# How to customize the highlight height with soul

Is it possible to customize the height of the highlighting with the soul package?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{soul}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\begin{document}
\hl{game}
\end{document}


I would like to reduce a bit the height of the highlighting both from the top and from the bottom, is it possible?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{soul}
\usepackage{xcolor}

\makeatletter
\def\SOUL@hlpreamble{%
\setul{}{2ex}%         !!!change this value!!! default is 2.5ex
\let\SOUL@stcolor\SOUL@hlcolor
\SOUL@stpreamble
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\hl{(after) game}
\end{document}