Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #78

Hey Blerdy Tribe! It’s 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!

My Otome Life Game

My Otome Life (2020) Tango Dream Games

Cost: $7.99 (Win & Mac) 

Windows and Mac 

You play a young high school student who plays one of these romantic visual novels for the first time…only to have the three love interests come to life! 

How will Dane, Caspian and Joel deal with the real world now that they’re out? And how will you deal with them turning your life upside down even as they try to win your heart?


My Otome Life  is a short slice-of-life indie otome game developed Tango Dream Games. Play as a newbie otome gamer who finds that the love interests in her game have come to life?! Navigate your very own real life otome romance, one of three male love interests: Dane, Caspian, and Joel–each with their own voiced dialogue. Each route has its own unique endings, though the Best endings come with a special CG. There is also a special epilogue that unlocks after you romance all three love interests. 

Prank Masters

Prank Masters (2018)Lockvia Studios

Cost: $4.99

Windows and Mac | Steam

Her parents are famous writers and big fans of Shakespeare. Hoping for a daughter filled with beauty and grace, they name her Juliet. 

Instead, their daughter grew up to be the opposite. She’s a girl who cares about doing things her own way: the prank master way.

When her parents bring her to a new town in search of inspiration for their careers, Juliet is enrolled in a new school.

A few unexpected situations make her first day of school one to remember. Now, after having not pulled a prank in a while, she is quickly back to her old self.

Though this time it’s not just going to be all about pranks. Juliet might be running into a few unexpected feelings as well….


Prank Masters is a comedy romance indie otome game developed by Lockvia Studios. Follow Juliet Hayes, a self proclaimed prank master, who isn’t above pulling a few practical jokes. But, when her parents move to a new town, Juliet finds that the jokes on her for once when she meets three formidable pranksters that stir up some unexpected feelings. Three potential love interests, each with four unique endings. 

Check out the full review: All’s Fair in Love and War!- Prank Masters Review

GF x F Game

GFxF: Girls Fiction fiXin Fight! (2020) Punished Hag

Cost: Free

Windows and Mac

After joining a small club devoted to discussing the ups and downs of yuri in fiction, shy college student Mona finds herself a reluctant spectator of a clash between two titans. In one corner, the fiery and tempestuous Riley. In the other, the passionate and steadfast Hana. The two juggernauts of the yuri fandom collide over magical girls, idols, directorial framing, capitalism, target audience, and the military-industrial complex…? How the heck did we get there…?


GFxF: Girls Fiction fiXin Fight! is a short lighthearted yuri visual novel developed by Punished Hag. The game was created for Yuri Game Jam 2020. Hang out with a group of cute girls as they talk about fandoms, fiction, and college life. Expect lots of fun convos and lots of laughs as you navigate this super chill visual novel.  

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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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