Leaving Lyndow screenshot showing some lovely greenery

For those of you that might not know, Eastshade is an upcoming open-world exploration game that's all about roaming the land and soaking in the atmosphere. However, since this is Eastshade Studios first game they decided to create a small spin-off in order to test the waters and see what kind of features the community is looking for. As you can probably guess from the title, that small spin-off is Leaving Lyndow.

Much like its big brother, Leaving Lyndow is a first-person adventure game with some rather lovely visuals and a very relaxed gameplay pace. If you're wondering what all of this might look like in action, here's the most recent trailer:

River City Ransom: Underground hilarious character animations in combat

If the recently released Double Dragon 4 left you wanting for more, you might want to pay attention to the upcoming River City Ransom: Underground. After being Kickstarted in the long forgotten times of 2013, River City Ransom: Underground is now set to arrive on February 27th as an official follow-up to the classic RPG beat 'em up.

Fans of the original probably already know what to expect, but for everyone else here's the recently posted River City Ransom: Underground trailer showcasing some oldschool beat 'em up action. Have a look:

Screenshot from the official Cayne trailer

In a move you don't see very often these days, the developers behind Stasis have just released Cayne for free. There is no catch, no premium element to milk you dry, Cayne is simply free-to-play on both Steam and GOG. As for the story, you play as Hadley, a woman nine months pregnant who wakes up in a bizarre facility with no memory of how she got there or why the inhabitants want her baby.

If you're wondering what all of this looks like, here's the recently posted announcement trailer. It doesn't feature much in terms of straight-up gameplay, but it should still give you a general idea of what Cayne is like. Here's the video:

Crypt of the NecroDancer: Amplified official artwork cover

Crypt of the NecroDancer: Amplified, a DLC prequel for the rhythm-based roguelike Crypt of the NecroDancer, has now arrived to Steam Early Access. It brings with it a brand new zone full of dangerous enemies, pet-like familiars that stay by your side and help you fight, as well as a new playable character by the name of Nocturna. There's also a whole bunch of new story cutscenes, soundtracks, weapons, armor, bosses, and other such features.

If you're wondering what all of this might look like in action, here's the recently posted trailer showcasing Nocturna, the new levels, as well as a couple of the new music tracks. Have a look, and more importantly, a listen:

Stars in Shadow screenshot showcasing the diplomacy system

If you're a fan of oldschool 4X strategy games you might want to pay attention to Stars in Shadow as it appears to be a rather faithful homage to the genre as a whole. There's plenty of star systems to explore and settle, a variety of alien races to either enslave or ally with, and naturally, the ability to construct your personal fleet of battleships with which you can 'unify' the galaxy.

As for what exactly this looks like in-game you can find out by taking a glance at the most recent trailer. Don't expect to get a detailed overview of what the gameplay is all about since the whole video is rather short, but it should still give you a general idea. Anyway, have a look:

Has-Been Heroes screenshot featuring a Monk casting lightning

Has-Been Heroes is a "game of strategy and action with a roguelike twist" starring a group of legendary champions that were once celebrated throughout the kingdom for their heroic deeds. Unfortunately even legends grow old, and our once mighty heroes slowly faded away into the mists of history, destined to be forgotten by the very kingdom they once saved. However, it appears that our heroes will not be able to enjoy their well deserved rest as the King has tasked them with one final quest, a quest so important it can only be entrusted to the most legendary of warriors - taking the twin princesses to school!

Since Has-Been Heroes doesn't appear to be your usual RPG, both in terms of storytelling and gameplay mechanics, perhaps it would be for the best if you just saw the trailer rather than listen to me babble. Have a look:

Hive Jump frantic battle against a boss

Hive Jump is sci-fi action platformer where you get to face off against swarms of aliens in frantic close quarters combat across a variety of procedurally generated levels. But perhaps most importantly, you can do all of this in either solo mode, local co-op on one PC, or through online multiplayer with up to three other players. So if you're looking for a bit of a party game you might want to take a closer look at Hive Jump.

And speaking of looks, if you're interested in seeing a glimpse of what Hive Jump has to offer, you'll find one of the most recent trailers down below. If you don't care about any of the story, simply skip to around 10 seconds in the video and you should be straight in the action. Anyway, have a gander: