Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #2

Hello all you wonderful Heroes and Travelers, it’s Thrifty Thursday and that means another Thrifty Gaming, the weekly post series where I spotlight three otome games/visual novels for gamers on a budget. Whatever your financial situation, I’m here to bring you affordable games that won’t break the bank!! All of the games on this list are $10 or less (does not include limited time offers and sale items), so no more weepy wallets!!


This week’s post will include links to the games and a brief synopsis, but let me stress that these are not reviews, but recommendations… so your mileage may vary! Now that that’s out of the way lets get on to this week’s list!!

The Lady's Choice

The Lady’s Choice

  • Publisher: Seraphinite
  • Genre: Fantasy | Historical | Romance
  • Cost: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac, Linux

Scandal. Gossip. Mismatches.
What will fuel this Season’s gossip? And will you be able to keep yourself from being burned by it?

As the daughter of a Viscount, and heiress to a small fortune, you are invited back into society even after years of seclusion at your family’s estate.
The upcoming Season is to be spent in Bath, your childhood friend having finally convinced you into it, and only the cream of society will be there. But the fickle and difficult dance that is weaving through society can be a tricky thing to remember, especially when they thrive on any small misstep you may make.

But which partner is selected to help guide you through the maze of the upper classes is always left down to The Lady’s Choice.

Official Synopsis

The Lady’s Choice is a GxB PC Original English Language Visual Novel (OELVN), created for the 2016 Visual Novel Game Jam, NaNoReNo. The game features three potential love interests, each with their own unique endings. Each obtainable love interests has four distinct endings (Bad Ending, Love Endings 1 & 2, and a True Love End).


This World Unknown

Peace is scarce in the country of Aslande, and it has been at war with the neighbouring country of Eressia for centuries. When one battle ends, another inevitably begins, either months or years later. To Rhea, however, war is a distant concept; something she has heard about, but never witnessed. Born in a small, secluded village, Rhea occupies her life with more mundane concerns: her job at the local hospital, her playful bickering with her friend Asa, and her prayers for a successful harvest come autumn.

However, when Rhea’s childhood friend, Luca, returns home to the village after fighting in one of Aslande’s many wars, Rhea is suddenly faced with a problem. Why is Luca suddenly so cold, so distant? What did he see out on the battlefield, and how did it change him?

At the same time, new worries plague Rhea, as one of the patients at the hospital is suffering from a rather perplexing illness – and a failure to cure him could have some unpleasant outcomes…

Official Synopsis
[First Thoughts] This World Unknown

Born in a small, secluded village, Rhea occupies her life with more mundane concerns: her job at the local hospital, her playful bickering with her friend Asa, and her prayers for a successful harvest come autumn.

This World Unknown is a commercial GxB PC Original English Language Visual Novel (OELVN). The game features four potential love interests, each with their own unique endings. TWU features an expansive story, with a deep branching plot and well thought out characters and settings.


Lost Alice

  • Publisher: NTT Solmare
  • Genre: Fantasy | Historical | Romance
  • Cost: Free
  • Where to Play: Android | IOS

“You’ve come here, neither following the White Rabbit nor in response to the Queen of Hearts. You’ve come to Wonderland on your own will.”–The key to solving all the mysteries is your lost memories.
“My Alice, I’ve been waiting for you for so long.”
“I told you, I’m not Alice!”–You remember nothing but your name. They call you Alice. Elegant tea party with the Hatter. Temptations from the Cheshire Cat. The golden afternoon with Joker. While the days in Wonderland never cease to entertain you…you find your true love.
Whose “Alice” will you be?

Official Synopsis

Lost Alice is a ticket based free to play GxB mobile otome game.  There are a total of three love interests each with their own unique storylines. Each route is 13 chapters long with three endings (Friends Ending, Farewell Ending, and the True Ending. Like most mobile apps, players are limited in how far they can progress in the game due to the daily ticket limit.

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19 thoughts on “Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #2

    1. I’m playing it now, but it’s gonna be a slow go since I’m terrible with free mobile games. But so far, I like it!!

      WHAAAAA?! I love the Alice themed games!! which ones have you played?

      1. I definitely recommend this one and Guilty Alice is cute too… and there’s an indie game in development that looks promising too!

        OOOOOOOOH Butler Until Midnight! If you play one route in that game it has to be Kyo’s route!! I love that man!!

      1. Lololololol you’ve switched to the dark side!😱

        I guess we can still be friends, questionable computer choices aside lol How do you like it?

      2. LOL using a Mac is like me trying to write with my left hand… I can do it, but it sure ain’t pretty… lol

        And the fact that most games are for PC is also an issue… But more devs are making PC and IOS releases too

  1. Oooh, this edition bring so interesting games. Lost Alice is definitely on my “buy next” list. All these guys are fucking hot.(specially Mad Hatter lolol, you temptress~)
    The other two are great too, I still remember how you played Luca(I hope) in TWU/This World Unknown and how Valerian was Dr. Sexy. My, doctors sure are on my list this year ohoho~~~
    Anyway, great post as usual and I really love all these games!
    Interesting and free(well, kinda) too!

    1. Yup yup!! I AM A MAD HATTER FANGIRL! OMG!! That man can get it lolol

      In TWU I played Gingersnap’s route… ah I mean Asa lol I was going in the recommended play order and Luca was second to last 🙁 Valerian is so fine! 😀

      LOL $10 or less, that’s all I could swing 😛

  2. Yay it continues!

    Did you ever finish TWU?

    Ohhh, man, the free Alice game. I’ve never tried anything with a ticket system before but I’m really considering it wahaha.

    Thanks for sharing! ٩꒰。•◡•。꒱۶

    1. Of course!! *cough* no *cough* 😅

      There are a ton of Alice games out there, but this one is really good! LOL I’m not a ticket fan per se, but it does help with pacing or at the very least keeps you from completely losing yourself in a game 😛

      If you try it, let me know what you think!! OMG that face is so cute!!!

      1. I got you! *cough* it okay *cough*
        That’s a good enough endorsement for me!
        Mmm sounds like the ticket system had its ups and downs.
        Sure thing!
        Wahaha thanks!

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