Video game maker heads to Simmons, Tweed wedding
A Moncton businessman is on his way to California on Friday where he'll be a guest at the Hollywood wedding of Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed.
Simmons, the bassist and co-founder of the rock band Kiss, and Tweed, a television celebrity, have a unique connection to Moncton.
George Donovan, the founder and chief executive officer of the video game company Gogii Games, developed a friendship and business relationship with Tweed, when she was in Moncton with Simmons for a promotional event.
Now Gogii Games is producing a video game with the actress called "Attack of the Groupies."
Donovan said Simmons wanted to be involved in the game’s production but he refused.
"We continued to just blow him off. We didn't want him to be any part of it. We didn't want him to get involved and that strengthened the relationship I built with Shannon," Donovan said.
"It kind of empowered her. I wanted her to be the lead, I didn't want Gene to be involved and Shannon just loved it. And from that we've built a great relationship."
Donovan said he speaks with Tweed three or four times a week.
Donovan said in the video game, players take on the role of Tweed, and fight off groupies who are trying to steal her soon-to-be husband, Simmons.