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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 it certainly looks ambitious, and I know it's better than I could do. Some of the dialogue and voice acting definitely says "mod" rather than "DLC" for me, though. Hard to judge considering I play Skyrim on the 360.
I could see Bethesda giving him a shot based solely on the ambition of his project, and he deserves some credit for taking the initiative.
GIVE. THIS. MAN. A. JOB.
Son, I am impress.
Awesome! If you want something bad enough this is what you do. Wish people would get back to this way of thinking and get off of the government teet.
This level of creativity, dedication, and insight deserves a JOB with no interview needed; one with very limited yet detailed questioning to make sure they are "right" for the position.
If this was Valve he would have been hired during Mod production and it would have released for a 5 dollar game :o
Lol I read Nintenyearold.
Downloaded this mod, along with skyrim for PC, yesterday. Hopefully it's as good as it sounds.
That is awesome,hopefully he gets the job
Since he made the news now. I'm Certain he'll find something. I will be indulging since I just got skyrim for PC :D
Two of those books? Written by me. Aww yeah.
Smart move, even if Bethesda turns him down this kind of attention getter is invaluable. He'll have a job soon.
he is luckly :P he did a good job
XD i will never get into the game industry, 2d art is dying i heard.
i hope he gets the job. he deserves it
i'm impressed...good job!!!
Give this man an award!! 2000 hours? I have a strong feeling that this wont be the last time we will be graced by Velicky Falskaar's genius
Fantastic, best believe if Bethesda doesn't take him on, some other big developer will!
Thats *** awesome
I downloaded this and helgen reborn recently haven't started this one one yet but it seems promising, helgen reborn is very good as well.
That's about a year of working 40 hours per week on a Skyrim mod. Props to you, Mr. Velicky. I'll be rooting for you to get the job!