Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #103

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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Kotachi received a pair of white revolvers after his grandfather died, forged from the constellation Perseus. His weapons target specters, shadow monsters that invisibly attack people… and the Zodiac. As one of the few who can, it’s up to Kotachi to both protect these constellations and use their powers in battle to keep everyone safe.

Official Synopsis

Asterism is an action fantasy visual novel developed by Crystal Game Works. Heavily inspired by astronomy, the game follows Kotachi as he attempts to wield the power of the constellations to protect those closest to him from monstrous threats. Asterism features 8 -12 hours of gameplay, branching dialogue paths, and an optional male love interest.


  • Publisher: Two and a Half Studios
  • Genre: Psychological | Yuri | Mystery
  • Cost: $3.99
  • Where to Play: Windows Mac & Linux | Steam

In the middle of a field, far out in the countryside, sits a lone manor.

Inside that manor, in the middle of the field, far out in the countryside, lives Amelie and her dear friend Lilika.

Forbidden from leaving the house, Amelie awaits the arrival of her long time penpal, Sofia, to Lilika’s dismay.

What secrets will Sofia unravel that were best kept buried?

And will she manage to survive the night?

Official Synopsis

Amelie is a short psychological mystery yuri visual novel developed by Two and a Half Studios. The entire game was created in two months for Yuri Game Jam 2021. In Amelie you play as three different characters: Amelie, Sofia, and Lilika. Each perspective provides a small piece of the overarching mystery surrounding a tucked away countryside manor.

From that Moment She Neglected the World

  • Publisher: 4noki, Marionette, and cygni 
  • Genre: Fantasy | Yuri | Kinetic Novel
  • Cost: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac & Linux

An immortal fairy picks up a disciple, raising the disciple so that one day the disciple may slay her and fulfill the end of a prophecy in which the immortal must either die or cause the end of the world.

Official Synopsis

From that Moment She Neglected the World is a short xianxia (Chinese fantasy) yuri kinetic visual novel developed by 4noki et al for Nanoreno 2021. The game makes several references to Bai Juyi’s poetry and the philosophical text of Zhuangzi. She Neglected the World takes roughly 2 hours to complete and features 5 CGs.

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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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