Shannon Tweed Takes on Groupies

By Vanessa Butler

We talk to 1982 Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed about her new game "Attack of the Groupies"

While some feel the need to play the pity card when other women try to steal their beau, 1982 Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed figured it would be more fun to develop an app game about the perils of dating her über rockstar husband Gene Simmons. “In retrospect, I shouldn’t have been as kind or tolerant, so my advice is to FIGHT BACK.” Said Shannon on dealing with groupies, “The alternative is despair and then they win which is unacceptable!” 

In Shannon’s new game Attack of the Groupies players find themselves up against desperate cougars, slugs, beauty queens and bimbos that attempt to cross the Tweeds. “Yes, it’s true—some of the characters are definitely based on particular stories… I have many. We’ve have had them knock on the hotel room door and stand there naked, they have stalked me and Gene, the list goes on and on. We get the craziest mail too; people seem to be able to really express themselves with the cloak of mail and internet!”

With the help and inspiration from Gogii, a gaming corporation with a great sense of humor, Shannon got to work developing the look of the main characters and groupies while daughter Sophie helped her out designing the weapons as well as some of the voices heard in the game. “Sophie started college with a computer programming major so that added to the fun of collaborating together.”

We knew a woman like this must be chalk full of stories and other ideas great for other games; luckily for us she hopes it won’t be the last we see of her gamer geek side. “We kept this one pretty PG but I have better stories in me!”

To test the game out for yourself, head on over to the iTunes store and download the free app. We were absolutely hooked the second we started playing and would definitely recommend purchasing the full version. The game can be played with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad which requires iOS 3.2 or later. 

Head on over to Twitter to WIN a free code for iPhone or iPad! Tweet @PlayboyDotCom the name of the reality show Shannon Tweed’s family is on with the hashtag #PbApps 


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