About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 31 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
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Pokemon Diamond
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod
Wolfenstein: The New Order
The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
SWAT 4
Primal Carnage
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lucky's Tale
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
TwitchPlaysPokemon
Crysis 2
Raptor Valley
Boneworks
Turok: Evolution
The Last of Us
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Job Simulator
Into the Breach
Freelancer
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
Payday 2
Hitman: Contracts
Undertale
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Final Fantasy XIII
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Receiver
The Swapper
Lone Echo
Shadow of the Colossus
Far Cry
Super Smash Bros.
Valkyria Chronicles
Lone Survivor
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Kirby: Power Paintbrush (Canvas Curse)
DOOM (2016)
Halo: Combat Evolved
Eidolon
Goldeneye 007
Yooka-Laylee
Brink
Alan Wake
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Robo Recall
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Final Fantasy XIII-2
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
Minecraft
Primal Carnage: Extinction
Half-Life
Okami
Pokemon Stadium 2
Mass Effect
Metro: Last Light
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Metroid Prime Hunters
Trine
Braid
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Frozen Synapse
The World Ends With You
Banjo-Kazooie
Cave Story
Insurgency
Space Engineers
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Final Fantasy XV
Hitman: Codename 47
GunZ: The Duel
Clustertruck
Mercenary Kings
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Project Reality
Killing Floor 2
Battlefield 1
Prince of Persia (2008)
Hyper Light Drifter
Pokemon Gold
Human: Fall Flat
The Witcher 2
Journey of the Gods
The Walking Dead: Season Two
FEZ
Just Cause 2
The Signal From Tölva
BlazeRush
DarkMaus
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Call of Duty 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Shelter
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Beyond Good & Evil
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Company of Heroes
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
The Darkness
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
The Forest
Tomb Raider Underworld
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Alice: Madness Returns
Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64)
Torchlight
Thirty Flights of Loving
FTL: Faster Than Light
Unreal Tournament 2004
Halo Reach
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube
Max Payne
Time Machine VR
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
Euclidean
Fantastic Contraption
God of War
Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix
Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel
Pyre
The Witcher
The Solus Project
Magicka
SUPERHOT VR
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Portal
Game Dev Story
Nine Parchments
Shattered Horizon
Natural Selection 2
Killzone 2
Dungeon Keeper 2
Magicka 2
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All
Shadow Warrior
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
F.E.A.R. 3
Land's End
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep
Rec Room
The Beginner's Guide
Kerbal Space Program
Audioshield
Bad North
Counter-Strike: Source
Accounting+
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Proteus
Hitman: Blood Money
Worms 3D
Mario Kart 64
Battlefield 4
Jamestown
Luftrausers
Fallout 3
Thomas Was Alone
Firewatch
Zombie Driver
Deadbolt
Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Yoshi’s Story
The Unspoken
Prey
Titanfall 2
Lemma
Deltarune (chapter 1)
Fire Emblem
Jade Empire
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Resident Evil 6
Blasphemous
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist
Baba Is You
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
BioShock
Tomb Raider (2013)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate
Final Fantasy VIII
The Talos Principle
F.E.A.R.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Grand Theft Auto IV
Teleglitch
Crysis Warhead
Journey
Chrono Trigger
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Zoo Tycoon
ICO
PlanetSide 2
Monument Valley
Holopoint
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Super Meat Boy
Scribblenauts
Dead Space
Mario Kart DS
Kingdom Hearts III
Quake Live
Metro 2033
A Short Hike
Snakebird
TechnoMage
VVVVVV
Evil Genius
ADR1FT
Psychonauts
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood
Orion: Dino Horde
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Age of Mythology
Minit
Gravity Rush 2
MORDHAU
Crysis
Nidhogg
The Stanley Parable
Refunct
Arma 2
Feral Rites
Overwatch
DOOM VFR
Darksiders
Technolust
Grow Up
Banjo-Tooie
Dark Souls III
Robinson: The Journey
