Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #67

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.


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!

Night of the Lesbian Vampires

Night of the Lesbian Vampires (2020) Jaimie Scribbles Game

Cost: Free

Windows, Mac, & Linux

What’s more pathetic than being alone on a Friday night? Being alone at work on Halloween night because of a stack of paperwork, of course. What’s a girl to do when she gets two visitors at midnight who both want her–and some blood?


Night of the Lesbian Vampires is a short supernatural yuri romance visual novel developed for the 2nd Annual Spooktober VN game jam. The game is a collaborative effort between several indie vn developers—Jaime Scribbles Games, Odd LazdoAkuaA Jen BirdFirahFabetofurocksPoxnixles, and PMscenariosNight of the Lesbian Vampires features English voice acting and and has three distinct endings. Players can choose to romance one of two female love interests and unlock 5 original illustration.

Smol Birb

Smol Birb (2020) sonmoss

Cost: Free

Windows, Mac, & Linux

Take time to travel along with Zyablik, a small bird who is desperately searching for missing stars.
Will you be kind to everyone who meet along the way or ignore them and their wishes? It`s up to you!


Smol Birb is a short adventure visual novel developed by indie developer sonmoss. The game takes roughly 30-40 minutes to complete and has two unique endings (and one extra ending). Explore the imaginative world of the game and interact with space fish you encounter on your journey. There is also a brief battle sequence full of memes and jokes. Smol Birb is available in English, Russian, and Ukrainian.

Passing By

Passing By (2020) Marius Mühleck

Cost: Name Your Own Price

Windows, Mac, & Linux

Set in a beautiful low-poly world of floating isles and a never-ceasing west wind, Passing By allows you to embark on a memorable journey as Curly, a young balloonist, who is tasked with delivering a mysterious letter.


Passing By is a 2D puzzle platformer from indie developer, Marius Mühleck. Explore at your leisure, traveling between unique fantasy islands in your trusty ballon ship. Solve various puzzles and manage your inventory of resources. Discover five unique biomes with eight different islands, but once you leave an island you can never go back–so make the most of each visit!

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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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