VICTORIA, BC – May 28, 2018 - Codename Entertainment announced today the hiring of veteran Wizards of the Coast and Dungeons & Dragons Designer and Producer Chris Dupuis. Dupuis will be overseeing the design, production, and development of the studio’s officially-licensed Dungeons & Dragons game, Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, as well as the award-winning Crusaders of the Lost Idols.
"It is an honor to join Codename, and I am excited to be a part of the dynamic video game sector in Victoria," said Dupuis. "This talented team loves games in all forms, which suits me perfectly. I’m looking forward to diving into our current live service games and helping to grow Codename Entertainment’s impressive portfolio in the future."
Dupuis' own award-winning achievements include credits as both a designer and a developer on dozens of major tabletop, role playing, and board games, including:
- Betrayal at Baldur's Gate
- Risk Legacy
- Lords of the Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport
- Temple of Elemental Evil and other D&D Adventure System board games
- Magic The Gathering: Born of the Gods
- Kaijudo TCG
- Dungeon Command
- Battleship Galaxies
- Mice & Mystics
“Hiring Chris and adding to the existing talent at the studio has been an enormous achievement,” said Eric Jordan, Codename Entertainment's CEO. "Chris has an impressive resume of world-class games under this belt, and we're delighted to be able to bring him to our beautiful city."
Dupuis will also be participating in a fireside chat for the local Victoria chapter of the Independent Games Developer Association, discussing his wealth of experience making globally-recognized and much-beloved board games. The event is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30pm at Fort Tectoria. Head to www.igdavictoria.com for more information.
About Codename Entertainment
Codename Entertainment Inc. is the award-winning indie video game studio based in Victoria, British Columbia. The studio's latest game, Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, is a Top 25 free-to-play games on Steam, Top 100 Most Played Steam games by concurrent players, and has racked up more than 3 million cumulative plays since launching in September 2017. The studio's previous game, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, has remained popular since launching in 2015. It has stayed in the Top 1% of games by concurrent player count on Steam. It's also one of the Most Played games out of more 117,000 on Kongregate.com, and it is consistently ranked in the Most Popular Games on Armorgames.com