“Never be afraid to try.” As corny as these words may be, they’ve
held true for Alexander Velicky. Velicky is the nineteen-year-old who
created the Skyrim mod “Falskaar.”
For those unaware, Falskaar was
originally supposed to be more than just a mod for the game: it was
meant to be a job application for Bethesda. Though that application
wasn’t successful, he’s reporting on the Bethesda forums that he has
found employment at another company: Bungie. Velicky was hired as an Associate Designer at the company.
“I applied to many companies, and Bungie was in my, ‘Huge company that
will completely ignore me’ category. Well, they didn’t and look what it
got me. Bungie is an awesome company with an amazing team, and I’m very
lucky that they’ve decided to give me a chance! Never be afraid to try.”
He went on to thank the modding community for their support and encouragement. Velicky said he’s “unsure” if he’ll continue to mod, but there’s no doubt his main focus will be on his new job at Bungie.