Get ready for StockVille.
Social gaming giant Zynga, which recently opened a Seattle office, is going to file for its initial stock offering this week or next, according to a report by Kara Swisher at All Things D.
The San Francisco-based company was expected to go public, perhaps in 2012.
Zynga’s move will be closely watched in Seattle, home to several large and successful private game companies. One of them, PopCap Games, is gearing up for an IPO later this year. I wonder if that will be pushed back by Zynga’s early filing.
Zynga founder Mark Pincus didn’t say much about stock plans when he spoke at the Seattle office opening in April, but maybe there will be something to disclose next week when he’s appearing at Swisher’s All Things D conference in California.