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.

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