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Alex Balfanz
Born (1999-05-05) May 5, 1999 (age 24)
Nationality American
Other names badcc, badccvoid
Occupation Video game developer
Years active 2008-present
Known for Programmer and co-creator of the Roblox game Jailbreak

Alex Balfanz, (born May 5, 1999), known online as badcc, is an American video game developer who is most known as the programmer and co-creator of the Roblox game Jailbreak.

Early life

Born in 1999, Balfanz began to code games using Roblox Studio at the age of 9. Balfanz's father worked as a programmer, which Balfanz cites as one of the main reasons for his early interest in coding. He attended high school at the Trinity Preparatory School. Prior to releasing Jailbreak, Balfanz had made several other games on Roblox, which he stated had made him "maybe a couple thousand" dollars.


In January 2016, Balfanz and his business partner, who goes by "asimo3089", created the game Volt, an open-world game in which players complete minigames.

In January 2017, Balfanz, along with asimo3089, uploaded Jailbreak, a cops-and-robbers game, to Roblox. On its first day of release, it reached 70,000 concurrent players, a number which Balfanz later said had shocked him. It quickly became one of the most popular games on the platform, and made Balfanz a millionaire.

Personal life

Balfanz attends Duke University, where he is able to pay off his college debt using funds from his games. Alex has also been a part of the Roblox YouTube community since 2011, maintaining a channel with over 100,000 subscribers and seven million views. The content uploaded includes Roblox building and scripting content, custom musical pieces, and showcases of new Jailbreak content.

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