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.

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