Isle of Man-based supplier Microgaming has entered into a long-term agreement with Reno-based games developer Crazy Tooth Studio.

The agreement will see Crazy Tooth Studio develop exclusive online slots for Microgaming, with Arctic Valor the first game to be rolled out under the partnership.

“We are very excited to be working with Microgaming, whose extraordinary position in the market, diverse portfolio of excellent games and extensive list of operators will enable us to greatly diversify our capabilities and deliver our range of innovative slots and games to new audiences,” said Crazy Tooth Studio president Ben Hoffman. “We are thrilled to release Arctic Valor as our first exclusive game for Microgaming.”

Arctic Valor is a six-reel, 4,096 ways slot featuring fierce Valkyries and icy wins as warriors enter into battle across a frozen tundra, with gleaming weapons and colourful snowflakes forming a vivid set of symbols, alongside depictions of the heroic horde of Valkyries.

The Falling Icicle feature sees icicles grow above the reels throughout the game. Heightening the tension, every spin offers a chance for one or more icicles to randomly fall and crash onto the reel, covering up to three symbols each. Shattering the icicles reveals hidden treasures, with lucky players finding the symbols buried beneath transformed into wilds, or unleashing cash prizes.

Landing three or more scatter symbols pulls players into a Bonus Free Spins round where the icicles become even more dominant, plummeting through the reels over each of the seven free spins. Rewards are ramped up even further for players landing a full stack of Valkyrie symbols, causing the icicles above to enlarge to a maximum three symbol height.

“Arctic Valor provides a visually stunning journey into a land of ice and snow, complete with a fantastically vibrant, Norse-tinged atmosphere,” said Microgaming games publisher David Reynolds. “With 4,096 ways to win, players can also look forward to smashing their way through to some truly epic rewards via the game’s unique and suspenseful icicle feature.”