Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #100

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!

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Wrapped with a Kiss LegendEX Games

Wrapped with a Kiss

  • Publisher: LegendEX Games
  • Genre: Slice-of-Life | Christmas | Romance
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac, & Linux

After losing her job and being blacklisted from the business world, Noel has no choice but to sell everything in her apartment and move away from the big city.  Lucky for her, Noel’s older sister offers the woman a place to stay during the holiday season. The only problem? The insurmountable pressure of her father’s expectations, being a good aunt, and trying to find something meaningful to do with her time may just shatter Noel’s world.  Unless of course, the winter town’s cute local carpenter has a say in it!

Official Synopsis

Unwrapped with a Kiss is a Christmas themed indie otome game developed LegendEX Games for Winter VN Jam 2021. Follow Noel as she she attempts to pick up the pieces of her life after facing a major setback. Navigate family pressures, holiday hijinks, and maybe an unexpected love affair with a cute small town hunk. The game features one romanceable character, two fun endings, and partial voice acting.

When Winter Ends indie game

When Winter Ends

  • Publisher: Summer Origins
  • Genre: Cozy | Indie | Visual Novel
  • Cost: Name Your Price
  • Where to Play: Windows Mac & Linux

Two strangers: 

A mysterious little girl, and a lone traveler. 

The two met unexpectedly, seeking shelter from the raging storm outside. Play as each of them to figure out their past and their wishes for the future.

Official Synopsis

When Winter Ends is a short indie visual novel developed by Summer Origins for Winter VN Jam 2021. In this intimate game experience the perspectives of two strangers as they get to know one another while waiting out a winter storm. Play as two unique characters and explore each of the game’s four endings. There is also a fun point-and-click mini game.

Panicked and Surrounded by Hot Vampires

Panicked and Surrounded by Hot Vampires

  • Publisher: HusbandoGoddess & Cygni
  • Genre: Comedy | Supernatural | Romance
  • Cost: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac & Linux

In the harsh season of Winter, 47-year-old Chester H. Smith was sent out to survey a property that wasn’t on the registry. When he goes to inspect the house, he finds that the two owners, Dez and Viscardi, are vampires! He finds himself trapped with these strangers until the winter storm passes over. Will Chester make it out alive? Will sparks fly between him and one of the vampiric homeowners?

Official Synopsis

Panicked and Surrounded by Hot Vampires is a comedy, romance game that was developed by HusbandoGoddess for the Winter VN Jam 2021. The game talks about life and death featuring eternal characters and a character who is running out of time. Panicked and Surrounded by Hot Vampires features partial voice acting, two love interests, and five endings (2 bad endings, 3 romance endings including a poly ending).

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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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