About me
Me

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

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