Melissa Batten

Game Credits

Quality Assurance

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (2015)   (Software Development Engineers in Test)
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008)   (Banjo Test)
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (2007)   (Software Design Engineer in Test)
Gears of War (Limited Collector's Edition) (2006)   (Software Development Engineers in Test)


Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008)   (In Memory of Lost Friends & Colleagues)
Gears of War 2 (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Gears of War 2 (Limited Edition) (2008)   (Special Thanks)


Halo 3 (2007)   (Development Partners)
Gears of War (2006)   (SDETs)

Developer Biography

Melissa Batten was a software engineer at Microsoft since 2002. For the 360 projects, she was especially involved with the titles by Rare. A Harvard-educated lawyer, she had previously been a public defender for the Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, N.C.) Public Defender's Office. She died in July 2008 at the age of 36 when she was murdered by her husband.

Last updated: Aug 03, 2008