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.

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