About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 33 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.

Gravity Rush 2
Titanfall 2
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Accounting+
Crysis 3
Brink
Genshin Impact
Eagle Flight
Deadlight
Call of Duty: World at War
Onward
New Super Mario Bros.
Turok: Evolution
Dungeon Keeper 2
Blasphemous
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
Dear Esther
Gravity Rush
F.E.A.R.
The Swapper
Command & Conquer: Generals
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Feral Rites
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Jurassic Park
Half-Life: Blue Shift
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Hotline Miami
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (Days of Ruin)
Scribblenauts
The Witcher
The Darkness
Sonic 3
Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming
The Long Dark
Max Payne
TechnoMage
Vanquish
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Risk of Rain
Hollow Knight
DarkMaus
Thirty Flights of Loving
MOTHERGUNSHIP
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Game Dev Story
Battlefield 1
Demon’s Souls
Dead Space
Osmos
Insurgency
Painkiller
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Jamestown
Jade Empire
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Diddy Kong Racing
Half-Life: Opposing Force
Counter-Strike
The Last of Us
Heat Signature
Battlefield 2
Hitman: Codename 47
BlazeRush
Primal Carnage
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Evil Genius
Dishonored 2
Battlefield 1942
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
The Solus Project
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Crysis
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
The Witness
SimCity 3000
ICO
Metroid Prime Hunters
Deus Ex
Fugue in Void
Subnautica Below Zero
Gone Home
Kirby: Power Paintbrush (Canvas Curse)
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Venineth
Resident Evil 4
Pokemon Gold
Mount Your Friends
World of Goo
Chrono Trigger
Dark Souls III
Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
The Walking Dead
Pokemon GO
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Ripcoil
Duck Game
The Climb
Haven: Call of the King
Kairo
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
House of the Dying Sun
Path of Exile
Control
Shadow of the Colossus
Trax (Totsugeki! Ponkotsu Tank)
Ridiculous Fishing
Portal 2
Shadow Warrior
The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
Ashen
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
TwitchPlaysPokemon
Elden Ring
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Wargames
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Project Reality
The Darkness II
Vanquish
Shadow Warrior 2
Revenge of the Titans
Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
FORM
The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe
Technolust
The Beginner's Guide
Counter-Strike: Source
Fire Emblem
Final Fantasy VIII
I Expect You To Die
MORDHAU
Holopoint
Alice: Madness Returns
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod
Yoshi’s Story
Garry’s Mod
Jurassic World: Aftermath
Nidhogg
Pony Island
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Super Smash Bros.
Journey of the Gods
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
Evolve
Horizon Zero Dawn
Human: Fall Flat
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency
BioShock Infinite
Killzone 2
Fantastic Contraption
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Prey: Mooncrash
Hyper Light Drifter
Psychonauts
The Last Guardian
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
Mass Effect 3
Beyond Good & Evil
Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel
Homeworld 2 Remastered
Zombie Driver
PlanetSide 2
Primal Carnage: Extinction
Subnautica
Grand Theft Auto IV
Company of Heroes
Halo Reach
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
Dungeon Keeper
Spec Ops: The Line
Broforce
Antichamber
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
DayZ
Yooka-Laylee
Banjo-Tooie
ABZÛ
Valkyria Chronicles
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube
Half-Life 2
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Bloodborne
Space Pirate Trainer
Refunct
Grow Home
A Short Hike
DUSK
Journey
Half-Life 2: Episode 1
Apex Legends
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
SYNTHETIK
Prey (2017)
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Guild Wars
Unreal Tournament 2004
Hammerwatch
Worms 3D
Guacamelee!
