Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #109

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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Teachers with love and passion

  • Publisher: Honey Bunny
  • Genre: Slice-of-Life | Comedy | Romance
  • Cost: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac, & Linux

It’s time to start your new life as a teacher at the local school!

You worked hard to get here and prove that you are worth reaching your goals. However, nothing prepared you for what you are about to see…

Who would say that such a normal job would drop you in a den of hot single teachers ready to fall in love with you?

Make decisions and get to know them. But be careful! They all have secrets, and your answers may change your love life forever.

This is your chance to live a sweet and lovely school romance all over again.

Official Synopsis

Teachers with love and passion is a short slice-of-life comedy indie otome game developed by Honey Bunny for Otome Jam 2022. You’re a new teacher at a school full of hot, single teachers, what’s a gal to do? Navigate the ups and downs of your new job while maybe finding love among your four hot coworkers. There are currently 4 romance options, with a fifth romance option planned for future updates. The whole game takes 5-7 hours, with 9 unique endings.

A Roaring Affair

  • Publisher: The Starry Troupe (Heiden, Green-Glasses, z04, & Helen)
  • Genre: Slice-of-Life | Romance | Mystery
  • Cost: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: Windows Mac & Linux

Aimee and her family run the Starry Troupe, a world-renowned group of circus performers. When a skirmish happens onstage during one of their performances, their trusted lion Henri is accused of attacking a rich noblewoman.

With her dad and lion arrested for a crime she knows they didn’t commit, Aimee decides to get to the bottom of what exactly happened. Play as Aimee as she teams up with one of two men as she investigates in order to save her family!

Official Synopsis

A Roaring Affair is a circus themed indie otome game developed by The Starry Troupe (Heiden, Green-Glasses, z04, & Helen) for Otome Jam 2022. Step into the shoes of Aimee a circus acrobat and part of the word-renowned circus troupe, The Starry Troupe. After an incident during a performance, her father and lion, Henri are arrested, so she teams up two handsome men to clear their names and set things right! Pursue two male love interests and unlock three unique endings.

Pocket Love

  • Publisher: Lila, ShyDen, TsunamiJurai
  • Genre: Modern | Romance | Slice-of-Life
  • Cost: Free
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac & Linux

Who will win? Will you, the Pocket Queen, triumph over the King of Handbags and Luggage?

Play as Cara Brennan (renamable), a fashion designer, who captivates the hearts of women worldwide with pocket equality. She’s hell bent on revenge on the puny pocket sizes, or non-existent pocket sizes on women’s clothing. Her “no handbag” vow is under the spotlight. 

Harry Taylor, the president of Handbags & Luggage of the Jucci fashion empire, is bewildered by Cara’s rejection of his pride and joy. He’s both threatened and impressed. Can he win her over?

How will you handle the quiet, private, Harry Taylor?

Official Synopsis

Pocket Love is a short comedy indie otome game developed by Lila, ShyDen, & TsunamiJurai for Otome Jam 2022. In this pseudo-rivals to lovers game take on the role of Cara, a fashion designer fighting for pocket equality in women’s fashion. Which catches the attention of the king of handbags, Harry Taylor. Follow this unlikely pair as they fumble their way to romance. There is one pursuable character (Harry), three unique endings (Good, Bad, Nuetral), and voice acting!

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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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