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Closed Date2/2012

General Information
DescriptionFlash & Social Game Developer



Managing Partner
Managing Partner


Angel, 7/2008



PushButton Labs Closed down February 24, 2012

PushButton Labs

PushButton Labs is a Flash and Social Game Developer with a number of successful properties and technologies.

Key properties include the PushButton Engine which is used by 65MM MAU across several large Facebook developers such as Playdom, Zynga, and RockYou!. PushButton Labs is also the owner of the classic “The Incredible Machine” franchise and was a key developer behind Playdom’s successful “Social City” title for Facebook. PushButton Labs also is the owner of the, a flash game portal and the developer behind “Grunts: Skirmish” a popular tower-defense game.

The company was founded by veteran independent game makers Jeff Tunnell and Rick Overman, respected twenty five year veterans of the computer game industry, with the intent to create exciting new web and game properties.

Recent Milestones

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    Closed. (2/24/12)
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    PushButton Labs — Social City, the PushButton Engine based game that PushButton Labs also worked on, was named the #2 Top Facebook game for 2010 by InsideFaceBook. (6/30/10)
    Posted 7/2/10 at 9:06am via
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    PushButton Labs — PushButton Labs partners with MySpace for Developer Service Program (6/2/10)
    Posted 6/2/10 at 1:40pm via
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    PushButton Labs — PushButton Labs consulted on this Playdom Eugene project which was recently soft-launched on Facebook as a beta version. (3/8/10)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:23pm via
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    PushButton Labs — PushButton Labs Ben Garney will be serving on the 2010 advisory board for Mochi Medias Flash Gaming Summit. (12/8/09)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:22pm via
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    PushButton Labs — At Adobe Max 2010, Adobe showcased a series of new iPhone applications that were built using a beta version of Flash Professional CS5, including Trading Stuff which was developed for the program by PushButton Labs. Trading Stuff In Outer Space was built (10/5/09)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:21pm via
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    PushButton Labs — PushButton Labs, L.L.C. announced that it has acquired the rights to The Incredible Machine intellectual property in its entirety. The classic physics & puzzle game franchise originally debuted in 1992 and was later followed by several successful sequels (10/1/09)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:20pm via
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    PushButton Labs — The PushButton Engine Component Store was silently opened in it’s “Beta Version” for business. The Component Store is a place where developers are able to buy and sell resources related to the development of Flash games. (7/10/09)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:19pm via
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    PushButton Labs — PushButton Labs released version 1.5 of the OnePress Theme Framework for WordPress. This release comes on the heals of WordPress (version 2.8) being unveiled. (6/17/09)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:18pm via
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    PushButton Labs — PushButton Lab officially announces it's formation to the public. (5/29/09)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:17pm via
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    PushButton Labs — PushButton Labs acquired the website (5/15/09)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:16pm via
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    PushButton Labs — At Game Developers Conference 2009 PushButton sat down with Wagner James Au of GigaOM to go over the basics of the PushButton Engine. (3/28/09)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:15pm via
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    PushButton Labs — PushButton Engine Open Beta becomes available on Google Code. (3/17/09)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:14pm via
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    PushButton Labs received () in Angel funding. (7/1/08)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:29pm
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    PushButton Labs added Jeff Tunnell as Managing Partner. (7/1/08)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:25pm
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    PushButton Labs added Rick Overman as Managing Partner. (7/1/08)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:25pm



PushButton Labs screenshot
Above: Social City
Uploaded: 5/25/10
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Grunts: Skirmish
OnePress Community
PushButton Engine
Social City
The Incredible Machine
Trading Stuff in Outer Space


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    Ben Garney to serve on Flash Game Summit Advisory Board ( [edit]
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    PushButton Labs Partners with MySpace ( [edit]
    The Best Facebook Games of 2010 ( [edit]
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