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.

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