About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 33 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 Witcher
Mario Kart DS
Hyper Light Drifter
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension
Mario Kart 64
Magicka: Wizard Wars
Killzone 2
Kairo
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
FORM
Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency
Pokemon Gold
Duck Game
Hotline Miami
TechnoMage
Super Smash Bros.
Lucky's Tale
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
Dragon Age: Origins
Going Under
The Signal From Tölva
Darksiders
The Solus Project
Land's End
Hawken
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Shadow of the Colossus
Path of Exile
Dungeon Defenders
EVERSPACE
Wanderlust: Rebirth
The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
House of the Dying Sun
Dishonored 2
Into the Breach
Onward
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (Days of Ruin)
Mirror’s Edge
Psychonauts
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Magicka 2
Yoshi’s Story
Zombie Driver
Guild Wars
Fallout 3
BattleBlock Theater
Undertale
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
Valkyria Chronicles 4
DUSK
Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Poker Night at the Inventory
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Arma 2
Grow Home
Banjo-Kazooie
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Crysis
Don't Starve Together
Until You Fall
Brigador
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Crysis Warhead
Audiosurf
Call of Duty 2
One Finger Death Punch
Left 4 Dead
Outer Wilds
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Virtual Virtual Reality
Kingdom Hearts III
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood
SimCity 3000
ICO
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Dead Space
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Wargroove
Far Cry
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
BioShock
Dungeon Keeper 2
Worms 2
Thomas Was Alone
Brink
Vanquish
Jade Empire
Dear Esther
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Hollow Knight
Kingdom Hearts II
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
Tetris
SYNTHETIK
Battlefield 1942
Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Tomb Raider (2013)
Shadow of the Colossus
Primal Carnage
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Human: Fall Flat
Orion: Dino Horde
Fire Emblem
ADR1FT
Crying Suns
Shattered Horizon
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The Last of Us
Homeworld Remastered
Doom 3
Hitman: Codename 47
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Team Fortress 2
Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Antichamber
Resident Evil 4
HOARD
Ripcoil
Halo Reach
Demon’s Souls
Eidolon
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
E.V.O. Search for Eden
Crysis 2
Pyre
BlazeRush
Disco Elysium
Magicka
FTL: Faster Than Light
Yooka-Laylee
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
Furi
Mercenary Kings
Robinson: The Journey
Receiver
Doki Doki Literature Club
Hitman: Absolution
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Time Machine VR
Okami
Lunar Flight
The Wolf Among Us
The World Ends With You
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Terraria
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Thirty Flights of Loving
From Dust
Bad North
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Sonic and Knuckles
Edge of Nowhere
Deadbolt
Boneworks
Battlefield 1
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Worms 3D
Shadow Warrior 2
Primal Carnage: Extinction
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Accounting+
Medabots
Transformers
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
The Stanley Parable
To the Moon
Capsized
Gunpoint
Zoo Tycoon
The Sims
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Arma 3
Zeno Clash
Deadlight
Apex Legends
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix
Space Pirate Trainer
Deltarune Chapter 1
Carrion
Pokemon Diamond
Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64)
The Talos Principle
Chrono Trigger
New Super Mario Bros.
The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe
DOOM VFR
Trine
Natural Selection 2
Elite Dangerous
Warzone 2100
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Prince of Persia (2008)
Half-Life
RAGE
Command & Conquer: Tiberain Sun
Super Mario Land
Lemma
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Resident Evil 5
Cave Story
Diddy Kong Racing
Dead Space 3
Praey to the Gods
I Expect You To Die
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Feral Rites
Banjo-Tooie
Population: One
Lone Echo
CrossCode
Dark Souls III
Chronos
Audioshield
Minit
Evil Genius
Counter-Strike
Luftrausers
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Euclidean
Windlands 2
Pony Island
ENSLAVED: Oddyssey to the West
Technolust
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
SUPERHOT VR
Mark of the Ninja
BioShock Infinite
Super Mario Galaxy
Prey: Mooncrash
RollerCoaster Tycoon
Overwatch
Ninja Town
Haven: Call of the King
Pokemon Red
Metro 2033
Psychonauts 2
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
Half-Life: Blue Shift
FEZ
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Transistor
LIMBO
Portal
Turok: Evolution
Guacamelee!
