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.

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