About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 30 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.

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