In a new initiative called Rovio Stars, Angry Birds maker Rovio will play publisher for a handful of indie games. The first game to emerge from this program is Nitrome's upcoming pixel-art puzzler Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage.
In this game, you slice ropes and hack up big blocks of ice to help return a clan of Vikings to their longboat. You'll also face enemy trolls and deadly traps, and get to play with cannons and, erm, chickens.
Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage contains 95 levels, big boss baddies, side-quests, and special god powers to help you bypass the tricky levels.
This is an all-new iOS-optimised remake of the critically acclaimed Flash game Icebreaker. This mobile port was announced last year and was originally scheduled to debut in January 2013. It's now down as "coming soon".
Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage represents the first of a "small, select number of games" that Rovio will be focusing on with Rovio Stars.
"We want to help the developers to give these games that last coat of polish, publish the games, and find their audience," Kalle Kaivola, Rovio's director of development, said.
The next game from the program will be stealth-based medieval puzzler Tiny Thief by 5 Ants. This was announced as a Rovio production back in January.