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.

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