About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 32 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 of the Colossus
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Fantastic Contraption
Diddy Kong Racing
The Last of Us
Carrion
Lunar Knights
Rocket League
Deltarune (chapter 1)
Pokemon GO
Outer Wilds
Tower of Guns
Game Dev Story
Furi
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
Zombie Driver
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Forest
Transformers
Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel
Zeno Clash
Half-Life: Alyx
Age of Mythology
Prey: Mooncrash
The Talos Principle
Worms 2
Prey (2017)
Dead Space 2
Osmos
Command & Conquer: Tiberain Sun
Banjo-Kazooie
Jurassic World Evolution
Chronos
TwitchPlaysPokemon
Battlefield 2
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Refunct
Audioshield
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
ENSLAVED: Oddyssey to the West
World of Goo
Payday 2
Mass Effect
Kingdom Hearts II
Goldeneye 007
Vertigo Remastered
Lucky's Tale
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Robinson: The Journey
Yooka-Laylee
Deus Ex
New Super Mario Bros.
Virtual Virtual Reality
Audiosurf
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood
Shadow Warrior
Dead Space 3
Hyper Light Drifter
Vader Immortal
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
Crying Suns
ABZÛ
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Super Meat Boy
Eldritch
CrossCode
Risk of Rain 2
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Receiver
SYNTHETIK
Mario Kart DS
Max Payne 3
Super Mario Galaxy
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
Kairo
F.E.A.R. 3
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Gravity Rush
Half-Life 2
Jazz Jackrabbit
DOOM VFR
Beyond Good & Evil
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Ashen
Nioh: Complete Edition
Going Under
Valkyria Chronicles
Windlands 2
Battlefield 1942
Lunar Flight
E.V.O. Search for Eden
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
RAGE
Halo: Combat Evolved
Company of Heroes
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
Eidolon
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod
Human: Fall Flat
Fugue in Void
One Finger Death Punch
ICO
Team Fortress 2
Wargames
Kirby’s Dream Land 2
Ninja Town
Mario Kart 64
Zoo Tycoon
Overcooked
Darksiders
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
FTL: Faster Than Light
Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
The Unspoken
Pokemon Gold
Half-Life 2: Episode 1
I Expect You To Die
Demon’s Souls
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Overwatch
Raptor Valley
West of Loathing
Elite Dangerous
Clustertruck
Braid
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
SUPERHOT VR
Job Simulator
The Stanley Parable
Mercenary Kings
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
TechnoMage
The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
Half-Life
Mount Your Friends
Metro: Last Light
Evolve
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Dishonored 2
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Super Mario Land
Jade Empire
Revenge of the Titans
A Short Hike
Bad North
Half-Life: Opposing Force
Windlands
Crysis Warhead
From Dust
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
Shadow of the Colossus
Doom 3
Primal Carnage: Extinction
Settlers 3
Tomb Raider Underworld
Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Alan Wake
Sonic and Knuckles
Primal Carnage
The Solus Project
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Venineth
Shelter
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
The Witcher
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Super Mario 64
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist
Robo Recall
Path of Exile
Blasphemous
BioShock Infinite
Final Fantasy XIII
Vanquish
Apex Construct
Deadlight
Until You Fall
Budget Cuts
The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Mirror’s Edge
Left 4 Dead
Hades
F.E.A.R.
Turok: Evolution
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Apex Legends
Scribblenauts
PlanetSide 2
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Pokemon Red
The Last Guardian
The Swapper
Tomb Raider (2013)
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Tetris
Pony Island
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Quake Live
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Dungeon Keeper 2
The Beginner's Guide
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
MORDHAU
Heat Signature
Gone Home
Vanquish
Counter-Strike
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All
The Climb
VVVVVV
Far Cry 3
FEZ
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix
Tabletop Simulator
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (Days of Ruin)
Killing Floor
Hawken
Undertale
BioShock
To the Moon
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Half-Life: Blue Shift
Thomas Was Alone
Deadbolt
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Battlefield 4
Banjo-Tooie
Snakebird
Counter-Strike: Source
Dungeon Defenders
Golden Sun
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Accounting+
Trine
Chrono Trigger
Hitman: Contracts
Final Fantasy VIII
Space Engineers
Frozen Synapse
Don't Starve Together
Batman: Arkham Asylum
The World Ends With You
Mass Effect 3
Insurgency
Worms 3D
Alice: Madness Returns
Resident Evil 4
Far Cry
Final Fantasy IV
DUSK
Transistor
Land's End
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Wargroove
Proteus
Ridiculous Fishing
House of the Dying Sun
The Last of Us: Part 2
Pokemon Ruby
Prey
Firewatch
Nine Parchments
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Dark Souls III
Broforce
Broken Age
Garry’s Mod
Crysis 2
Gravity Rush 2
Super Smash Bros.