Nine Parchments
Robinson: The Journey
Transformers
Hitman: Blood Money
RiMe
Dishonored
Half-Life
ADR1FT
Battlefield 4
Magicka
Final Fantasy XIII
The Last of Us: Part 2
Capsized
Risk of Rain 2
Broken Age
Braid
Tomb Raider Underworld
Cave Story
The World Ends With You
Peter Jackson’s King Kong
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix
Undertale
Metro 2033
Max Payne 3
Team Fortress 2
Mercenary Kings
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Into the Breach
Time Machine VR
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Frozen Synapse
FEZ
Hitman: Contracts
Pokemon Red
The Witcher 2
The Unspoken
Praey to the Gods
Bad North
Far Cry
Minecraft
Overcooked
The Walking Dead: Season Two
Okami
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
CrossCode
Torchlight
Age of Mythology
NieR: Automata
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Final Fantasy IV
Left 4 Dead
Boneworks
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Crying Suns
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
EVERSPACE
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Windlands
Eidolon
To the Moon
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Kirby’s Dream Land 2
Half-Life: Alyx
Audioshield
Quake III Arena
Natural Selection 2
Going Under
Far Cry 3
Elite Dangerous
Golden Sun
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Settlers 3
VVVVVV
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Furi
Lone Survivor
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Duck Season
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
The Signal From Tölva
Medabots
Lunar Flight
F.E.A.R. 3
Dead Space 2
Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
Banjo-Kazooie
Receiver
Final Fantasy XV
Super Mario 64
Proteus
Orion: Dino Horde
Just Cause 2
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension
GunZ: The Duel
Jurassic World Evolution
SimCity 4
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist
Magicka: Wizard Wars
Noita
Prince of Persia (2008)
Jazz Jackrabbit
Brigador
HOARD
SWAT 4
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Virtual Virtual Reality
Gunpoint
Overgrowth
James Bond 007
Freelancer
Warzone 2100
Rain World
Apex Construct
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Outer Wilds
Arma 3
RAGE
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
The Talos Principle
Sonic and Knuckles
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Disco Elysium
Command & Conquer: Tiberain Sun
Tetris
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Grow Up
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Mass Effect
Mario Kart 64
Vader Immortal
SUPERHOT VR
Monument Valley
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Mass Effect 2
Worms 3D
Wargroove
Baba Is You
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Surgeon Simulator 2013
FTL: Faster Than Light
E.V.O. Search for Eden
Super Mario Land
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Population: One
DOOM VFR
Quake Live
Rocket League
Katana Zero
West of Loathing
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Budget Cuts
Vertigo Remastered
Magicka 2
Portal Stories: Mel
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Goldeneye 007
Call of Duty 2
Edge of Nowhere
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
The Stanley Parable
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Fallout 3
BioShock
From Dust
Mark of the Ninja
BattleBlock Theater
Shelter
Nioh: Complete Edition
Battlefield 3
Windlands 2
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Titan Souls
Hawken
Hitman: Absolution
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Kingdom Hearts III
The Sims
Trine
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Teleglitch
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Hades
Pokemon Stadium 2
Metro: Last Light
Minit
Lucky's Tale
Firewatch
Snakebird
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Final Fantasy VII
Shattered Horizon
Deltarune Chapter 2
God of War
Arma 2
Luftrausers
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
One Finger Death Punch
Killing Floor 2
Clustertruck
Space Engineers
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Lunar Knights
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep
Kerbal Space Program
Euclidean
WHAT THE GOLF?
Portal
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Psychonauts 2
Robo Recall
Tabletop Simulator
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate
Dragon Age: Origins
The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
Tomb Raider (2013)
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Job Simulator
Left 4 Dead 2
Overwatch
Super Meat Boy
Rez Infinite
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Audiosurf
Zeno Clash
Kingdom Hearts II
Until You Fall
Tokyo 42
Pokemon Diamond
Pyre
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All
Alan Wake
Inscryption
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Wanderlust: Rebirth
ENSLAVED: Oddyssey to the West
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Zoo Tycoon
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Kingdom Hearts
Land's End
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Dungeon Defenders
Worms 2
Mario Kart DS
Inside
SpaceChem
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Transistor
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Terraria
Halo: Combat Evolved
Deltarune Chapter 1
Carrion
Rec Room
Don't Starve Together
Thomas Was Alone
Tower of Guns
Resident Evil 6
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Crysis 2
Darksiders
Killing Floor
Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64)
Bastion
The Forest
Lemma
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Eldritch
Raptor Valley
Pokemon Ruby
The Wolf Among Us
Dead Space 3
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
RollerCoaster Tycoon
Super Mario Galaxy
Batman: Arkham Asylum
LIMBO
Payday 2
Settlers 4
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Homeworld Remastered
Shadow of the Colossus
Resident Evil 5
Chronos
Lone Echo 2
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Mirror’s Edge
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Doom 3
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Crysis Warhead
Poker Night at the Inventory
Gato Roboto
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
DOOM (2016)
Deadbolt
SUPERHOT
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Lone Echo
Ninja Town
DOOM Eternal
Doki Doki Literature Club
Prey