Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #41

Hey there Heroes, Travelers, and Wandering NPCs, I’m a bit late, but it’s once again that special time of the week—Thrifty Thursday!

In a world where it’s all about the almighty dollar, sometimes it’s a little tough to make our pennies stretch enough to accommodate our hobbies. But, there are plenty of ways to balance your budget while still enjoying the things you love, you just have to be a little thrifty about it. So, I created Thrifty Gaming in order to spotlight some lesser known indie titles that are both entertaining an affordable.

If you’re a new follower or someone who has been following since my Nice Job Breaking It Hero days and has been gone for awhile, here’s a refresher… Thrifty Gaming, is a weekly post series where I spotlight three games/visual novels that are under $10.00. These can be mobile games, PC games, and a few times I have found some nice indie console titles too. The list used to focus on just otome games and romance visual novels, but after requests from a few readers I have since expanded to other gaming genres. I don’t include sales or limited time offers, each title has to be consistently priced at $10.00 or less without any promotions to be included in this line up.


Note, these are not reviews, rather recommendations so your mileage may vary with some of these titles. This week’s post will include a brief synopsis and links to each game so you can add them to your gaming library! You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy your hobbies, so save a little bread and check this week’s thrifty gaming picks!

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Lockheart Indigo (2018) – Harmless Games

Cost: Name Your Own Price

Windows, Mac, Linux 

A private-eye must deceive a rich family into revealing their darkest secrets, before the killer amongst them silences everyone.


Lockheart Indigo is a short RPG Maker, detective game developed by indie team, Harmless Game. The game is currently in it’s alpha build and the team is working up to their Beta release. There are subtle nods to classic RPG adventure games both in the design and in the gameplay. Explore an expansive mansion with 100 rooms, interrogate 10 suspects, and collect clues on your quest for the truth. The game offers over 3 hours of immersive investigation driven gameplay.

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Creature Keeper (2019)DeconstrucTeam

Cost: FREE

Windows, Mac, & Linux

Befriend, raise, and fight alongside creatures in this Action Adventure RPG


Creature Keeper is a top-down action-adventure RPG  developed by Fervir. In the game you can befriend wild creatures and raise them to fight alongside you in as navigate an expansive world! Scout the creatures of the world and build up your dream team! Cook foods to strengthen your creatures and craft trinkets from the materials grown in your pocket garden. Learn skills from your strongest to help you take on bigger creatures. There are over 50 unique creatures to discover and a combat system that allows fluid in game battles.

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 Mimi’s Delivery Dash (2019) – Caffinate

Cost: FREE

Windows, Mac, Linux

Meet Mimi! A young witch in-training who has just recently decided what her special skill is: delivering mail – by broomstick!

The town is a bustling place so she’ll need to be on the look out for potential customers, and they always tip well for a speedy delivery.

But watch out, Mimi! Angry crows are one thing, but flying a broom around town can be just as dangerous!


Mimi’s Delivery Dash is a short game that was originally created in 10 days for Movie Game Jam 2018 as a tribute to the Hayao Miyazaki animated film, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Customers in need of assistance will have a speech bubble above their head featuring the item they would like to request. Using your keyboard (or controller) navigate a bustling town and help Mimi complete deliveries to waiting customers.

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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 Thursday! But, 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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