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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WorldTravelBro Avatar
112 months ago
1ST PERSON TO POST LOL :D my life goal has been accomplished.

I will buy this game the day it comes out.
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mopatops Avatar
112 months ago
Poor that the developer isn't mentioned in the article. Nitrome for anyone who's wondering
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the8thark Avatar
112 months ago
All this app advertising needs to be moved to it's own part of the forums.
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lyngo Avatar
112 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
donutbagel Avatar
112 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!
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autrefois Avatar
112 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.
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