Non-Steam Games that Demand your Attention

Not every game lives and breathes on the Steam platform; lots of indies have humble beginnings on their own website. Typically I find these through word of mouth and sheer luck. Sometimes I just peruse the Steam Greenlight area to find new and upcoming games that demand attention.

This is by no means a comprehensive list of games that you should play outside of Steam - also some have been Greenlit and will show up on Steam eventually. Until they're on the storefront, though, I want to draw your attention to these hidden gems. You'll even notice most of these follow a similar theme (Because, it's just the type of game I like to play!). You'll also note that every single title below is "in development," not a single game in this list is labelled "finished." That's the beauty of indie, it never has to be done and can always evolve (without the use of costly DLC!).

- Ancient Domains of Mystery: http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/
- Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead: http://en.cataclysmdda.com/
- Factorio: http://www.factorio.com/
- Forsaken Isle: http://smoodlez.itch.io/forsaken-isle
- KeeperRL: http://keeperrl.com/
- Prospector: http://www.prospector.at/
- RimWorld: http://rimworldgame.com/
- Rodina: http://elliptic-games.com/
- Sol 0: http://www.solzerogame.com/index.php
- Timber and Stone: http://www.timberandstonegame.com/
- Ultima Ratio Regum: http://www.ultimaratioregum.co.uk/game/
- UnReal World: http://www.unrealworld.fi/
- Wayward: http://www.unlok.ca/about-wayward/

Cheers!

[EDIT July 25, 2014: I don't know how I forgot Factorio! Added!]
[EDIT July 28, 2014: Rodina is now available on Steam! http://store.steampowered.com/app/314230]
[EDIT August 15, 2014: Added KeeperRL to the list!]
[EDIT August 28, 2015: Some games are coming to Steam! Forsaken Isle & KeeperRL. Expect Ancient Domains of Mystery, RimWorld, UnReal World and Wayward soon!]