Wilbert Roget takes over score for Super Roman Conquest

Last year, a team of ex-LucasArts developers successfully raised over 40,000 USD to develop the retro-styled real-time strategy title Super Roman Conquest. It was originally announced that fellow LucasArts alumnus Jesse Harlin, the music supervisor for multiple Star Wars titles, was to compose the title. However, his former co-worker Wilbert Roget, II has revealed to us that he has taken over scoring responsibilities. In an upcoming interview, he says the following about the score:

“I had a great time writing for Super Roman Conquest actually! It’s a labor of love between two ex-Lucas guys, Matt Boland and Tim Temmerman, and I was called in to replace another ex-Lucas composer. I’m still working on this score actually, but what I’ve written so far was a contrast against my Lara Croft score — both of them concern ancient Mediterranean civilizations, but for SRC I of course used instruments associated with ancient Rome, as well as a men’s choir and a different harmonic flavour. Matt and Tim are very knowledgeable about music, so it was quite straightforward finding the right “sound” for this project right away.” – Wilbert Roget II

Since the closure of LucasArts last year, Roget has started a freelance career and has already had great success. In addition to Super Roman Conquest, the artist has also worked on Lara Croft and the Temple of OsirisDead Island 2, and Final Fantasy VI: Balance and Ruin.

Posted on September 3, 2014 by Chris Greening. Last modified on September 3, 2014.

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