About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 29 years so far. Game developer by trade. Living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Currently freelancing in VR development. I have a MSc degree Game and Media Technology from the Utrecht University, and a BSc degree in Computer Science from the Delft University of Technology. My plan for life is pretty straightforward: create some awesome games!

You can find my various social media profiles and accounts in the top-right of this page. For more personal stuff, continue reading below.

Personal
Void Machina

Games have always been a big part of my life. During my teenage years I developed an interest in programming and game development through Game Maker. Over time I finished a few small games and accumulated tons of unfinished projects. In 2007 I got the opportunity to participate in the national Make-a-Game contest, where I won the Contestant Jury Prize. This was the validation I needed to choose game development as a career.

During those years I also joined the Mr. Green gaming community. Managing and modding gameservers taught me a lot about professional game engines, community management and the larger gaming ecosystem. I developed gamemodes for Garry's Mod, such as Infected Wars (featured in PC Gamer UK).

In my time at university I immersed myself in the Dutch games industry. I was part of the Indievelopment 2015 organisation comittee. Eventually I ended up in the games industry in Rotterdam, building serious games and full-fledged VR titles.

Vision
Shadow of the Colossus

Videogames have become the largest entertainment industry in modern society. They come in many shapes and forms, from mobile time wasters to big-budget titles that ship millions of copies. Every gamer plays for different reasons, looking for different experiences. I personally look for games that immerse me in a different world and allow me explore, and I love to play games that evoke strong emotions. This is why Virtual Reality sold itself to me on day one, and I've been busy with VR ever since.

These are the kind of games I hope to make. However, I'm well aware of the effort required. My results can be found on the project page!

Gaming
Half-Life

The PC is my home ground. I have a few game genres I usually gravitate to, but in the end I like every game that immerses and challenges me while bringing something interesting to the table. I've had several game consoles in the past, and still own a Playstation 3 / 4 for the occasional exclusive title. Still most of my game time is spend in my Steam library, powered by my gaming rig or laptop (see my hardware inventory).

Since 2012 I'm a believer in the new wave of virtual reality gaming, brought upon by the Oculus Rift. I was amongst the first 200 Kickstarter backers, and I've been following Oculus and VR gaming closely ever since.

Games I've played

This is a randomized (and probably incomplete) list of some of the games I've enjoyed over the years.

