Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #90

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!


Deliver us from Evil

Deliver Us from Evil (2021)Galen Games

Cost: Free

Windows, Mac, & Linux

Mankind has wished since the dawn of time, but when those pleas turn dark, Heaven decides to answer. Tasked by the Archangel Michael to investigate, will our young angel Ariel follow her mission? Or will she stray from the light?

Deliver Us from Evil is a short fantasy visual novel developed by Galen Games, made for Otome Game Jam 2021. Take on the role of newbie guardian angel Ariel, as she investigates some troubling goings on down on Earth. Joining her on her investigation is the Archangel Michael, meet other characters on your journey and uncover the truth. There are currently two pursuable characters (Michael and Ace) each with their own unique story paths and outcomes. The main male love interests are voiced in English, and there are 6 exclusive CGs to unlock. *Galen Games is currently collecting donations to fund the addition of Keldran’s route*


Olympus Love

Olympus Love (2021) Megalixir Games

Cost: Free 

Windows, Mac, and Linux 

A fantastic tale about gods, love and heroic deeds!

In the little town of Helena, every generation a ritual is performed in which a young woman must climb Mount Olympus by herself and pray to the gods. Problem is… these gods are more attractive than she expected! However, she can only choose one, and that’s not all, the town is filled with problems and calamities that must be solved. Each god has its own talents and can help with a specific problem. 

Who will you choose? The smartest god? Perhaps the one with the best personality? Or maybe just the biggest muscles? It’s all up to you! See how each of these stories unfold and how to deal with love when it’s immortal!

-Synopsis

Olympus Love is a short fantasy indie otome game developed by megalixirgames for Otome Jam 2021. Climb Mount Olympus and meet three hunky Greek gods—Poseidon, Ares, and Hades—spend time getting to know them and choose one to become your immortal lover. Each god has their own unique storylines and your choices will determine whether you and your chosen immortal bae will live happily ever after. 


Heart a la Mode Indie Otome

Heart à la Mode (2021) Yapperu Studio

Cost: Free

Windows, Mac, & Linux 

Some people are really into movies. Others are really into cooking. Still others are really into knowing every unnecessary detail of minor political figures’ lives. For your part, your guilty pleasure is being a cute mascot character’s devoted fan. And there’s nothing wrong with that! 

So what if you spend your disposable income on stuffed toys and scented erasers? So what if you attend mascot conventions whose target audience is aged 12 and below? You never know what sorts of people you might meet there, after all!

Join our protagonist on her riveting journey of money wasting, emotional turmoil and awkward romance! 

-Synopsis

Heart à la Mode is a short rom-com indie otome game developed by Yapperu Studio for Otome Jam 2021. This version contains the entirety of Robin’s route, with six unique endings and CGs—the routes for the other two love interests (Vivian and Nico) are currently in production. Fumble your way through awkward (and lowkey hilarious) encounters as you get to know a colorful cast of whacky characters. The story shifts between your perspective and that of your chosen love interest, giving you insight into his thoughts and feelings during key events of the game. 


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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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