Crusaders of the Lost Idols is an idle game of heroic awesomeness! Create a band of fighters to fight monsters, earn gold and create strategies for the perfect formations over multiple campaigns! Upgrade your heroes, collect unique gear, and unlock new Crusaders in regular new events.
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Release Date: Oct 13, 2015

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August 10

New Event! Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage!

We are delighted to declare the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Summer Games open!

However, as usual with huge international events, nefarious ne’er-do-wells plot to disrupt the pageantry and sportsmanship. Despite his name, Dr. Evil escaped the surveillance programs put in place by the organizers. Now he has made off with the Summer Games Flashlight, the Duracell-powered symbol of sport (and convenient portable lighting when it gets dark).

Recruit Veronica, the Android Archer and Bubba, the Swimming Orc. Veronica swaps with Jim and Bubba swaps with Artaxes.

Reminder: Chests for Participation Ribbons are only available in the store until the event ends. The timer counting down until the event ends is visible on the event information pop-up and the objective screen.

The event runs until Monday August 22nd at Noon PDT!

You can read more on the official blog!

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August 5

New Content: Tasty Summer Talents!

We know you've been waiting so we're excited to launch new Talents for both Tier One and Tier Three. Plus we have a new weekend celebration for you with buffs for five Crusaders AND a new Golden Epic with the purchase of the unique Tasty Chests.

As a reminder for our new players, or for those who have yet to discover Talents, these are unique additional features and powers that are available in exchange for Idols. As ever, the criteria to unlocking the tier talents is dependent on you beating a specific area. For Tier 3 talents you're going to need to beat area 600 in any campaign!

You won't lose any DPS or Gold gains when you exchange your Idols. You'll always keep your total DPS and Gold bonuses in keeping with the number of Idols you've earned since you started playing.

You can read more on the official blog!

The Tasty Summer weekend buff will run until Monday August 8th at Noon PDT!

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Just Updated

Earn a free jeweled chest if you can solve The Case of the Warrior in Japan!


Detective Kaine is investigating the mysterious destination of Sasha's recent trip to Japan. He has learned that two keywords entered into the shop as a code will award a chest to anyone who can identify them.

Follow along with Kaine's investigation by signing-up to the Idol Times newsletter. Future emails will contain more clues from his notebook as he gets closer to the answer.
Check out the official blog for more details

Read More on our official blog: http://codenameentertainment.com/?page=idle&post_id=396#blog

Just Updated

New Tasty Summer Talents!


We know you've been waiting so we're excited to launch new Talents for both Tier One and Tier Three. Plus we have a new weekend celebration for you with buffs for five Crusaders AND a new Golden Epic with the purchase of the unique Tasty Chests.

Read More on our official blog: http://codenameentertainment.com/?page=idle&post_id=395#blog

Just Updated

New campaign! Idols Through Time... plus AdVenture Capitalist


We are delighted to tell you about a very special campaign this week. We've partnered up with our good friends at HyperHippo Games, the creators of AdVenture Capitalist for a special addition to Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

But first, let us tell you more about your impending adventure through time. That's right; the brand new permanent campaign is all about time travel.

Read More on our official blog: http://codenameentertainment.com/?page=idle&post_id=385#blog


Just Updated

Weekend Buff! Natalie's Gold Medal


As the Summer Games and the Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage event draws to a close, Natalie is in search of a Gold Medal. To help her, we're buffing five Crusaders from today until Monday, August 22 at Noon PDT.

Read More on our official blog: http://codenameentertainment.com/?page=idle&post_id=399#blog

About This Game

Unlock crusaders, Collect gear, and Earn achievements!

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is the Award Winning clicker idle game of heroic awesomeness.

Create a band of unusual heroes to battle monsters, earn gold by killing them and use it to level-up and unlock new character abilities. Organize your Crusaders by designing the perfect formation for maximum damage.

Master Formation Strategy over multiple campaigns and events that are updated every month.

KEY FEATURES:
Formation Strategy
The only clicker/idle game to feature a formation system. Crusader specific abilities, buffs, and gear challenge the player to find the best formation every campaign and event.

