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.

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