Not a strictly game programming news but if you wish to build your world you can definitevely do it with Bethesda’s Skyrim Creation Kit , a new iteration of the famous The Elder’s Scrolls Construction Set.
With the annouce of latest Skyrim 1.4 update , Bethesda published on its blog a post with a statement about the imminent Skyrim creation kit release :
The Creation Kit and Skyrim Workshop (mods.elderscrolls.com) are nearly here! To get PC players ready for its release, watch our preview video and check out a new diary from Production Director Ashley Cheng.
Also a very interesting Skyrim Creation Kit preview video has been posted that outlines how the tools in the creation kit were used in Skyrim actual development and introduces the new steam workshop feature to download , manage and publish modded content on Valve’s Steam platform.