Unlock Crusaders
Collect an unusual host of over 30 characters such as The Bat Billionaire, Emo Werewolf and RoboTurkey, inspired by the world of video games and popular culture with more added Every Month.

Hundreds of Areas to Play
Master over 6 campaigns with dozens of objectives with deep playability and challenge; more campaigns released regularly.

Collect Gear, Buffs, and Trinkets
A cornucopia of content with hundreds of unique upgrades for each character, including unique gear, and buffs are available to collect.

Daily Quests
Each day players are challenged to complete mini-objectives that reward success with precious red rubies.

Monthly Events
Limited time events featuring special objectives and exclusive new content updated Every Month.

New! Monthly Events
Send your idle Crusaders on side missions to unlock past Event Crusaders, new gear, earn Enchantment Points and jeweled chests plus more!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6, and above
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
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AimForMyHead
673.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
Great fun game that you can play with minimal input if you want so you can be doing other things (browsing, watching videos, etc.) at the same time. Be warning, it's incredibly addictive (but in a terrific way).
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bft_chromeguy
3,058.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
it ok
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Blaze
10.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
Garbage wrapped in pretty colors... The game to satify gamers who like to grind for goods but not really do anything but waste time. Its beta so be ready for false representation of awards and non-stop in-game pop-ups selling rubies... oh joy!
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Polichaos
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
This is a clicker game with an amazing fresh new look at clicker/idle games. So, like most clicker games you have click damage and dps damage. Hire crusaders to increase that damage using gold you get from killing baddies. Levels and baddies all have themes like usual, witch is fun and cartoony. The bosses usualy have a retinue with them. So its not just one platform, with one boss on it like other clicker games. Bosses got some protection, they aint playing around...Did I mention that its side scrolling? thats neat... You actually traverse through a level like the old sidescrolling games while doing the clicker /dps damage. Also you use gold to hire more crusaders and their abilities. Pretty Typical right?! Well there is alot more. RPG bomb gonna go off here. A lot of the crusaders are based off of pop culture and cult classic video games.There is equipment for your crusaders AND your band as a whole to collect and upgrade! For each crusader, they have their own distinct equipment to upgrade their abilities. You also get gear for your band as a whole that upgrades and helps them out! Along with even buffs and special abilities, its more of a Final Fantasy/ D & D feel. And its great. Each level is a quest to kill or collect something of the baddies running at you in this sidescrolling adventure. Travel through the levels leveling up and equiping your band in good tastful music and great cartooning characters. Mostly a simple cute look, but its alright. KK, so the real gimick of the band of party memebers is that their abilities, and equipment can effect the other crusaders. Its called formation stratagy. Like the dreaded Greek and Roman phalanx. Be they in the same column or next to other crusaders, the tactics of your band grouping actaully can effect what damage is being done and the buffs applied to fight through the levels. It's nifty and really is a fun twist.I really enjoyed some of the equipment names and some of the names of the crusaders. The begining guy is a swordsman called Bushwacker. Clever... So if you like clicker games that have more RPG ascpects and a humourous look at RPG games this is the clicker for you !
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Crossmas
804.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
Personal Rating: 8/10

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is an interesting idle game, where you have to manage your crusaders in special formations to get maximum dps. You can get gear to make them stronger and there are special events where you can unlock new crusaders with new abilites. You can also send them on missions to make them stronger. Since this is an idle game there is nothing more to say. You just leave it running while playing something else and after like half an hour you level up your dps crusaders and then leave the game going again. But it's free so I got that going for me.
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rkayter
1,885.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
it's ok
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Z0MBIEKILLING
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
you call this a clicker game this is a nooby game i deleted it
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ivanli10252006
11.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
Well this game is good BUT I like this game. Thats it.

Yes im still playing...

Still...

STILL

STILLLLL

STILL......






Curse my life.
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kokojie
265.2 hrs
Posted: August 17
Stay away... it will consume your soul... or just all your free time
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ValkyrieUndead
22.3 hrs
Posted: August 16
Nice spin on the clicker genre with the formations. Well worth trying out and recommend highly as a clicker game.

