Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #105

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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Lover’s Anonymous: Rehab for Romantics!

  • Publisher: Jenny Vi Pham
  • Genre: Amare | LGBTQ+ | Comedy
  • Cost: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac, & Linux

Ever feel like you’re addicted to romance? Love?  

If you do, come join us at Lover’s Anonymous where a heartbreak can become a full-fledged romance.

Official Synopsis

Lover’s Anonymous: Rehab for Romantics! is a sapphic comedy romance visual novel developed by Jenny Vi Pham for NaNoRenO 2022. Set in San Jose, Lover’s Anonymous follows three characters as they strive to find love after heartbreak. There are two character routes, four endings to unlock, and even a poly route option.

Until We Reach Zero

  • Publisher: Get Me Out Of The Attic
  • Genre: Point and Click | Death | Fantasy
  • Cost: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: Windows Mac & Linux

After his life comes to a premature end in a car accident, Davian awakes to find he has nine chances to complete a trial of character and become a guardian angel. With his friend Kalle at his side, will Davian be able to inspire the uninspired before his time runs out?

Official Synopsis

Until We Reach Zero is a fantasy point and click visual novel developed by GetMeOutofTheATtic for Duo Jam and NaNoRenO 2022. In the game you take on the role of Davian, a recently deceased individual who is given a chance to become a guardian angel. Help him inspire others and earn his wings before time runs out.

Patisserie Academy

  • Publisher: Highintheautumnsky*
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance | Fantasy
  • Cost: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac & Linux

Hello my sweeties~ 

Welcome to your stay at Patisserie Academy! This is your one stop shop for sweets and tarts alike. Befriend your favorite snack and try to see if you can get under their wrapper. 

You play as an aspiring dessert chef looking to gain the trust of 3 lucky confections into giving you their coveted recipe secrets~ 

Dodge and weave through their hard outer crust and try to be the first to find their sweet goopy center. 

Good luck to you our wonderful aspiring pâtissiers~!

Official Synopsis

Patisserie Academy is a short rom-com visual novel developed by highintheautumnsky et al* for NaNoRenO 2022. Take on the role of an aspiring dessert chef and you must gain the trust of three confections to learn their secret recipes. Spend time getting to know your sweet companions and watch your relationships grow into something more.

*Authors: highintheautumnsky, anaudday, Sapsquad, ejtanmusic, Might Saber, Halfstar, Lapras Lazuli

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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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