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 Delft, the Netherlands. I'm currently employed and doing freelance jobs on the side. 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, relatively simple, plan in life is to 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. There I won the Contestant Jury Prize. This was the validation I wanted 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).

During my college years I've immersed myself in the Dutch games industry. I was part of the Indievelopment 2015 organisation comittee. Currently I'm building my career in the games industry.

Vision
Shadow of the Colossus

Videogames have become the largest entertainment industry on the planet. 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. Results of my efforts can be found on my 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 I 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.

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