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.

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