The Tarnishing of Juxtia

A dark fantasy 2D Souls-like action RPG

Mastiff | Actual Nerds


Creative | Marketing | Consulting | PR

Featuring highly-detailed pixel art, stunning environments, dangerous traps and terrifying Tarnished bosses, The Tarnishing of Juxtia delivers an immersive, unforgettable experience to ‘Souls’ fans looking for a new 2D fix. The game combines dark fantasy visuals and a hauntingly beautiful score with challenging 2D action-RPG gameplay – along with an innovative Energy Rush system and a staggering variety of weapons, armor sets, and abilities.

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

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Gameplay Teaster & Launch Trailer

Our Creative team designed this Gameplay Teaser and Launch Trailer for the announcement of The Tarnishing of Juxtia‘s release on Steam.

Influencer Partnerships

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Souls-like 2D Action RPG The Tarnishing of Juxtia Out Now on Steam

 

Rise to the challenge … or die trying!

 

SAN FRANCISCO – July 26, 2022 – The brutal 2D action RPG The Tarnishing of Juxtia is now available on Steam. Developed by Actual Nerds and published by Mastiff, The Tarnishing of Juxtia features kinetic 2D combat across uniquely styled kingdoms, deadly traps and hazards – and massive, vicious bosses rendered in arcade-quality pixel art that never ceases to amaze.

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.

 

The Tarnishing of Juxtia delivers the Souls-like action RPG gameplay fans have come to expect from the best titles in the genre,” says Bill Swartz, president and CEO of Mastiff. “No matter how many times we played the game during development, it never failed to blow our collective minds. Actual Nerds has swung for the fences – and guess what? They hit a home run!”

 

“We hope everyone enjoys playing the game as much as we enjoyed working on it,” says Aaron Brown, co-founder, Actual Nerds. “This has been a long journey for our team and we are really excited for players to finally get their hands on the full game.”

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.

     

Develop Unique Character Builds: With access to more than 35 weapons and 18 armor sets, create a character that thrives on your playstyle and visual preferences!

 

Pricing & Availability
The Tarnishing of Juxtia is now available on Steam for $22.49 – 10% off. On August 2, the game will return to its retail price of $24.99. The Tarnishing of Juxtia will be initially compatible with Windows PCs only.

Steam URL:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1428710/The_Tarnishing_of_Juxtia

Assets

Launch Trailer

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IgJ8aybyEc

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fslx7cfalo3cak3/launch_trailer_The_Tarnishing_of_Juxtia.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots, GIFS, and Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/XOoAtic

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ccyc8l5r401gn2i/screenshots_logos_GIFs_The_Tarnishing_of_Juxtia.zip?dl=0

Social Media
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ttojgame
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ttojgame
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tarnishingofjuxtia
Reddit – https://www.reddit.com/r/ttojgame

About Mastiff
Mastiff is a publisher of video games on all platforms. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in San Francisco and Tokyo, the company has released titles in virtually every genre – including action, adventure, RPG, FPS, party, horror, and music. To learn more about Mastiff, please visit https://mastiff-games.com.

About Actual Nerds
Founded in 2020 and based in the US, Actual Nerds is a passionate and dedicated game development team working with developers worldwide to make enjoyable games and memorable experiences for all: https://www.actualnerds.com.

The Tarnishing of Juxtia © 2022 ACTUAL NERDS LLC. Published by Mastiff LLC under license from ACTUAL NERDS LLC. All rights reserved.

 

2D Love Letter to ‘Souls’ Games The Tarnishing of Juxtia
Heading to Steam in Summer 2022

 

Mastiff and Actual Nerds team up to offer a challenging
dark fantasy experience to action RPG fans

 

SAN FRANCISCO – March 17, 2022 – Publisher Mastiff today announced a partnership with Actual Nerds to publish the dark fantasy 2D action role-playing game (RPG), The Tarnishing of Juxtia. The game is scheduled to be released on PC in Summer 2022.

Featuring highly-detailed pixel art, stunning environments, dangerous traps and terrifying Tarnished bosses, The Tarnishing of Juxtia delivers an immersive, unforgettable experience to ‘Souls’ fans looking for a new 2D fix. The player assumes the role of a mysterious and nameless hero – the final creation of a dying God who is desperate to save their kingdom. Tasked with exacting revenge against those responsible for unleashing “the Tarnishing” (a supernatural plague that twists victims’ bodies into bestial flesh puppets), you must journey across two war-torn kingdoms to purge the Tarnishing from the land and restore order.

The Tarnishing of Juxtia combines dark fantasy visuals and a hauntingly beautiful score with challenging ‘Souls’-inspired 2D action-RPG gameplay and a sinister narrative. At the heart of the game is an innovative and rewarding combat system supported by a staggering variety of weapons, armor sets, and abilities.

 

“Actual Nerds is an immensely talented team,” says Bill Swartz, president & CEO of Mastiff. “The Tarnishing of Juxtia is a testament to the team’s creativity and love of the ‘souls’ game genre. Mastiff is proud to publish the game and cannot wait to share this challenging action RPG with gamers when it comes to PC later this year!”

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 Versus Reward Combat: A unique Energy Rush system rewards courageous players with a super-charged boost of stamina and mana regeneration after landing consecutive attacks.
  • Vicious 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.
  • Develop Unique Character Builds: With access to more than 35 weapons and 18 armor sets, create a character that thrives on your playstyle and visual preferences!

The Tarnishing of Juxtia will be released on Steam in Summer 2022. Wishlist and Follow on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1428710/The_Tarnishing_of_Juxtia.

Assets
Screenshots, GIFs & Logos (March 2022)

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/XOoAtic

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j8ukmhayujy85mj/screenshots_logos_GIFs_The_Tarnishing_of_Juxtia.zip?dl=0

Social Media
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ttojgame
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ttojgame
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tarnishingofjuxtia
Reddit – https://www.reddit.com/r/ttojgame

About Mastiff
Mastiff is a publisher of video games on all platforms. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in San Francisco and Tokyo, the company has released titles in virtually every genre – including action, adventure, RPG, FPS, party, horror, and music. To learn more about Mastiff, please visit https://mastiff-games.com.

About Actual Nerds
Founded in 2020 and based in the US, Actual Nerds is a passionate and dedicated game development team working with developers worldwide to make enjoyable games and memorable experiences for all: https://www.actualnerds.com.

 

The Tarnishing of Juxtia © 2022 ACTUAL NERDS LLC. Published by Mastiff LLC under license from ACTUAL NERDS LLC. All rights reserved.

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