19-year-old created 25-hour Skyrim mod to apply for a job at Bethesda

Creator Alexander J. Velicky spent 2,000 hours building the land of Falskaar, which is one-third the size of the world in Skyrim.


A 19-year-old by the name of Alexander J. Velicky wanted a job at Bethesda so much that he spent 2,000 hours creating an Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod called Falskaar as an application.

Falskaar is an ambitious product created by a 19-year-old.
Falskaar is an ambitious product created by a 19-year-old.

According to a PC Gamer interview with the high school graduate, Velicky spent 2,000 hours over a span of a year building the 25-hour-long mod as a way of showcasing his skills. It also features a landscape one-third the size of the original game's continent of Skyrim, new characters, new voices, and new quests.

Velicky added that more than 100 people contributed to the voices and ideas of Falskaar, though he stated that "all content was implemented, written, and developed" by him. He also said that Bethesda is aware of the mod, though no further statement was given by the publisher. "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," he said.

PC gamers can check the mod out on the Skyrim Nexus.

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