Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #29

Hey there Heroes, Travelers, and Wandering NPCs!! 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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This, My Soul (2017)- Agashi

Cost: FREE

Windows, Mac, and Linux 

When your ship and fellow crew members are destroyed during a routine mission by space debris, you are rescued by the one laborer-class android who happened to be nearby… Now the two of you must spend an entire three-month journey alone with each other aboard the small, maintenance ship that is taking you back to civilization.

Along the way, there is little on board to keep you occupied… save the android. He calls himself Silas. As the situation forces you to get to know one another, you quickly figure out that while he may not have emotions the way WE understand them, he IS a construct designed to learn, adapt, and serve…


This, My Soul is a short sc-fi romance visual novel created by Agashi for the month long game jam, NaNoRenO 2017. The game features roughly 2 hours of gameplay and three possible endings: Normal, Friendship, and Romance. There is one love interest to pursue, and the choices you make throughout will not only dictate your relation with him, but also the personality of the protagonist. This, My Soul has six beautiful CGs and original artwork and music.


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One Night Stand – (2016)- Kinmoku

Cost: $2.99

Windows, Mac, and Linux | Steam | Nintendo Switch (coming soon) | Xbox One (coming soon) Playstation 4 (coming soon)

After a night of fun, passion, and one too many drinks, you wake up the next morning to find a complete stranger lying naked beside you in bed. What do you do?

In One Night Stand, explore the unknown bedroom and seek out clues to identify who the stranger is and what happened to bring you both together.

You may resort to some unusual methods to find the answers you’re looking for, but take care not to prod and pry too much – a nosy guest quickly becomes an unwanted one!

Will you stay and explore your relationship with this stranger, or will you escape when the opportunity presents itself? With 12 unique endings to discover, can you keep up the act long enough to find out what really happened?

Synopsis (Game Site)

One Night Stand is a short point and click slice-of-life visual novel that was originally created for the one month game jam, NaNoRenO 2016. It’s currently available in English, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Simplified Chinese for Windows, Mac, Linux and on the Steam platform, with major console releases coming soon. The game utilizes life-like rotoscope animations and features an original soundtrack. Like most visual novels the choices you make determine the course of the story and which of the 12 unique endings you can achieve.


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Marked by King B’s (2017)- Day 7

Cost: Free

Google Play | App Store

I really wanted to live as an ordinary student.

Until I met those boys…!!!!

“Oh… Why am I having such a bad day? T^T
O, of course I’m not talking about you guys… (Shriveling)”

A story where I tried to get rid of one but 5 came along!

A Manic Romance♥ with these totally different characteristics,

…Can we get closer?

-Synopsis (Game Site)

Marked By King B’s is a free to play mobile high school romance game from Korean developer Day 7. Pretty standard for a mobile game, make decisions throughout the game that determine which of five guys you can romance. There’s also a neat avatar dress up mode where you can choose outfits that your guy will like in order to unlock date scenarios and events. While the game is technically free, you will need to make a series of micro-transactions to obtain Gold (the in-game currency) to obtain special event items and unlock certain scenarios.

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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 Blerdy Otome! As always THANK YOU FOR READING!!

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