The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC-sized Mod Falskaar Released

I don't have The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim installed on my computer right now, so I haven't had the chance to try the mod yet, but what 19-year-old aspiring level designer Alexander J. Velicky accomplished with his Falskaar is certainly impressive.

The mod for Bethesda's title apparently adds more than 25 hours of content and an entirely new landmass to the already content-rich open-world fantasy title, is fully voice-acted, and includes an original soundtrack to boot. You can find a trailer for it on the author's YouTube channel and the full mod on the Skyrim Nexus.

As for how a 19-year-old aspiring designer was able to churn out just so much content in a mere year, well, as he explained to PC Gamer, he approached it as a day job:

(I organized everyone involved, but the voice actors themselves recorded all the dialogue and submitted it to me,) Velicky told me. Though over 100 people contributed in some way, including composing an original soundtrack, Velicky took their contributions and plugged them into Falskaar himself. (I had some people help me out with a few models and textures, someone wrote a book or two for me. But otherwise all content was implemented, written and developed by me.)


([My dad] was incredibly supportive and allowed me to live here, paying for living expenses and charging no rent,) Velicky says. (I was able to not go to school and not have a day job. Meaning, more or less, that Falskaar was my day job.)