Shroud of Jotunheim
Story-driven RPG mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
~500 hours half time.
Made in Creation Kit, level design and basic scripting using Papyrus.
30.000+ downloads, 1600+ endorsements (March 2021).
Modding in The Elder Scrolls and Fallout games was a true passion for me for many years and during this time I was more and more certain that I wanted to make games for a living. This mod took me ~500 hours to complete and I enjoyed the process from beginning to the end.
I mostly focused on level design and story-telling and in total the gameplay time turned out to be around 6-10 hours. I did some basic scripting in Creation Kit's scripting language Papyrus, wrote the story and then recorded all dialogues with a couple of friends as voice actors. Can't say that the voice acting was of the best quality in the end but I took away many valuable lessons on how to record audio properly. Most importantly I learnt a lot about level design which I still enjoy almost as much as programming.