Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #45

Hey there Heroes, Travelers, and Wandering NPCs, 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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Cooking With Cat (2019) – CookingWithCat

Cost: FREE


Your kitten-hood dream has finally come true! After years of blood, sweat, and tears at the elite Le Cat-don Mew school in Paris,  you’re now a world-renowned chef. Every Sunday morning, millions of adoring fans tune their TVs to channel 629 for your morning cooking show, Cooking with Cat. Hundreds of fans line up outside for a chance to come and watch the magic happen live, since admission is based on who brings the chef the tastiest fish breakfast of course.


Cooking With Cat is a single player puzzle game where you take control of cat chef as they cook up delicious meals. Fill out Chef Mina’s ingredient sheet or create your own unique recipes by manipulating the various ingredients in the kitchen. Of course you’re a cat so sometimes you’ll just push things onto the floor… Cooking With Cat offers a leisurely and fun gaming experience without any unnecessary timers or rankings.


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Project Kat (2020) – Leef 6010

Cost: FREE

Windows, Mac, Linux 

“You’re not prepared to deal with the truth…
…are you?”

A mysterious golden letter is sent to a select number of people… Its contents are unknown.


Project Kat is a story based puzzle horror RPG. While the game only has one ending, there are several puzzles to solve, each with multiple solutions and outcomes. The game takes roughly 45 minutes to complete, but offers a satisfying mystery adventure!

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The Librarian (2018) – Octavi Navarro

Cost: Name Your Own Price

Windows, Mac, Linux

“Something’s wrong in the Library”.

Liz’s temple and safe place is threatened by the unknown, by ghosts from her own darkest dreams. She must go investigate. She’s the Librarian, after all.


The Librarian is a short point-and-click fantasy adventure game. Navigate a creepy library full of unique puzzles, while also battling terrifying creatures that seek to hinder your quest. Along the way collect items that will help you solve the various puzzles you encounter as you search for the truth behind the mysterious goings on in the library.

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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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