Remember Alexander Velicky? He’s the 19-year-old who made Falskaar, an enormous 25-hour Elder Scrolls: Skyrim expansion, as a job application to Bethesda. Well, he got a job, but not with Bethesda.
Velicky has landed a job with Bungie, the developers behind the much anticipated Destiny. He’s been brought on as an associate designer, proving that his 2000 hours of work on the mod were not in vain. In a post on Bethesda’s forum, he wrote as thank-you:
Modding has been 90% of my life for over four years now, and all throughout you were there to support me. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank every person who ever provided feedback on a mod, support, help, or something as simple as a “Cant wait!” or “Great job.” Every single one of you made this possible.
For fans of his mods, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be seeing more stuff from him. He went on to say that despite his commitment to his new employment, he’ll probably still have the modding bug – he even mentioned possible modding for Fallout 4.
I do find it rather amusing that he didn’t end up with a job at Bethesda, but I’m really happy for the guy. Always nice to see talented people find employment in their field, and Bungie seems like a cool place to work. It will be interesting to see what new and interesting things he’s able to do there.
In case you still haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer for Destiny that shows off the moon.
Last Updated: November 27, 2013