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.

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