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Closed Date2/2012

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Websitepushbuttonlabs.com
Blogpushbuttonlabs.com
Twitter@pushbuttonlabs
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Emailwebmaster@pushbut...
Employees7
Founded5/2009
DescriptionFlash & Social Game Developer

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Managing Partner
Managing Partner
Partner
Partner

Funding

VENTURE FUNDING
Angel, 7/2008

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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 GreatGamesExperiment.com, 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 insidesocialgames.com
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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 pushbuttonlabs.com
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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 pushbuttonlabs.com
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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 pushbuttonlabs.com
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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 pushbuttonlabs.com
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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 pushbuttonlabs.com
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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 pushbuttonlabs.com
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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 pushbuttonlabs.com
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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 pushbuttonlabs.com
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    PushButton Labs — PushButton Labs acquired the website GreatGamesExperiment.com. (5/15/09)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 12:16pm via pushbuttonlabs.com
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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 pushbuttonlabs.com
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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 pushbuttonlabs.com
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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

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PushButton Labs screenshot
Above: Social City
Uploaded: 5/25/10
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Products

GreatGamesExperiment.com
Grunts: Skirmish
OnePress Community
PushButton Engine
Social City
The Incredible Machine
Trading Stuff in Outer Space

Sources

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  2. PushButton Engine Open Beta (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    PushButton Engine in GigaOM / NYTimes (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    GreatGamesExperiment.com acquired (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    PushButton Labs Formed (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    OnePressCommunity 1.5 Released (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    PushButton Engine Component Store Open (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    PushButton Labs acquires The Incredible Machine franchise (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    PushButton Labs Partners with Adobe (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    Ben Garney to serve on Flash Game Summit Advisory Board (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    Social City soft-launched (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    PushButton Labs Partners with MySpace (pushbuttonlabs.com) [edit]
    The Best Facebook Games of 2010 (insidesocialgames.com) [edit]
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