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Ambition will get you far, and 19-year-old Alexander J. Velicky has put his to good use. The Skyrim fan has poured approximately 2,000 hours into his Falskaar mod in hopes of landing a job at Bethesda.
Velicky's Falskaar mod boasts 25 hours of content, unique quests, a huge dungeon that takes an hour or two to best, and unique audio. The voice acting was handled via an audition process, with 29 actors in 54 roles. The score by Adamm Khuevrr is original also and can be heard on YouTube along with a bonus track heard in the gameplay trailer composed by Julian Shanahan.
Velicky had the help of family, with his father supporting his work. The young designer was allowed to work full-time on the project, living rent-free with his father.
If you're interested in checking out Falskaar for yourself, it's available at Skyrim Nexus.
[Source: PC Gamer]
Our TakeUsers have reported that Falskaar is good. Very good. Bethesda should absolutely pay attention to the quality of the mod, the unique voice acting and an original score, and the detail work on books similar to those that litter the original game.
As significant though is the way in which Velicky approached this endeavor. He used the mod tools as a training tool, devoting an average of 38 hours or so each week. It isn't hyperbole to consider his work on Falskaar a full-time job. Here's hoping we see Velicky's name in the credits of the next Elder Scrolls or Fallout title.
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Well good luck to him. Looks pretty impressive
I've been playing Falskaar for a couple days now. What's interesting is after I installed it, I completely forgot about it. So I loaded up Skyrim, was just playing around, and lo and behold, I run into an NPC in Riften that I honestly was convinced I had just been missing. Turns out it was the beginning of the mod. That was an amazing first impression; not even realizing it was a first impression lol.
Seriously though, this mod (henceforth I shall call it a User-Created DLC, or UCDLC) is amazing. The entire world is hand crafted, just as Skyrim, and it's so immersive it seriously feels like it was made by Bethesda themselves. Actually, and I do apologize, Bethesda, but it almost seems... better o.o (braces for hatestorm).
If you have Skyrim, I seriously recommend this. If you used to play Skyrim, and have gotten tired of it, I seriously recommend downloading this to give it a proper sendoff for you. I have yet to finish it, but I almost don't want to because I love the area.
TLDR; must have for any current or former Skyrim fans.
I find this kind of things really inspiring... it demonstrates you can do whatever you want... you just have to go for it
I can't wait to watch Alchestbreach play this via youtube:)
That's pretty freakin' incredible!
This guy needs to get hired to work on Elder Scrolls VI! If anyone has earned it, it's him!
Hell of a job, and good luck!
Cheers for doing what you love
That is an employee who want to hire and keep long term. The talent, determination and dedication has already been proven. I hope Bethesda keeps an eye on him.
This game was incredibly boring at best and the only reason why most gamers got so much play time in it, was because it took so long to get anywhere, and the billion side quest that for the most part where to keep you busy and had nothing to do with the story. I had more fun counting rocks on a gravel road. To each their own though, if you enjoy it you will definitely get your moneys worth. oh, ya, hope the kid gets the job.
Even if he doesn't get hired at Bethesda someone will look at this work at see his talent. Hope he gets into the industry.
This is awesome. It's good to see someone taking initiative and pouring their time into a project because they enjoy it. I hope he does get hired, if not at bethesda, then somewhere else. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if someone enjoys their work that much without being paid for it, then they will make a great employee when they are finally paid for it.
Good for him hope all his hard work pays off.
If you dont get a job at Bethesda, you can star a "KickStarter". Good Job :).
I really hope that Kyle is hired by Bethesda. I haven't downloaded the mod yet but I've seen it on Nexus and heard some music samples. Hopefully Bethesda will keep an eye on him and hire him for the next Fallout/Elder Scrolls game. ;D
Hire him to help make Fallout 4
Someone's mod just went Mod Of The Year!
That awkward moment when you play on console... ***!
this looks very good, i may have to fire up my copy of skyrim on pc again