Skywind developer video showcases the project’s progress and features

Posted on April 20, 2014 - 12:00pm by Patrick Breeden

A new developer video for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod Skywind released Friday.

The mod project’s goal is to fully recreate the world of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind with the Skyrim engine. The video showcases new crafting, voice acting, music, concept art, landscaping, 3D modeling and more.

The team behind the project calls themselves The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project, and they are asking for volunteers to assist with anything from music to concept art to voice acting. Interested parties should go to the team’s official website to find more information and bring Morrowind to life once again.

The team started as just eight developers in early 2012 and have grown since the project came to the public eye. The original eight developers were responsible for Morrowind mod Morroblivion for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. However, according to the team, the mod consisted of basically dumping Morrowind data into Oblivion. The team wanted to create a more fluid and enjoyable experience this time around, so Morrowind is being recreated piece by piece using Skyrim’s engine.

The team hails the project as arguably the most ambitious mod project to ever grace Skyrim. That title currently belongs to Falskaar, a mod created by 19-year-old Alexander Velicky that added 25 hours of gameplay and a land mass about a third the size of Skyrim. It added new characters, complete voiceovers, new main quests and side quests.

Velicky's work didn't go unnoticed. He said Falskaar was intended to gain the attention of Bethesda and potentially lead to a job with the company, but Velicky never heard from the company. Instead, Bungie hired Velicky as an associate designer.

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When Velicky announced his new job via a forum post on Bethesda's website, he also left a simple but powerful message: don't be afraid to try.

"I applied to many companies, and Bungie was in my, 'Huge company that will completely ignore me' category,” he wrote. “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.”

Skywind, like virtually every other Skyrim mod, will be available only for PC. We here at ScrewAttack can’t wait to see what wacky mods are created for Skywind considering Skyrim’s reputation for epic mods.

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