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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
154.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Crusaders of the lost idols is a clicker/idle game which is somewhat different from your conventional clicker game. The game has massive amounts of content. The game has very good concepts and interesting gameplay mechanics.

Graphics:

The game features 2D nice looking cartoony graphics. They're certainly not very graphics intensive. The characters have a cute look to them and the game is pretty colorful and gorgeous to look at. The game seems to be locked at 30FPS, it's really an idle/clicker game so FPS doesn't really matter that much but in my opinion the slower FPS rate does make the game look a bit choppy. There is a "low quality" toggle so you can put it on low quality models to get more performance out of it. I also noticed blurry graphics and black bars when in full screen mode so playing in a windowed mode is ideal. The game is also 4:3 ratio, this can be improved by the developer in my opinion.

Sound:

The game has an awesome soundtrack (yes as far as I know there is only one sound track) and it sounded pretty nice and fun. Let's be honest, no one plays an idle/clicker game to listen to the music so after a while you're probably going to mute the audio anyways. The sound of clicking (sword sound) isn't too nice but I guess it doesn't really matter as mentioned before you'd probably mute the sound after a while because the game is usually idling most of the time.

Gameplay:

The gameplay of this game can be pretty overwhelming when you start, compared to your standard clicker game. You have goals, when you start a game you're given an objectives screen where you select a mission and go for the goal of that objective. You can also continue even if you have achieved the goal and keep going forward in levels. So there isn't any such restriction that you have to get your mission goal and start another mission right away. The point of this is so you can continue playing and try to get as maximum number of players' levels so you can earn maximum number of idols. You get Rubies and other things like unlock a Crusader (from events) as a reward for completing these missions. These rubies can be used to purchase jewel chest.

The game also features a free play mode where you can play without any objective and try to go for the maximum level and/or farm for idols. You get no Rubies reward in free play though. The main way to power up your crusaders is to earn idols. You get 1 idol for every time you level up your crusader to 500. Each idol increases all your crusaders' DPS by 3% and gold found by 1%. So collecting a lot of idols can really make your entire crusaders team stronger and you can go to higher levels as a result. The idols can be spent in the idol shop to buy ‘Talents’, which are also permanent upgrades.

The game's levels are different compared to say, Clicker Heroes, where when you kill x number of enemies you advance to the next level. In this game you have these mini missions for example, collect x number of shells, collect x number of mushrooms, collect x number of water bottles etc. All these mini missions are theme based e.g. if you're in the beach area you get to collect fishes, shells, if you're in the desert area you get to collect water and similar things. The theme changes every 10 levels and after every 5 levels you get a boss battle. At one point in game unlocking and leveling up a crusader called ‘Nate Dragon’, you will get a ‘End of the world’ ability which will do a soft reset and earning you idols and starting the game over again. This will also conclude any objective you have finished and reward you with rubies or whatever the reward was for that said objective.

You can hire crusaders in this game and you have a formation pattern where the crusaders can be placed. The number of spots is limited so not all heroes can be active at the same time. So you must choose your best possible crusaders combination. If your main goal is to get as much goal as possible, you go with the crusaders which multiply your gold. If you're trying to do maximum damage per second you choose the highest DPS crusaders. Different missions give you different formation patterns and some missions can block off parts of the formations. Like one of the missions has you running away from 4 killer rabbits and these rabbits block off 4 of the 10 spots on the formation, so you're crippled by this and can only take 6 crusaders on the mission. The placement of crusaders also matters as some crusaders have certain types of formation placement bonuses, like one of the crusader ‘Khouri’ has an upgrade which increases DPS of all the crusaders next to him by 45% and also an upgrade which heals the crusaders by 30% of their maximum health every second in the next line in the formation.

There's 20 total crusaders which come standard and then there are some crusaders which can be unlocked from these events the game developer does from time to time. The crusaders can earn gold by killing enemies and also earn experience points. The longer the crusader is in the formation the more experience points he/she will earn. E.g. if a crusader is in formation for 5 hours, it will gain an experience point which will give him DPS boost etc.

