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June 09, 2023

Lodrian's Shop Update

New Acatriel Gear

New Gear in the Afterlife

Greetings, all! This is Alina, posting on behalf of Lodrian and Nightwraith. While Nightwraith is mostly-AFK recovering from his recent surgery, Lodrian stepped up to make sure the Epicduel community would still have releases. This week, you'll find a bounty of new weapons in his shop in the Afterlife. 

  • Apocryphal Demigod Bow E
  • Cathedral Knight Magnum E
  • Celtic Wendigo Staff E
  • Cosmic Eviscerator Worldeater E
  • Necro Energy Burst Claymore E
  • Sanguinomancer’s Cruelty Blades E
  • Apocryphal Demigod Bow P
  • Cathedral Knight Magnum P
  • Celtic Wendigo Staff P
  • Cosmic Eviscerator Worldeater P
  • Necro Energy Burst Claymore P
  • Sanguinomancer’s Cruelty Blades P

Plus, last week, Nightwraith rallied unexpectedly and helped Lodrian get out an update to the war.

As always, please keep your feedback coming on Twitter and Discord so we know what you're enjoying and what you'd like to see more of.

Keep an eye out for more information on upcoming rewards, Nightwraith's recovery, and what else the Summer will hold for you.

Tags: Alina


May 25, 2023

An Epic Dual: 2 Eyes are Better than 1

AE Team rallies as Nightwraith recovers from surgery

Hi players! Beleen here, and I just want to start off by reassuring you all: Nightwraith, your beloved Epic Dual game lead, artist, and all-around great guy, will be just fine. 

In order to deliver full transparency to our gaming community, we want to inform you all of what suddenly happened: Nightwraith’s retina – that super important part of your eyeball – started to detach; it’s a literal 🙈 moment. Emergency surgery had to be performed and the healing process is going to take at least 1 month for this type of procedure.

Good news: Nightwraith is out of surgery!

We got word last night from Nightwraith’s wife that the several hour surgery went very well, and he is currently recovering alongside his family and friends. Pheew! What a relief!

Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, being a game lead and artist does require both eyeballs to operate, so Nightwraith will not be able to carry out his normal duties until he is fully recovered. But! We are like family here at Artix Entertainment, and the team has stepped up to take care of our wounded comrade. 

Nightwraith reluctantly went through with his surgery, only because he cares so much about you all and did not want to distance himself from the community whatsoever. Of course, the AE team assured him that his ONLY responsibility was to take care of himself, and we would make sure that all players and the game were covered. And that’s what we’re doing right now.

It's all hands on deck!

Lodrian is stepping up into the spotlight and taking things forward with Alina vigilantly at their side (because no one should begin an adventure like this alone)! Captain Rhubarb is going to be programming, managing the database, and doing any admin/coding work for the EpicDuel releases. The rest of the AE team will be working with these warriors, giving them all guidance and support and writing Design Notes, much like yours truly. 

We all need to show that we’ve got Nightwraith’s back while the front of his eye is recovering! We are certain our gaming community understands that we must scale back the size of ED releases while he is recovering, since the AE team is already small and most of us haven’t worked on ED before.

However, we are still planning 2 new weapons packs over the next month (instead of the larger updates Nightwraith had planned, so we don’t accidently break something!). And, of course...

Double Varium bonuses!

The 2x Varium bonus started Tuesday, so now is a great time to score double Varium payouts with your support of the game – and Nightwraith, too! We should also send 2x healing thoughts to Nightwraith while he is recovering, since he will be out of commission for at least a month ❤️‍🩹

On behalf of everyone at Artix Entertainment, we hope you get well soon, Nightwraith – but don’t you DARE read this DN post since your eye needs time to fully heal :p We are making sure the ED team and players are covered while you recover! Healing wishes and positive vibes heading your way, Nightwraith!! 

Hugs from us all,

Lodrian, Beleen, and the Artix Entertainment team 

Tags: Alina


November 21, 2019

2020 Poster Calendar Update

Shipping Estimate Update

The estimated ship date for our 2020 Poster Calendars from Heromart has moved to later next week. If you already ordered a calendar (or got a free calendar for buying the two new armor t-shirts), please check your email. More info (and a bonus gift) are waiting.

The 2020 Poster Calendar has been changed to pre-order status. If you buy the calendar now, shipping will begin as soon as they arrive at the Secret Underground Lab.

2020 Artix Calendar Poster

The 2020 Artix Calendar poster includes wicked new art from Dioz and Dage, and comes with the UnderWorld Chronomancer in-game rewards in all our regularly-updated videogames!

Plus, get the Collector's Edition of the 2020 Artix Calendar Poster and unlock the 12 x 18 bonus UnderWorld Chronomancer print + exclusive in-game pet.​

Tags: Alina


September 01, 2018

Get the Artix Game Launcher

Play Artix Entertainment Games without a Browser!

Help us test our new Artix Entertainment Games launcher. We built this to future proof our existing games. Using this launcher removes the need for a browser or the Flash Plugin.



  • Yes, this is an early access Alpha Test
  • Help Test
  • Hunt for Bugs
  • Suggest Features


  • AdventureQuest Worlds
  • EpicDuel
  • AdventureQuest
  • DragonFable
  • MechQuest
  • Oversoul
  • AdventureQuest 3D (Sorta - the button will open the game in STEAM)

Tags: Alina


August 25, 2016

Dungeon Punks

BREAKING NEWS! Artix publishes a new video game :D

Hiya guys, Artix here. My long time friends at Hyper Awesome Entertainment created a tag team brawler video game called Dungeon Punks. Maybe you saw us streaming last week while we were all sitting on the couch trying out the game. We instantly fell in love with its old-school arcade gameplay -- which reminded us of our favorite games, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dungeons & Dragons, and my personal mega-favorite, Golden Axe. It is fun… and when I saw the laser shooting unicorn mounts I LOL’d. Check out the game for yourself.

AdventureQuest Worlds BONUS! “Were-Warlock”

Starting right now, when you buy Dungeon Punks on our page using Humble Bundle, you also get the exclusive Were-Warlock armor in AdventureQuest Worlds. This armor was inspired by the Were-Witch, one of the playable heroes in Dungeon Punks.

What does it mean to “Publish a game?”

Good question! You know when you load a console game and it has a few different game company logos on the front? They represent all of the people/studios who do different parts for the game. As long as you have known us, we have always done both the developing and publishing of our games. But we did not make this one. I know, at first glance from the art it looks like we did. Which is exactly why we were their first pick to be the publisher… which really means promoter when you get right down to it. Hyper Awesome Entertainment is made up of the guys who worked on Shadowtale back in the day. We have actually done a lot of things together and built up a lot of trust over the past 10+ years. Which is why I am proud to help spread word about their game and find it happy players.

Also, if this game does well there is a chance we could work together with Hyper Awesome on a game project in the AQWorlds or Dragon Fable universe. O_O Check out Dungeon Punks and see its game trailer at http://DungeonPunks.Artix.com . The game is normally $15, but we are running a 10% launch discount until the end of the month.

Tags: Alina


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