Gene Simmons says Kiss are in talks with 'Angry Birds' team over spin-off game

Gene Simmons says Kiss are in talks with 'Angry Birds' team over spin-off game

Kiss's Gene Simmons has revealed that the band are in talks with the team behind the computer game Angry Birds about starring in their own spin-off.

In an interview with Industry Gamers, Simmons said he was confident that the mooted-project "will become a deal" and also claimed that the rockers were in discussions with Sony Games.

"We're talking with Sony Games now," he said. "We are really trying to take it in areas that haven't been done before and have stayed out of the marketplace because the ideas simply weren't exciting enough. So while the gaming world is waiting for the Kiss games that are going to explode, we're busy taking the brand to places where no brand has gone before."

He went on to add: "We're talking with Angry Birds, Kiss and Angry Birds, which will become a deal."

Simmons also said that the gaming industry had had a big impact on the music business, adding: "Technology has impacted the music industry in more ways than even it understands. People think it's about the internet, but it's usually a cold experience. You're just watching it.

"The more you get involved, the more it connects with you and the more you're doing it and the more you control the music and the visuals, the more it becomes important."


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