Right now, the gaming world is consumed by Skyrim, the massive Elder Scrolls game that took five years to make, and includes an extraordinary attention to details in creating such an expansive gaming environment that takes hundreds of hours to explore.
Given its ability to suck people in for hours, it’s no surprise that fans have already popped up with their own videos, covers, and even an app to complement the Skyrim world. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the more inspired fan-made Skyrim creations that can only further fuel your obsession for the game.
Navigating through the world of Skyrim is no easy feat – there’s dozens of towns, caves, temples and cities dotted all over the map, each with its own set of foes, friends and treasure. This is why a few fans have taken the time out to develop Dragon Shout, an iOS app that would allow you to explore Skyrim and note what you found at each location. Using the App, you can also share these notes with your friends, allowing you to create and describe your own explorations through Skyrim.
Malukah’s rendition of “The Dragonborn Comes”
Skyrim’s soundtrack spans a massive four hours long, and features a big choir of 30 people chanting “Dovahkin! Dovahkin!”, resulting is one of the most immersive playing experiences yet. (You can watch the making of Skyrim’s main theme song here).
As goosebumpy as those battlechants are, however, it’s YouTube-based singer Malukah who provides us with one of the most haunting renditions of “The Dragonborn Comes”, which can be heard here, and the song downloaded free here.
In a word: Amazing.
The Skyrim Gutenberg project
The world of Skyrim was painstakingly created with its own lore, culture, and history – all of which are documented in the dozens of books scattered around the kingdom. One fan who goes by the blogger name Capaneus, went as far as compiling the text of all the books in Skyrim into one file that you can read on your Kindle or any e-pub friendly device.
“I pasted the book text into separate docs, slapped on headings, created a table of contents and a cover, and just like that, I can read my copy of The Lusty Argonian Maid on-the-go!” wrote Capaneus. To download the books, check out the link here.