Balam and the Spirit Within
Is a 2D atmospheric action-adventure game inspired by the rich culture of Chiapas, Mexico. You will play as the mysterious Balam (which means “jaguar” in Mayan), as she travels through a marvelous yet merciless jungle, full of wonder and regret. Immerse yourself in challenging but fair gameplay, lush hand-painted worlds, charming NPC interactions and deeply rooted lore. Uncover your place in a jungle on the brink of collapse.
We are an indie game developer based in Chiapas, Mexico. Our goal is to make entertaining and emotive video games for those who crave diverse high-quality entertainment. With our keen eye for detail, we focus on building captivating and memorable micro-moments that in totality create an immersive and impactful experience.
bad tomato games recognizes that stories told from different cultural viewpoints are still greatly needed in our industry. We hope bad tomato games inspires both developers and gamers alike to create and consume more culturally diverse games.