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Happy Independent Game Development Day!

Yes, it's official -- Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has declared today, September 22nd, to be Independent Game Development Day. Celebrate by making some games! Or by taking a break from making games, if you'd prefer. It's your day, after all.

"Independent Game Developers are a key part of the state's video-game cluster and our creative economy in Massachusetts," said Helena Fruscio, Creative Economy Industry Director for the Executive Office of Economic Development in Massachusetts.

"Not only are they pushing the limits of game design, but these small businesses owners are supporting community growth by creating jobs and expanding opportunities within the cluster. On September 22nd we are thrilled to celebrate the independent game development community and highlight the first ever Festival of Indie Games in Massachusetts."

[via @MommysBestGames / @dejobaan]