About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 35 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.

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