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 Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I'm currently employed at Vertigo Games 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.

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