Final Fantasy VII
Vader Immortal
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Portal 2
Katana Zero
Duck Season
Pokemon Ruby
Virtual Virtual Reality
Dishonored
Rez Infinite
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale
Half-Life 2: Episode 1
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
RAGE
Nioh: Complete Edition
Brigador
Shadow Warrior 2
Half-Life: Opposing Force
Call of Duty: World at War
Hotline Miami
Command & Conquer: Tiberain Sun
Duck Game
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (Days of Ruin)
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
The Darkness II
Left 4 Dead
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Transistor
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Bastion
Space Pirate Trainer
Resident Evil 4
Ripcoil
Demon’s Souls
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Arma 3
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Budget Cuts
Mass Effect 3
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Mass Effect 2
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
SimCity 3000
Hawken
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Dragon Age: Origins
Revenge of the Titans
Dear Esther
Tetris
Peter Jackson’s King Kong
Prey: Mooncrash
Titan Souls
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 3
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Gravity Rush
Inside
Edge of Nowhere
The Witness
Broforce
The Last Guardian
Magicka: Wizard Wars
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Valkyria Chronicles 4
ABZÛ
Doom 3
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
From Dust
Gone Home
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
The Climb
The Sims
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Killing Floor
Battlefield 1942
SUPERHOT
Broken Age
Garry’s Mod
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Transformers
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Mark of the Ninja
Poker Night at the Inventory
Vanquish
Elite Dangerous
Overgrowth
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Portal Stories: Mel
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Overcooked
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
LIMBO
The Wolf Among Us
Tower of Guns
Wargroove
Homeworld 2 Remastered
Jurassic Park
Kingdom Hearts II
Spec Ops: The Line
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Diddy Kong Racing
Medabots
Heat Signature
Furi
Lunar Knights
Osmos
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Dungeon Keeper
Dead Space 3
Final Fantasy IV
Trax (Totsugeki! Ponkotsu Tank)
Super Mario Galaxy
Apex Legends
Counter-Strike
EVERSPACE
Wanderlust: Rebirth
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Settlers 3
DOOM Eternal
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Wargames
FORM
Fugue in Void
Settlers 4
Kingdom Hearts
One Finger Death Punch
Gato Roboto
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Don't Starve Together
Guacamelee!
BioShock Infinite
Zeno Clash
SpaceChem
NieR: Automata
Gunpoint
Homeworld Remastered
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Dungeon Defenders
The Walking Dead
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
Worms 3D
Sonic 3
Resident Evil 5
Horizon Zero Dawn
Shadow of the Colossus
Dishonored 2
Kairo
Tokyo 42
Warzone 2100
Left 4 Dead 2
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Rocket League
SimCity 4
Hollow Knight
Ninja Town
Half-Life: Alyx
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Apex Construct
Eagle Flight
Path of Exile
Lunar Flight
Prey (2017)
Guild Wars
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Capsized
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Ridiculous Fishing
HOARD
World of Goo
Chronos
Crysis 3
Audiosurf
Worms 2
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
New Super Mario Bros.
Half-Life: Blue Shift
The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
Super Mario 64
Risk of Rain
Deus Ex
Team Fortress 2
To the Moon
Sonic and Knuckles
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Jazz Jackrabbit
Mirror’s Edge
Command & Conquer: Generals
I Expect You To Die
Kirby’s Dream Land 2
RollerCoaster Tycoon
Eldritch
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Max Payne 3
Windlands
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Terraria
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Far Cry 3
ENSLAVED: Oddyssey to the West
Grow Home
Super Mario Land
Subnautica
Pony Island
Painkiller
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Onward
Tabletop Simulator
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Evolve
E.V.O. Search for Eden
Golden Sun
House of the Dying Sun
Hammerwatch
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Pokemon GO
Pokemon Red
Mount Your Friends
Dead Space 2
BattleBlock Theater
DayZ
The Long Dark
Haven: Call of the King
West of Loathing
Deadlight
Hitman: Absolution
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Bloodborne
Antichamber
Quake III Arena
Half-Life 2
Vanquish
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands