A challenging 2D action platformer with brutal one-hit-kill combat, consequential choices, and a lore-rich story set in the dark fantasy world of Kurogawa, Japan. Inspired by Sekiro and Blasphemous, Jomaku is a free preview of One-Thousand Cuts, "raising the curtain" for the full game coming soon!
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Very Positive (91) - 89% of the 91 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 8, 2024

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About This Game

Jomaku (除幕) "Curtain-raiser" a short act or monologue to introduce a longer kabuki play. A preview.

1000 Cuts: Jomaku is a 60-90 minute demo experience of One-Thousand Cuts, with a short tutorial, plenty of exploration (over a dozen hidden pettable cats, an optional boss, bonus lore drops, three alternative video modes), unlockable upgrades, a three-phase final boss, and multiple endings based on which moral route you choose.

Combine instant-death combat with unique special abilities and environmental hazards to devastate your enemies, or die trying. Strategize efficient solutions or overwhelm with brute force as your slice your way through the Army of One-Thousand, one cut at a time.

Discover and fight a deadly collection of challenging bosses on your journey. Master each of their martial art styles to unleash powerful combat techniques on your enemies. If you can defeat them, that is.

Find hidden lore throughout a rich, dark fantasy Edo Japan. connect the shattered pieces of this expansive world, inspired by real Japanese history and folklore.

The time of the samurai is coming to an uncertain end. Exiled as a child by his father Hidetsugu, young Hiroyuki has grown up training at his Uncle Jiro's secluded dojo, hoping one day to prove himself worthy enough to return home. Now caught at the center of a hostile takeover within his clan, Hiro is torn between loyalty and honor.

Hiro has to choose: side with his father and kill his friends and Uncle Jiro - the only real family he's ever had - or side with Uncle Jiro and attempt to face down the fearsome army under his father's control. It only takes one cut to kill, but what is one man against the Army of One-Thousand?

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

A nonstop phantasmagoria of dark fantasy violence, gore, and high-pressure arterial blood spray piping hot from the classic chanbara films that inspired it. Brief and infrequent references to tobacco and alcohol consumption.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or Later
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Graphics: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.

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