About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 35 years so far. Professional game developer by trade. Living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Currently employed at Codeglue and doing freelance work 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.

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 gained an interest in programming and game development through the program 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 games for PC, console, mobile and virtual reality.

Vision
Shadow of the Colossus

Games have become the largest entertainment industry in modern society. They come in many shapes and sizes, from mobile time wasters to big-budget titles that ship millions of copies. Every person 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 playing 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. In terms of consoles I currently own a Playstation and Nintendo Switch 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.

Super Mario Land
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
Metro: Last Light
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Primal Carnage
Hyper Light Drifter
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod
Settlers 4
Age of Mythology
Human: Fall Flat
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Edge of Nowhere
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Mario Kart DS
Subnautica
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Undertale
Resident Evil 5
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Haven: Call of the King
Final Fantasy IV
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist
Lucky's Tale
Space Pirate Trainer
Darksiders
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (Days of Ruin)
God of War
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Land's End
The Walking Dead
TechnoMage
Shadow Warrior
Homeworld 3
Zeno Clash
Vertigo 2
Apex Construct
Entropy : Zero 2
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Goldeneye 007
The Witcher
Resident Evil 6
Furi
Sonic 3
BioShock Infinite
Pokemon Diamond
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Kirby’s Dream Land 2
Evolve
Journey of the Gods
Titanfall 2
Jazz Jackrabbit
Journey
Raptor Valley
Gunpoint
Dead Space 3
Mass Effect
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix
Portal
From Dust
Mario Kart 64
SimCity 4
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Feral Rites
Receiver
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
WHAT THE GOLF?
Prey (2017)
Halo: Combat Evolved
Heat Signature
Dragon Age: Origins
Terraria
Onward
Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64)
Crysis
Horizon Zero Dawn
Half-Life 2
Game Dev Story
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The Swapper
Astral Chain
Tokyo 42
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Far Cry 3
Dungeon Keeper 2
Chrono Trigger
Shelter
Psychonauts 2
Venineth
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Eidolon
DayZ
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Shattered Horizon
DEATHLOOP
The World Ends With You
Kairo
Warzone 2100
Alan Wake
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
DarkMaus
Killing Floor
Braid
OMORI
Mercenary Kings
Wolfenstein: The New Order
TwitchPlaysPokemon
Dungeon Keeper
Mirror’s Edge
Vanquish
Psychonauts
Trax (Totsugeki! Ponkotsu Tank)
Grow Home
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
The Unspoken
Fantastic Contraption
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Gravity Rush
Antichamber
OPUS: Echo of Starsong
Call of Duty: World at War
Kingdom Hearts III
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
RiMe
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
UNSIGHTED
Time Machine VR
Jamestown
Demon’s Souls
Grand Theft Auto IV
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Scribblenauts
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Diddy Kong Racing
A Short Hike
Pyre
The Last of Us
Dear Esther
Star Wars: Squadrons
Poker Night at the Inventory
James Bond 007
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
Quake III Arena
Osmos
E.V.O. Search for Eden
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
FEZ
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Painkiller
Homeworld Remastered
Duck Game
Genshin Impact
Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Thirty Flights of Loving
Jade Empire
Final Fantasy VII
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Robo Recall
Spec Ops: The Line
Deltarune Chapter 1
Jurassic Park
Battlefield 2
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Alice: Madness Returns
Boneworks
Alan Wake 2
Lunar Flight
Rocket League
Medabots: Metabee
Euclidean
Okami
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Tetris
Hades
Firewatch
Command & Conquer: Generals
Bad North
Tabletop Simulator
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Minecraft
Apex Legends
Ridiculous Fishing
Clustertruck
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
Overcooked
Rain World
Hitman: Contracts
Hitman: Codename 47
Half-Life: Blue Shift
Trine
The Darkness
Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Katana Zero
Risk of Rain
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
The Witness
Half-Life: Opposing Force
Snakebird
Noita
Shadow Warrior 2
Quake Live
Crysis 3
Bloodborne
Luftrausers
Jurassic World: Aftermath
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
Ripcoil
Battlefield 1942
Shadow of the Colossus
Prey
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
SUPERHOT
The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Company of Heroes
Half-Life: Alyx
NieR: Automata
Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel
HELLDIVERS 2
Duck Season
Wargames
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Portal 2
Nioh: Complete Edition
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Audiosurf
Zoo Tycoon
Rain World Downpour
Mark of the Ninja
Paper Beast - Folded Edition
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
DOOM VFR
Homeworld: Vast Reaches
Battlefield 3
I Expect You To Die
Proteus
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Space Engineers
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Max Payne
