Welcome to your resource to explore XBLA, PSN, WiiWare, and more in the independent and downloadable game scene.

We've been steadily ramping up our coverage of downloadable games, and our new Impulse hub is the result. Gathered in one place you'll find details about upcoming indie games, reviews of the hottest downloadable titles, and news about expanded content for games released at retail.

In addition, the Impulse hub is the the place you'll find our continuing focus on being a voice for the indie gaming community – a way for gamers to connect with the projects and developers who are pioneering this new arena of games. Each week, we'll highlight a downloadable game of the week – a great existing title that you may have missed the first time around. Plus, we'll also detail a featured developer every week. These small but devoted teams, often working independently of a publisher, are shaping the face of the gaming industry with their innovative projects. We'll tell you about their work, and link back to their blogs and websites so you can connect with the teams whose work you love.

If there's a downloadable game or developer you'd like to hear more about, let us know in our comments below. If you're an independent developer in the gaming industry, and you're interested in being featured on our new Impulse hub, contact miller@gameinformer.com for more information.

To view the new Impulse hub at any time, you can always go directly to gameinformer.com/impulse, or just click on the banner below.