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.

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