The Tarnishing of Juxtia

Press Kit

Publisher: Mastiff

Developer: ActualNerds

Location: San Francisco, California (US)

Release date: July 26, 2022

Platforms: PC (Steam)


Price: $24.99 (Steam)



Actual Nerds

The Tarnishing of Juxtia

Awards & Recognition

Nyx Awards:

  • Grand Winner: PC Game – Indie
  • Grand Winner: PC Game – Role-Playing Game (RPG)
  • Grand Winner: PC Game – Best Art Direction
  • Grand Winner: PC Game – Best Game Design
  • Grand Winner: PC Game – Best Experience
  • Grand Winner: PC Game – Best Game Direction
  • Gold Winner: PC Game – Best Gameplay
  • Gold Winner: PC Game – Best Music
  • Gold Winner: PC Game – Best Storytelling

Press Quotes

“Players are in for a sinister adventure confronting corrupted saints, ancient war machines, Tarnished creatures and destructive gods.”
– Catherine Daro (

“If you’re looking for another dark fantasy game with intense gameplay, then “The Tarnishing of Juxtia” is right up your alley.”
– Brittany Alva (Looper)

“If you’re into the challenge of Elden Ring and the Dark Souls series, you might want to think about this one.”
– Peter Paltridge (PopGeeks)

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Monetization Permission

Mastiff allows the contents of The Tarnishing of Juxtia to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. Monetization of videos created containing assets from The Tarnishing of Juxtia is legally and explicitly allowed by Mastiff.


Actual Nerds
Jim Poulos
Angelo Poulos
Aaron Brown
Jacob V. 

Contact & More Info

Business contact:
Bill Swartz

Press contact:
Novy Unlimited

Official website: 

Novy client page:


Playing as the final creation of the Goddess Juxtia – and choosing from a staggering variety of weapons, armor sets and abilities – players are tasked with defeating the Shadow God Drelium of Crescentpeak … a mysterious, alien realm filled with strange machinery and occult magic.

Dark fantasy visuals and a hauntingly beautiful score are perfectly matched to the addictive ‘Souls’-inspired 2D action-RPG gameplay found in The Tarnishing of Juxtia. Furthermore, the innovative “Energy Rush” system allows players to get a super-charged boost of stamina and mana after landing consecutive attacks – proving consistency just might win the day against even the most fearsome of beasts.

Key Features

  • An Extraordinary Adventure Awaits: Explore 15 unique environments, engage in 14 formidable boss battles, and uncover plenty of secrets and sidequests in this sprawling 20+ hour action RPG.
  • Risk vs. Reward Combat: A unique Energy Rush system rewards skilled players who manage to land consecutive attacks.
  • Terrifying Boss Battles: Face evil head-on as you battle corrupted saints, ancient war machines, destructive gods and more in explosive, multiphase boss fights that will push your skills to the limit.
  • Earn Powerful New Abilities: Acquire Relics from fallen bosses that can be powered up to unleash devastating Ultimate offensive and defensive abilities – allowing you to turn the tide of battle in your favor while adding a unique flair to your character build.
  • Kingdoms Filled with Weapons & Loot: Uncover a wealth of unique weapons, armor sets, magic abilities, and Relics.