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.
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!