About me
Me

Hi, my name is Joeri van der Velden, I've been around for 35 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.

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