Hitman: Codename 47
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Broken Age
Kirby’s Dream Land 2
Antichamber
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
TwitchPlaysPokemon
Crysis 3
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod
The Last Guardian
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Guild Wars
Grow Up
Peter Jackson’s King Kong
Pokemon Gold
Settlers 3
Max Payne 3
Counter-Strike: Source
Killzone 2
SimCity 3000
Bloodborne
Final Fantasy IV
Age of Mythology
To the Moon
Ninja Town
Dungeon Defenders
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Subnautica
Totsugeki! Ponkotsu Tank
Job Simulator
The Stanley Parable
F.E.A.R.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Mount Your Friends
Shadow of the Colossus
Resident Evil 6
Braid
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Evil Genius
Hawken
Kerbal Space Program
Beyond Good & Evil
Halo: Combat Evolved
RAGE
Path of Exile
Dragon Age: Origins
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
SpaceChem
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix
DayZ
Audiosurf
Hitman: Contracts
Scribblenauts
Game Dev Story
Mass Effect 2
ADR1FT
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Jamestown
Scribblenauts Unlimited
I Expect You To Die
Undertale
Risk of Rain
Garry’s Mod
ENSLAVED: Oddyssey to the West
E.V.O. Search for Eden
Feral Rites
Capsized
Vanquish
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Thomas Was Alone
Titan Souls
Teleglitch
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Tomb Raider Underworld
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Nine Parchments
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep
Killing Floor 2
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Lunar Flight
Dark Souls III
Doom 3
Terraria
Pokemon Red
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel
Shadow Warrior 2
F.E.A.R. 3
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Overgrowth
Psychonauts
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All
Duck Season
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Lunar Knights
Half-Life
Fallout 3
Prey (2017)
Homeworld Remastered
Horizon Zero Dawn
Dear Esther
Counter-Strike
Luftrausers
Demon’s Souls
Primal Carnage: Extinction
Crysis
Sonic and Knuckles
Battlefield 2
Space Engineers
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Super Meat Boy
Shattered Horizon
Minecraft
Killing Floor
Receiver
Transformers
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
ICO
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Kingdom Hearts
Worms 3D
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Nidhogg
Lucky's Tale
Wanderlust: Rebirth
Super Mario Galaxy
Lemma
Eidolon
Trine
Revenge of the Titans
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Brigador
Battlefield 1
The Swapper
Proteus
Inside
SimCity 4
Quake III Arena
Frozen Synapse
Duck Game
Super Smash Bros.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Cave Story
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
DOOM (2016)
Journey
Furi
SWAT 4
Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Jurassic Park
Titanfall 2
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Deus Ex
Vanquish
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Elite Dangerous
Mass Effect 3
Dungeon Keeper
Pokemon Ruby
Portal 2
Deadlight
Evolve
Rez Infinite
Holopoint
Prey
Transistor
Osmos
Jade Empire
The Solus Project
Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Final Fantasy VIII
The Witcher 2
Euclidean
Shadow of the Colossus
GunZ: The Duel
The Unspoken
Hyper Light Drifter
Half-Life 2: Episode 1
Gravity Rush 2
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Call of Duty 2
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Final Fantasy XIII
Dishonored
House of the Dying Sun
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
Ridiculous Fishing
Prey: Mooncrash
Brink
Tetris
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist
The Sims
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Overcooked
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Tabletop Simulator
Banjo-Tooie
ABZÛ
Okami
The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
Unreal Tournament 2004
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube
Rocket League
The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
TechnoMage
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Robo Recall
Lone Echo
Super Mario 64
Company of Heroes
The Last of Us
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Goldeneye 007
Metro 2033
Dungeon Keeper 2
Hitman: Absolution
FEZ
Chronos
Zeno Clash
Shelter
Command & Conquer: Generals
Golden Sun
One Finger Death Punch
SUPERHOT VR
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
BioShock
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale
Battlefield 3
Final Fantasy VII
World of Goo
FTL: Faster Than Light
Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64)
Painkiller
Onward
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
NieR: Automata
Natural Selection 2
Torchlight
From Dust
Mercenary Kings
Settlers 4
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
VVVVVV
Arma 3
Refunct
The Witness
Human: Fall Flat
Raptor Valley
The Beginner's Guide
The Talos Principle
Bastion
Snakebird
Clustertruck
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
The Darkness II
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Edge of Nowhere
Quake Live
Battlefield 4
Metro: Last Light
Dishonored 2
Crysis 2
Resident Evil 4
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Half-Life: Blue Shift
Into the Breach
BlazeRush
Alice: Madness Returns
Just Cause 2
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
Homeworld 2 Remastered
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Kingdom Hearts II
SUPERHOT
Battlefield 1942
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Technolust
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (Days of Ruin)
The Wolf Among Us
Broforce
The World Ends With You
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood
Deadbolt
Alan Wake
Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
The Darkness
Worms 2
BioShock Infinite
Pokemon Diamond
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Orion: Dino Horde
The Signal From Tölva
Darksiders
Grand Theft Auto IV
Fantastic Contraption
FORM
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Tomb Raider (2013)
Poker Night at the Inventory
Audioshield
Lone Survivor
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Fire Emblem
Insurgency
Sonic 3
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Final Fantasy XV
Mass Effect
Portal Stories: Mel
Haven: Call of the King
Arma 2
Half-Life: Opposing Force
Warzone 2100
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Kirby: Power Paintbrush (Canvas Curse)
The Climb
Worms 3D
Resident Evil 5
Dead Space 3
Project Reality
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Yooka-Laylee
Payday 2
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
Overwatch
Metroid Prime Hunters
Don't Starve Together
Magicka
Crysis Warhead
Command & Conquer: Tiberain Sun
Dead Space 2
Zombie Driver
Thirty Flights of Loving
Super Mario Land
Pokemon GO
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Zoo Tycoon
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Gravity Rush
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Far Cry 3
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
DarkMaus
Eagle Flight
Tower of Guns
Ultimate Chicken Horse
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Left 4 Dead 2
The Walking Dead
Primal Carnage
Jazz Jackrabbit
Hotline Miami
The Witcher
Hammerwatch
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Team Fortress 2
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Gunpoint
Mark of the Ninja
Guacamelee!
Half-Life 2
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Spec Ops: The Line
LIMBO
BattleBlock Theater
Valkyria Chronicles
Turok: Evolution
Magicka 2
Max Payne
Call of Duty: World at War
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate
RollerCoaster Tycoon
Mirror’s Edge
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Grow Home
Medabots
Magicka: Wizard Wars
Space Pirate Trainer
Chrono Trigger
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Hitman: Blood Money
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Wargames
Shadow Warrior
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
The Walking Dead: Season Two
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Time Machine VR
Banjo-Kazooie
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Kairo
Mario Kart 64
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Gone Home
Windlands
Rec Room
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Dead Space
Left 4 Dead
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Firewatch
HOARD
PlanetSide 2
Final Fantasy XIII-2
The Long Dark
Hollow Knight
Diddy Kong Racing
Prince of Persia (2008)
Ripcoil
Monument Valley
Far Cry
Mario Kart DS
Yoshi’s Story
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Portal
Freelancer
New Super Mario Bros.
Pokemon Stadium 2
Eldritch