Kirby: Power Paintbrush (Canvas Curse)
Nidhogg
Rez Infinite
BattleBlock Theater
Dragon Age: Origins
Rec Room
SpaceChem
Warzone 2100
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Metroid Prime Hunters
Battlefield 1
Brink
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
James Bond 007
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Eagle Flight
Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
Pokemon Stadium 2
Yoshi’s Story
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
Portal Stories: Mel
Trax (Totsugeki! Ponkotsu Tank)
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube
Just Cause 2
Call of Duty: World at War
Hammerwatch
Magicka
SimCity 4
Bloodborne
Grand Theft Auto IV
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Katana Zero
Thirty Flights of Loving
Magicka 2
Orion: Dino Horde
Peter Jackson’s King Kong
Settlers 4
Psychonauts
FORM
EVERSPACE
Torchlight
Subnautica
Euclidean
Capsized
Boneworks
Bastion
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Kingdom Hearts III
Killing Floor 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Pokemon Diamond
Crysis
Lone Survivor
Dear Esther
RollerCoaster Tycoon
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Overgrowth
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Portal
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Feral Rites
Lone Echo
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep
GunZ: The Duel
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dungeon Keeper
Killzone 2
Battlefield 3
Jamestown
Quake III Arena
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Titanfall 2
Teleglitch
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Final Fantasy XV
The Witness
Pyre
Luftrausers
NieR: Automata
Final Fantasy VII
ADR1FT
Medabots
Wanderlust: Rebirth
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Witcher 2
Onward
Cave Story
SWAT 4
Unreal Tournament 2004
Horizon Zero Dawn
Halo Reach
Mark of the Ninja
Project Reality
Into the Breach
SimCity 3000
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
DOOM (2016)
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Max Payne
LIMBO
Inside
The Long Dark
Terraria
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Gunpoint
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Brigador
Gato Roboto
Hitman: Codename 47
Minecraft
Baba Is You
Journey
Time Machine VR
BlazeRush
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Metro 2033
Holopoint
Guild Wars
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency
Okami
DarkMaus
Minit
Risk of Rain
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Monument Valley
Arma 2
RiMe
Resident Evil 5
Control
Fallout 3
Shattered Horizon
Antichamber
Command & Conquer: Generals
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Freelancer
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Space Pirate Trainer
The Darkness
Edge of Nowhere
Jurassic Park
Resident Evil 6
Genshin Impact
Ripcoil
Magicka: Wizard Wars
Prince of Persia (2008)
Kingdom Hearts
The Walking Dead
DOOM Eternal
Technolust
Poker Night at the Inventory
The Wolf Among Us
Call of Duty 2
Dead Space
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Hollow Knight
Spec Ops: The Line
Grow Home
Homeworld Remastered
Worms 3D
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
DayZ
SUPERHOT
The Signal From Tölva
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Duck Game
Lemma
Grow Up
Haven: Call of the King
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Crysis 3
Titan Souls
Subnautica Below Zero
The Sims
Sonic 3
Duck Season
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Hitman: Blood Money
Shadow Warrior 2
Hotline Miami
Doki Doki Literature Club
Tokyo 42
Natural Selection 2
Fire Emblem
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Valkyria Chronicles 4
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Evil Genius
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Left 4 Dead 2
Journey of the Gods
Homeworld 2 Remastered
HOARD
Mass Effect 2
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Arma 3
Guacamelee!
God of War
The Darkness II
Dishonored
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Painkiller
Hitman: Absolution
MOTHERGUNSHIP
Kerbal Space Program