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'Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage' is Rovio Publishing's First Game

Last month, Angry Birds-maker Rovio announced that it would soon be releasing "the best new games" on its own publishing label called Rovio Stars. Its first game, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage was released today.

Our sister-site TouchArcade has posted a brief item about it, saying their "initial impressions couldn't be more positive".
In brief, the game revolves around you saving frozen viking trapped in ice. With a mixture of Slice It! [$0.99] Cut the Rope [$0.99 / $3.99 (HD)] you'll need to slice away parts of ice, and hopefully have them land in your viking ship where another viking will break the block if it's small enough. The iOS version is greatly enhanced over the original Flash concept, with many environmental obstacles that interact in a clever way.

As you can see in the trailer, there's a ton of variety in the puzzles in the game. We'll have a full review shortly, but in my 10 minutes of playing it my initial impressions couldn't be more positive. Definitely give this a look if you've ever remotely found yourself enjoying physics puzzlers.

Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage is available for the iPhone and iPad for $0.99 and $2.99 respectively. [Direct Links: iPhone, iPad]

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Posted: 11 months ago
1ST PERSON TO POST LOL :D my life goal has been accomplished.

I will buy this game the day it comes out.
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago
Poor that the developer isn't mentioned in the article. Nitrome for anyone who's wondering
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago

1ST PERSON TO POST LOL :D my life goal has been accomplished.

I will buy this game the day it comes out.


Well done and unless you read it, it's out now.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago
All this app advertising needs to be moved to it's own part of the forums.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago
This simply looks like a mashing of those apps listed in the article.. I thought gaming on iOS was about innovating and pushing the boundaries of puzzles and light entertainment?

This is just like all those early failed platform knock-offs back in the day.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago

Nitrome won't get as many page hits as Rovio will. Simple really.


In the headline and lead to the story, yes. But mentioning Nitrome somewhere in the article wouldn't have taken away page hits, would it have?
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago

Correct. But Nitrome deserve to have their name in the article title. They made the game. They put all the hard work into it.


I understand what you mean and certainly think that the developers deserve credit for their creation and work. But I don't the article isn't about Nitrome. The article is about the fact that Rovio, which is a world-renowned publisher because of Angry Birds, is now releasing games made by others.

While I feel that leaving the developer's name out of the article is either an unfortunate oversight or important omission, I completely understand why it wouldn't be in the title. That's not the important part of the story. There are thousands of developers and hundreds of thousands of games. This one is being mentioned because of its association with Rovio, not because it was developed by Nitrome.

I see that Touch Arcade's more in-depth story (the story this article on MacRumors is referencing) mentions Nitrome in the very first sentence, so they are given prominent credit. So I think the purpose of this brief article on MR is just to tell people to go to TouchArcade to find out more.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago

Poor that the developer isn't mentioned in the article. Nitrome for anyone who's wondering


Nitrome is one of the best Flash game makers!
Rating: 1 Positives

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