About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 30 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.

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