About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 32 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.

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