Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #21

Hello all you wonderful Heroes and Travelers, it’s been awhile, but…. *drumroll* It’s Thrifty Thursday and that means another Thrifty Gaming post, the weekly post series where I spotlight three 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!!

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Red Embrace Argent Games

Red Embrace

The graveyard shift at a dingy diner in San Francisco — that’s where MC’s story begins. It’s just another normal night, or at least it seems to be.

…That is, until a certain mysterious customer stops by, bringing the dangerous attention of a few people with him. When it rains, it pours, and suddenly MC finds himself in the middle of a war he didn’t even know existed… between vampires.

How does MC react to the dark, violent world that opens up before him? That’s up to you!

Synopsis (Game Site)

Red Embrace is a BxB supernatural romance visual novel with four unique pursuable male characters, each with their own distinct endings (8 total; 4 Good and 4 Bad). Currently, Luka’s route is available for free when you download the demo, while the remaining three routes can only be played when you purchase the full game.

Wilder Bahadur's Story

Wilder: Bahadur’s Story

  • Publisher: Sonnet009
  • Genre: Fantasy | Adventure | Romance
  • Cost: $3.99
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac, Linux 

In a world where djinn are slaves and humans their masters, can two souls drawn together from opposite sides of the divide truly find happiness? Can they find freedom?

Bahadur has served as your family’s valet for many years, and has always been your loyal companion. But he has never known a life outside the city; a life without chains.

You are the niece of an important nobleman and have lived a sheltered existence. Your whole life, you have never truly questioned the way things are.

That is about to change.

Synopsis (Game Site)

Bahadur’s Story is the second chapter in the Wilder series. The game features one romanceable love interest with two distinctive endings for players to pursue. The game does feature some explicit content, which can be altered using a special in game toggle feature.

Paramedium: A Noise in the Attic

Paramedium: A Noise in the Attic

  • Publisher: AGL Studios
  • Genre: Fantasy | Supernatural | Adventure
  • Cost: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac, Linux 

What’s more dangerous, the living or the dead?
Spend the night as a Paramedium Cleric and see if you have what it takes to survive.

Synopsis (Game Site)

Paramedium is a short supernatural role playing visual novel. While the game does feature a bit of reading, there are a few point and click combat-like sequences in which the player is tasked with taking out ghosts that appear on the screen.

*There is a sequel game, Paramedium 2: Girl in the Road, for download at just $2.99USD!*

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That’s it for this week’s thrifty buys, but, don’t worry I’ll have more titles for in next week’s post, so be on the look out for that next ThursdayBut, if all that extra money you saved is burning a hole in your pocket and you just can’t wait for next week’s list, definitely check out some of my previous Thrifty Gaming posts, there are tons of games for gamers who like me are ballin’ on a budget!

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2 thoughts on “Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #21

  1. A nice selection of games here. My game list is already pretty long so I’ll probably not look into these at the moment, but maybe sometime in the future.

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