About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 33 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.

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