Wilbert Roget, II is an award-winning video game composer, whose scores include games in the Star Warsuniverse, such as Star Wars: The Old Republicand Star Wars: First Assault – written when he was a staff composer for LucasArts –  as well as Call of Duty: WWII, the Emmy Award-winning Star Wars: Vader Immortal, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Anew: The Distant Light and  Mortal Kombat 11. He spoke to  Limelight ahead of his appearance at Australia’s games music and audio conference High Score 2020.

Wilbert Roget II Wilbert Roget, II. Photo © Ian Grant

What were your first experiences of video games – and video game music?

Funny enough, one of my earliest memories of gaming was playing Mortal Kombatfor the first time! I was at my middle school friend’s birthday party at the arcade, his dad handed us a bunch of quarters and I saw this machine with realistic, cinematic graphics (…for its time). I fell in love immediately, and that started my many-years-long obsession with both video games and the martial arts....