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.

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