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mount Your Friends
A Plague Tale: Requiem
Going Under
Unreal Tournament 2004
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Robinson: The Journey
Baba Is You
Budget Cuts
Pokemon Red
Project Wingman
Half-Life 2: Episode 1
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Audioshield
Lunar Knights
Vader Immortal
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Brink
Deadlight
The Climb
Overwatch
Worms 3D
GunZ: The Duel
Wanderlust: Rebirth
FORM
The Stanley Parable
Fallout 3
Pokemon Ruby
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Broforce
Battlefield 4
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Teleglitch
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Capsized
Gravity Rush 2
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Wargroove
Transistor
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Final Fantasy XV
Gone Home
Pokemon GO
Hollow Knight
Killzone 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Gato Roboto
Darkwood
One Finger Death Punch
Manifold Garden
Bastion
Hitman: Blood Money
Dishonored
Golden Sun
Broken Age
Overgrowth
Technolust
ENSLAVED: Oddyssey to the West
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood
Deadbolt
Half-Life
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Metro Exodus
Banjo-Kazooie
Praey to the Gods
Hitman: Absolution
Windlands 2
Vox Machinae
Shadow of the Colossus
Kingdom Hearts
DOOM (2016)
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Project Reality
The Walking Dead: Season Two
Doom 3
HOARD
Kingdom Hearts II
Freelancer
The Last Guardian
Holopoint
Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming
RollerCoaster Tycoon
The Wolf Among Us
Lemma
Prey: Mooncrash
Hammerwatch
Risk of Rain 2
West of Loathing
Portal Stories: Mel
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
BattleBlock Theater
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep
Pokemon Stadium 2
Ninja Town
Until You Fall
Inscryption
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Crysis Warhead
Crying Suns
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Insurgency
Dave the Diver
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Refunct
ADR1FT
Magicka
Peter Jackson’s King Kong
Left 4 Dead
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Mass Effect 2
World of Goo
Lone Echo 2
The Darkness II
Accounting+
Rec Room
Hunt: Showdown
Worms 3D
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Virtual Virtual Reality
Titan Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Outer Wilds
The Forest
Windlands
ABZÛ
Ori an the Will of the Wisps
Parkitect
Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
SUPERHOT VR
Into the Breach
The Last of Us: Part 2
Hawken
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Nine Parchments
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Hotline Miami
Homeworld 2 Remastered
Vertigo Remastered
Control
Valkyria Chronicles
Grow Up
Monument Valley
Mass Effect 3
Final Fantasy XIII
Eldritch
Path of Exile
Nidhogg
The Sims
Super Mario Galaxy
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Primal Carnage: Extinction
Super Smash Bros.
Magicka: Wizard Wars
War for the Overworld
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
The Solus Project
Dead Space
Killing Floor 2
Elden Ring
Subnautica Below Zero
Eagle Flight
Crysis 2
Jurassic World Evolution
Evil Genius
The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe
CrossCode
Payday 2
Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency
The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
Turok: Evolution
Resident Evil 4
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Counter-Strike: Source
Command & Conquer: Tiberain Sun
Dishonored 2
BlazeRush
BioShock
Inside
Worms 2
Pokemon Gold
Scorn
The Long Dark
Thomas Was Alone
DUSK
DOOM Eternal
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Elite Dangerous
Yooka-Laylee
Banjo-Tooie
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Tomb Raider (2013)
Super Meat Boy
SWAT 4
EVERSPACE
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale
Revenge of the Titans
Super Mario 64
Deus Ex
Settlers 3
Metro 2033
F.E.A.R.
Tomb Raider Underworld
Disco Elysium
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Halo Reach
Orion: Dino Horde
To the Moon
Cult of the Lamb
Darkened Skye
Lone Survivor
Bonelab
The Beginner's Guide
Vanquish
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Metroid Prime Hunters
VVVVVV
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth
Just Cause 2
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
The Signal From Tölva
The Witcher 2
Transformers
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Arma 2
Lone Echo
Dungeon Defenders
Guacamelee!
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Max Payne 3
ICO
Yoshi’s Story
Final Fantasy IX
FTL: Faster Than Light
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Natural Selection 2
Pony Island
Tower of Guns
Dark Souls III
Frozen Synapse
Kirby: Power Paintbrush (Canvas Curse)
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
MOTHERGUNSHIP
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension
SYNTHETIK
Magicka 2
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Dead Space 2
MORDHAU
Don't Starve Together
Left 4 Dead 2
Team Fortress 2
F.E.A.R. 3
PlanetSide 2
Sonic and Knuckles
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Arma 3
Doki Doki Literature Club
Fugue in Void
Garry’s Mod
Zombie Driver
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Carrion
Fire Emblem
Job Simulator
Counter-Strike
Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
Brigador
Rez Infinite
Chronos
SimCity 3000
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
SpaceChem
Minit
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Call of Duty 2
TUNIC
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
The Talos Principle
New Super Mario Bros.
Kerbal Space Program
Guild Wars
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Prince of Persia (2008)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Cave Story
Ashen
Population: One
Battlefield 1
Final Fantasy VIII
Blasphemous
HELLDIVERS
Deltarune Chapter 2
Beyond Good & Evil
RAGE
House of the Dying Sun
LIMBO
Torchlight
Far Cry