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p>VIENNA/WEST HOLLYWOOD, November 2, 2017 – Leading game developer Sproing is excited to announce the release of their new mobile game KISS Rock City, available to download for free from the App Store and from Google Play worldwide. The game was developed in close collaboration with KISS, the hottest  Rock’n’Roll band in the world, and Epic Rights, KISS’s exclusive global licensing agent.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, jointly stated, “KISS is very excited to be partnering with Sproing to bring the KISS Army and game enthusiasts such an entertaining mobile game. The game play rocks, we know you’ll love it!” 

KISS Rock City is a laugh filled adventure that takes players through the struggle of building a legendary rock band just like KISS. Players need to work their way up from playing the local bar circuit to the international spotlight, play along with original KISS hits and reach fame and fortune through skill, business deals and the help of their KISS mentors. No Rock Star cliché is too small as players need to deal with the quirks of their band members, rivals, their manager and other weird characters – players will be laughing all the way!  For more information visit KISS Rock City website, KISS Rock City Facebook page, or check out the KISS Rock City trailer.

By working in close partnership with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Sproing is able to ensure the KISStory is spot on, as well as offer day-to-day updates and stories from the band to keep the game play relevant, current and exciting.

“For a musician like myself a dream came true working together with KISS to create the first Rock’n’Roll stardom adventure game for mobile devices,” says Harald Riegler, CEO at Sproing. “The game features some highly addictive music gameplay, and is a game that fans of rock music and rock games will love!”

“KISS has done such an amazing job building not only an incredible band known for their iconic songs and legendary stage performances, but also building the biggest rock merch brand in the industry. We are excited to see KISS extended into a highly-engaging mobile game that fans will love!” says Lisa Streff, EVP Global Licensing at Epic Rights.

About Sproing

Sproing is Austria‘s leading game developer and since early 2014 also a game publisher. As one of the foremost independent studios focused on the creation of multi-platform games, the studio has successfully shipped 60 + retail games on all major platforms. 

In 2010 Sproing began leveraging that experience to become a major creator of Free-to-Play games. In The portfolio encompasses numbers of well-known games including Panzer Tactics HD, Asterix & Friends, Quarantine and Nonstop Chuck Norris.  For more information visit the Sproing website.

About KISS

As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, in every category (RIAA), KISS is one of rock’s most influential bands and have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. KISS is also the #1 Global Licensed Music Brand. Celebrating 43 years of rocking the planet, KISS continues to be on the leading edge of fan engagement with their official website and pro-social media activations with partners including Spotify and iTunes.

KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hire A Hero” program and more. KISS recently teamed up with Warner Bros for the animated "ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery" The second highest grossing Scooby Doo movie of all time. Most recently KISS appeared in Multi-Million Dollar John Varvatos Ad Campaign, 20th Century FOX's "Why HIM" Feature Film and the most recent series finale of The Voice and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. Once a year, the KISS Army becomes the KISS Navy as fans from across the globe board the KISS Kruise. This year marks their 7th voyage.

For more information visit KISS online

About Epic Rights

Epic Rights is a full-service global branding, licensing, and social media marketing company dedicated to building celebrity and entertainment brands via its broad global network of retailers, licensees, and agents. Working with a roster of top clients and brands, Epic Rights services include licensing/branding, music merchandising, social media management, VIP ticketing, and fan clubs. Epic Rights also oversees sponsorships and endorsements, digital archiving of all creative/photo/media assets and manages worldwide e-commerce for its clients in addition to providing in-house legal resources for trademark registration and audit management. Epic Rights is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.  For more information visit the Epic Rights website.

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