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.

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