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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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That's actually awesome..cheers to this lad...I suspect many doors will be opening for him now
Mod work and experience - be it on assets in your portfolio or website or something - is MUCH stronger than a degree in this field. And in any sector of the entertainment industry. If Bethesda doesn't hire him, I'm sure someone will. And if, say, Obsidian, Bioware or IneXile come a'knockin', I hope he answers the door.
By the Eight!
Good work, dude-- hope Bethesda is paying attention!
That's freakin awesome. I hope this man can get that job. I would love that and be very. Impressed if he does. He deserves it if he put that much work into it. Well done sir.
If they don't, I am sure another game company will...Kids got talent
If they hire this guy, I hope that they port this over to consoles. This looks better than any of the DLC's that were released.
If only you could mod PS3s...if only. Now to think about how awesome it would be if I could experience it...if only.
Dang. I sure hope he does go far; it will be interesting (and he'll probably cringe) to look back on this mod after he becomes extremely successful. Awesome job!
Congratulations Velicky. I'm 19 & I can barely even cook a pizza. Mad respect.
By the Nine! This guy needs to be hired!!
I am a teacher and I believe that college is for almost everyone. Why? Well, almost everyone isn't entirely sure what they want in life. There are exceptions, and this 19 year old young man most definitely is sure of what he wants. My best of wishes to you, Alexander Velicky, and I'm glad that in today's world where most young people are distracted by games, there are those who are inspired and driven by them.
What a badass I hope he gets the job and adds some creative ideas to the table at Bethesda.
Imo, the fact that he willingly put that much time and effort into that mod should be enough to consider him hired