About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 30 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.

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