Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #52

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!

Remember to Forget

Remember to Forget (2020) – Josie King

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The game follows main character Cora in a world where people don’t venture outside at night. As the world slowly falls apart, she comes face-to-face with physical manifestations of old memories, leaving the player to decide her fate and choosing whether to live in the past, present or future.


Remember to Forget is a horror visual novel developed by Josie King and released earlier this month. The game runs on Unity and has the interactive elements of a point-and-click adventure game and the story based narrative of a visual novel. Remember to Forget is broken into 4 chapters which mirror the 4 seasons—explore your town, interact with objects as you uncover each of the game’s multiple endings.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri (2018) – BishounenP

Cost: Free

Windows, Mac, & Linux 

An unnamed and soft-spoken bartender listens in on stories from Antonio, a man with a cybernetic eye, and Orion, a new face at the bar.


Strawberry Daiquiri is a short slice-of-life kinetic novel developed by BishounenP for Yaoi Jam 2018. The game takes roughly, 30 minutes to complete and gives players the chance to step into the role of a nameless bartender as they listen in on conversations from some of the bar’s patrons.


The Rose of Segunda (2017) – Blackcross & Taylor

Cost: $8.99

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In the kingdom of Segunda, the Crown Prince’s birthday celebrations are traditionally where he is expected to choose a bride. Your mother, the Duchess of Florentia, is very keen for her only daughter to become the next queen, so she sends you and your mischievous brother, Frederique, along with your family’s steward, Bastien, to the fortnight long celebrations. Of course, just because your mother has her gaze fixed upon the Prince, does not mean you must follow suit.

Will you act like the perfect lady and convince the King to select you as the Prince’s betrothed, or show your true colours and perhaps catch another’s eye?


The Rose of Segunda is a romance visual novel developed by Blackcross & Taylor and released in 2017. The game is a period drama where your choices not only determine which of the game’s many endings you can achieve, but also the personality of your in-game player character. The Rose of Segunda is unique in that it features both male and female love interests—4 male and 2 female—as well as 26 beautiful CG images.

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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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4 thoughts on “Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #52

    1. LOL I have been waiting for someone to ask this.

      I usually run through and pick out games that pique my interest and I play them. I tend to get most of my gaming done on the weekends, so I spend most of that time running through games/requests.

      For the most part the games I pick for Thrifty Gaming are short, so it doesn’t really take that long to play them. As for the longer ones, I tend to play them long enough to get a good feel for the story/characters. Sometimes though, I get invested and wind up just finishing it.

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