Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #25


Hello all you wonderful Heroes and Travelers, 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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When the Night Comes (2018)- WTNC Games

Cost: FREE (episodic)

Windows, Mac, Linux 

You are a Hunter, and you’ve been called to the quiet town of Lunaris to assist the local Enforcers with an investigation into a series of increasingly unsettling murders.

Immerse yourself in the world of Witches, Vampires, Demons and Lycan’s as you slowly unravel the mystery that lies deep within the roots of the town.

The question is, are the creatures of the night the ones you should really be afraid of?

You might even fall in forbidden love along the way.

Synopsis (Game Site)

When the Night Calls is an episodic  supernatural/fantasy visual novel developed by a group of friends under the name WTNC Games. There are currently five chapters with new chapters released every 4-6 weeks. The game features six romanceable characters (male, female, and non-binary), with the option of two polyamorous romance route options. Each chapter advances the story and includes at least 6 new CGs per chapter.

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Yûrei Station- (2017)- Atelier Sentô

Cost: Free

Windows, Mac, Linux

A girl takes a night train heading to an unknown destination…

Yûrei Station (“Ghost Station”) is an adventure game inspired by Japanese ghost stories. It was written and designed by Atelier Sentô, based on memories of their life in Japan, and on the trains they used to take at dawn.

Synopsis (Game Site)

Yûrei Station (“Ghost Station”) is a short atmospheric point and click adventure game that was created over the course of 2 days during a workshop at “le Pôle des Arts” of La Joliverie in Nantes. The visuals were all hand-painted by high school students participating in the workshop. Yûrei Station features some animation, namely in the backgrounds and some sprite movement. There are quite a few puzzles to solve throughout that are both challenging and help move the plot along.

Shelled Flame

Shelled Flame (2019)- Eilohhs

Cost: Name Your Price

Windows, Mac, Linux

‘Shelled Flame’ centers around Lorys, a girl who is a part of an uncommon fire species and an exile from her lord father’s southern island.

Lorys’ dear childhood friend ‘Neiva’ had fled her home on the island for a mysterious mission in the north. She is told to return her home so she doesn’t face the same damage as Lorys.

She pushes herself to her limit and finds herself vulnerable more than ever before, but she is kept standing by her companion Rowen, a disreputable cut-throat whose motives seem pure.

Synopsis (Game Site)

Shelled Flame is a recently released fantasy visual novel that offers 3-4 hours of gameplay. Players can explore the unique world of the game by interacting with other characters and through a number of in-game decisions that determine the course of the story. Despite it’s short runtime, Shelled Flame has 5 distinct endings, two ends for each of the pursuable characters (1 Good & 1 Bad) and an additional Neutral Ending.

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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!

So what did you think of this week’s Thrifty Gamer post? Are you planning on checking out any of these games or have you already played them? Let me know what you think in the comments section. If you like what you see, like this post or follow Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! As always THANK YOU FOR READING!!


3 thoughts on “Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #25

  1. I downloaded and played When the Night Comes on this posts recommendation and LOVED IT! I cannot wait for the next chapter to come out. Thank you so much for the awesome rec!

    1. You’re welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed the game!! It’s so much fun, and I love the characters and the world the devs created. But, then again, I really love supernatural series, so this one was tailor made for me. XD

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