About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 28 years so far. Game developer by trade. Living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Currently freelancing in VR development. 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. My plan for life is pretty straightforward: create some awesome games!

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, from serious games to full-fledged VR games.

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.

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