About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 29 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, building serious games and full-fledged VR titles.

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.

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