About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 28 years so far. Game developer by trade. Living in Delft, the Netherlands. I'm currently employed and doing freelance jobs on the side. 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, from serious games to full-fledged VR games.

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.

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