‘Falskaar’ Becomes Latest Must-Have Skyrim Mod, Adds 25 Hours of Gameplay

Posted on July 19, 2013 9:30 AM by Rob Williams

For a perfect example of what a game can become when modding’s introduced, look no further than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Not long after the game’s launch, the number of mods available was mind-numbing, and today, you could spend as much time applying mods to the game than it will take you to complete the main quest. And then we have a mod like Falskaar, which puts the game’s own DLC to relative shame.

Falskaar Skyrim Mod

The fact that Falskaar adds adds a landmass 1/3rd the size of the base game, 25 hours of gameplay, new characters, and new voice actors, just begins to explain how impressive it is. Even more impressive? The mod was developed by a 19-year-old. Effectively, Falskaar is a job application for Bethesda that took the creator 2,000 hours to create.

It’d be unfair to say that creator Alexander J. Velicky created Falskaar solo, as in actuality, he had over 100 people contribute in some way. Overall though, most of the mod is comprised of his work, and apart from that, he’s the one who organized the contributions of those 100+ people. That is one hell of a showing for someone not yet 20.

Want to give the mod a go? Head on over to Skyrim Nexus. If you give it a go, let us know what you think in our comments!

  • JD Kane

    Only one word will suffice to describe this: IMPRESSIVE.

    • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

      Agreed. If for some reason Bethesda doesn’t take him, I hope he starts up his own game company or something. If he could manage a project like this solo, and has the passion he does for quality gaming, I think his company would undoubtedly be successful.

  • JD crafter

    This guy deserves a job a Bethesda!

  • http://Techgage.com/ Matthew Harris

    I downloaded and installed this last night (this morning) and I am impressed. The level designs are great, the voice acting isn’t bad for something not professionally done and the quests, while a bit unpolished, have a certain charm to them. I hope Bethesda does hire him on as a designer. If not he should start doing pay to play or donate to play mods.

    • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

      Glad to hear that it’s good overall from someone with so much Skyrim experience. Even if Bethesda doesn’t take him on, some company is going to, unless he decides to start his own or something (not sure he’d want to take that route though… modding is a lot different than developing a game from the start + marketing + everything else that comes with it).

  • Kayden

    Now I have another reason to keep playing Skyrim. I love modders. (c:

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