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.

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