Dungeons & Dragons

  • Codename Entertainment posted an article
    Codename Entertainment announces Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms in Early Access see more

    VICTORIA, BC – Sept 7, 2017 - Codename Entertainment is proud to announce that Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is now available in Early Access on Steam. Gamers and Dungeons & Dragons fans around the world can begin their quest on PC and Mac today.

    Idle Champions is an idle clicker game where players must assemble and organize a party of Champions and master the art of Formation Strategy. Players unlock new Champions, upgrade them to reveal special abilities and collect epic gear. The key to success is learning how to combine each Champion's abilities to maximize damage or the amount of gold earned.  Only then can the player defeat an onslaught of increasingly powerful monsters.

    As players upgrade Champions, they choose specializations to increase their power further. Specializations need deep strategic thinking by the player as one specialization may increase the power of an ability but at the cost of another ability. Choices are permanent until the player completes each adventure.

    Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, the world's first idle clicker game set in the celebrated universe of the Forgotten Realms. The game is the award-winning studio's first licensed video game in partnership with Dungeons & Dragons.

     

    Key Features:

    Unlock Renowned Champions

    Collect renowned Champions from the world of Dungeons & Dragons, including fan-favourites from the Force Grey series. Unlock more Champions and gear to add to your party that will be added to the game in limited-time events after launch.


    Formation Strategy
    Mastering the position of each Champion to maximize their special abilities is the key to completing each adventure. Each Champion's abilities and gear requires careful thought to create the best combination. Only the most powerful formations will defeat the waves of Dungeons & Dragons monsters.


    Explore the Forgotten Realms
    Take your Champions on a journey through the Sword Coast. Players will be able to explore familiar locations within the Forgotten Realms as they tackle each adventure. After launch, the game will be updated with content inspired by the official Dungeons & Dragons adventures, starting with a trip to Chult with the Tomb of Annihilation.


    Regular Events
    The game is updated regularly with limited-time events. Completing events unlocks new Champions and gear to add to the player's collection.

    Digital Press Kit: http://bit.ly/IdleChampionsDPK

    Go to www.IdleChampions.com for further information and search for 'Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms' on Steam.

    About Codename Entertainment

    Codename Entertainment Inc. is the award-winning indie video game studio based in Victoria, British Columbia. The studio's last game, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, has remained popular since launching in 2015. It has stayed in the Top 1% of games by current player count on Steam. It's also one of the Most Played games out of more 113,000 on Kongregate.com, and it is consistently ranked in the Most Popular Games on Armorgames.com.

    About Wizards of the Coast

    Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com

    ©2017 Wizards. Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, their respective logos, and Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC. Used with permission. Hasbro and its logo are trademarks of HASBRO, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Jordan expects players will be able to try the game on the Steam platform this year. see more

    Source: Times Colonist
    Author: Andrew Duffy

    Local studio Codename to release Dungeons & Dragons video game

    A Victoria game developer is giving his inner child — and he hopes thousands of others — a major treat after announcing Tuesday that his studio has been working on a Dungeons & Dragons video game.

    Eric Jordan, chief executive of Codename Entertainment and a lifelong Dungeons & Dragons fan, and his team have been working since last fall on Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, an official Dungeons & Dragons game.

    It is expected to be released this year.

    “This is a huge coup. It’s a dream come true,” said Jordan, who first played the table top board game Dungeons & Dragons in 1981 as a 12-year-old.

    “Dungeons & Dragons launched all the role playing games. It was the genesis of it all.”

    Dungeons and Dragons was first published in 1974 and is now published by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro.

    Rough estimates suggest more than 20 million people have played the game while it has been responsible for more than $1 billion in book and equipment sales.

    Codename, with 18 employees, has a licence from Wizards of the Coast to produce the game, which will be set in the Forgotten Realms universe.

    “That’s one of the iconic D&D settings, like Middle-Earth is a setting for the Lord of the Rings,” said Jordan.

    “Dungeons & Dragons has a very rich world with characters and monsters, and people will get to see and interact with some iconic characters.”

    The game takes players on a quest with the goal of recruiting champions, increasing their strength and power, completing storylines and advancing to become more powerful, collect more loot and better gear.

    The game, which is initially free to play, allows players to advance just by playing or advancing faster by buying items to help.

    It is also an idle-clicker game, which allow players to put as much time and effort as they wish into a game as it does not require active play.

    Jordan said the motivating factors in this game are advancing and completing quests and collecting gear and loot along the way.

    Jordan expects players will be able to try the game on the Steam platform this year.

    It will feature monthly updates with new campaigns.

    A 2014 study found that the Victoria gaming industry had grown to 20 studios employing 250 people

    It has experienced growing pains, with studio closures and contractions. But new ones have also opened and others have added staff.

    Jordan said the net result is the same number of studios employing the same number of people.

    ‘‘The hope with a brand like Dungeons & Dragons is it can do a fair amount not just for us but the community,” he said.