Ben East [Humanoids of Huntsville]

For Ben East, being a gamer has always meant more than just playing games. “It left such an impact on my life as a child,” he says. “It was like that thing that you tried to leave so many times but it just kept coming back.”

As an adult, Ben is now making his own impact with Hexogen ALPHA, a game he’s developing through the Roblox Developer Exchange program. Much like his experience as a young gamer, Ben has found that designing his own game is a long-term commitment.

“I changed one thing about the game to succeed: Free access to paid access,” he says. “It was an overnight thing but it took me 10 years to figure out what I needed to do. If you know something you’re doing is that great with that much potential there is really nothing that should stop you in this world.”