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  • Clive Gorman posted an article
    Codename Entertainment announced today the hiring of veteran Wizards of the Coast Producer see more

    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
    • Heroscape
    • 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

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Two gamers are taking up the Extra Life challenge to play games for 24-hours straight. see more

    24-Hour Video Game Marathon for Charity in Downtown Victoria, B.C.

    Event to be hosted at VIATEC’s Fort Tectoria venue this coming weekend, November 5th and 6th

    Victoria, BC (November 1, 2016) - Two gamers are taking up the Extra Life challenge to play games for 24-hours straight. Victoria-based Enigmatic Events, specialists in live game experiences, will be hosting the marathon at VIATEC’s Fort Tectoria, to raise funding for the Children’s Miracle Network a network of 170 children's hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada.

    The challenge will require local volunteers, Delek Turner and Chris Smith, to endure a total of 24 hours of games without a break. Their target is to raise $1,000. Delek will play Doom, dying repeatedly until he cracks it. Chris Smith will be going head-to- head against his friends (and enemies) in a series of casual multiplayer games, covering 24 different games in 24 hours.

    The video game marathon will run concurrently with the Day of Board Gamers event, a bi-annual event that invites local board game and tabletop game enthusiasts to play their favourite games and meet fellow fans.

    • The challenge runs from 5pm on Saturday, November 5 th until 5pm on Sunday.
    • Day of Boardgamers will start in the same space from 11am on November 6th
    • The event is sponsored and supported by local video game studio, Codename Entertainment.

    Members of the public who would like to donate to the cause and learn more should visit their Extra Life pages:

    • Delek Turner : http://bit.ly/2egk53r
    • Chris Smith : http://bit.ly/2f2MdIL

    For more information contact Chris Rudram on chris@enigmaticevents.com.

    About Enigmatic Events:

    Enigmatic Events provides mysteries, puzzles and games for both entertainment and personal development. A wise man once told us that a day is never wasted if you did three things in it: improved yourself a little bit, improved the world a little bit and found some joy. Enigmatic Events uses this philosophy behind the ideas and events it develops and runs.

    About the Children's Miracle Network

    Children's Miracle Network® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. These hospitals, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Established in 1983, Children's Miracle Network raises funds to support critical research, education, purchase life-saving equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.

    About Day of Boardgamers

    Running since 2012, ‘day of boardgamers’ is a laid back board game convention, getting people to play new games with old friends; or old games with new friends. The event has always showcased new designs by local designers in the last two years as well, showcasing a small, but active tabletop game development community in Victoria. Learn more: http://bit.ly/DayofBoardGamersX

    About Codename Entertainment

    Codename Entertainment was founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks. They started making games for Facebook and evolved into making games for platforms like Kongregate.com, ArmorGames, and Steam. In 2015, the company launched Crusaders of the Lost Idols. Codename Entertainment and Crusaders of the Lost Idols are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

    www.enigmaticevents.com

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  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    TinyMob Games has just released their brand new video game, M.E.R.C. see more

    TinyMob Games launches M.E.R.C.

    TinyMob Games has just released their brand new video game, M.E.R.C. 

    M.E.R.C. is a game that allows users to step into the world of non-stop, real-time tactical engagements with a 4-person squad. You can upgrade and recruit units, learn and enhance special abilities, while acquiring better weapons and gear. You can also take your toughest and bravest recruits into action in co-op multiplayer to kick some serious "Manta butt" and save the world.

    Users that enjoyed TonyMob Games' X-COM and Syndicate, should also enjoy M.E.R.C. It's available for purchase on Steam for $21.99.