19-year-old spends 2,000 hours creating massive video game mod as part of a job application


Bethesda Game Studios is known for making some massive games. From Fallout 3 to the most recent Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, the developer’s pedigree for making large, living worlds in video games is unquestioned. So when Alexander J. Velicky decided to submit an application to work at Bethesda, he created an epic mod that should make the developers (or anyone) proud.

Velicky’s Skyrim mod, Falskaar, is huge. The landmass that it adds is 1/3 of the original game’s environment, which is also huge. It also adds over 20 hours of content to the game, including: new characters, quests, music, and items. And speaking of characters, they’re all voiced by by a cast of 30 semi-professional and professional voice actors.

At 19, Velicky shows that he already has a pretty good understanding of how to get into the video game industry:

“The best way to show Bethesda Game Studios that I want a job there and should be hired is to create content that meets the standards of their incredible development team.”

If you’re interested in installing Falskaar, you can download it at the link below.

Falskaar on Nexus Mods

[via PC Gamer]

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  • Seamus McSeamus

    [@Dale Dixon]

    Could you repeat that? I didn’t have my ear trumpet ready…

  • Dale Dixon

    [@Seamus McSeamus] I heard everything! Age showing there?

  • Enrique Manalang

    [@Seamus McSeamus] Yup, he’s young too. Imagine what he could do being around professionals for a couple of years, plus all the resources from the company.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    If I ran a company that made games, I’d hire him after watching that. He clearly knows what he is doing. My only nit pick is that the music should have been lowered a bit when the actors were speaking. At times it was hard to understand what they were saying because the music drowned them out. That said, I realize that his main purpose here was to demonstrate his ability to create a game, and he easily achieved that.