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.

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