Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #111

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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Nameless: The Departed Cycle

  • Publisher: Fiendish Fiction
  • Genre: Dark Fantasy | Horror | LGBT+
  • Cost: $9.99
  • Where to Play: Windows

Something lurks in the Umbral Forest, its wicked tendrils snaking out to reshape the very woods themselves. Is this the beast Israh Almasi seeks to hunt and slay for the sake of his dying son? Or something even darker and more sinister than he ever could have imagined?

Meanwhile, a mysterious man has made himself at home at Israh’s campsite. He calls himself Nameless… and he only comes at night.

Follow the red star to the Umbral Forest and unravel the mysteries within.

Official Synopsis

Nameless: The Departed Cycle is a dark fantasy horror visual novel developed by Fiendish Fiction for the Spooktober 4th Annual Visual Novel Jam. The game is also included in the Queer Halloween Stories Bundle. Follow Israh Almasi as he embarks on a journey into the Umbral Forest to uncover the truth behind a dangerous beast rumored to live there. The current build of the game features a few hours of gameplay, partial voice acting for the main cast, and five obtainable endings (4 “bad” ends and the true end).

Parasite in Love

  • Publisher: Night Asobu
  • Genre: Psychological Horror | Romance
  • Cost: Free to Play
  • Where to Play: Windows

Infected with the parasite commonly known as the “brain eating amoeba”, you have 10 days left before your death. One of the symptoms is hallucinations. And through that, “he” starts to talk and confesses his love to you. Will you be able to convince the parasite to leave your body before it’s too late? Or will his love consume you “until death do us part”?

Official Synopsis

Parasite in Love is a biological romance horror visual novel developed by Night Asobu for the Spooktober 4th Annual Visual Novel Jam. Fall in love with a parasite that is slowly eating away at your brain. Convince “him” to leave your body or learn the true meaning of “til death do us part”. The game does contain references to body horror and Tokophobia (fear of pregnancy). There are a total of 4 endings to unlock and partial voice acting.

Pitstop in Purgatory

  • Publisher: Tymedust Games
  • Genre: Mystery | Point-and-Click | Romance (Amare)
  • Cost: $4.99
  • Where to Play: Steam | Windows and Mac

Dang, you’re dead!

Astrid wakes up in Purgatory and has to make peace with her death. Only problem is… she doesn’t remember anything! Point and click your way through adventure-based gameplay mixed with visual novel storytelling, and solve the mystery of our heroine’s untimely demise.

Official Synopsis

Pitstop in Purgatory is a mystery visual novel developed by Tymedust Games for Otome Jam 2022. Take on the role of Astrid, a young woman who wakes up in purgatory with no memory of how she got there or even how she died. Interact with other spirits trapped in purgatory and work with them to find the answers you seek. The game features both visual novel and point-and-click gameplay mechanics. Explore purgatory, collect clues, and foster relationships with the spirits you meet.

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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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2 thoughts on “Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #111

  1. How dare them make a brain eating amoeba attractive, but of course that is the one I am most interested in checking out 😅

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