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.

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