The crusaders have upgrades which can be accessed by leveling them up, this is the similar to the other clicker games such as Clicker Heroes. Upgrades such as increase the crusaders DPS by x percent, increase gold found by x percent etc. In addition to that these crusaders get these gear slots. When you open chests you have a chance to find a gear card for these crusaders, this can range from common, uncommon, rare to epic etc. This gear increases the crusaders stats permanently i.e. these won't reset even if you reset the world. If you find a duplicate card and you already have that gear card, these duplicate cards are enchanted which gives you enchantment points or ‘EP’. Each EP gives the crusader 25% bonus DPS. The crusaders also have abilities like "automatically perform 15 clicks per second", "freeze all enemies for 5 seconds" etc. These have a cool down after using them. The crusaders which unlock these abilities must be in the formation in order to use the abilities.

The regular chests can be found by killing bosses and the jewel chests can be bought for rubies or real life money. The regular chests give you 3 cards. These cards can have gear for your crusaders, x amount of gold found or a power boost card. While the jeweled chests give you 5 cards and i think there is at least 1 guaranteed gear card in these.

There are also power boost cards which are found in the chests. These can be activated at will and give the crusaders certain types of boosts. E.g. there is a damage boost. Other such boosts include earn x percent of gold, make the enemies spawn faster by x percent, do x percent of immediate damage to all enemies etc.

There are achievements which also increase your crusaders’ stats. You can open up chat in game and ask for help, the people I ran into when I started playing were plenty helpful and really did answered all my questions I had. So the community is also pretty nice in this game as far as I have seen. There is a guidebook feature also present which should be pretty handy when starting up.

A short gameplay video can be found below:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=738274058

Conclusion:

The game is very fun and if you enjoy clicker games, you will definitely enjoy this one. It's a free game so you have nothing to lose if you try this game. It has enough changes from the conventional clicker games that it warrants a play through. The game requires some understanding and can be a bit overwhelming when starting out but once you get the hang of what everything does it can be a breeze to play afterwards. There is a massive amount of content in this game and should keep you occupied for hours.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
188.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
In many ways, this is pretty standard for the idle genre. You have heroes, you level them up, you unlock skills, you progress farther and faster, and you reset and do it all again... farther and faster.

What sets it apart is the sheer variety of runs. It's not the same thing over and over with a minor boost. One run will task you with never wiping, while your next wants you to use just one hero. After that you could be facing double the monsters or having half of your party replaced with a trojan rabbit. And that's without the monthly events!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Well this game is good BUT I like this game. Thats it.

Yes im still playing...

Still...

STILL

STILLLLL

STILL......






Curse my life.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
265.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Stay away... it will consume your soul... or just all your free time
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
375.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Very nice game design! This casual clicker game will keep you busy! Events happen a lot, there are plenty of missions to run. Your not stagnant on crusaders you won't use. The stories in each objective are well thought of. Can't say enough about how nice of a play this is, EVEN FOR A BETA!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
375.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Pretty interesting "idle" game due to the added strategy of formations. You start off with 20 free heroes. There are about 30 event heroes that were released in previous events, but it is nigh impossible to recruit them and gear them up in time because it takes 13 days to attempt a quest to recruit 1 new hero and 90 days to attempt quests to gear up that hero, and with the quest success rates being around 50%, you can see it will easily take more than half a year to get one usable event hero. There are 30 of them. The other option is to pay money to buy special event chests to get the gear you need for them. I wish that they would add new free ways to recruit these event heroes that won't require half a year playtime per hero.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5,524.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Fun, mindless click game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
804.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Personal Rating: 8/10

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is an interesting idle game, where you have to manage your crusaders in special formations to get maximum dps. You can get gear to make them stronger and there are special events where you can unlock new crusaders with new abilites. You can also send them on missions to make them stronger. Since this is an idle game there is nothing more to say. You just leave it running while playing something else and after like half an hour you level up your dps crusaders and then leave the game going again. But it's free so I got that going for me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
364.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Fun, simple game that plays itself!
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