Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #53

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!

Fetch Quest

Fetch Quest(2019) – HitOrMissy

Windows, Mac, & Linux

Would-be adventurer Flora accepts a job to retrieve a stolen item for a shady bartender. In order to retrieve the item, she’ll have to infiltrate a group of notorious bandits by posing as a new recruit. Fortunately, she has the help of two other adventurers. UNfortunately, her companions seem completely useless without her!

According to the strangely vocal narrator, this would have gone more smoothly if everyone had remembered to make their characters beforehand…



Fetch Quest is a short GxB romance game developed by indie team HitOrMissy for the annual game jam NaNoRenO 2019. The game features about an hour of gameplay and two unique love interests. Fetch Quest, features gameplay typical of a visual novel—players make choices that determine which of the 9 endings the player can achieve (6 bad endings and 3 normal endings).

Night Class

Night Class: A Vampire Story (2018) – MizMary

Cost: Free

Windows, Mac, & Linux 

Rowan’s life is at a bit of a dead end. To pick up her spirits and make her feel more in control, she enrolls in a local night class. There she meets Jake and Aaron, a pair of brothers. But Jake and Aaron are more than they appear..



Night Class: A Vampire Story is a short free to play romance visual novel developed by MizMary and created using Visual Novel Maker. The game is pretty short taking anywhere from 15 minutes to 30 minutes to complete and there are 6 unlockable CGS and three distinct endings to achieve.

Without a Voice

Without a Voice (2016) –

Cost: Free

Windows, Mac, & Linux

In the depths of a dark and unforgiving forest, an exiled princess whiles her time in solitude. For a girl raised in the lap of comfort, the woods are impossibly harsh, and day-to-day survival is the most she can manage. One day, however, a mysterious, beautiful maiden appears, throwing her world out of its already delicate alignment. The princess is instantly captivated by this stranger, and begins to fancy herself the heroine of a fairytale, even as the maiden proves herself to be less and less of a fantasy.

Foolish princess. She should know by now that her life is no fairytale.

In seven days, the wheel of fate will splinter. Seven days, for better or worse…



Without a Voice is a free to play dark fantasy visual novel developed by L³ for the annual game jam, Yuri Game Jam 2016. The game has 8 unique endings to unlock and 12 special event illustrations. Without a Voice is a yuri game, so it features a single female love interest.

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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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5 thoughts on “Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #53

  1. All the screenshots look so cute! Being able to buy stuff on a budget is so vital for me now, especially during the pandemic chaos. Thanks for the share!

    1. The games this week have especially great artwork!

      I am always on the lookout for deals, so I started this series to help out others looking for games without having to break the bank. So, I’m super happy to see that you enjoy these posts!

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