About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 34 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.

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