn't have thought about, but can be necessary: a "sauna." This room is where they can take residents' belongings to heat up and kill bedbugs and their eggs. The process only takes a few hours and is less invasive than spraying down a resident's room and then having to repeat the process in a few weeks to kill any babies from eggs that hatched.

The tour concluded with a group photo and more thanks from Cool Aid for our support. It was definitely eye-opening and informative and we were grateful the folks from Cool Aid could take the time to show us around the building.


Entering Olympic Vista.


Quote of the Day and activities notice board.


The dining room.


James Splat giving us the information about the garden plots and gazebo.


A recent addition to the garden: a gazebo.


The community garden plots. Everyone shares and the staff are welcome to garden too.


Codename group photo, from left to right: Mark, Jacob, Nick, Cory, Alexis, Eric, Peter, Erika, Justin and David

March 25th, 2015
Fighting Homelessness in BW2 


Calling all Whackers!

The Commons has some very special guests for the next few days. Bob and Ruff are here to tell you about homelessness and what you can do to help.

We at Codename Entertainment are showing our support for the Victoria Cool Aid Society’s #buildhomes campaign by donating our share of the proceeds from the purchase of the adorable pet dog Ruff with his Cool Aid colour neck tie. Ruff's bonus changes up to 25% of Nothing wins into Hearts (random energy, mana, and power).

The Victoria Cool Aid Society builds homes, lives and community. They create opportunities for people who are homeless or living in poverty. They make a difference through housing, health care, support and emergency shelters. Founded in 1968, Cool Aid helps over 9,000 people in the Capital Region every year at 14 locations in Langford, Victoria and Saanich, British Columbia. The Society’s major new campaign is to Help End Homelessness by building an additional 360 apartments for people in the community who have no home. #buildhomes

For more information on Cool Aid, click here!

Ruff will be available for purchase until Friday March 27th 2015 at Noon PDT.

Celebrate your purchase by commenting on Facebook, sharing your love on the forums, or tweeting with #gamingforgood.
March 25th, 2015
Cool Aid Charity Drive in EBA 


Hi Breakers!

We at Codename Entertainment are showing our support for the Victoria Cool Aid Society's #buildhomes campaign by donating our share of proceeds from two new hats in Egg Breaker Adventures.

The Housing Hat adds a chance of a bonus Star and 10% more Gold.
The Housing Hard Hat adds a chance your win is Doubled and 10% less Nothings.

The Victoria Cool Aid Society builds homes, lives and community. They create opportunities for people who are homeless or living in poverty. They make a difference through housing, health care, support and emergency shelters. Founded in 1968, Cool Aid helps over 9,000 people in the Capital Region every year at 14 locations in Langford, Victoria and Saanich, British Columbia. The Society’s major new campaign is to Help End Homelessness by building an additional 360 apartments for people in the community who have no home. #buildhomes

For more information on Cool Aid, click here!

The hats will be available in game until Friday March 27th 2015 at Noon PDT.

Celebrate your purchase by commenting on Facebook, sharing your love on the forums, or tweeting with #gamingforgood.
March 10th, 2015
Boys and Girls Club Victoria 


The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria has been making an impact in the lives of youth and young adults for the past 50 years by providing after-school programs, camps, and support.

In 2008, they helped to establish Pink Shirt Day (February 25th) in British Columbia to promote anti-bullying and it has turned into a national public service announcement.

This year the Boys and Girls Club helped put on Victoria's 4th Annual Youth United Anti-Bullying Film Festival. The films were shown on Pink Shirt Day and youths from their Central Saanich centre managed to win first place. The real power of the festival is seeing youths contribute to the anti-bullying movement and creating shorts for other youths to view.

To support these efforts, Codename Entertainment did a fundraiser on Pink Shirt Day. For each Pink Shirt Hat pack we sold in Egg Breaker Adventures, we donated our share of the proceeds to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria to support their anti-bullying activities in our community.


Today, Kate Mansell from the Boys and Girls Club visited our offices to thank us for our endeavours and share more about their activities. Eric and Peter took a photo with her as well.

For more information on what the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria does or to find out how you can help, visit their website.

Or to find another Boys and Girls Club in Canada click here.