Made for the Hispanic Heritage Month jam!

Unidos Online Game Jam Finalist

An experimental interactive fiction game meant to be calm, repetitive, and relaxing.

Play as a shy young child preparing tamales with their family. Listen in on the conversations of your mother, her sisters, and your grandmother. Touches on topics of loss and change. Takes place in US America with reminiscence of Mexico.

Based on true stories and events within the writer's family. We hope you enjoy!

How to make tamales:

drag masa (left bowl) onto the corn husk, then drag the filling (right bowl) onto the corn husk! :)

Windows Controls:

LEFT MOUSE CLICK to drag ingredients together.

RIGHT MOUSE CLICK to advance dialogue.

ESC to exit the game.

Web Controls:

MOUSE CLICK to drag ingredients together.

SPACEBAR to continue the conversation.


  • Web Build: Please do not hit ESC! It will "exit the game" and turn the game screen black. It is a bug we are aware of.  If you click refresh, it will restart the game!
  • Some players may encounter the coveted "tiny hand" where the right hand will be significantly smaller than the left. If this is you, congratulations! The game will play as normal, your right hand will just be slightly smaller or as we like to twist it, "You are a small child making tamales with your mother. the right hand is your hand, the left if your mother's."


Sam Ortiz - Narrative Writer/Designer

Cam - Programmer

Jamie - Programmer

Caio M. Jiacomini - Composer

Oriana - Artist

Gem - Artist

Brent - Programmer / QA

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(27 total ratings)
AuthorsSam, Gem, cmrnprry, leekau, caiojmini, Brenteldorf
GenreInteractive Fiction, Simulation
Made withUnity
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish; Latin America
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Download 34 MB
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Thank you! :)


I really loved this, the rhythm of the tamale making is so soothing!

Thank you so much! ^_^ That's so kind of you to say <3


It was very enjoyable, a bit emotional at parts. I wish there was a tamale counter to see how many tamales I've made.


Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the suggestion, we appreciate the feedback! :)


I really enjoyed the conversation and making the tamales. Really sweet!

Thank you so much! Really appreciate it :) Glad you enjoyed!


This was such an emotional game. Thank you I really enjoyed playing it!

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it <3


This is so cute!

Thank you so much! ^_^