About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 29 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.

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