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.

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