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Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #59

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 have 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.

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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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The Light at the End of the Ocean (2020) Jane Titor

Cost: $7.50

Windows, Mac, & Linux

A young woman wakes up in a lighthouse with a head injury and no memory of the shipwreck that brought her there—or anything else, for that matter. A stone-faced, stoic Lighthouse Keeper assures her that help will arrive soon, but seems unwilling or unable to help her figure out whom or where she is. Help the Lighthouse Keeper’s Guest uncover the mysteries of the island and its inhabitants in this point-and-click visual novel about unlikely friendship and loss of identity.

-Synopsis

The Light at the End of the Ocean is a story based point and click game developed by indie developer Jane Titor. Play as a young woman—explore a mysterious island and get to know the two odd characters who live there. The game takes about 2 hours to complete and has multiple unique endings to unlock.


 

The Wolf's Bite

The Wolf’s Bite (2018) Eric Bernier

Cost: $3.99

Windows, Mac, & Linux | Steam

After failing to thrive in the highly competitive residential demolition industry, mostly due to difficulties dealing with brick construction, The Big Bad Wolf decided it was time for a career change. Unable to resist the lure of entrepreneurship, he decided to enter the restaurant business.

The Three Little Pigs, dissatisfied with their free sample demolitions, are conspiring against The Big Bad Wolf and his new restaurant, The Wolf’s Bite. The grand opening is next week. Will The Big Bad Wolf finally launch a successful enterprise or will the Three Little Pigs throw up a metaphorical brick wall and stop him?

-Synopsis

The Wolf’s Bite is a one-versus-one interactive-adventure game inspired by stories such as “The Three Little Pigs” and “The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales”. The game revolves around thwarting the other player while advancing your agenda—be a professional restaurateur or a vengeful saboteur, the competition is on! The Wolf’s Bite features over 375 unique paths and over twenty unique endings, all of which are decided by the decisions you and your opponent make…or don’t make.


Prince of Cats

 

Prince of Cats (2019) Sky Bear Games

Cost: $4.99

Windows, Mac, & Linux | Steam

Where has the Prince of Cats gone? Nim, his servant, leaves the safety of the faerie court to find where the leader of the cat spirits has gone. She finds herself in the city of Vanora, where players will meet many familiar Shakespearean characters.

Stuck here for a month until the next full moon, Nim has to navigate the busy city searching for the Prince. Forced to fit in with the humans, she has to learn new skills in classes, or take jobs to make money to survive.

-Synopsis

Prince of Cats is a visual novel/life simulator developed by Sky Bear Games. Take on the role of Nim as she explores the city in search of her missing leader. Encounter various characters from Shakespearean works who will help you on your quest. Survive life in the city, by learning new skills and taking on jobs.


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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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