Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #89

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 out this week’s thrifty gaming picks!

The Witch and Her Assistant

The Witch and Her Assistant (2021)Magic Bench/Karamelow

Cost: Free

Windows, Mac, & Linux

The Witch and Her Assistant follows a young witch living alone in her cottage in the forest and a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger. 

The Witch and Her Assistant is a short fantasy visual novel developed by Magic Bench (aka Karamelow), made for Otome Game Jam 2021. There are two pursuable characters, who you can choose to be your new magical assistant: Zailehl, a soft spoken angel and Miryhn, a sweet, but stubborn water fairy. Like most visual novels, your choices will determine the stories outcome and which of the two characters you’ll befriend. 

Delphine's Discovery


Delphine’s Discovery (2021) – Legend EX Games

Cost: Free 

Windows, Mac, and Linux 

The Karras family has had a monopoly over the delivery service in Interstice for decades. Though, this quickly becomes threatened when transport droids  begin to be tested at the old abandoned Little Voices Orphanage. In an attempt to save her family’s business, Delphine Karras ventures out into the forbidden property to investigate. With a mysterious stranger and an unsolved murder investigation looming overhead, Delphine finds herself in an unexpected predicament. 


Delphine’s Discovery is a short mystery thriller indie game developed by Legend EX Games for Otome Jam 2021. The game blends together the point and click investigations of an adventure game with the story based narrative style of a visual novel for a interactive gaming experience. There is one romantic path with three distinctive endings and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. Delphine’s Discovery also features partial English voice acting. 


Celestia (2021) Jellyfish Parade

Cost: Free

Windows, Mac, & Linux 

Iluna [renameable] is the newest moon of the Lunefille system. On behalf of her planet, starless in the darkness, she seeks to find a celestial partner who will rule by her side… and in her heart. Follow this moon’s journey into traditional love alongside a sun, tragic love with a black hole or forbidden love with a meteor in this regency style sci-fi fantasy delight.


Celestia is a medium length fantasy indie otome game developed by Jellyfish Parade for Otome Jam 2021. The game blends regency era sensibilities with sci-fi fantasy to create a one of a kind gaming experience. Take on the role of Iluna and get to know each of the three love interests. Your choices will determine which of the 9 unique endings you unlock and Iluna’s personality (Formal, Humble, and Playful). The game takes roughly 5-8 hours to complete! 

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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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