Alexander J. Velicky, who created the Falskaar mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has joined Bungie Studios as an associate designer. So the argument that the best way to score a job with a game development studio is through modding still stands.
Writing on The Elder Scrolls forum, Velicky stated that, “Of course, all of this leaves me with one corny ‘life lesson’ that I’d like to extend to all of you. Never be afraid to try. I set my sights on a professional design job pretty early, I lowered my head, charged forward, and rarely looked back. Of course, I ensured what I was doing had a reasonable chance for success from time to time.
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