About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 31 years so far. Professional game developer by trade. Living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Currently employed at Codeglue and doing freelance work 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.

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 gained an interest in programming and game development through the program 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 games for PC, console, mobile and virtual reality.

Vision
Shadow of the Colossus

Games have become the largest entertainment industry in modern society. They come in many shapes and sizes, from mobile time wasters to big-budget titles that ship millions of copies. Every person 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 playing 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. In terms of consoles I currently own a Playstation and Nintendo Switch 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.

ADR1FT
Eagle Flight
Fugue in Void
Goldeneye 007
The Solus Project
SUPERHOT VR
A Short Hike
Vanquish
Brink
Resident Evil 6
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
Overwatch
Halo: Combat Evolved
Torchlight
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
Baba Is You
Minecraft
DUSK
RiMe
MORDHAU
Pokemon GO
Primal Carnage: Extinction
Deadlight
Peter Jackson’s King Kong
Ninja Town
Nioh: Complete Edition
RAGE
Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
HOARD
Bloodborne
The Walking Dead: Season Two
Inside
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Unreal Tournament 2004
RollerCoaster Tycoon
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
DayZ
Project Reality
To the Moon
Hotline Miami
Super Meat Boy
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Time Machine VR
The Talos Principle
Wanderlust: Rebirth
Windlands
Max Payne
Demon’s Souls
Space Pirate Trainer
Lone Echo
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
ABZÛ
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix
Edge of Nowhere
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Homeworld 2 Remastered
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Heat Signature
Pokemon Red
From Dust
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate
DOOM (2016)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Mount Your Friends
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Teleglitch
Rocket League
Capsized
Mario Kart DS
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood
The Walking Dead
Elite Dangerous
Dead Space 2
BattleBlock Theater
TechnoMage
Thomas Was Alone
Risk of Rain
Battlefield 1
Magicka: Wizard Wars
Company of Heroes
Nidhogg
Budget Cuts
Tomb Raider (2013)
Mass Effect 3
Final Fantasy VII
The Stanley Parable
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Yoshi’s Story
Dungeon Keeper
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Dishonored 2
Rez Infinite
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Game Dev Story
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Hitman: Codename 47
Darksiders
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Final Fantasy VIII
House of the Dying Sun
The Darkness
Vanquish
Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming
Tomb Raider Underworld
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Fire Emblem
Command & Conquer: Tiberain Sun
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Overcooked
Eidolon
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Broforce
Titan Souls
Furi
Fallout 3
ICO
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Subnautica
Hollow Knight
Sonic and Knuckles
Trax (Totsugeki! Ponkotsu Tank)
Natural Selection 2
ENSLAVED: Oddyssey to the West
SpaceChem
Shattered Horizon
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Zoo Tycoon
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
Lunar Flight
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Firewatch
Transformers
Audioshield
NieR: Automata
SWAT 4
Dungeon Keeper 2
FTL: Faster Than Light
The Forest
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Guacamelee!
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Shadow Warrior 2
FEZ
Broken Age
Pokemon Diamond
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Journey
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Half-Life
Scribblenauts
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Path of Exile
Grand Theft Auto IV
Mirror’s Edge
Holopoint
The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
Prey: Mooncrash
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
The Witness
Just Cause 2
Lunar Knights
The World Ends With You
The Beginner's Guide
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Thirty Flights of Loving
Journey of the Gods
Zeno Clash
Psychonauts
Worms 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Battlefield 4
Outer Wilds
Apex Construct
Clustertruck
Far Cry 3
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
Proteus
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Gato Roboto
Job Simulator
Shelter
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist
Overgrowth
Crysis Warhead
Poker Night at the Inventory
Deltarune (chapter 1)
BioShock Infinite
Okami
LIMBO
Freelancer
Halo Reach
Grow Up
SimCity 4
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (Days of Ruin)
Revenge of the Titans
Mercenary Kings
Titanfall 2
Osmos
The Witcher 2
Metro: Last Light
Hyper Light Drifter
Dungeon Defenders
Virtual Virtual Reality
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
