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.

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