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.

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