This article is about the game programmer. For other Chrises, see Chris.
Chris Butcher is an engineer and programmer at Bungie. He joined the gaming industry in 2000, which was when he joined Bungie. Before he joined, he was working on his PhD in graphics in New Zealand.
Butcher served as one of the two AI programmers for Halo: Combat Evolved, and as an engineering lead for Halo 2 and Halo 3. He worked on the game, Serious Sam II, which debuted in 2005. Butcher did some additional engineering during Halo 3: ODST and Halo Reach's development.
His favorite memory of working at Bungie was of falling asleep on the walk home at four am, and waking up the next morning on a high school football field.
He started taking high school math and science classes when he was just eight-years-old, and enrolled in Waitaki Girls School. He began his first degree in math and computer science when he was 10, and completed it when he was 15.