About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 31 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.

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