Skyrim's massive 'Falskaar' mod adds 26 new quests, built by 19-year-old

The new Falskaar mod for Skyrim is a massive piece of content comparable to an expansion, and it was all strung together by a 19-year-old hoping for a job at Bethesda.

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Although Bethesda may have moved on from Skyrim, fans are still creating impressive mods. One in particular, adds an entirely new landmass, 26 new quests consisting of 9 main quests and 17 sidequests, new items, two new spells, a new shout, a full soundtrack, and a voiced cast.

"Behind Falskaar" was the brainchild of modder Alexander J. Velicky, who spent the last year making it. He's also 19 years old.

According to a profile on PC Gamer, the mod represents part of his resume for a job at Bethesda. The project involved 100 people in total, contributing aspects like voices or the soundtrack, models or textures, and book-writers for the lore. But Velicky strung it all together himself.

"[My dad] was incredibly supportive and allowed me to live here, paying for living expenses and charging no rent," Velicky said . "I was able to not go to school and not have a day job. Meaning, more or less, that Falskaar was my day job." He said he wanted to "create content that meets the standards of [Bethesda's] incredible development team," in order to show that he wants a job.

You can download the mod here.

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    July 19, 2013 11:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Skyrim's massive 'Falskaar' mod adds 26 new quests, built by 19-year-old.

    The new Falskaar mod for Skyrim is a massive piece of content comparable to an expansion, and it was all strung together by a 19-year-old hoping for a job at Bethesda.

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      July 19, 2013 11:34 AM

      damnit kid we're trying to do our jobs its hard enough without 19 yr olds showing us up.

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      July 19, 2013 11:42 AM

      Nice job kid

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      July 19, 2013 12:09 PM

      Bethesda, hire this man right now. Beyond just hiring anyone with years of experience, you'll want someone like him who has proven dedication to your products.

      This is really impressive. I just got Skyrim legendary with the steam sale; I'll def give this mod a try when I've cleared out most of the game.

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      July 19, 2013 12:13 PM

      Its nice when your 19 and have no other responsibilities! Its amazing what you can achieve with that free time! Job well done!

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        July 19, 2013 12:57 PM

        This is so true. Not to knock the kid; it's just so much easier to gain skills like this when you have near limitless free time. After you start working, it's a dedicated class or ojt for just about everything. So hard to have free time later in life. Doubly so when you have a family.

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      July 19, 2013 12:16 PM

      I hope he gets the job.

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      July 19, 2013 12:28 PM

      They should hire him, even if he's only good at making trailers!

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      July 19, 2013 12:45 PM

      Bethesda! I could do this... if you gave me a job.... and also training in how to do it because I have no idea.

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      July 19, 2013 12:47 PM

      Anyone play this to see how good it is?

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        July 19, 2013 1:12 PM

        I downloaded it but haven't gotten around to it yet started replaying skyrim the other day and wanted to knock out some other things before hand.

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          July 19, 2013 9:03 PM

          I need to reinstall Skyrim...I broke the game with too many mods and it crashes randomly now :(

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        July 20, 2013 9:40 PM

        Much praise, but no plays yet lol =D

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      July 19, 2013 12:58 PM

      Has anyone tried it to see if it's actually any good?

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      July 20, 2013 12:19 PM

      Wow! What a beautiful landscape in the video. They should hire that great talented kid.