Meet Team Röki - Jason
1 Introduce yourself
Hi! I’m Jason. I’m a visually impaired music composer, producer and audio engineer hailing from Scotland. I’ve been writing music under the alias “Aether” since 2013 and since then I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a lot of other talented music creators, singers, record labels, visual artists and recently game developers!
2. What was / who was your inspiration for wanting to be in the gaming industry?
I had never really seen myself being in the game industry at first. It wasn’t until I was in college that I even decided to think about game music as a possibility, but when the thought came into my mind, it never left.
I think it was Ori and the Blind Forest that first sparked this. Gareth Coker’s soundtrack for that game, and the beautiful visuals and story that it accompanied really resonated with me.
3. Favourite childhood game?
This is a tricky question as I played so many games when I was younger. I can’t really pick one but I’ll name some favourites from different consoles.
Xbox 360: Halo 3
This is the game I have most memories with. I used to play this every day after school with my friends. This was also the first game I ever unlocked all the achievements for! I love everything about this game.
PS4: Nier Automata
Now that I think about it, this is probably my favourite game, at least my favourite gaming experience in a long time. The story, music, combat, character design and environment are all incredible.
4. Favourite game of the moment?
At the start of August, I was feeling down one night so I decided to buy Stardew Valley in efforts to cheer myself up. 20 hours later I can’t seem to put this game down.
5. Who do you think would make you starstruck?
Yoko Taro (Nier Automata game director). I’ve read so many interviews about this man and everything I read just makes me more curious. He has a very unique outlook on life and in todays society as a public figure, I really admire how open he is about it.
6. And finally… Describe Röki in 5 words or less
Please release a novel series