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July 26, 2022

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Author: Mastiff


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.
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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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