Pokemon Ruby
Rocket League
SUPERHOT
Jurassic World: Aftermath
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Monument Valley
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Minecraft
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Scribblenauts
Risk of Rain
Dungeon Keeper
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Shelter
Gato Roboto
Eagle Flight
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Ashen
NieR: Automata
Lone Survivor
The Darkness II
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Eldritch
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Rez Infinite
Torchlight
Gone Home
Alice: Madness Returns
The Witness
Tokyo 42
The Long Dark
Shadow Warrior
Killing Floor
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Walking Dead
Half-Life: Opposing Force
Refunct
Unreal Tournament 2004
Proteus
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Payday 2
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Just Cause 2
The Unspoken
Half-Life 2
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Settlers 3
Nioh: Complete Edition
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Battlefield 2
Vader Immortal
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grow Up
Freelancer
Journey
Heat Signature
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
The Last Guardian
Jurassic Park
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Metro: Last Light
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Tower of Guns
Hades
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod
Holopoint
Battlefield 4
PlanetSide 2
Overcooked
Evolve
Kerbal Space Program
Jurassic World Evolution
West of Loathing
Kirby’s Dream Land 2
Deus Ex
Kingdom Hearts
The Swapper
Prey (2017)
God of War
Ridiculous Fishing
Titan Souls
Inside
Spec Ops: The Line
Frozen Synapse
James Bond 007
ABZÛ
Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel
Final Fantasy XIII-2
World of Goo
Worms 3D
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate
DayZ
Super Mario 64
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Fugue in Void
Revenge of the Titans
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube
Painkiller
The Climb
Golden Sun
Final Fantasy XV
Command & Conquer: Generals
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Robo Recall
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Hitman: Blood Money
Tomb Raider Underworld
Garry’s Mod
Dead Space 2
Final Fantasy VII
Nine Parchments
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Half-Life 2: Episode 1
Titanfall 2
Counter-Strike: Source
Goldeneye 007
Company of Heroes
Mass Effect 2
The Last of Us: Part 2
Pokemon GO
Braid
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale
TwitchPlaysPokemon
Project Reality
Pokemon Stadium 2
Prey
Game Dev Story
Mount Your Friends
Bastion
Age of Mythology
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Super Meat Boy
Quake III Arena
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
SWAT 4
Baba Is You
Lunar Knights
Nidhogg
RiMe
Blasphemous
Gravity Rush 2
Rec Room
The Witcher 2
A Short Hike
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
MORDHAU
Battlefield 3
Noita
Katana Zero
MOTHERGUNSHIP
Settlers 4
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Valkyria Chronicles
Clustertruck
Kirby: Power Paintbrush (Canvas Curse)
DOOM (2016)
Portal Stories: Mel
Portal 2
Space Engineers
Dishonored
Fantastic Contraption
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Gravity Rush
Raptor Valley
Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
Duck Season
Far Cry 3
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Resident Evil 6
Sonic 3
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Wargames
Horizon Zero Dawn
Snakebird
Final Fantasy XIII
Crysis 3
Broken Age
Lone Echo 2
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
Risk of Rain 2
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Final Fantasy VIII
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Max Payne
Job Simulator
Trax (Totsugeki! Ponkotsu Tank)
Homeworld 2 Remastered
Genshin Impact
Teleglitch
Elden Ring
Quake Live
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Half-Life: Alyx
Insurgency
Peter Jackson’s King Kong
F.E.A.R. 3
The Beginner's Guide
Final Fantasy IV
Beyond Good & Evil
Subnautica
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Firewatch
Max Payne 3
GunZ: The Duel
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Vanquish
DOOM Eternal
Vertigo Remastered
Apex Construct
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Bloodborne
Journey of the Gods
Budget Cuts
Call of Duty: World at War
Subnautica Below Zero
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Hitman: Contracts
Overgrowth
F.E.A.R.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All
DarkMaus
Broforce
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Venineth
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist
Hammerwatch
The Darkness
The Forest
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Left 4 Dead 2
Mass Effect
Grand Theft Auto IV
Tabletop Simulator
Control
Deltarune Chapter 2
Windlands
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Metroid Prime Hunters
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep
Alan Wake
VVVVVV
Osmos
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Killing Floor 2
Halo: Combat Evolved
SimCity 4
Mass Effect 3
Jamestown
Inscryption
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
SpaceChem
Jazz Jackrabbit
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time