Quake Live
Homeworld Remastered
Into the Breach
Ridiculous Fishing
Arma 2
Chronos
Luftrausers
Vader Immortal
Medabots
Resident Evil 5
Super Mario Land
Deadbolt
Duck Season
F.E.A.R.
Arma 3
Crysis 2
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Mark of the Ninja
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Half-Life 2
Final Fantasy IV
Yooka-Laylee
Battlefield 1942
Left 4 Dead
Apex Legends
Tabletop Simulator
Grow Home
Blasphemous
Frozen Synapse
Counter-Strike
Shadow of the Colossus
Golden Sun
World of Goo
GunZ: The Duel
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Super Mario 64
Orion: Dino Horde
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Pony Island
Quake III Arena
Monument Valley
Dark Souls III
VVVVVV
Dishonored
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
DarkMaus
Garry’s Mod
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Crysis
Gunpoint
Cave Story
Tetris
Minit
Banjo-Kazooie
Portal
Left 4 Dead 2
Mass Effect
Crysis 3
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Gone Home
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Jamestown
Half-Life: Alyx
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Rec Room
Battlefield 2
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Lemma
Bastion
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Boneworks
Prey (2017)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Tokyo 42
Alan Wake
Chrono Trigger
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
E.V.O. Search for Eden
Max Payne 3
Trine
PlanetSide 2
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
New Super Mario Bros.
The Long Dark
Snakebird
Dead Space
Settlers 3
Beyond Good & Evil
Age of Mythology
Kerbal Space Program
Nine Parchments
Undertale
Pokemon Ruby
Transistor
Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64)
Mario Kart 64
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Wargroove
I Expect You To Die
Super Smash Bros.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Receiver
Resident Evil 4
Pyre
Katana Zero
Hitman: Contracts
The Last of Us
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Lucky's Tale
Feral Rites
Call of Duty: World at War
Worms 3D
Primal Carnage
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Haven: Call of the King
Dead Space 3
Sonic 3
Horizon Zero Dawn
Kingdom Hearts III
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Dragon Age: Origins
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Guild Wars
Half-Life 2: Episode 1
Wargames
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Robo Recall
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Portal Stories: Mel
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Painkiller
Don't Starve Together
F.E.A.R. 3
Lone Survivor
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Technolust
Warzone 2100
Kirby’s Dream Land 2
Metro 2033
Hawken
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Kairo
FORM
Final Fantasy XIII
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Battlefield 3
Refunct
Jade Empire
Spec Ops: The Line
Human: Fall Flat
The Last Guardian
One Finger Death Punch
Prince of Persia (2008)
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Insurgency
Jazz Jackrabbit
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Zombie Driver
Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency
The Witcher
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Euclidean
Space Engineers
Fantastic Contraption
Shadow of the Colossus
EVERSPACE
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
BioShock
Raptor Valley
Half-Life: Opposing Force
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
The Swapper
Hammerwatch
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Doom 3
Eldritch
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Deus Ex
SUPERHOT
Shadow Warrior
Super Mario Galaxy
Pokemon Gold
Metroid Prime Hunters
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Half-Life: Blue Shift
Magicka
Land's End
The Darkness II
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Banjo-Tooie
Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Brigador
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Diddy Kong Racing
Jurassic Park
Settlers 4
The Climb
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Worms 3D
Antichamber
Payday 2
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Counter-Strike: Source
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Magicka 2
Bad North
BlazeRush
Prey
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All
Robinson: The Journey
West of Loathing
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Accounting+
Dear Esther
Kingdom Hearts II
Evil Genius
Audiosurf
Mass Effect 2
Alice: Madness Returns
Ripcoil
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep
DOOM VFR
Kingdom Hearts
Onward
Gravity Rush 2
Team Fortress 2
Terraria
Command & Conquer: Generals
The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
TwitchPlaysPokemon
Killzone 2
Portal 2
The Signal From Tölva
Call of Duty 2
Kirby: Power Paintbrush (Canvas Curse)
Turok: Evolution
Final Fantasy XV
Killing Floor 2
The Unspoken
DOOM Eternal
The Sims
SimCity 3000
Braid
Valkyria Chronicles
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Evolve
Killing Floor
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Gravity Rush
Tower of Guns
Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Absolution
Duck Game
God of War
Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Pokemon Stadium 2
Far Cry
The Wolf Among Us