Gogii Games Attacks with Shannon TweedJun. 08, 2011, Moncton, NB,
Gogii Games is proud to announce that an agreement of collaboration has been signed with actress and reality star, Shannon Tweed in the development of a mobile game titled Shannon Tweed: Attack of the Groupies.
Appearing in over sixty films, Tweed has also had roles or made appearances in a long list of television shows including The United States of Tara, SpongeBob SquarePants, Married with Children, and Frasier. Most recently, Tweed has been a regular fixture in the home of millions, sharing the screen with members of her family in A&E’s hit reality television series Gene Simmons: Family Jewels.
George Donovan, CEO and founder of Gogii Games, decided to approach Tweed with the idea for a potential partnership only two minutes after their initial introduction. “Meeting Shannon was completely random, and she was so interesting to speak to, her personality is so vibrant. I knew her life story tied into the type of game we were already building, so I asked her if she’d ever considered being in a video game.”
Tweed was intrigued, and agreed to the idea almost immediately. The legal negotiations have just been completed, and the integration of Shannon, her daughter Sophie Tweed Simmons and her sister Tracy Tweed as focal characters in Shannon Tweed: Attack of the Groupies has begun.
A creative force, Shannon Tweed has invested herself in the process of designing the game, brainstorming potential story ideas and determining just what mechanic suits her best. Tweed says, “It’s really exciting, seeing how a game is developed. I’m new to video games, and George has very kindly given a crash course on the game and industry.”
The most interesting part for Tweed has been watching her family come to life as virtual characters. “It’s incredible, to see the sketches come in, and to be involved in determining the style and the attitude of the characters. Gogii has been very collaborative on that, which is one of the things I’ve really enjoyed about working with them.”
Donovan adds, “Shannon and her family have been fantastic. Her life story is so interesting and it’s a great partnership. We’re hoping to leverage her humor into the game, and create something that is as fun and interactive as she is, as well as allowing our customers to learn even more about her lifestyle and family.”
Look for Shannon Tweed and George Donovan of Gogii Games at E3. Shannon Tweed: Attack of the Groupies is for release sometime in August 2011, look to www.gogiigames.com for updates on development or follow us on Twitter or Facebook at GogiiGames.
About Shannon Tweed
Shannon Lee Tweed is an actress and model currently starring on A&E’s series Gene Simmons: Family Jewels. Tweed has acted in a number of films and amassed a cult following, some of her films have included Detroit Rock City, No Contest, and Shadow Warriors. Her appearances on television include United States of Tara, Frasier, Married with Children, SpongeBob SquarePants, and BayWatch. Tweed currently lives with her long-time partner Gene Simmons, of Kiss, and their two children.
About Gogii Games
A developer and publisher of casual games, Gogii Games develops, distributes and licenses IP or products to retail, online and alternative channels worldwide. Their catalogue of more than 60 titles are available in 11 languages, and multi-platform capable. A casual games industry leader, Gogii Games is strongly positioned to compete in an international market, working in collaboration with development studios in France, Romania, Canada and Prague. For more information, please visit www.gogiigames.com.