About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 30 years so far. Professional game developer by trade. Living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 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 developed an interest in programming and game development through 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, mobile and virtual reality.

Vision
Shadow of the Colossus

Videogames have become the largest entertainment industry in modern society. They come in many shapes and forms, from mobile time wasters to big-budget titles that ship millions of copies. Every gamer 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 to play 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. I've had several game consoles in the past, and still own a Playstation 3 / 4 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.

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